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Under the Land Administration Act 1997, both the Minister for Lands and the Pastoral Lands Board have separate and specific powers. The departments' Pastoral Land Unit provides operational support and advice in regards to pastoral lease administration for both the Minister and the Pastoral Lands Board.

PLB Consultation Workshops

At the request of the Minister for Lands the Pastoral Lands Board (PLB) has recently concluded a series of consultation workshops. Information gathered from the pastoral industry during these workshops has informed the PLB's advice to the Ministers for Lands and Agriculture in the paper 'Priorities for Strengthening the Economic Viability and Ecological Management of the Pastoral Estate'.

The recommendations made by the PLB include:

  • Creating a strategic vision for the pastoral industry;
  • Improving security of land tenure for pastoralists;
  • Introducing a risk based approach to assessing applications for diversified economic activity on pastoral leases;
  • Introducing a new optional lease type which would enable more diverse activity on pastoral leases;
  • Developing a land condition monitoring system that assists the State Government as land owner and pastoralists as land managers, to acquit their respective responsibilities; and

Developing a program to assist Aboriginal pastoralists to better realise opportunities for economic, environmental and social benefits.

Pastoral Lands Board

The administration of Western Australia's pastoral leases is the joint responsibility of the Pastoral Lands Board and the Minister for Lands. Find out about the Pastoral Lands Board's functions, meeting dates and more.

Pastoral Purposes Framework

Here you will find a guide to activities that can be undertaken on a Pastoral Lease

Pastoral Lease Renewal

On 1 July 2015 all eligible Western Australian pastoral leases that met renewal conditions were renewed. Here you'll find information about the renewal process, background and outcomes.

Rangeland Condition

Looking after the rangeland is integral to pastoral land management.  See here for information about monitoring pastoral rangeland.

Part 7, Division 5 permits

Here you will find introductory information regarding permits for pastoral and non-pastoral use available under the Land Administration Act 1997. Find out about what permits are available, the application process, approval required, your obligations, and native title.

List of pastoral leases

Here you will find a list of the pastoral leases in Western Australia.

Guidelines, Policies and Publications

Here you will find the guidelines, policies and publications relating to pastoral leases.





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