Lease or purchase of unallocated state land - Queensland


This support service is provided to facilitate the establishment of businesses by making unallocated state land available, as part of the wider program goal of ensuring that land is allocated to its most appropriate use. Land for the establishment of industries is provided in industrial estates under the control of the Department Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.

The department can lease or sell unallocated state land to businesses. Clients can obtain information on the availability of unallocated state sand at auction. In other instances, clients may identify particular areas of unallocated state land, which they wish to lease or purchase. In these cases the land may, after investigation, be auctioned or, in some cases, granted in priority.

The client also receives advice on the process and compilation of an application to meet the requirements of the Land Act 1994.

Service type

Support Service

A service offered by government to aid in running a business.

Eligibility requirements

The Land Act 1994 sets out the eligibility criteria for leasing or purchasing unallocated state land.


Applicable costs:  Lease of unallocated State Land - annual rent, lease and postage fees, survey costs, if applicable.  Purchase of unallocated State Land - purchase price, stamp duty, deed, postage and assurance fees, survey costs, if applicable

Additional information

Term leases will not be for longer than 50 years, except where the lease is for a significant development or for a timber plantation, when 100 years is the maximum.

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Service Delivery

State Land Operation

Contact details

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Corporate Headquarters

State Land Operation

Service Delivery

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Website: Department of Natural Resources and Mines contact list (Opens in new window)