Deferring your rent or instalment
If you are suffering hardship, you may be eligible for a deferral in rent or instalment.
To be eligible, you must hold tenure under the Land Act 1994.
You can apply at any time if you are suffering from the effects of drought, flood, fire, disaster, economic recession or a severe downturn in the markets related to the purpose of the lease.
You are strongly encouraged to arrange a pre-lodgement meeting with us before you apply to ensure you have the information you need to apply correctly. You can do this by contacting your nearest business centre.
How to apply
Your application should include:
- LA00—Application form part A (PDF, 92.1KB)
- LA24—Application for deferral of rent or instalment (PDF, 167.3KB)
- Application fee: no fee
- Any additional attachments, as requested
To help assess your application, we may ask you to provide returns and financial statements, or if applicable, evidence that you are receiving financial assistance under a state or Commonwealth scheme relating to the hardship. All information you provide will be strictly confidential.
To avoid processing delays, read the forms carefully and include all required information.
Lodging your application
You can lodge your state land application by emailing SLAMlodgement@resources.qld.gov.au or by posting it to Department of Resources, PO Box 5318, Townsville QLD 4810.
If you have any questions about lodging your application, email:
- SLAMlodgement@resources.qld.gov.au or call (07) 4447 9179.
How your application is assessed
We will assess your application against legislative requirements. We will seek the views of other stakeholders (e.g. state, regional and local agencies) and inspect the land if required.
Policies and legislation
What happens next?
Once we have investigated the application, we will send you a written notice. If your application is approved, the notice will state the time for which the deferral applies and the terms of repayment.
While the deferred rent must still be paid after the deferral period ends, no penalty interest is payable by the tenure holder on the deferred rent for that period. All approved deferrals will be reviewed to ensure the circumstances are still current.
Note: If a lease or licence is transferred, the deferral of rent or instalments stops from the day of the transfer settlement and all outstanding monies must be paid.