Crown Land Occupation Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence to use an area of Crown land. Crown land is public land owned and managed by the government.

You will be authorised under this permit to use a specific area of Crown land for a specific purpose, including:

  • conservation
  • agriculture
  • livestock grazing
  • jetties, boat ramps and houseboat mooring
  • retaining walls
  • pipelines
  • access.

You will need separate approval to purchase or develop Crown land, or if you need to access Crown land for an event or other activities.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


One year or as specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $463.00

Application fee. Fees for 2021-22.

Apply Licence All -

You may need to pay additional fees. Fee information is in the attached resource.

Other resources

Application process


Please lodge your completed application with fee payment with the agency.


You may apply to transfer a Crown land licence.

Additional information

Your licence will not grant an exclusive right over Crown land, which means that members of the public cannot be excluded from the land.

Administering agency

Department for Environment and Water

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:

Crown Land Enquiries

Department for Environment and Water

South Australia
Operating address: Ground Floor
81-95 Waymouth Street
Adelaide SA 5001
Mailing address: GPO Box 1047
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 08 8463 3848
Fax: 08 8124 4628
Contact us website: Contact Us (Opens in new window)

Supporting information