Grant of a Lease or Licence for Crown Land - Tasmania


You will be required to hold a lease or licence for Crown land if you intend to use it for business purposes. Leasing of Crown land implies that it will be occupied, while licensing of Crown land implies conducting a certain activity.

A lease can be granted for any purpose that the Agency sees fit. Generally leases are issued where longer-term commercial activities are proposed, for example:

  • marinas
  • community halls
  • caravan parks
  • sporting facilities.

Licences are agreements that authorise the use or occupation of Crown Land for a specified purpose, for example:

  • shared access over reserved roads
  • apiary
  • grazing
  • private slipways and jetties
  • removal of natural materials (including marine plants)
  • conduct business activities such as trading, hiring or offering services.

Licences do not confer exclusive possession and are often issued for shared use purposes. To obtain a licence to conduct mining activities on Crown land, you must also obtain the mining rights to that land.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

All applications to use Crown land are assessed on their individual merits. The eligibility criteria for each lease or licence will vary according to the purpose of the application.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Leases can be for a period of up to 99 years. However, leases for rural purposes can only be up to 21 years. The duration of a licence will be determined during the application process. A temporary licence can be granted for a period of 12 months.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees are listed on the application forms.

Act(s) name

Crown Lands Act 1976 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Crown Land Regulations 2011 Tasmania

Lodgement process


The application form and associated fees can be submitted at any Service Tasmania Shop or posted to the responsible agency.

Approval time

180 days from the day which your application is received.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Parks and Wildlife Service

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:

Enquiries, Crown Land Services

Parks and Wildlife Service

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Operating address: Level 8, Lands Building
134 Macquarie Street Hobart
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 44
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6169 9015