The Queensland stock route network is mainly used for moving stock, pasture for emergency agistment and long-term grazing.
To use the stock route network, you need permits for:
- travelling stock on foot
- grazing (agistment) of stock
- using water facilities.
Stock routes include 72,000km of roads, reserves, and corridors on pastoral leases and unallocated state land. Together with dedicated reserves for travelling stock, they make up the 2.6 million hectare Queensland stock route network.
This guide explains the permits you need to use the stock route.
Changes are being made to the legislation governing stock routes by the Biosecurity Act 2014, which will come into effect on 1 July 2016. Information is available under Section 1: About the Queensland stock route network.