You will be required to hold a lease or licence for Crown land if you intend to use it for business purposes. Leasing of Crown land implies that it will be occupied, while licensing of Crown land implies conducting a certain activity.
A lease can be granted for any purpose that the Agency sees fit. Generally leases are issued where longer-term commercial activities are proposed, for example, marinas, community halls, caravan parks and sporting facilities.
Licences are agreements that authorise the use or occupation of Crown Land for a specified purpose, for example:
- Shared access over Reserved Roads;
- Private slipways and jetties;
- Removal of natural materials (including marine plants); and
- To conduct business activities such as trading, hiring or offering services.
Licences, unlike leases, do not confer exclusive possession and are often issued for shared use purposes. To obtain a licence to conduct mining activities on Crown land, you must also obtain the mining rights to that land.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
All applications to use Crown land are assessed on their individual merits. The eligibility criteria for each lease or licence will vary according to the purpose of the application.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Leases can be for a period of up to 99 years. However, leases for rural purposes can only be up to 21 years. The duration of a licence will be determined during the application process. A temporary licence can be granted for a period of 12 months.
Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.
The application form and associated fees can be submitted at any Service Tasmania Shop or posted to the responsible agency.
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE)
Parks and Wildlife Service
Crown Lands Act 1976 (Tasmania)
Crown Land Regulations 2011 (Tasmania)
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