The Victorian Government is the largest landowner in the state, holding almost 40 percent of Victoria’s land. More than 100 different agencies across the Victorian Government are involved in managing this vast land estate.

A key role of Land Use Victoria is to provide strategic, evidence-based advice to government about the best use of this land to maximise public value and to support government’s high-priority outcomes.

This advice is delivered in accordance with the Victorian Government Land Use Policy and Guidelines.

The Victorian Government Land Use Policy and Guidelines can be downloaded here.

Government land advice

We provide strategic, whole-of-government assessments, advice and information. We support land use decision making to improve utilisation and maximise public value for Victorian communities.

A key element of increasing public value from government land is to ensure its utilisation is maximised.

To support this objective, Land Use Victoria delivers the Land Utilisation Assessment Program.

This program includes:

  • site based strategic land use assessments on highly significant properties
  • site based rapid assessments on moderately significant properties (outside of business and transport precincts or other priority places)
  • strategic investigations of all government land in business and transport precincts (or other priority places) or to support priority policies such as social housing growth
  • administration of the First Right of Refusal Program

The program is enabled by high quality government land data, information and systems.

Page last updated: 16/08/23