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Government land is administered under several Victorian government policies and guidelines.

You can find more on each of the policies and guidelines below:

Strategic Crown Land Assessment Policy and Guidelines

This policy sets out the government’s responsibilities and obligations for Crown land that is no longer required by a landholding agency (declared surplus). It requires the government to do an assessment to help decide whether Crown land can be sold. This includes identifying whether the land has environmental, heritage, recreational or other public land values, and if there are traditional owner and/or native title rights for the land.

Victorian Government Landholding Policy and Guidelines

This policy sets out the circumstances in which a Victorian government agency can purchase and retain land. It helps to ensure there is consistent decision making on how government land is managed.

The policy also establishes a requirement that Victorian government agencies must first offer to sell surplus land to other Victorian government agencies, local government agencies or the Commonwealth, before it can be sold to the public. This is known as the first right of refusal process.

Read more about the Victorian Government Landholding Policy on the Department of Treasury and Finance website.

Victorian Government Land Transactions Policy

This policy sets out the requirements Victorian government agencies must meet when conducting land transactions to ensure that they are accountable, transparent and follow relevant policies and legislation.

Victorian Government Land Use Policy and Guidelines

This policy establishes a framework that enables a strategic, whole-of-government approach to land use decision making, with the objective of maximising public value for Victorian communities.

Page last updated: 11/07/23