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Our legislated role

Defined by legislation, driven by innovation, we are here to make a difference for our customers, community and state.

Who is Landgate?

As WA’s land information authority, we provide information about land and its ownership, use, location and management that is vital to WA's economic, social and environmental development.  

  • We are governed by the Land Information Authority Act 2006, which is reviewed every five years.  
  • We administer a wide range of land and property legislation for WA.
  • We provide policy advice to the Minister for Lands on matters related to land information.

What this means for you

We give you access to government land information via a range of products and services.

About our enabling legislation   

The Land Information Authority Act 2006 (the Act) established the Western Australian Land Information Authority as a statutory authority with commercial powers, trading under the business name of Landgate.

Through this we manage the government’s land information systems, including the land title register, valuation rolls, survey plans, and geographic and geodetic databases.

The Act sets out Landgate’s governance structure and functions. We are managed by a Board who report to the Minister for Lands. The Minister is accountable to WA Parliament for the agency’s performance. See our leadership to learn more.

Every five years, the Land Information Authority Act 2006 is reviewed to ensure Landgate’s operations are effective and meet the needs of the State.

The 2022 review is available on the Parliament of Western Australia’s webpage

Legislation we administer 

We administer a range of legislation in relation to the registration of land transactions, regulation of land surveyors and the valuation of land.  

Principal Acts include the: 

Other legislation that we administer includes the Amendment of Deeds of Grant Act 1884, Land Boundaries Act 1841, Real Property (Commonwealth Titles) Act 1925, Real Property (Foreign Governments) Act 1951, Registration of Deeds Act 1856, Sale of Land Act 1970, and the Standard Survey Marks Act 1924.

Additionally, there are more than 100 State and Commonwealth Acts that apply to and affect our operations and regulate the agency’s financial accounting and management, procurements, human resources management and records.

Visit the Western Australian legislation website for copies of any legislation listed above. 

We advocate for reform

Our legislated role includes advocating for and undertaking legislative reform at the request of the Minister for Lands to address community and industry needs, government priorities and technological progress.

Learn more about our current reforms involving: