Rents, concessions and hardship relief

Crown Lands administers leases, licences and occupancies over Crown land under the provisions of the Crown Lands Act 1989. Crown lands charges annual market rent for tenures on Crown land and provides a range of concessions to individuals and organisations.


Leases, licences and permits to occupy Crown land attract annual rental payments. Both the Act and individual tenure agreements contain provisions for the periodic market redetermination of rent. For more information download Market Rent Redetermination FAQs.

Crown land tenure holders have the right to object to a redetermination of rent under Section 142 of the Act.

Download Objections to Market Rent Redeterminations FAQs for more information. Call us on 1300 886 235 or email to request an objection form.

Minimum rents and water access rebates

Date Minimum rent Water access only CPI value
24 Apr 2018$491.00$351.00113.6
31 Jan 2018 $490.00 $350.00 113.3
14 Nov 2017 $486.00 $347.00 112.5
31 Jul 2017 $483.00 $345.00 111.7
27 Apr 2017 $481.00 $344.00 111.3
27 Jan 2017 $479.00 $343.00 110.9
27 Oct 2016 $477.00 $341.00 110.4
27 Jul 2016 $472.00 $337.00 109.3
27 Apr 2016 $470.00 $336.00 108.7
27 Jan 2016 $471.00 $336.00 108.9
28 Oct 2015 $469.00 $335.00 108.6
22 Jul 2015 $468.00 $334.00 108.3

Concessions and hardship relief

The following information is available on Crown lands' concessions and hardship relief provisions:

The Rent concessions and hardship relief for Crown land tenure holders policy outlines the framework under which Crown lands operates together with its position on concessions, hardship relief and payment options.

The rent concessions and hardship relief for Crown land tenure holders Q&A provides advice on what concessions are available, who can access them and how they are applied.

The hardship relief application form should be used to apply for hardship relief on a Crown land tenure. Hardship relief in the form of payment plans or extension of time to pay may be offered to clients experiencing financial difficulties that impact on their ability to pay rent.