Riverine protection permit - Queensland


You will need this permit before you excavate, place fill, or destroy vegetation in any watercourse, lake or spring.

You will need a separate authorisation to remove any quarry material (such as stone, gravel, sand, rock, clay, earth and soil) from the watercourse. A development permit may also be required for clearing native vegetation, and this will need to be obtained separately.

Service type


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


Some activities are exempt from a riverine protection permit. To check if you qualify for an exemption, please see 'Riverine protection permit exemption requirements' in resources.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit, you must:

  • obtain written consent from the landholder/s or adjoining landholders (if you are not the registered owner of the whole length of the watercourse where the activity is to take place)
  • provide details of the proposed activity and the purpose of the activity.

You may also be asked to provide additional information or verification such as a statement of environmental effects or a statutory declaration.


This permit remains in effect for the period specified, unless cancelled before the expiry.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

No fees apply unless a development application is required.

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water

Contact details

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