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There are four key WA Public Sector agencies that have related responsibilities in the administration of land within the State.


Department of Lands

The Department of Lands administers 92% of the land mass of Western Australia. The department's purpose is to unlock the potential of Crown Land for the economic, business, social and environmental benefit of all Western Australians, present and future.

Established on 1 July 2013, the Department of Lands (DoL) is a new dynamic agency fulfilling a government function which dates back to the very beginnings of the State.   The department's objectives are to provide leadership in land policy; ensure security of land tenure; and optimise the value of the State's land assets.

DoL is pursuing its objectives through a number of initiatives including:

  • Developing lands policy, providing advice to government agencies on land related matters;
  • Undertaking land assembly action which align to state and regional planning priorities;
  • Renewing eligible Crown land leases; and
  • Administering the sale of Government property, ensuring the highest and best use of Government assets.



LandCorp is the Western Australian Government's land and property development agency which focusses on the identification, design and implementation of a diverse range of land and infrastructure development across the state.

Working across all levels of Government and business, projects range from discrete residential subdivisions to the creation of whole towns, industrial infrastructure and tourism development to support the long term growth of WA.

Services include: providing sufficient land to support Western Australia's residential and economic growth; urban development and infill renewal projects where unique opportunities or constraints exist; optimising triple bottom line outcomes for government owned land – including the disposal of surplus government property assets; supporting regional towns by delivering land suitable for living and working and providing asset management and property services to government.



Landgate is a diverse and innovative organisation. As a Western Australian government statutory authority, we secure the State's property rights by maintaining the land titles register and providing location information products and services to government, industry, business and the community. In performing this role, Landgate is required to act on prudent commercial principles and support the sustainable economic, social and environmental development of Western Australia.

Landgate is committed to being the leader in location information. This role enables us to proactively utilise the State's location information asset to deliver innovative services and foster the development and future success of the location information industry in WA. In collaboration with a variety of stakeholders, Landgate is spearheading the implementation of a Location Information Strategy for WA. This will realise the value and power of location knowledge for the State by vastly improving access, use and integration of location information across government and business.

From its origins as the Survey Office of the Swan River Colony, Landgate has been responsible for surveying and mapping WA since 1829. More than 180 years later, Landgate has evolved into a diverse organisation that delivers value to the State. Innovation in customer driven product development, partnerships and commercial ventures has enabled Landgate to position itself as a magnet for industry and business internationally, and as a place where our team is dedicated to a high standard of customer service and delivery of quality products and services.


Department of Regional Development

The Department of Regional Development is a vibrant agency with a clear agenda to develop thriving towns and communities in regional Western Australia.  It promotes and facilitates economic, business and social development in regional Western Australia.

The department administers the State Government's multi-billion dollar Royalties for Regions program and works in partnership with independent authorities such as the Regional Development Commissions, Regional Development Council, and the Western Australian Regional Development Trust, and collaboratively across government agencies, the private sector, and community partners.

Since the program commenced in 2008, Royalties for Regions has allocated more than $4.2 billion to over 3,500 individual projects across the nine regions in Western Australia. Investment is channelled into projects such as housing, health, education, culture, recreation, environment and economic development, which build capacity in regional communities.

The program also invests in sustainable communities by improving the financial and social well-being of the Aboriginal community through the provision of education, training and employment opportunities. The department explores and investigates new economic development opportunities and create new leveraging partnerships with local communities, regional development commissions, governments and industry to improve the economic and social well-being of Aboriginal people.

Excellence and innovation in the regions is important so that we can ensure regional Western Australia continues to be an attractive place to live, visit, work and invest. The department, together with Royalties for Regions, will drive the economic investment that supports local jobs, creating long-term growth in regional communities.