Small landholders in Western Australia

In Western Australia, small landholders (1-100ha) are responsible for an estimated 60 000 properties, totalling 650 000 hectares of agricultural land being used for a range of agricultural activities and levels, and different lifestyles.

Small landholders are usually located on the outer edges of urban development in towns and cities with their impact on water resources and quality, land condition and biosecurity more concentrated in these areas.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has information available to assist small landholders to effectively manage their property, land and water resources, and agricultural production.