Australian Government Property and Commonwealth Landholdings

The Commonwealth holds land parcels in all Australian states and territories and continues to consolidate the Commonwealth’s landholdings to reflect current and future needs.

Real property should only be held by the Commonwealth where it contributes to Government service delivery outcomes and ownership represents value for money, in accordance with the Commonwealth Property Disposal Policy. 

A list of landholdings by non-corporate Commonwealth entities is recorded in the Australian Government Property Register. This data is also available on the national map or on data.gov.au.

The Commonwealth welcomes proposals for alternative uses of its landholdings.

Leased Office Accommodation

Finance collects data on leased office accommodation from non-corporate Commonwealth entities each year. This data assists entities in moving towards better property management practices, whilst also informing Government leasing policy.

Each year the Government releases an occupancy report detailing agency performance against a range of measures.


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