Pastoral land and leases

Pastoral leases are leases over Crown land which gives the lessee the right to graze authorised livestock on the natural vegetation.

Pastoral leases are limited to the natural surface of the land only, and the lessee has no right to the soil or timber.

Pastoral purposes are defined as:

a) the commercial grazing of livestock such as sheep, cattle and goats on native vegetation

b) agricultural, horticultural or other supplementary uses of land inseparable from, essential to, or normally carried out in conjunction with the grazing of authorized stock, including the production of stock feed

c) activities ancillary to the activities mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b).

Page reviewed 8 June 2022