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Purchasing Crown land

You may be able to purchase Crown land that is considered surplus to government’s requirements.

Crown land may be declared surplus when:

  • native title rights have been considered and deemed extinguished
  • no government agencies have a requirement for the land; and
  • the land is not considered to be of strategic significance to the government.

Once Crown land is considered surplus and the department has undertaken a range of assessments, subject to the Minister’s approval, the land may be sold by:

  • an open market disposal - by public auction, public tender, expression of interest or other open competitive process; or
  • a direct sale where a custodian, lessee or licensee has made significant authorised improvements to the land, or in some cases to an adjoining owner.

Crown land may then be sold for full market value as required under the Crown Land Management Act 2009. Additional costs may include fees such as application fee and documentation fee, and any other associated costs including survey plans.

If waterfront Crown land is being considered for sale or lease, public consultation will be undertaken.

Applying to purchase Crown land

If you know of a parcel of Crown land you are interested in purchasing, you will need to complete an application to purchase Crown land form.

This Crown land may include parcels:

  • adjoining your freehold land;
  • over which you hold a licence where significant authorised improvements have been made to the land; or
  • over which you hold a lease (certain lease type e.g. perpetual).

When assessing the eligibility of land for disposal, the department will balance the social, economic and environmental considerations of the site in the context of the objects and principles of the Crown Land Management Act 2009.

An application to purchase Crown land may take a minimum of 9 months to assess and timeframes may vary on a case basis.

Find out more about our assessment process.

Crown land for sale

 Property type
Area (approx.)
288 Starcevich Road Loxton Zoned Residential On market 5375 sqm Elders Real Estate
22-28 Flinders Terrace
Port Augusta SA 5700
Industrial / commercial
On market
1.23 ha
Lots 2 and 3 Ekblom Street Whyalla Norrie
Commercial On market
0.378 - 1.166 ha
Lot 1 Worman Street Berri
Under contract 6,736 sqm Elders Real Estate
Lot 383 Hawthorn Avenue, Emu Bay Zoned Business and Community On market 29,340 sqm Savills
Lot 2 Cordes Road, Bay of Shoals Zoned Coastal Conservation Zone On market 40,700 sqm Savills

Waterfront Consultation

Property Location
Land Description Area (Approx.) Property Type Application under consideration Status  Submit comments to
Lot 2 Patey Drive, Remark, SA Allotment 2 in Deposited Plan 45689  6,190sqm River Murray Flood Plain  
Purchase Public Consultation open until 4pm 23 October 2020 E Dunstan

GPO Box 1047

 Lot 102 Sturt Highway, Renmark, SA Allotment 102 in Deposited Plan 47100   4,300sqm


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