Trustee lease - Queensland


You will require this lease if you intend to use or occupy state land. Examples of uses that will be permitted under a trustee lease are:

  • commercial shopping centres
  • airports
  • sporting associations
  • universities
  • mines
  • circuses
  • showgrounds
You may be required to submit a land management plan (LMP) as part of your application for a trustee 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 to apply for a trustee lease you must:

  • read and understand the secondary use of trust land policy
  • contact the department to confirm that the proposed lease will be considered and to determine requirements (e.g. survey pan, sketch map)
  • negotiate a draft trustee lease
  • produce a draft land management plan (if required).


Up to 30 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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

Apply Licence All

The rental charged for any trustee lease or trustee permit shall be consistent with and have regard to the level of intensity of the use, the rent paid for similar uses on private land, the viability of the activity, the benefit to the community of the activity and the trustee lessee's or trustee permittee's particular circumstances.

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Department of Resources

Mailing address: PO BOX 5318
Townsville, Queensland 4810
Phone: 07 4447 9179