Are you being forced to sell your property or land? We can assist.

Compulsory land acquisition occurs frequently as a result of circumstances beyond your control. We provide clear legal answers and practical solutions that help to increase the process and outcome’s predictability.

Our compulsory land acquisition lawyers have extensive experience representing parties affected by forced acquisitions and can help clients understand their rights as soon as they receive notice of a possible compulsory purchase of land, as well as provide advice on gaining compensation under the Land Acquisition Act 1991 no 22 (Just Terms Compensation).

We have experience working with

Individual homeowners

Indigenous groups

Property developers


Small/Large businesses

Strata corporations

Local government

Our process includes


Advising on the implementation of the necessary statutory framework and process based on our client’s situation and jurisdiction


Working with land and property owners and valuers towards achieving the greatest compensation outcome


Taking part in negotiations on our client’s behalf


Representing clients through tribunals or hearings if required

If you’re after the experts in property, planning and environmental law please get in touch with us to see how we can assist with your matter.

Compulsory Land Acquisition FAQs

Can the government acquire my land in NSW?

In NSW, the commonwealth and state governments (including state-owned enterprises) have the authority to acquire privately held property for public use. They have the ability to acquire all or part of your property.

What is the name of the law for compulsory acquisition in NSW?

The Commonwealth Lands Acquisition Act 1989 and the NSW Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 (Just Terms Act) both function in a similar manner.

Each Act sets a procedure for informing and negotiating with landowners who are impacted by the compulsory land acquisition.

Can you fight compulsory acquisition?

It is possible to challenge compulsory acquisition in court if you have adequate evidence. Land Acquisition Lawyers can assist you in making sure you get fair compensation and that your rights are safeguarded throughout the process.

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