Commercial vehicle access

To access Council land with a commercial vehicle, you may need a permit. Moreton Bay Regional Council grants permits when vehicle access is required for approved purposes and it will not cause damage to parks or public land. You may need a permit for: 

  • access to jetties (for delivering goods to a boat or setting up fireworks etc) 
  • beach access (commercial fishermen) 
  • helicopter landings.

Moreton Bay Regional Council regulates these activities to ensure they are carried out safely while taking other park users and residents into consideration.  

You will need to submit an application at least eight weeks before you need commercial vehicle access. This allows time to review your submission, request any further information, conduct a final assessment and make a decision.

Once all supporting documents have been provided, your application will be reviewed and assessed for approval under Local Law No 1 (Administration) 2011. Schedule 18.

Initial assessment of your application may take up to five business days. We may go out to consultation with key stakeholders. It may take up to 30 business days from initial assessment to decision once all supporting documents have been provided. 

Commercial fisher access is only permitted at Red Beach and Skirmish Point, Bribie Island, and Suttons Beach, Redcliffe. Permits for the general public to drive on the beach are issued by Queensland Parks and Wildlife.

If you require temporary access to your property via a park or other Council land, contact Council.

How to apply

Step 1.Complete a risk management plan

Complete the Risk management plan template(DOCX, 927KB).

Step 2.Prepare a site plan

Prepare a site plan using the Commercial vehicle site plan template(DOCX, 51KB).

Step 3.Take out public liability insurance

Evidence of a current Public liability insurance policy to the value of $20,000,000 should be provided with your application.

Step 4.Collect supporting documents 

  • copies of current vehicle registration certificates for all nominated vehicles
  • copies of comprehensive insurance documents
  • evidence of a current Queensland Commercial Fisher Licence (if applicable). 

Step 5.Complete an application form  

Submit your application with supporting documents using any of the below options: 

The applicant for an approval must be a legal entity, such as a person, private company, public company or incorporated association. A partnership, cooperative, unincorporated association, body corporate, strata corporation, trust or political party is not a legal entity and cannot be considered the applicant.

Step 6.Pay fees 

In accordance with Council's fees and charges, a non-refundable application fee of T938 is payable at the time of application. Council will contact you for payment.

There are other fees that may payable. These are:

  • a T937 annual commercial fee. This fee is charged on a pro rata monthly basis to 30 September.
  • a T939 annual renewal fee
  • Council may require a bond to be paid.

The amount of bond will be determined by Council. The purpose of a bond is to cover any damage that may occur as a result of your activity. Charities and not-for-profit organisations are exempt from paying fees if evidence is provided.

The renewal period for a permit is from 1 October to 30 September.

Charities and not-for-profit organisations are exempt from paying fees if evidence is provided.