A licence is an authority granted by Crown Lands and gives permission to occupy and use Crown land for a specified purpose/s. If you are granted a licence it does not provide you with exclusive use and possession of the land.
A general licence is used if there are multiple purposes that the licence is needed for or because the grazing, access and events, film and short-term licences are not applicable.
The department issues licences to individuals, companies, and community organisations for several purposes, including:
- site investigations
- wind farms
- community facilities
- storage of bulk materials
- solar farms
Where substantial development involving significant capital investment is involved, a lease may be more appropriate.
Most licences can be granted under direct negotiation arrangements. If the application does not meet the direct negotiation criteria, the licence may also be granted through expressions of interest. The competitive process is used when the Crown land may be of interest and of use to several parties.
Check your eligibility
- The proposed site must be on Crown land
- Anyone aged 18 years or older
The activity cannot be licensed as:
- filming, events and short-term
How your application will be assessed
Crown Lands considers each application received on its merits and will assess the application against the following:
- related policies and guidelines
- land assessment requirements
- Aboriginal land claims
- native title
- site inspection
- development consent
- current land use and condition.
An invoice for the application fee of $576.00 will be sent to you when the application starts to be processed.
Most licences are also subject to payment of an annual rent, which is determined from the current market value. You will be notified of the annual rent payable after the licence application has been assessed.
How to apply
When you submit an application for a new licence, you must complete the application form in full and submit all required documentation.
Email the signed and completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org