Lodge my annual return of land and stock

Lodging your return post 31 August deadline

The deadline for Annual Land and Stock Returns (ALSR) has passed but the customer portal is still open for lodgement if you have not yet completed your 2020 return. Landholders can also still lodge by mail to: Local Land Services, Locked Bag 6013, Orange NSW 2800.

There were technical issues with the portal this year and we apologise for any inconvenience this has caused. It has been identified that the ALSR portal is no longer supported by Internet Explorer and anyone trying to lodge through this browser will be unable to see the CAPTCHA code and log in.

We are encouraging landholders experiencing this problem to launch the customer portal through an alternate browser such as Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or Firefox, or mail their return to the address above.

We understand this may be frustrating if Internet Explorer is your default browser but we have created a quick help guide to downloading and installing Google Chrome. You can view this here.  PDF, 393.28 KB

If you require any further assistance, please fill out an online enquiry for your local region through the links below.

Regional online enquiry forms:

Central Tablelands

Central West

Greater Sydney



North Coast

North West

Northern Tablelands


South East


Each year, NSW landholders who are liable to pay rates or have a Property Identification Code (PIC) are required to submit an Annual Land and Stock Return to Local Land Services. Annual returns are essentially a 'farm census' and provide us with important information on land use and livestock numbers across the state.

The information you provide is invaluable and allows us to:

  • quickly and accurately respond to emergency or biosecurity events
  • protect our ‘clean and green’ reputation against pests and diseases
  • build a statewide picture of agricultural land use and livestock numbers
  • monitor flocks and herds for emergency animal diseases
  • help keep domestic and international markets open.

Even if you have no stock, it is important to lodge your annual return. Information related to cropping and horticulture enterprises is invaluable in a biosecurity event such as a pest or disease outbreak. Lodging your annual return is also a legal requirement.

Annual returns are to be lodged no later than 31 August each year.

Which stock do I count?

We require all landholdings that carry livestock six months or older to record numbers at 30 June and let us know, regardless of whether they:

  • belong to the occupier
  • are agisted on your land
  • are kept as pets
  • are on the property under another arrangement.

Please note that pigs of any age must be counted, as well as flocks of 100 or more poultry.

Lodging my return online

This year we are encouraging landholders to lodge their return online to help reduce contact with staff in the office and mail services, keeping everyone safe from COVID-19.

Lodging online through the dedicated Annual Land and Stock Return portal is quick and easy and can be done in three simple steps.

Lodging online helps

  • Reduce contact with paper forms.
  • Saves on postage or a trip to the office.
  • Builds your digital confidence.
  • Ensures your form is received by the 31 August deadline.

The online form asks the same questions as the paper form and takes only a few minutes to complete.

Here’s how you do it

  • Look up your holding reference number and unique online password on the top right corner of the form Local Land Services mailed to you.
  • Visit the online portal.
  • Login and fill in your land and stock details as at 30 June.

If you are having troubles lodging your return, please read our simple how-to guide or contact your local office.

Please note that forms that have the wording Reprint on the top of them cannot be lodged online, but must be posted to the address below.

Lodging my return by mail

Completed returns can be mailed to:

Local Land Services
Locked Bag 6013
Orange NSW 2800

How to change your details

If there are incorrect details on your annual return and you are submitting manually, please do not mark changes on the form as they are scanned electronically and changes won’t be updated.

You can use our dedicated online enquiry form to update your details or you can download the change of details form and return it to your local office.


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