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Our policies

The department has a large number of policies, procedures and guidelines which affect the services that we provide to the community.

Copies of these documents are available for inspection in accordance with section 20 of the Right to Information Act 2009. Please note that some information may be deleted or withheld if its release is deemed exempt or contrary to the public interest.

Please contact us for more information on our policies and procedures.

Guidelines for Making Separation DeclarationsProcedureProperty titles and valuations / Valuations7.01253
Queensland Government employee access to SmartMap Information Services (SMIS)Policy and procedureMapping and surveying / Mapping2.02299
Queensland Geospatial Reference FramePolicyMapping and surveying / Surveying1.02355
Exchange of State Land for Native Title interestsGuidelineLand management / Use of state land6.03361
Issuing of Astronomical Phenomenon CertificatesProcedureMapping and surveying / Surveying1.03362
Land Dealings affecting the Stock Route NetworkPolicy and procedureLand management / Use of state land6.01363
Service for Legal Traceability of Length for Electronic Distance Measurement EquipmentPolicyMapping and surveying / Surveying1.06395
Parcel Identification StandardStandardMapping and surveying / Surveying4.01396
Conversion of Leasehold Tenure (Operational Policy)Operational policyLand management / Use of state land6.01397
Access rights over non-freehold landOperational policyLand management / Use of state land2.08401
Burials on Lands Administered under the Land Act 1994 Operational policyLand management / Use of state land4.02402
Internal Review of Original Decisions GuidelineLand management / Use of state land3.00409
EasementOperational policyLand management / Use of state land3.04410
Privacy requirements for Gazette notices and advertisementsProcedureLand management / Use of state land5.02411
Excision of Area from a Freeholding Lease PolicyLand management / Use of state land2.06412
Release and Indemnity, and Public Liability Insurance - Secondary interests under the Land Act 1994 GuidelineLand management / Use of state land5.01414
Transfer of Leases, Licences and Subleases Operational policyLand management / Use of state land6.03415
Naming convention for tenure to government departmentsProcedureLand management / Use of state land3.08416
Allocation of land to State Government departments and Constructing AuthoritiesGuidelineLand management / Use of state land8.00418
Dealings (including compensation) with Easements GuidelineLand management / Use of state land7.00419
Allocating State Land in Coastal Areas GuidelineLand management / Use of state land2.07420
Lease renewalOperational policyLand management / Use of state land6.00423
Additional Purposes of Lease Operational policyLand management / Use of state land4.01425
Completion of Permanent Survey Mark PlansSpecificationMapping and surveying / Surveying1.06427
Lease SubdivisonPolicyLand management / Use of state land4.03428
Cemetries Exhumation Operational policyLand management / Use of state land1.10433
Mortgage of Deed of Grant in TrustOperational policyLand management / Use of state land2.07434
Creation of Trust Land Operational policyLand management / Use of state land3.09479
Public Purpose ReservationsGuidelineLand management / Use of state land4.01480
Permit to OccupyGuidelineLand management / Use of state land6.01482
Dealing with State land that is nominated as a place on the Queensland Heritage Register GuidelineLand management / Use of state land3.03485
Valuations for dealings under the Land Act 1994GuidelineLand management / Use of state land2.04488
Land Allocation:Granting Land VolumetricallyOperational policyLand management / Use of state land3.00492
Leasing land for Telecommunication Carriers, including for Aerial Pole Routes ProcedureLand management / Use of state land5.05494
Leases over Reserves Operational policyLand management / Use of state land4.04495
Allocation of Land in Priority in Terms of the Land Act 1994 Operational policyLand management / Use of state land5.02499
Requirements for Minister's Approval to SubleaseGuidelineLand management / Use of state land2.07502
Resumption in relation to land under the Land Act 1994ProcedureLand management / Use of state land1.02503
Survey Plan Processing and Pre-Lodgement AdviceProcedureMapping and surveying / Surveying1.02565
Administrative PlansSpecificationMapping and surveying / Surveying2.02571
Diversification of Leases for Agricultural Purposes Operational policyLand management / Use of state land3.02575
Mining Interests including Claims/Leases and the Land Act 1994ProcedureLand management / Use of state land5.05578
Revenue Share Policy for Local Government Operational Trust Land Operational policyLand management / Use of state land3.00579
Tenure based options for Unallocated State land in Native Title claims and Indigenous Land Use Agreements GuidelineLand management / Use of state land3.01581
Issue of Tenures to a Port Authority/Corporation ProcedureLand management / Use of state land5.04582
Unauthorised structures on unallocated State land GuidelineLand management / Use of state land2.01583
Eligibility to Hold LandOperational policyLand management / Use of state land2.03584
Prosecution PolicyPolicyCorporate / Legal3.00658
Guidelines for Local Governments - compulsory acquisition of landGuidelineProperty titles and valuations / Land resumption4.00676
Covenants providing for no separate transfersProcedureLand management / Use of state land4.08681
Roads under the Land Act 1994GuidelineLand management / Use of state land5.02725
Section 9 Application FormApplication formProperty titles and valuations / Land resumption1.30970
Plan requirements for state land dealingsGuidelineLand management / Use of state land3.011069
State Policy for Vegetation ManagementPolicyLand management / Managing land resources4.001084
Offsets in relation to State lands administered under the Land Act 1994GuidelineLand management / Use of state land2.021109
Dealing with rent and instalment payments for Land Act tenuresGuidelineLand management / Use of state land3.011178
Application to vary conditions of an exploration permitOperational policyMines1.101246
Assessment of exploration permitsOperational policyMines1.051247
Conditional surrender of exploration permitsOperational policyMines1.051248
Excluding land subject to native titleOperational policyMines3.001250
Prescribed areas (excess and non-contiguous)Operational policyMines1.041251
Project-based permit administrationOperational policyMines1.061252
Renewal of exploration permitsOperational policyMines1.061253
Work program and relinquishment conditionsOperational policyMines2.021254
Exceptional circumstancesOperational policyMines2.021313
Renewal of exploration permits in areas proposed for national parks and regional parksOperational policyMines1.051314
Applying for a mining lease for coal with a prospecting permitOperational policyMines1.051315
Notice to progress applications for grant or renewal of a resource authorityOperational policyMines2.001316
Application for declaration of a Potential Commercial AreaOperational policyMines2.041318
Project-based development plansOperational policyMines1.081319
Mining lease notification and transitional arrangementsOperational policyMines2.031320
Special Amendment of an authority to prospectOperational policyMines3.061509
Domestic and Family Violence ProtocolProtocolCorporate / Health and Safety4.001672
Complaints Management PolicyPolicyCorporate / Governance3.031982
Operational Policy - deciding the term of a mining leaseOperational policyMines1.043088
Queensland Spatial Information Custodianship GuidelinesGuidelineMapping and surveying / Surveying1.063330
Queensland Foundation Spatial Data FrameworkFrameworkMapping and surveying / Surveying3.003332
Queensland Location Address Management FrameworkFrameworkMapping and surveying / Surveying8.033333
Large Scale Land Development SurveysProcedureMapping and surveying / Surveying1.033409
Renewal or conversion of a term leaseStandard Operating Procedure (SOP)Mapping and surveying / Surveying1.013553
Conversion of perpetual leases to freeholdPractice noteMapping and surveying / Surveying1.013555
Renewal of pastoral leasesPractice noteMapping and surveying / Surveying1.013556
Corrupt Conduct Fact SheetFact SheetCorporate / Human resources2.033595
Diversification of Leases for Agricultural Purposes - GuidelineGuidelineLand management / Use of state land1.013856
Policy for making public statementsPolicyMines2.013869
Technical assessment of an application for a Mineral Development Licence for coalOperational policyMines4.044001
Vegetation Management Map updatesOperational policyVegetation management / Vegetation management2.004064
Public Interest Disclosure Protocol ProtocolCorporate / Human resources2.034090
Security assessment mineral and coal resource authorities policyPolicyMines1.054110
Carbon rights on state landGuidelineLand management / Use of state land2.014182
Submitting GNSS data for inclusion into the statewide datum adjustment networkGuidelineMapping and surveying / Surveying1.014235
Land allocation and specific requirementsGuidelineMacropod management / Quota submissions and annual reports2.014386
Queensland Soil and Land Resource Survey Information Guideline GuidelineVegetation management / Vegetation management2.004460
Fire management mission statement FrameworkLand management / Managing land resources1.004866
Wildfire responseFrameworkLand management / Managing land resources1.004867
Fire Management ProgramGuidelineLand management / Managing land resources1.004868
Fire Risk Management PlanGuidelineLand management / Managing land resources1.004870
Operational Policy - Security for mining claimsPolicyMines1.034921
Additional Purposes of Lease - GuidelineGuidelineLand management / Use of state land1.015110
Relevant ArrangementsPolicyMines1.025125
Australian Market Supply ConditionPolicyMines2.035131
Fences on Stock RoutesGuidelineLand management / Use of state land1.015152
Exemption for land lease transfersGuidelineLand management / Use of state land1.015165
Operational Policy Applying for Bulk SamplingPolicyMines1.045192
Operational Policy Rock for Building or Monumental PurposesPolicyMines1.025231
Guidance note: Resources Safety and Health compliance and enforcement (COVID-19 emergency)GuidelineMines1.005290
Minister's power to impose, vary or remove a condition of an exploration permit or authority to prospect due to an exceptional eventPolicyMines1.025324
Application for extension of last renewed term of an exploration permit PolicyMines1.025325
Roads off alignment and undedicated roads - A guide for local governmentGuidelineLand management / Use of state land1.015337
Disqualification criteria and assessmentOperational policyMines1.025440
Operational policy - Vegetation Management Map certification and release dates.Operational policyVegetation management / Vegetation management2.005791
Cadastral Survey RequirementsStandardMapping and surveying / Surveying8.015792
Submitting survey plans under the Survey and Mapping Infrastructure Act 2003SpecificationMapping and surveying / Surveying2.005860
Survey Requirements of Minining Tenures StandardStandardMines4.006769
Managing actions consistent and inconsistent with the purpose of trust land.GuidelineLand management / Land use and planning1.006804
Last updated
12 January 2024
Last reviewed
21 February 2023