A licence allows a person or organisation the right to use a specified portion of Crown land for a specific purpose and period.
A licence may be granted for an unmanaged reserve or Crown land under certain circumstances by the Minister for Lands under the Land Administration Act.
A licence does not grant an exclusive right to the land and members of the public cannot be excluded from licensed Crown land. In some circumstances public access may be restricted in the interests of public safety.
To apply for a licence, you will need to complete the Crown land enquiry form.
Please note - If the proposed event or activity is on Crown land that is owned or in the care, control or management of a number of land owners, bodies or authorities, then you may need a separate licence or approval from each land owner, body or authority.
Please submit your application at least three months prior to date(s) on which the event or activity is to take place.
Provide as much information as possible to ensure timely processing of your application.
Please obtain and provide all documents (including approvals, permits and licences) that may help in the assessment of your application.
If you have any questions or need help with your application, the application form or the process, please contact the department and ask for the Land Use Management Team responsible for the area within which your proposed event or activity is to take place (refer to the regions on the map).
For additional information regarding event approvals, support or advice, please visit the Tourism Western Australia website.
The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.
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