Apply to clear pastoral land

Pastoral land clearing applications are lodged with and determined by the Pastoral Land Board in accordance with the Pastoral Land Act.

There are some activities of land clearing on pastoral land which may not require a permit.

The NT Pastoral land clearing guidelines PDF (186.1 KB) outline when a permit is required and what the application process is.

You should contact the Pastoral Land Board if you are unsure if you require a permit or not.

How to apply

To apply for a permit to clear pastoral land you must do all of the following:

Step 1. Discuss your works with the Pastoral Land Board executive officer.

Step 2. Fill in the application to clear pastoral land DOCX (537.8 KB).

Step 3. Attach supporting documents including shape files.

Step 4. Pay the fee.

Step 5. To submit your application by mail or email to:

Executive officer
Pastoral Land Board
PO Box 496
Palmerston NT 0831


For more information about land clearing permits, contact the Pastoral Land Board by calling 08 8999 4667 or emailing

Last updated: 27 May 2019


Was this page useful?

Describe your experience

More feedback options

To provide comments or suggestions about the NT.GOV.AU website, complete our feedback form.

For all other feedback or enquiries, you must contact the relevant government agency.