Licence to Occupy Unleased Land - Australian Capital Territory


You may require this licence if you intend to occupy an area of unleased territory land. Unleased territory land is an area not subject to a lease agreement between the Agency and another person. It does not include privately owned unleased land. An example of why this licence may be granted is to allow for the grazing of livestock or the creation of a community garden on unleased territory land.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • submit a signed application form
  • detail the land to which your application applies
  • state the period of time you are seeking the licence for
  • state the purposes the land will be used for if the application is successful
  • provide a written consent form that has been signed by the custodian of the area relevant to your application.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees are listed on the attached document.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Licence to Occupy Unleased Land - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Fees and Charges 2019 - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Planning and Development Act 2007 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Planning and Development Regulation 2008 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate


Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries, Licensing Unit


Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Operating address: Ground Floor South, Dame Pattie Menzies House
16 Challis Street
Australian Capital Territory 2602
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6207 1923
Website: Planning and Land Authority (Opens in new window)