Crown Land Water Frontage Licence - Victoria

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to use water frontage on Crown Land. Crown water frontage is any land that runs along any rivers or streams owned by the Crown for certain activities.

Certain activities include:

  • entering land that is in the process of being reclaimed or cultivated
  • disturbing, destroying or interfering with animal habitats (including bird nests)
  • destroying, damaging or interfering with infrastructure (including fences and signs)
  • destroying, damaging, removing or interfering with any flora (dead or alive)
  • removing, damaging or interfering with any land or soil
  • lighting a fire
  • bringing a dog onto any land
    or
  • interfering with any livestock on the land.

Licences are issued only to an owner or occupier of adjoining land.

A licence over a Crown land water frontage provides personal permission to enter and use the land for a specified purpose and does not offer exclusive use to the licensee.

When a Crown land water frontage is licensed, the public retains the right to enter and remain on the land for passive recreational purposes, such as for walking, fishing, or bird watching. However, members of the public are not permitted to camp, light fires or carry firearms on the land.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • apply using the prescribed form
  • justify your application based on relevant site requirements
  • provide any information or documentation required by the Authority
  • pay the prescribed fee.

Duration

Up to 5 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Description
Apply Application

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Application for Crown Land Water Frontage Licence - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Other resources

Task Resources
Apply Crown Land Water Frontages Fact Sheet - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Forestry and Land Use

Contact details

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Enquiries

Forestry and Land Use

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Operating address: 8 Nicholson Street
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002
Mailing address: PO BOX 500
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002
Phone: 13 61 86