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A licence may be required if you are proposing to hold an event or conduct an activity over Crown land. The type of licence or other approval that may be required depends on the location of the Crown land to which you require access, as well as the type and length of the event or activity.
In most cases, a licence to access Crown land would be issued by the Department of Lands (DoL), under section 48 or 91 of the Land Administration Act 1997 (LAA). However, in some cases, a licence or approval might be issued by a Local Government, Main Roads Western Australia or another body managing Crown land. Please see below for more details on how to obtain the right licence or approval.
If you are unsure if the location of your proposed event or activity is on Crown land, your first step is to contact Landgate to identify the owner or management body of the land. This can be done by calling Landgate Customer Service on 1300 556 224, visiting Landgate's website (www.landgate.wa.gov.au), or in person at the Landgate Office, at 1 Midland Square, Midland.
Please note: If
the proposed event or activity is on Crown land that is owned or in the care, control or management of a number of land owners, bodies or authorities, then you may need a separate licence or approval from each land owner, body or authority.
If you have determined that DoL is responsible for the Crown land on which you want to hold your event or activity, then you need to contact DoL to check whether you need to apply for a licence to access or use the land. All applications need to be submitted together with a completed application form, which can be found in the links below.
Tips that will assist you in a successful and timely application:
If you have any questions or need help with your application, the application form or the process, please contact DoL and ask for the Regional Team responsible for the area within which your proposed event or activity is to take place.
Telephone: +61 8 6552 4400
Department of Lands
Regional and Metropolitan Services
PO Box 1143
West Perth WA 6872
For further information regarding event approvals, support or advice, please visit Tourism WA's Eventscorp website:
Unauthorised use of Crown land is an offence!
Application to access Crown land (Events)
Application to access Crown land (General)
Department of Lands
ABN 68 565 723 484