The Commissioner of Crown Lands exercises rights of ownership and has statutory responsibility for Crown land held under the Land Act 1948.

This includes:

  • being the landlord for Crown pastoral and other lessees
  • consenting to activities on Crown land.

The Commissioner of Crown Lands:

  • oversees the Crown pastoral tenure review process 
  • has responsibilities under other Acts, including Treaty settlement legislation
  • advises the Minister for Land Information on Crown land matters.