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Crown Lands

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
Fee Cost
Enclosure permit application $250.00
Enclosure permit alteration application (additional) $250.00
Enclosure permit alteration application (combination) $250.00
Enclosure permit notice of transfer application $94.00
Fee Cost
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 $308.00
Fee for inspection, where required in respect of the above application $416.00* subject to change
Extension of term Western Lands lease application $269.00
Conversion of a term lease into a perpetual lease in the Western Division $659.00
For each additional lease in the application $21.00* subject to change
Alteration of the purpose, conditions, covenants or provisions $250.00
Redetermination of rent of a lease application $380.00
Purchase of a purchasable lease in the Western, Central or Eastern Division $659.00
Fee Cost
General licence application $576.00
Domestic waterfront licence application $660.00
Short-term licence application $49.00
Licences notification of automatic transfer $94.00
Notification of compulsory acquisition of Crown land
Fee Cost
Notification of Proposed Compulsory Acquisition - Administration Fee $806.00
Fee Cost
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, 132 KB)


Water boundary determination
Fee Cost
Water boundary determination application (Non-tidal) $275.00* subject to change
Water boundary determination (Tidal) $935.00 *subject to change
Fee Cost
Surrender of land or lease $390.00
Exemption from conditions application $250.00
Addition of land to a lease application $559.00
Remove restrictions on dealings applications $250.00
Waiver of Minister’s consent to a dealing $250.00
Consent to cultivate land in the Western Division application $764.00
Subdivision of a holding application $559.00
Granting of owner’s consent to lodge a development application $99.00


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

Date Minimum annual rent CPI value
26 April 2023 $574.00 132.7
25 January 2023 $566.00 130.9
26 October 2022 $556.00 128.6
27 July 2022 $543.00 125.7
28 April 2022 $535.00 123.7
27 January 2022 $526.00 121.6
27 October 2021 $520.00 120.2
28 July 2021 $516.00 119.4
28 April 2021 $512.00 118.5
10 February 2021 $510.00 118.0
28 October 2020 $505.00 116.8
29 July 2020 $496.00 114.7
24 April 2020 $507.00 117.4