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Grazing licence online application

Before you apply

  1. Use the free ePlanning Spatial Viewer to check that the land is Crown land and check the zoning and LEP.
  2. Prepare the supporting documents you may have to support your online application form.

How to use the ePlanning Spatial Viewer

Supporting documentation

  • A site diagram including site location, boundary fencing and any existing structures including pipelines and pump sites
  • Evidence of authority to act where applicable
  • A recent company search where the applicant is a Company with an ABN/CAN which lists company officeholders (directors and secretaries)
  • A certificate of incorporation (from NSW Fair Trading) and minutes showing elected office bearers where the applicant is an incorporated association

Next steps

  • An application fee is required for a grazing licence. An invoice for the application fee will be sent to you once the application starts to be processed.
  • For further information please refer to the NSW Department of Planning & Environment – Crown Lands website. Crown Lands - Application Fees and Rents
  • Additional fees may be charged when lengthy status searches are required.
  • Applications with missing information will not be accepted and will be returned for your completion.
  • All applications are considered on their own merits. Licences may be granted by way of a competitive process or through direct negotiation. No guarantee can be given as to the outcome of any application under the provisions of the Crown Land Management Act 2016.

Important information about this form

  • By selecting the Submit button, you have read and agreed to the department's Privacy statement.
  • The fields marked with an asterisk * are mandatory and must be completed in order to submit the form.
  • After you have submitted your form, a copy of the application can be emailed to the address entered in the form or a copy can be saved or printed.

Grazing licence application

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We are unable to accept your application
We are unable to issue a licence to you if the land is not Crown land.  Please contact the landholder.

Your application cannot be accepted
We are unable to issue a licence to you if the land zoning in the Local Environment Plan does not allow grazing.

Your application cannot be processed
We are unable to accept your application until the outstanding debt has been paid. Please contact us on 1300 886 235 to discuss payment options.

Licence details

Applications should be submitted as early as possible to allow sufficient time for assessment and finalisation prior to your preferred start date.

Enter any special circumstances the Department need to take into consideration in assessing your application. Examples may include, but not limited to; Emergency or Security requirements; Health, Safety or Wellbeing implications; Funding deadlines; Possible delays of associated planned works; Requirements of other Licences/Permits; Financial or hardship impacts etc.

Particulars of Crown land you want to licence

Particulars of land held by the applicant that adjoins the licence area

Particulars of land held by the applicant that may benefit
from the licence

This is the land owned by the applicant (freehold or leasehold land) that directly benefits from the licence purpose.

For example: If you own three parcels of land that adjoin the licence area but only one will be used for grazing in conjunction with the licence area, only list the land used in conjunction or that benefits from the licence here.

Note: the information you provide in this section may impact your eligibility to continue to hold the licence if you transfer any or all of the benefitting parcels.

Land management strategy

The details provided in this section of your application will determine the special conditions enforceable under the licence agreement. Provide as much detailed information as possible.

For example particulars of existing and proposed structures required to supplement use, if used in conjunction with adjoining land or as a stand-alone parcel of land and any other information in relation to the use of Crown land.

Land management strategy

For example - de-stocking, restricted grazing, sale, agistment, supplementary feeding).

Landholders are required to take the necessary steps to prevent the occurrence and spread of bushfires as per the Rural Fires Act 1997.

Applicant information

Authorised representative details

For example lawyer or a type of relative i.e son.

Company details

Applicant details


Association details

Government agency details

Council details

Supporting documentation