Pastoral leases are leases over Crown land which gives the lessee the right to graze authorised livestock on the natural vegetation.
Pastoral purposes framework Subleases
The Pastoral purposes framework has been developed to provide a guide to pastoralists wishing to carry out particular activities on pastoral land in Western Australia.
There may be occasions where a pastoral leaseholder explores subleasing part of their lease area(s) to a third party. The subleasing of all or part of a lease requires the written approval of the Minister for Lands (or their delegate). The subleasing of only a part of a lease also requires the written permission of the Pastoral Lands Board.
The purchase of a pastoral lease does not transfer title to the land over which the pastoral lease extends. The lease, and hence the rights accorded by the lease, may be transferred only with the consent of the Minister for Lands, however the underlying land remains Crown land.
Pastoral lessee contact information form
For more information on Mortgages, please contact the Pastoral Approvals Team at the department to discuss your situation.
Use this form if you need to update your contact information.