Short-Term Licences - New South Wales


You will require this licence if you intend to undertake a short-term activity on Crown Land.

A short-term activity includes an activity or event which goes for a limited duration, such as:

  • a music festival or gala day
  • filming or photography
  • environmental protection and / or rehabilitation - for example, foreshore stabilisation, eradication of noxious weeds or land regeneration
  • education and training - for example, 4WD training or SES drills
  • environmental studies or monitoring - for example, flora and fauna surveys, endangered species protection.

Short-term licences require a one-off rental fee, except in instances where a significant community or environmental benefit can be demonstrated. The Agency recommends applications be submitted at least two months prior to the commencement of your intended activity.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $47.00


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
General All Short-Term Licences Fact Sheet - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Crown Land Management Act 2016 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Crown Land Management Regulation 2018 New South Wales

Application process


Applications should be submitted at least two months prior to the proposed start date.

Administering agency

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

NSW Crown Land

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:


NSW Crown Land

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

New South Wales
Mailing address: PO BOX 2155
Dangar, New South Wales 2309
Phone: 1300 886 235
Phone: 02 9842 8200
Fax: 02 4925 3517
Website: Lands, Reserves and Cemeteries (Opens in new window)