We help communities across NSW understand the property acquisition process, provide affected people with access to support services, and work with acquiring authorities to promote fair, transparent and consistent practices.
Watch this informative animation for a clear and quick explanation of the property acquisition process.
Update to maximum amount of compensation payable for disadvantage resulting from relocation for 2023-24
From 1 July 2023, the maximum amount payable will be $91,560. Click here to learn more.
Click here to access forms, guidelines and other information that you may need during the acquisition process.
Working in property acquisition gives you lots of great opportunities to contribute to projects that benefit communities across NSW. If you're making a career change, please consider these current vacancies.
The NSW Government has responded to a parliamentary inquiry report into a range of issues relating to property acquisition in NSW, including compensation, transparency, customer satisfaction, and the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991.
Understanding the property acquisition process
The property acquisition process is designed to be fair, easy to understand and transparent. See the steps involved when your property is being acquired.
Find out about getting your property or business valued, and the types of compensation available if your property is being acquired.
An acquisition may involve all or only part of your property. Find out more about different types of acquisitions.
Your acquisition support team is there to help you through the acquisition process. They can give you advice and support that is tailored to your needs.
The acquisition support line is a free, independent counselling service that provides emotional and mental support for people affected by the property acquisition process.
If you have any questions or require additional information, please get in touch with the Centre for Property Acquisition using this online form.
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Working for you
We deliver services and assistance to acquiring authorities and affected members of the public.
Contact details for agencies or projects acquiring property in NSW.
Learn about reviews into property acquisition in NSW delivering a fairer, more transparent process for landowners.
Find explanations for some of the terms used throughout the property acquisition process.
Find key property acquisition data from NSW, including annual acquisition numbers by acquiring authority, location, type of acquisition and acquisition method.
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