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 and 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
- 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.