The requirement for annual reporting provides important information to support the partnership between the Crown land and reserve trusts in the ongoing management of Crown reserves.

All reserve trusts are required to submit an annual report to the Minister for Lands and Forestry by 31 October each year. This is prescribed in section 122 of the Crown Lands Act 1989 and section 37 of the Commons Management Act 1989.

Exemption from 2017–18 reporting

To support the smooth introduction of the Crown Land Management Act 2016 which comes into force on 1 July, reserve trust managers will not need to submit an annual report for the 2017–18 financial year.

While you do not need to submit an annual report, all reserve trust managers must still keep records (including accounting records) as prescribed in current legislation to ensure transparency and accountability.

The minister may request information and records in relation to the operation of a reserve trust at any time.

All reserve trust managers are required to keep records relating to the annual report for six years.

Updating reserve management details

Reserve details are an important aspect of managing Crown reserves and every effort should be made to keep them up to date and accurate. To update your reserve details please email

For more information on any reserves issue, email