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.

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Guidelines for Making Separation DeclarationsProcedureProperty titles and valuations / Valuations7.00253
Procedure for Disclosing "Personal Information" Collected Under the Land Valuation Act 2010ProcedureProperty titles and valuations / Valuations4.01254
Internal and External ReviewsPolicyProperty titles and valuations / Valuations1.04255
Rural Land DeclarationsProcedureProperty titles and valuations / Valuations1.02256
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 land6.00363
Service for Legal Traceability of Length for Electronic Distance Measurement EquipmentPolicyMapping and surveying / Surveying1.05395
Parcel Identification StandardStandardMapping and surveying / Surveying4.01396
Conversion of Leasehold Tenure (Operational Policy)Operational policyLand management / Use of state land6.00397
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 land3.02410
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 land6.01415
Naming convention for tenure to government departmentsProcedureLand management / Use of state land3.08416
Freeholding of Reserve/Vested land held by Queensland Rail GuidelineLand management / Use of state land3.07417
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 Most Appropriate Use and Tenure of State Land in Coastal Areas GuidelineLand management / Use of state land2.06420
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 land4.02428
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 land3.07479
Public Purpose ReservationsGuidelineLand management / Use of state land4.00480
Land Allocation: Deciding Most Appropriate Use, Tenure and ManagementOperational policyLand management / Use of state land5.00481
Permit to OccupyGuidelineLand management / Use of state land6.00482
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 land2.01488
Caravan Park PolicyOperational policyLand management / Use of state land3.07490
Land Allocation:Granting Land VolumetricallyOperational policyLand management / Use of state land3.00492
Secondary Use of Trust LandOperational policyLand management / Use of state land6.02493
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 land4.03495
Allocation of Land in Priority in Terms of the Land Act 1994 Operational policyLand management / Use of state land5.00499
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
Accreditation of SurveyorsProcedureMapping and surveying / Surveying1.05504
Legal Traceability of Length for Electronic Distance Measurement EquipmentProcedureMapping and surveying / Surveying1.01505
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 land3.01575
Undertaking a land evaluation report prior to lease renewal, lease conversion and State land AllocationProcedureLand management / Use of state land2.02577
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
Native Title Work ProceduresProcedureIndigenous interests / Native title1.40673
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 land5.01725
Place NamesPolicyMapping and surveying / Queensland place names1.02851
Section 9 Application FormApplication formProperty titles and valuations / Land resumption1.30970
Deciding the most appropriate tenure of state landGuidelineLand management / Use of state land1.061012
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 land3.001178
Application to vary conditions of an exploration permitOperational policyMines1.081246
Assessment of exploration permitsOperational policyMines1.041247
Conditional surrender of exploration permitsOperational policyMines1.041248
Excluding land subject to native titleOperational policyMines2.001250
Prescribed areas (excess and non-contiguous)Operational policyMines1.031251
Project-based permit administrationOperational policyMines1.051252
Renewal of exploration permitsOperational policyMines1.051253
Work program and relinquishment conditionsOperational policyMines2.011254
Exceptional circumstancesOperational policyMines2.011313
Renewal of exploration permits in areas proposed for national parks and regional parksOperational policyMines1.041314
Applying for a mining lease for coal with a prospecting permitOperational policyMines1.041315
Notice to progress applications for grant or renewal of a resource authorityOperational policyMines2.001316
Application for declaration of a Potential Commercial AreaOperational policyMines2.031318
Project-based development plansOperational policyMines1.071319
Mining lease notification and transitional arrangementsOperational policyMines2.021320
Special Amendment of an authority to prospectOperational policyMines3.041509
Domestic and Family Violence ProtocolProtocolCorporate / Health and Safety4.001672
Complaints Management FrameworkFrameworkCorporate / Governance3.011982
Operational Policy - deciding the term of a mining leaseOperational policyMines1.033088
Queensland Spatial Information Custodianship GuidelinesGuidelineMapping and surveying / Surveying1.063330
Queensland Digital Road Network StandardStandardMapping and surveying / Surveying3.013331
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 resources2.003595
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 policyMines4.034001
Vegetation Management Map updatesOperational policyVegetation management / Vegetation management1.004064
Public Interest Disclosure Protocol ProtocolCorporate / Human resources2.024090
Security assessment mineral and coal resource authorities policyPolicyMines1.044110
Carbon rights on state landGuidelineLand management / Use of state land1.004182
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 reports2.004386
Queensland Soil and Land Resource Survey Information Guideline GuidelineVegetation management / Vegetation management2.004460
Guideline for fuel sellers - reasonable steps for achieving the Sustainable Biofuel RequirementGuidelineEnergy / Biofuels1.004604
Biofuels Compliance and Enforcement Strategy (DNRME)GuidelineEnergy / Biofuels2.004767
Assessment of applications to use steel casing in horizontal wells Operational policyMines1.024838
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 claimsPolicyMines1.024921
Additional Purposes of Lease - GuidelineGuidelineLand management / Use of state land1.015110
Relevant ArrangementsPolicyMines1.015125
Australian Market Supply ConditionPolicyMines2.025131
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 SamplingPolicyMines1.035192
Operational Policy Rock for Building or Monumental PurposesPolicyMines1.015231
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 eventPolicyMines1.015324
Application for extension of last renewed term of an exploration permit PolicyMines1.015325
Roads off alignment and undedicated roads - A guide for local governmentGuidelineLand management / Use of state land1.015337
Disqualification criteria and assessmentOperational policyMines1.015440
Land Management Planning for Trust landGuidelineLand management / Use of state land1.005632
Operational policy - Vegetation Management Map certification and release dates.Operational policyVegetation management / Vegetation management1.005791
Cadastral Survey RequirementsStandardMapping and surveying / Surveying8.005792
Submitting survey plans under the Survey and Mapping Infrastructure Act 2003SpecificationMapping and surveying / Surveying1.005860
Obtaining a Survey Licence for HydrogenOperational policyMines1.006181

Last reviewed 15 August 2022

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Visit our website for information about this year's land valuations and an overview of valuations in your area.

For other valuation enquiries, phone us during business hours on 13 QGOV (13 74 68) (in Australia) or +61 7 3022 0001 (from overseas), or contact your local business centre.

Our enquiries contact centre is open 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday (excl. public holidays).

Visit us at www.qld.gov.au for information about vegetation maps, codes, development approvals and how to obtain vegetation clearing approvals.

For enquiries and appointments:

Visit us at www.qld.gov.au to access forms, application guides and information about lodging your application and payment options.

Contact your nearest business centre, below, to arrange of pre-lodgement meeting.

For lodgement enquiries, please contact:

Email: SLAMlodgement@resources.qld.gov.au
Phone: (07) 4447 9174

Visit us at www.qld.gov.au to access forms, guidelines and general information on freehold title, land transfers, land trusts and leasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land.

You can also contact us on:

Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Email: IndigenousLand@resources.qld.gov.au

William McCormack Place
Level 5, 5b Sheridan Street
Cairns QLD 4870

Postal address
PO Box 937
Cairns QLD 4870

Visit us at www.business.qld.gov.au to find out about native title obligations for mining and resources.

Native Title Services

Native Title Services administers the native title requirements for all mining and petroleum resource authorities.

Email: nativetitleservices@resources.qld.gov.au
Phone: (07) 4936 0138
PO Box 3679
Red Hill QLD 4702

Visit us at www.business.qld.gov.au to access standards, forms, calibration baselines and other surveying information.

General survey enquiries

For general enquiries about surveying, email Surveying@resources.qld.gov.au.

For enquiries about permanent survey marks, email GeodeticSupport@resources.qld.gov.au.

For Titles enquiries, email info@titlesqld.com.au.

Submission of survey plans and records

To submit GNSS data, email GeodeticSupport@resources.qld.gov.au.

For surveyors to request surveying advice, email SurveyAdvice@resources.qld.gov.au.

To submit Form 6 or PSM maintenance forms not associated with a plan submission, email CadastralAdminDataHelp@resources.qld.gov.au.

To deposit or submit copies of survey plans, email SurveyPlans@resources.qld.gov.au.

Legislation and policy

For enquiries about surveying legislation and policies, contact:

Surveying Services
Land and Surveying Services
PO Box 15216
City East QLD 4002
Email Director of Surveys

Titles Registry Lodgement and Search Services

From 12:00pm, Friday 16 December 2022, Titles Registry lodgement and search services will no longer be provided at the following business centres:

  • Bundaberg
  • Cairns
  • Gold Coast (Robina)
  • Ipswich
  • Nambour
  • Townsville

Visit Titles Queensland for alternative search and lodgement options.

Do a search online

Buy current property title searches and survey plans online.


Please note that Titles Queensland does not provide legal or conveyancing advice. You should contact a legal professional for personalised advice.


You can lodge your documents at the business centres where Titles Queensland lodgement hours are indicated below. Please make sure you arrive at regional business centres early enough to finalise your lodgements before closing time.

You can also lodge documents by posting the document along with payment to:

Brisbane Titles Queensland Office
GPO Box 1401

See the Payments and lodgement page for more detailed information (including requirements for payment by cheque).

Visit us at www.business.qld.gov.au to access our geoscience resources and publications.

Chief Government Geologist

Email: gsq@resources.qld.gov.au

Geological information

Email: geological_info@resources.qld.gov.au

Courier deliveries

Geological Survey of Queensland
Level 4
1 William Street

Written enquiries

Geological Survey of Queensland
Department of Resources
PO Box 15216

GSQ Open Data Portal and Lodgement Portal

Email: GSQOpenData@resources.qld.gov.au


Email: opendata@resources.qld.gov.au

Geophysical information

Email: geophysics@resources.qld.gov.au

Geochemical information

Email: geological_info@resources.qld.gov.au

Resource Planning

Including enquiries about Key Resource Areas in the State Planning Policy July 2014 and requests for extractive industry information such as production data, quarry locations and contact details.

Email: GSQResourcePlanning@resources.qld.gov.au

Exploration Data Centre

Email: Exploration.DataCentre@resources.qld.gov.au (Zillmere)
Phone: +61 7 3096 6810
Fax: +61 7 3096 6817

68 Pineapple Street

The John Campbell Miles Drill Core Storage Facility (Mount Isa)

Email: Exploration.DataCentre@resources.qld.gov.au (Mount Isa)

Phone: +61 7 4743 0078
Mobile: +61 459 822 434
Fax: +61 7 4743 0156

Killara Crescent
Kalkadoon Industrial Estate
PO Box 334

Visit qld.gov.au for more information on fossicking in Queensland and to purchase fossicking licences and permits, or contact a Mines Assessment Hub.

For technical support when purchasing a fossicking licence online, please contact:

MyMinesOnline helpdesk
Phone: +61 7 3199 8133
Email: MyMinesOnline@resources.qld.gov.au

Visit us at www.business.qld.gov.au for more information about applying for a resource authority. You can also lodge and track the progress of most applications online through MyMinesOnline.

For general enquiries contact the relevant assessment hub.

Mineral Assessment Hub

The Mineral Assessment Hub administers mineral mining permits. These include mining leases, mineral development licences, exploration permits and prospecting permits.

Mining claims and mining leases for opal, gemstones, corundum or other precious stones are now administered by the Mineral Assessment Hub.

Level 9, 445 Flinders Street
Townsville QLD 4810

PO Box 1752
Townsville QLD 4810

Phone: (07) 4447 9230
Email: MineralHub@resources.qld.gov.au

Coal Assessment Hub

The Coal Assessment Hub administers all coal mining permits. These include mining leases, mineral development licences, exploration permits and prospecting permits.

Building E, 25 Yeppoon Road
Parkhurst QLD 4702

PO Box 3679
Red Hill QLD 4701

Phone: (07) 4936 0169
Email: CoalHub@resources.qld.gov.au

Petroleum Assessment Hub

The Petroleum Assessment Hub administers all petroleum, gas and geothermal authorities.

1 William Street
Brisbane QLD 4000

PO Box 15216
City East QLD 4002

Phone: (07) 3199 8119
Email: PetroleumHub@resources.qld.gov.au

District offices

Quilpie District Office

Court House
Buln Buln Street
Quilpie QLD 4480

PO Box 29
Quilpie QLD 4480

Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries.

Dalby District Office

30 Nicholson Street
Dalby QLD 4405

PO Box 589
Dalby QLD 4405

Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries.

Emerald District Office

99 Hospital Road
Emerald QLD 4720

PO Box 245
Emerald QLD 4720

Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries.

Winton District Office

Court House
Vindex Street
Winton QLD 4735

PO Box 230
Winton QLD 4735

Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries.

Mount Isa District Office

13 Isa Street
Mount Isa QLD 4825

PO Box 334
Mount Isa QLD 4825

Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries.

Charters Towers District Office

Tropical Weeds Research Centre
27-43 Natal Downs Road
Charters Towers QLD 4820

PO Box 62
Charters Towers QLD 4820

Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries.

Mareeba District Office

28 Peters Street
Mareeba QLD 4880

PO Box 156
Mareeba QLD 4880

Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries.

Georgetown District Office

Court House
12 High Street
Georgetown QLD 4871

PO Box 28
Georgetown QLD 4871

Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries.


For enquiries on Fossicking in Queensland, please contact a Mines Assessment Hub.

For technical support when purchasing a fossicking licence online, please contact the MyMinesOnline helpdesk on phone +61 7 3199 8133 or email MyMinesOnline@resources.qld.gov.au

For general enquiries, please contact the Resource community infoline on 13 71 07 or email resources.info@resources.qld.gov.au.

Make a complaint about a mineral and energy resources activity

Visit us at Mapping, data and imagery services (Business Queensland) to access spatial information.

Spatial data and mapping general enquiries

Contact us by completing one of our online request forms.

Other enquiries email: opendata@resources.qld.gov.au.

Queensland Globe and GeoResGlobe

Contact us by completing our online request forms.

Phone: +61 7 33304101


For information about using Imagery and Elevation web services, links to access and support forms, and service updates visit our Knowledge Base.

For information about acquisition coordination or data access to the Spatial Imagery Services Program email imageinfo@resources.qld.gov.au.

To request certified aerial photograph copies for court proceedings email imageinfo@resources.qld.gov.au.

To purchase high resolution aerial images email SIProductDelivery@resources.qld.gov.au.

General enquiries email opendata@resources.qld.gov.au.

Queensland Spatial information Council (QSIC)

Email qsic@resoures.qld.gov.au

Queensland place names

Search for current place names or find out more information about place naming.

Email QldPlaceNames@resources.qld.gov.au

Administrative boundaries

View information about local government areas and other administrative boundaries.

Email OpenData@resources.qld.gov.au

Museum of Lands, Mapping and Surveying

Contact us by completing our online request form.

Exhibition opening hours:

9.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday (closed public holidays and Queensland Government closures)

Research advice is by appointment only.

Ground Floor
317 Edward Street (between Turbot Street and Wickham Terrace)
Brisbane QLD 4000

National Relay Service

If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service (NRS).

Ask the NRS to connect you to 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

Interpreter assistance

Contact Language Loop on 1800 512 451 and ask for an interpreter.

Business centre locations


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Service hours

  • Titles Registry searches
  • Titles Registry lodgements
    This office does not accept Titles Registry lodgements.

Local government areas: