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Enquiry - Crown land form

for the purpose of enquiring about Crown land in relation to:

 

  • Purchasing Crown land
  • Leasing Crown land
  • Roads
  • Reserves
  • Easements
  • Other

 

When do I need to complete an Enquiry - Crown land?

An Enquiry – Crown land form is required for submission to the Department of Lands regarding:

  • Purchasing Crown land
  • Leasing Crown land
  • Roads
  • Reserves
  • Easements
  • Other

 

How do I know if my Enquiry is situated on Crown land?

The attached Guide for completing the Enquiry – Crown land form provides assistance in identifying Crown land.  It also provides guidance to assist identifying the lessee and management bodies that may need to be contacted to obtain information prior to form submission.

If you are unsure if the location of your proposed enquiry 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 or in person at the Landgate Office, at 1 Midland Square, Midland.

  • If the land is private or freehold, then you will need to contact the owner of that land.
  • If the land is Crown land, please see below some of the most common types of Crown land and the bodies, authorities or land owners responsible.
​Type of land​Responsible body
​Managed reserves​Relevant management body
Unmanaged reserves​Department of Lands
​Unallocated Crown land​Department of Lands
​Pastoral leases​Department of Lands
​Crown leases​Department of Lands
​Roads​Local government
​Roads (Major)​Main Roads Western Australia

 

 

More information on the types of Crown land
  1. Managed Reserves
    For use of land that comprises managed reserves, the applicant should contact the respective management body in the first instance. For example, this could be a Local Government, the Department of Parks and Wildlife or an Aboriginal corporation.
  2. Unmanaged Reserves
    With respect to unmanaged reserves, the applicant is to contact DoL (contact details below).
  3. Unallocated Crown Land
    The applicant is to contact DoL (contact details below).
  4. Pastoral leases
    Pastoral lessees of Crown land can only use the Crown land for pastoral purposes and in accordance with any permit. It will depend on the nature of the event as to whether the pastoral lessee can authorise the conduct of the event or activity over the leased area, as pastoral lessees do not have the authority to permit or authorise non-pastoral activities on the land. The applicant is to contact DoL in the first instance (contact details below).
  5. Crown Leases
    With respect to Crown lessees, it will depend on the nature of the event or activity and the designated purpose of the particular lease as to whether the lessee can authorise the conduct of the event or activity over the leased area. The applicant is to contact DoL in the first instance (contact details below).
  6. Roads
    The applicant should contact the road management authority which in most instances is the Local Government, or Main Roads Western Australia for major roads.
  7. Major Roads
    The applicant is to contact Main Roads Western Australia for use of land that comprises major roads.

 

 

Tips that will assist to submit an enquiry:

  • Submit your enquiry prior to your requirement for grant, if approved.  Land assembly determinations vary significantly depending on the existing State agreements and interests in Crown land.
  • Provide as much information as possible to support your enquiry.
  • Obtain and provide all documents and detailed land description as outlined in the Guide for completing the Enquiry – Crown land form.

Important information:

  • The submission of this enquiry does not in itself grant rights to Crown land, and the department reserves the right to decline any enquiry.
  • The requirement to submit and list additional information is detailed in section 6 in support of the enquiry.
  • It is a requirement that a submitted enquiry acknowledges the declaration in section 7 by signing where required.

 

If you have any questions or need assistance with your enquiry, the Enquiry-Crown land form or the process, please contact the Department of Lands and ask for the Regional Team responsible for the area to which your enquiry relates.

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Telephone: +61 8 6552 4400

Email: info@lands.wa.gov.au

 

Address:

Department of Lands

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PO Box 1143

West Perth WA 6872