Using our application templates will help you to prepare and submit a quality application.

How to use the application templates

We request that you use our forms and templates so you can give us all the information we need to assess your application. Doing this is likely to result in your application being processed more quickly, or without us needing to ask you for more information.

We welcome your feedback about how well they are working for you, and any suggestions you have for improvements.

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Which application template do I use?

The table below shows which template or form to use depending on your type of application.  There is one template or form for some applications and template packs for others.

If a Vendor Information Form is required, it must be completed by the vendor rather than the applicant and be provided by them at the same time as your application.  We recommend that you liaise closely with the vendor to ensure that this occurs. Please note that we are unlikely to start our Quality Assurance process until we have received the Vendor Information Form. 

Electronic filing requirements

Your application and supporting information must be submitted electronically. See the relevant application page for details.

For this type of applicationUse these templates

One home to live in


Increasing housing

(These templates are not suitable for one home to live in applications)

    Non-residential use of residential land

    Incidental use of residential land


    Special forestry test
    Modified benefits test
    • Use the templates for sensitive land, or sensitive land and significant business assets

    Intention to reside

    Sensitive land

    Sensitive land and significant business assets

    Significant business assets


    Individual exemptions

    Fishing quota

    • Please contact the OIO
    Last Updated: 21 August 2019