This publication highlights the importance of a national land administration infrastructure to support sustainable development. It contains a summary of research connected to the national infrastructure for managing land information project funded by the Australian Research Council Grant (LP0990571:2009-2012). This summary also covers other related research conducted overthese last four years. The projects identifies the drivers and components required for better management of land and property at a national level for Australia and makes recommendations for similar federated countries. The research project has been coordinated through the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration, the University of Melbourne in close collaboration with industry partners.