Landgate is Western Australia’s land information authority.
Our role is to support the sustainable economic, social and environmental management and development of land in Western Australia to deliver value for the State.
We honour the deep connection that exists between people and land in Western Australia, particularly our First Nations people, recognising its timeless importance to our communities and to their sense of identity, purpose and belonging.
As the State’s trusted source of location information, Landgate’s priority is to support the needs of all Western Australians – our customers – across government, industry and community.
Our data, products and services underpin Western Australian land titles, property information and valuations, maps and location-based information.
Our three core functions are
Locate, Secure, Value.
As a statutory authority
We deliver on our legislated responsibilities and community obligations. This includes advocating for and administering legislative reform within the Lands portfolio to address community and industry needs, Government priorities and technological progress.
Where it adds value to the State, we explore commercial opportunities and actively collaborate with government and industry to further innovate and share WA’s location information.
The Land Information Authority Act 2006 is the governing legislation that establishes the Western Australian Land Information Authority as a statutory authority with commercial powers.
The Authority operates under the business name Landgate.
The Act prescribes Landgate’s powers, our functions and links to other Acts.
Landgate administers legislation relating to the registration of land transactions and regulation of land surveyors. For example:
The Transfer of Land Act 1893, Electronic Conveyancing Act 2014, Strata Titles Act 1985 and Valuation of Land Act 1978 are the principal acts regulating the registration of land transactions, subdivision and valuation of land in WA.
The Licensed Surveyors Act 1909 establishes the Land Surveyors Licensing Board and regulates the registration, licensing and practice of land surveyors.
Additionally, Landgate’s operations are affected by more than 100 State and Commonwealth Acts that apply to our commercial operations and regulate the agency’s finances, accounts and procurements. They include:
- Land Administration Act 1997
- Fair Trading Act 2010
- Financial Management Act 2006
- Auditor General Act 2006
- State Supply Commission Act 1991.
Landgate’s values guide our culture, shaping the way we interact with one another, our customers and the broader community.
Commit and act
We do what we say we will do.
Dynamic and engaged
We are passionate, proud and enthusiastic.
Innovate and achieve
We continually improve and deliver for our customers.
Honest and true
Integrity is everything in our business.
Our core services
We locate our place in the world, connecting people and places through trusted data and services.
Landgate captures, maintains and delivers accurate location information and services for Western Australia.
These services include:
- Mapping boundaries for all land in WA to maintain the State’s primary location information asset, the spatial cadastral database.
- Satellite and aerial imagery to help manage land and map fire hotspots and floods.
- Naming and addressing Western Australian streets, suburbs and geographical features.
- Topographic information to support the mapping of statewide natural and man-made features.
- Delivering a reliable geodetic framework that provides the surveying and spatial industries with the positioning solutions they need anywhere in WA.
- Delivering Data WA, the portal to the State Government’s open data catalogue and Landgate’s shared location information platform (SLIP).
- Supporting innovation and entrepreneurship through Landgate’s spatial expertise and grants program.
We secure interests in property, as the State’s guardian of property ownership.
Landgate maintains the State’s Land Titles Register, ensuring the security and integrity of its information.
These services include:
- Cadastral survey plans, which define property and land boundaries being registered in WA’s Land Titles Register.
- Certificates of Title being issued for each new land parcel in the State.
- Registering interests in land, such as ownership, mortgages, caveats, leases, memorials and powers of attorney.
- Land transaction management to support the sale of tens of thousands of WA properties each year.
- Supporting digitisation, like electronic conveyancing, to make transacting in property safer and faster.
We value homes and investments, supporting fair and accurate property rates and taxes.
Landgate provides independent expert valuations and analytics for Western Australian properties.
These services include:
- Statewide rating and taxing valuations for over 1.4 million properties each year. These valuations are used by local governments, government agencies and emergency services as a basis to determine property rates, service charges and levies.
- Specialist valuation services for government departments, agencies and local authorities, including asset valuations for stamp duty and financial reporting.
- A pastoral lease rent review every five years, which is conducted by the Valuer General in consultation with the Pastoral Lands Board and in accordance with the Land Administration Act 1997.