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Reporting

Annual reporting and financial statements are tools that provide a health check on a reserve.

Annual reporting helps to determine whether a Crown land manager's (CLM) financial resources are being controlled and managed appropriately. They also enable the department to review the reserve’s operations and identify reserves that may need assistance.

The Minister responsible for Crown land may request information and undertake audits of a CLM at any time. All CLMs are required to keep records relating to the annual report for six years.

Non-council CLM annual reporting requirements

Non-council CLMs are required to submit annual reports each year, as prescribed in the Crown Land Management Regulation 2018.

Annual reports are due by 31 October each year. Access to annual reporting is via the Reserve Manager Portal at the top right of the page.

FY2021/22 reporting period

You can prepare and submit the FY21/22 report from 1 September 2022.

Annual reports are submitted via the Reserve Manager Portal and are usually prepared by a land manager’s Treasurer.

Easier submission process

We are upgrading the reporting system to make the submission process easier. When you begin this year’s report, data from your 2020/2021 Annual report will prepopulate into the appropriate spaces. You will just need to change and add items as required.

Support available

  • Factsheet – Submitting an Annual Report (PDF 348kb) - a step-by-step guide on completing the report submission.
  • Webinar – Reporting requirements video (40 minute video). Webinar access is restricted to appointed Crown land managers who have supplied their email address to Crown Lands. View our guide (PDF 121kb) on how to access the webinars.

Council CLM annual reporting requirements

Council CLMs must comply with reporting requirements in line with the management of community land, as prescribed in the Local Government Act 1993. Further information is available on the Office of Local Government website.

Councils that manage public land under the Commons Management Act 1989 are required to submit annual reports. Refer to the Commons section for more information.

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