The N.S.W. Branch of the Australian Agricultural Economics Society held a Rural Land Planning Seminar in Sydney on 5 September 1986. The papers reproduced below are edited versions of the papers presented at that Seminar. The Review publishes these papers in the hope of furthering professional discussion of these important issues. It is hoped that the papers of other seminars, where issues relevant to Australian agricultural economists have been discussed, will be published in future issues of the Review.