Purchasing Crown land
Crown land in Tasmania is managed by various Government agencies. The information below relates solely to Crown land managed by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) under the
Crown Lands Act 1976.
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas) has identified parcels of Crown land which are surplus to Government requirements and suitable for public sale.
These parcels of Crown land have been identified through a process of consultation with other government departments, local councils and other stakeholders. The reserve price for each sale of Crown land will be determined by the Office of the Valuer General and properties will be sold by public process.
All properties will be listed through a local real estate agency and will be advertised through the regular channels for property sales.
For the current list of properties and assigned real estate agents, check the Properties for public sale page.
All enquiries can be directed to the listed real estate agent.
Applications to purchase Crown land
Crown land, and/or an easement over Crown land can be purchased 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 coastal Crown land or land adjoining inland waters is not sold.
All Crown land is sold at market value, usually assessed by the Office of the Valuer-General.
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 and
- title registration fees.
Applications to purchase Crown land can be made by lodging the relevant application form and paying the applicable fee.
Purchase Application Form (PDF 260Kb)
Purchase Application Form Guide Sheet (PDF 122Kb)
Further information about purchasing Crown land can be found in the guide sheet.
|Purchase application fees||Fee from 1 July 2021 (under the Crown Lands Act 1976)|
|Reserved road or minor Crown land adhesion ||$536.25 (GST exempt)|
|Any other Crown land ||$816.75 (GST exempt)|