Applications for Roadside Grazing Permits Invited

Council invites applications for roadside grazing permits (also known as stock route agistment permits) on relevant Council lands within the SDRC area.

Applications are called under s116 of the Stock Route Management Act 2002, in recognition of current dry conditions and that the Southern Downs is not currently drought declared.

By law, applications must be received within 7 days of the public notice, meaning applications must be received by 10 May 2018.

Council is taking this step to assist landholders in the current dry conditions because State legislation prevents Council issuing grazing permits when not drought declared, unless the landholder pursues an Individually Droughted Property (IDP) declaration for their property. 

An IDP is also needed by landholders to be eligible under the State Government’s Drought Relief Assistance Scheme (DRAS).  Landholders should contact the Department of Agriculture directly for more information on IDPs and the DRAS. 

To be granted a permit, applicants must provide evidence of public liability insurance cover of $20M.

Applications will be assessed for safety to road users and other considerations on a case by case basis.

Applications may be made in writing, electronically or orally.  Council asks for applications to be emailed to


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