Road licence - Queensland


You will need this licence if you intend to exclusively occupy a temporarily closed road. This licence can only be issued for roads that have been temporarily closed. If the road has not been closed, you will also need to apply for a road closure.

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 either:

  • be an adjoining landholder
  • intend to make structural improvements to irrigation pipes or water channels that cross the road.


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

Apply Licence All -

An annual rent is charged, which is usually calculated as a percentage of the land valuation.

Application process


To apply for this licence you must include a drawing (minimum A4 size) which includes the following information:

  • general location including your land
  • area of road to be closed
  • lot on plan information
  • a north point
  • scale
  • dimensions.

For PDF applications, you will also need to include a road licence (PDF) application form and a contact and land details application form.

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

You must contact the road manager to discuss your application before you complete this form.

Transfer process


This licence can be transferred with department approval.

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.