How to get a lease
To get a lease, you must apply to the trustee of the land (for example, the local Indigenous council).
To apply, complete the appropriate application form and send it to the trustee.
- Form 1 - Home ownership lease applications - Aboriginal land
- Form 2 - Standard lease application - Aboriginal land
Torres Strait Islander land
- Form 1 - Home ownership lease application - Torres Strait Island land
- Form 2 - Standard lease application - Torres Strait Island land
What happens next?
If the trustee agrees to the lease, they will give you an agreement to lease. This outlines any conditions you must satisfy before the trustee will grant the lease. These could include the negotiation of an Indigenous land use agreement or survey of the land.
The agreement to lease will also state the rent and other financial considerations, as well as any conditions that must be satisfied after the grant of the lease.
Once you have met the conditions, a lease document will be prepared to be signed by you and the trustee. This is the final agreement between you and the trustee and will be used to register the lease.
Leasing manuals and other resources are available to help trustees and applicants.