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Recent leases and sales of Crown lands

This page summarises sales and leasing of Crown land for the recent financial quarter (3 months). It also outlines how the department notifies the public under the Community Engagement Strategy.

Leasing Crown land

A lease of Crown land gives the lease holder (tenant) exclusive use over a particular piece of land for a specified term and purpose. Generally, people and organisations seek leases over Crown land where longer-term security of tenure is important to the user of the land. Find out more about leasing Crown land.

Under the Community Engagement Strategy:

  • the department notifies the public of leases on this website (as a minimum)
  • some leases also require additional engagement with the community.

View the current lease notifications.

Sale of Crown land

A sale of Crown land takes place after the department assesses it to ensure that the land is not needed for community benefit, government use or state strategic purposes. The department must make sure there are good reasons for the sale and consult the community and stakeholders appropriately. Find out more about the sale of Crown land.

Under the Community Engagement Strategy:

  • we notify the public of proposed sales on this website (at a minimum)
  • we hold a public submissions process before making a decision
  • some sales also require additional engagement.

View the current sale notifications.

Direct negotiation for leases or sales

The department assesses all requests for directly negotiated leases or sales rigorously and on a case-by-case basis. We only grant approval where legislation, policy and assessment support the request.

Any negotiation method for the leasing or sale of Crown land considers the intent of the department's Direct negotiations policy for the sale or lease of Crown land (PDF, 289 KB)

Summary of sales and leasing

Information about proposed and completed sales and leases will be notified below. A quarterly report on sales and leasing history is also available.

Sales summary

Summary of Crown land sales in 2019–20 financial year
MonthTotal NumberTotal ValueSale Type
July0$0 
August0$0 
September0$0 
October1$49,500Public competition
November0$0 
December0$0 
January0$0 
February0$0 
March0$0 
April0$0 
May1$3,300,000Direct negotiation
June0$0 
Summary of Crown land sales in 2018–19 financial year
MonthTotal NumberTotal ValueSale Type
July0$0 
August6$1,749,785.404 Direct negotiation, 2 Public competition
September3$194,750.001 Direct negotiation, 2 Public competition
October0$0 
November0$0 
December0$0 
January0$0 
February0$0 
March0$0 
April0$0 
May0$0 
June0$0 
Summary of Crown land sales in 2017–18 financial year
MonthTotal NumberTotal ValueSale Type
July1$1,525,0001 Market
August3$305,0002 Market sale, 1 Direct Negotiation
September4$437,5003 Market sale, 1 Direct Negotiation
October1$17,3251 Direct negotiation
November3$110,6001 Market sale, 2 Direct Negotiation
December2$1,657,0001 Market sale, 1 Direct Negotiation
January1$356,6201 Market
February3$3,355,5003 Direct Negotiation
March00Not applicable
April3$177,0002 Market sale, 1 Direct Negotiation
May3$155,0001 Market sale, 2 Direct Negotiation
June1$120,0001 Market sale
Summary of Crown land sales in 2017–18 financial year
MonthTotal NumberTotal ValueSale Type
July1$1,525,0001 Market
August3$305,0002 Market sale, 1 Direct Negotiation
September4$437,5003 Market sale, 1 Direct Negotiation
October1$17,3251 Direct negotiation
November3$110,6001 Market sale, 2 Direct Negotiation
December2$1,657,0001 Market sale, 1 Direct Negotiation
January1$356,6201 Market
February3$3,355,5003 Direct Negotiation
March00Not applicable
April3$177,0002 Market sale, 1 Direct Negotiation
May3$155,0001 Market sale, 2 Direct Negotiation
June1$120,0001 Market sale

Lease summary – Number and Type of Executed Leases

Summary of Crown land leases in 2023–24 financial year
MonthCommercial NumberLease Type – Direct negotiation (DN) or competitive (C)Community NumberLease Type – Direct negotiation (DN) or competitive (C)
July----
August1DN--
September--1DN
October    
November    
December    
January    
February    
March    
April    
May    
June    
TOTALS1 1 
Summary of Crown land leases in 2022–23 financial year
MonthCommercial NumberLease Type – Direct negotiation (DN) or competitive (C)Community NumberLease Type – Direct negotiation (DN) or competitive (C)
July2DN1DN
August0-0-
September0-1DN
October0-0-
November0-0-
December0-1DN
January0-0-
February1DN0-
March0-0-
April1DN0-
May1DN1DN
June1DN0-
TOTALS6 4 
Summary of Crown land leases in 2021–22 financial year
MonthCommercialLease type – Direct negotiation (DN) or competitive (C)CommunityLease type – Direct negotiation (DN) or competitive (C)
July0-0-
August0-0-
September3DN0-
October3DN1DN
November1DN0-
December1DN2DN
January0-0-
February0-1DN
March1DN0-
April1DN0-
May1DN0-
June5DN0-
TOTALS16 4 
Summary of Crown land leases in 2019–20 financial year
MonthCommercialLease type – Direct negotiation (DN) or competitive (C)CommunityLease type – Direct negotiation (DN) or competitive (C)
July1DN0-
August3DN0-
September0-2DN
October0-0-
November0-1DN
December0-0-
January1DN0-
February0-0-
March0-0-
April2DN0-
May0-0-
June1-0-
TOTALS8 3 
Summary of Crown land leases in 2018–19 financial year
MonthCommercial NumberLease type – Direct negotiation (DN) or competitive (C)Community NumberLease type – Direct negotiation (DN) or competitive (C)
July0-0-
August0-0-
September2DN0-
October0-0-
November1DN0-
December2DN0-
January1C0-
February0-0-
March0-1DN
April0-0-
May0-0-
June0-0-
TOTALS6 1 
Summary of Crown land leases in 2017–18 financial year
MonthCommercial NumberLease type – Direct negotiation (DN) or competitive (C)Community NumberLease type – Direct negotiation (DN) or competitive (C)
July1DN0-
August1DN0-
September0-0-
October0-0-
November0-0-
December0-1DN
January0-0-
February0-0-
March0-0-
April0-0-
May4DN0-
June5DN0-
TOTALS11 1