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Application fees and rents

What’s the difference between a licence application fee and annual rent?

Holders of leases, licences and permits that occupy Crown land are required to pay rent. The individual tenure agreements contain provisions for the periodic market redetermination of rent.

View crown land licences frequently asked questions (PDF, 144 KB).

Application fees - Fees are updated annually, effective 1 July unless marked otherwise.

Enclosure permits
Enclosure permit application$268.00
Enclosure permit alteration application (additional)$268.00
Enclosure permit alteration application (combination)$268.00
Enclosure permit notice of transfer application$101.00

Lease application

The application fee represents an advance towards processing costs. Following receipt and assessment of the application the following costs will also be payable where applicable:

  • site investigation
  • land assessment - advertising (newspaper and gazette)
  • assessment of natural resource management implications and Part 5 EPA Act requirements
  • survey/plan compilation
  • valuation
  • publication of notice of intention to lease
  • negotiation/re-processing draft lease document
Minister’s consent to transfer application$330.00
Fee for inspection, where required in respect of the above application$416.00* subject to change
Extension of term Western Lands lease application$288.00
Conversion of a term lease into a perpetual lease in the Western Division$819.00
For each additional lease in the application$21.00* subject to change
Alteration of the purpose, conditions, covenants or provisions$268.00
Redetermination of rent of a lease application$408.00
Purchase of a purchasable lease in the Western, Central or Eastern Division$706.00
General licence application$618.00
Domestic waterfront licence application$708.00
Short-term licence application$53.00
Licences notification of automatic transfer$101.00
Revocation of an existing licence and issue a new licence$618.00
Alter a licence$268.00
Notification of compulsory acquisition of Crown land
Notification of Proposed Compulsory Acquisition - Administration Fee$865.00

Crown road purchase application

The fee covers costs for the road status and tenure searches and consultation undertaken by the department and for advertising the proposal in a local newspaper and the status and search undertaken by the department. The application fee is not a deposit or an advance on the purchase of the road.

If the road purchase application is supported for sale, additional purchasing fees are payable at that time. See additional purchasing fees and costs in the Purchasing Crown roads application process fact sheet (PDF, 244 KB)

Water boundary determination
Water boundary determination application (Non-tidal)$295.00* subject to change
Water boundary determination (Tidal)$1,003.00 *subject to change
Surrender of land or lease$418.00
Exemption from conditions application$268.00
Addition of land to a lease application$600.00
Remove restrictions on dealings applications$268.00
Waiver of Minister’s consent to a dealing$268.00
Consent to cultivate land in the Western Division application$819.00
Subdivision of a holding application$600.00
Granting of owner’s consent to lodge a development application$106.00


Rents are paid annually for licences and leases over 12 months and redetermined every 3 years.

For licences less than 12 months, rents are paid as a one-time annual payment.

The rent for tenures is determined by one of the following methods:

  • market rent reviews for most tenures
  • IPART market rent reviews for domestic waterfront licenses
  • ministerial direction for enclosure permits
  • statutory formulae for Western Land leases


Rebates from market rent can be granted for tenure holders that meet defined eligibility criteria. This includes pensioners, charitable or non-profit community service, sporting or cultural organisations, however the rent will not fall below minimum charge.

If you are experiencing difficulty paying your account, contact us to discuss your circumstances as financial concessions may be available.

Minimum annual rent and Consumer Price Index value

DateMinimum annual rentCPI value
31 January 2024$590.00136.4
26 October 2023$587.00135.8
26 July 2023$579.00134
26 April 2023$574.00132.7
25 January 2023$566.00130.9
26 October 2022$556.00128.6
27 July 2022$543.00125.7
28 April 2022$535.00123.7
27 January 2022$526.00121.6

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