Policy & Legislation

Below are the Land Acts that govern land administration in Vanuatu.



Language

Act

Title

Updated
land-acts
land-acts
land-acts Act 12, Act 18 of 1982 Alienated Land 12th October 2009 Alienated Land.doc [44KBs] Alienated Land.pdf [110KBs]
land-acts Act No. 7 of 2001 Customary Land Tribunal 12th October 2009 Customary Land Tribunal.doc [211KBs] Customary Land Tribunal.pdf [233KBs]
land-acts Act No. 13 of 1994 Freehold Titles 12th October 2009 FreeHold Titles.doc [121KBs] FreeHold Titles.pdf [72KBs]
land-acts Act No. 5 of 1992
Act No. 34 of 2000(Amendment)]
Land Acquisition 12th October 2009 Land Acquisition.doc [146KBs] Land Acquisition.pdf [178KBs]
land-acts Act No. 4 of 1983, Act No. 32 of 1985, Act No. 10 of 1987 Act No. 30 of 1988, Act No. 38 of 1989, Act No. 24 of 2003 Land Leases 12th October 2009 Land Leases.doc [715KBs] Land Leases.pdf [589KBs]
land-acts JR 31 of 1980, Act 6 of 1981, Act 10 of 1983, Act 32 of 1985, Act 6 of 1992, Act 35 of 2000 Land Reform 12th October 2009 Land Reform.doc [233KBs] Land Reform.pdf [258KBs]
land-acts Act 11 of 1984 Land Survey 12th October 2009 Land Surveys.doc [370KBs] Land Surveys.pdf [299KBs]
land-acts Act No. 23 of 2002 Land Valuers Registration 12th October 2009 Land Valuers Registration.doc [177KBs] Land Valuers Registration.pdf [164KBs]
land-acts Act No. 29 of 2000
[(Amendment) Act No. 21 of 2003]
Strata Titles 12th October 2009 Strata Titles.doc [280KBs] Strata Titles.pdf [257KBs]
land-acts Act No. 22 of 2002 Valuation of Land 12th October 2009 Valuation of Land.doc [218KBs] Valuation of Land.pdf [175KBs]

Below are the newly amended/introduced Land Acts, as of the end of 2013 and those Gazetted in June 2014 and 2017, that govern land administration in Vanuatu.

Type of amendment
Act
Updated
Download

Customary Land Management (Amendment) Act

No. 12 of 2014 27th of June 2014 lands-lr-application-formsLand Management Amendment Act No.12 of 2014.pdf [68.97KB]
lands-lr-application-formsLand Management Amendment Act No.12 of 2014.pdf [68.97KB]
No. 33 of 2013 3rd of March 2014 lands-lr-application-formsCustom-Land-Management-Act-No.-33-of-2013.pdf [285.53KB]
Land Reform (Amendment) Act No. 1 of 2017

2017

lands-lr-application-formsLand Reform Amendment Act No.1 of 2017.pdf [366.66KB]
No. 11 of 2014 27th of June 2014 lands-lr-application-formsLand Reform Amendment Act No.11 of 2014.pdf [71.97KB]
lands-lr-application-formsLoi No.11 de 2014 relative a la Reforme Foncière Modification.pdf [75.17KB]
No. 31 of 2013 3rd of March 2014 lands-lr-application-formsLand Reform Amendment Act No. 31 of 2013.pdf [293.49KB]
Customary Land Tribunal (Repeal) Act No. 34 of 2014 3rd of March 2014 lands-lr-application-formsCustomary Land Tribunal Repeal Act No. 34 of 2013.pdf [70.42KB]
lands-lr-application-formsLoi No. 34 de 2013 Tribunaux desTerres coutumières-Abrogation.pdf [105.78KB]
Land Leases (Amendment) Act No. 2 of 2017 2017 lands-lr-application-formsLand Lease Amendment Act No. 2 of 2017.pdf [866.38KB]
No. 35 of 2014 2014 lands-lr-application-formsLand Leases Amendment Act No. 35 of 2014.pdf [255.77KB]
No. 32 of 2013 3rd of March 2014 lands-lr-application-formsLand Leases Amendment Act No. 32 of 2013.pdf [125.14KB]
lands-lr-application-formsLoi No. 32 sur les Baux Fonciers Modification.pdf [163.25KB]
Sixth Amendment of the Constitution No. 27 of 2013 3rd of March 2014 lands-lr-application-formsConstitution Sixth Amendment Act No. 27 of 2013.pdf [163.35KB]
lands-lr-application-formsLoi No. 27 De 2013 sur La sixième révision de la Constitution.pdf [163.35KB]
Chapter 123 Land Reform Act lands-lr-application-formsChapter 123 Land Reform Act.pdf [60.77KB]
Chapter 215 Land Acquisition Act lands-lr-application-formsChapter 215 Land Acquisition Act.pdf [ 62.55KB]
Chapter 266 Strata Titles Act lands-lr-application-formsChapter 266 Strata Titles Act.pdf [112KB]
Strata Titles (Amendment) Act No. 4 of 2017 2017 lands-lr-application-formsStrata Titles Amendment Act No. 4 of 2017.pdf [1.46KB]
No. 38 of 2014 2014 lands-lr-application-formsStrata Titles Amendment Act No. 38 of 2014.pdf [31.98KB]
No. 8 of 2013 29th Nov 2014 lands-lr-application-formsStrata Titles Amendment Act No. 8 of 2013.pdf [25.47KBs]
Land Acquisition (Amendment) Act No. 5 of 2017 2017 lands-lr-application-formsLand Acquisition Amendment Act No. 5 of 2017.pdf [2.25KB]

Below is the Vanuatu National Land Policy

Type of Policy
Dated
land-acts   Download PDF File
Vanuatu National Land Subdivision Policy
2019
lands-lr-application-forms  Vanuatu National Land Subdivision Policy (2019)