Crown land sales

Crown land is land that is not privately owned.

This includes land on which government facilities, such as hospitals and schools are located.

Crown land in the Northern Territory (NT) is managed by the Crown Land Estate under a range of laws and regulations including the Crown Lands Act 1992.

How it's released and sold

Crown land is a valuable public asset.

The Territory supports release of land for appropriate development and use.

For fairness and transparency, public competitive processes are used when Crown land is released for sale or lease.

Direct applications are only accepted in special circumstances.

All Crown land release processes must be fair, open and impartial, and follow legislation and probity considerations.

Development requirements and contracts are determined on a case-by-case basis and aim to maximise the benefits of Crown land releases and minimise risk to the NT.

Current market valuations are used to determine the rental and purchase prices.

Valuations will be done on the basis of highest and best use of the land. They will account for particular constraints or requirements imposed as part of the release.

Valuations are sought from independent valuers with Certified Practising Valuers (CPV) accreditation or from the Valuer General.

The Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics is responsible for the sale of Crown land and real property owned by the NT Government.

For more information, read the policies:

Development of community infrastructure is supported by making appropriate Crown land available to eligible community groups and local government councils.

Find out more about Crown land grants for community groups.

More information

You can also read more about how to buy Crown land and Crown land management.

For more information, contact the Crown Land Estate office.

Last updated: 14 May 2020

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