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Minister's consent to transfer a Crown land lease by assignment or change of control

Online application

Before you apply

  1. This application must be submitted by the current leaseholder or a person authorised to submit on their behalf.
  2. Determine the appropriate cloud service e.g. Google Drive, Dropbox or OneDrive to provide a direct download link to the Department to share all required supporting documentation.
  3. Prepare the supporting documents you may have to support your online application form.

Supporting documentation

You must supply the following mandatory supporting documentation:

  • A consent form (PDF, 96 KB) signed by all the leaseholders.
  • A certified copy of all contracts for the transfer of the lease, sale of the business, transfer of capital or any other associated agreement to be assigned in addition to the lease
  • Evidence of public liability insurance
  • Two referee statements attesting to the business capability and experience of the future leaseholder(s)
  • Evidence of the future leaseholder's financial capacity, which may include evidence of a lender’s commitment to fund capital works including the proposed split of debt and equity
  • Evidence of the future leaseholder's financial capacity, which may include evidence of a lender’s commitment to fund capital works including the proposed split of debt and equity
  • Two forms of identification documents for each future leaseholder signatory and for each individual business partner and / or each office bearer of each applicant company, trust, incorporated association or government agency that is party to this application

Additional supporting documentation may be required depending on the specifics of your application.  You will be prompted throughout the form to add the required documentation to your download link.

Next steps

  • Once your application is accepted, you will be invoiced for Minister's consent application fee. Refer to Fees.  There may be additional fees charged in the assessment process.
  • A deed of consent and assignment is required between the current leaseholder, the future leaseholder and the Department to capture the obligations of the parties and the Minister’s consent. Upon receipt of an application and assessment of the supporting documentation, the deed will be drafted and provided to the parties for consideration.

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.

Minister’s consent to transfer a Crown land lease by assignment or change of control

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You will need to share a direct download link with the Department from one of the following cloud services including Google Drive, Dropbox or OneDrive to submit all required supporting documentation. 

As you fill out this form, you will be prompted to add the required documents to a file in the download link.


For example - Google drive, Dropbox or OneDrive.

You can find your lease number on your latest invoice.






Additional lease details


The department will consult Liquor & Gaming NSW for any application to transfer a lease of a licensed premises before undertaking any further assessment.


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Applicant details



Authorised representative details




For example - Lawyer

Enter your company/entity name.





Current leaseholder contact details





Current leaseholder - Company details



Enter all the directors' full names





Current leaseholder - Incorporated association details






Current leaseholder - Registered cooperative details






Current leaseholder - Government agency details





Future leaseholder details



Future leaseholder - Individual or sole trader details






Future leaseholder - Business partnership details






Future leaseholder - Trust details






Future leaseholder - Company details



Enter all the directors' full names






Future leaseholder - Incorporated association details







Future leaseholder 






Future leaseholder - Registered cooperative details







Future leaseholder - Government agency details






Individuals, signatories and office bearers proof of identity documentation

Proof of identity is required for each applicant signatory to this application and for each individual business partner and / or each office bearer of each applicant company, trust, incorporated association or government agency that is party to this application.

Fit and proper declaration

The future leaseholder(s) for each individual or office bearer must confirm that they meet the department’s ‘Fit and proper’ criteria and have the capacity and capability to meet the requirements of the lease.
YesNo






An individual or an entity is a “foreign person” or a “foreign entity” if:
  • an individual not ordinarily resident in Australia; or
  • a corporation in which an individual not ordinarily resident in Australia, a foreign corporation or a foreign government holds a substantial interest; or
  • a corporation in which 2 or more persons, each of whom is an individual not ordinarily resident in Australia, a foreign corporation or a foreign government, hold an aggregate substantial interest; or
  • the trustee of a trust in which an individual not ordinarily resident in Australia, a foreign corporation or a foreign government holds a substantial interest; or
  • the trustee of a trust in which 2 or more persons, each of whom is an individual not ordinarily resident in Australia, or a foreign corporation, or a foreign government, hold an aggregate substantial interest; or
  • a foreign government; or
  • any other person, or any other entity that meets the conditions, prescribed by the regulations of the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (Cth).

Experience and capability

Evidence of the future leaseholder's skills, qualifications and work experience to meet the obligations of the lease is required.

Financial capability



Supporting documentation



Before submitting this application review previous pages to ensure all required supporting documentation has been added to files in your specified download link.