I'm completely new to this side of things so if anyone can point me in the direction of information to read online that would be great. If one wanted to buy rural/bush acres with the view to building a house on it in future (to live in, not a cabin for a weekender) what sort of due diligence needs to be done to confirm whether you will in fact be able to build there? I get confused with the terms used on some of these listings and what they actually mean in the long term. I've read some listings that say building isn't allowed at all, and others say they have approval for a cabin or shed but why not a house? Examples (these are random listings, not what/where I want to buy) - No building entitlement - http://www.realestate.com.au/property-residential+land-nsw-crescent+head-200868283 This one has a building entitlement http://www.realestate.com.au/property-residential+land-nsw-dorrigo-2705162 I would be looking at land ranging anywhere from 10-100+ acres so the above are probably not the best examples.