Road closure licence - Queensland


You will require this licence if you want to have the road adjoining your property permanently closed.

When a road is closed permanently, its status changes from 'road' to 'unallocated state land'. Depending on how the land is to be allocated, the area of road to be permanently closed may be:

  • incorporated into the applicant's adjoining freehold or leasehold land
  • included in an existing reserve or set apart as a new reserve
  • dealt with by the issue of a term lease.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must be an adjoining landowner.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $314.71

Fees for 2023-24

Application process


For your application, you will need:

  • a copy of a dial before you dig enquiry page for the road area applied for
  • payment of the application costs
  • a drawing (minimum size A4) that includes:
    • the general location including your land
    • the area of road to be closed
    • lot on plan information
    • a north point
    • scale
    • dimensions.

To submit online applications, you or a legal practitioner on your behalf, must also electronically sign the application.

To submit PDF applications, you must also attach the road closure application form and the contact and land details application form.

You are strongly encouraged to arrange a pre-lodgement meeting before you apply to ensure you have the information you need to apply correctly. You can do this by contacting your nearest business centre.

Administering agency

Department of Resources

Contact details

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