Western lands

The Western Division covers more than 32 million hectares, almost half of NSW. The eastern boundary of the division runs from Mungindi on the Queensland border to the Murray River near Balranald. The majority of this area is Crown land, which is primarily used for grazing or agriculture; however, there are also leases held for residence or business.

Working closely with the community and local government, we administer leases, implement sustainable land management activities and programs, and maximise opportunities for land diversification and regional development.

A representative stakeholder group, the Western Lands Advisory Council, assists the department to engage with its main Western Division stakeholders on a range of Crown land initiatives.

Download our fact sheet for more information on how we promote a sustainable and prosperous Western Division.

  1. The Pinnacles outskirts of Broken Hill. Photo: Broken Hill Tourism

    About Western Lands leases

    Learn about the conditions, term and purpose and rent charges that apply to Western Lands

  2. Signing contract

    Purchasing your lease

    New Crown land legislation has come into force this year allowing eligible leaseholders to purchase their Western Lands Lease