Subdividing your pastoral lease

You must get the approval of the minister to subdivide a pastoral lease for pastoral purposes.

Applications are referred to the Pastoral Land Board for review and recommendation in accordance with the Pastoral Land Act 1992.

If you want to subdivide a pastoral lease for non-pastoral use, such as horticulture or agriculture, contact the Pastoral Lease Administration and Board.

How to apply

To seek approval to subdivide your land for pastoral purposes, follow these steps:

Step 1. Read the guidelines for the subdivision of pastoral land for pastoral purposes PDF (408.4 KB).

Step 2. Fill in the subdivide pastoral lease form PDF (76.8 KB).

Step 3. Prepare your supporting documents. You can use the sample business plan or feasibility study (0 BYTES) or cash flow PDF (43.0 KB) to help with your documents.

Step 4. Pay the non-refundable application fee of 1323 revenue units. Read more about revenue units.

You can pay by cash, cheque, money order or credit card made to the Receiver of Territory Monies.

Step 5. Submit the form and supporting documents online by going to the Pastoral Leases Public Portal, or by mail or email to:

The Director
Pastoral Lease Administration and Board
Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security
PO Box 496
Palmerston NT 0831


For more information, contact the Pastoral Lease Administration and Board by calling 08 8999 4754 or emailing

Last updated: 08 October 2020

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