Traffic control permit - Queensland


You will need this permit if you intend to perform any lane closures and traffic control associated with the activities authorised by permission to occupy the state-controlled roads.

A traffic control permit is necessary to ensure:

  • that the work carried out or the conducted event can be performed safely with due care shown to both workers and all road users
  • protection of departmental assets
  • the times at which the task is to be performed is such that any lane closure causes minimal disruption to traffic flow
  • that all traffic control activities are to be carried out in accordance with the latest version of the Queensland Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices Part 3 Traffic control for works on roads.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit, you must:

  • have applied for and had permission to granted access to the state-controlled roads
  • engage the services of a Traffic Management Company to perform any required lane closures and traffic control upon the roads nominated
  • have public liability insurance cover of at least $20 million.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Please contact the administering agency for information on fees to be submitted.

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Application process


When making an application for a traffic control permit, the 'Applicant' must:

  • be the Traffic Management Company performing the traffic control duties on site, or their authorised representative
  • give at least 10 business days for the processing of an application
  • include all documents and / or information required to complete the application.

The documents and / or information required to complete the application include, but not limited to:

  • Public Liability Insurance Certificate
  • Deed of Indemnity
  • Traffic Management Registration Scheme certificate number
  • Traffic Management Plan (approved by an appropriate qualified individual)
  • Letter from the Traffic Management Company to the applicant advising that they (the 'Applicant') are the authorised representative of the Traffic Management Company for the purposes of the Traffic Control Permit application. This will enable Transport and Main Roads to deal directly with the applicant but recognise that the Permit will be issued to the Traffic Management Company.
  • Additional documents and supporting information as to the permission to occupy the SCR as outlined above including contact detail if applicable.

Approval time

Please allow at least 10 business days for your application to be processed.

Administering agency

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Contact details

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