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Purchasing Crown Land

Crown land in Tasmania is managed by various Government agencies. The information below relates solely to Crown land managed under the Crown Lands Act 1976 by Crown Land Services.

Crown land can be acquired by application.  Most parcels of Crown land sold as a result of a purchase application are not capable of being sold as stand-alone lots and are therefore usually adhered to the applicants adjoining title.  Examples include:

  • a length of Reserved Road that is no longer required by the Crown
  • a block of land that is too small or ill positioned  

Generally it is not possible to purchase coastal Crown land or land adjoining inland waters.

All Crown land is sold at market value as determined by the Director-General of Lands. 

Applicants will be responsible for associated costs.  These can vary considerably.  In some situations sale costs can be greater than the actual value of the land.  This is often the case with smaller parcels of land.  In addition to the purchase price, costs include:

  • application fee
  • valuation fee 
  • legal fees
  • survey fees
  • stamp duty
  • title registration fees

Applications to purchase Crown land can be made by lodging the relevant application form and paying the applicable fee.  Find out more about purchasing Crown land in the Purchasing Crown Land guide sheet. 



See also:

Frequently Asked Questions
Land Titles Office
State Revenue Office


Application fees

Application fees applicable from 1 July 2018 :

Purchase (minor adhesion or Reserved Road)

$513.50

Purchase (all other sales)         

$782.10


Lodgement Details

Lodge the application form and associated fee at any Service Tasmania Shop (payment by cash, cheque, EFTPOS or Credit Card).

OR

Forward the application form and accompanying cheque to: 

Crown Land Services
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
GPO Box 44
HOBART TAS 7001

       Make cheques payable to Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.


Contact

Crown Land Services
Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
Department of Primary Industries Parks Water & Environment
Level 8, Lands Building, 134 Macquarie Street Hobart
GPO Box 44 Hobart TAS 7001

General Enquiries Message Service: Ph. (03) 6169 9015

A Crown Land Services Officer will contact you the next business day to discuss your enquiry.

Email for appointments or enquiries: CLS.Enquiries@parks.tas.gov.au