Deferring your rent or instalment
All land rental invoices issued to eligible leaseholders with due dates ranging from 1 March 2019 to 30 November 2019, will receive an automatic extension to 1 December 2019. You do not need to apply.
Eligible leaseholders are in the following local government areas that have been declared a disaster situation as a result of the North Queensland monsoon flood: Burdekin, Carpentaria, Cook, Charters Towers, Cloncurry, Douglas, Flinders, Hinchinbrook, McKinlay, Palm Island, Richmond, Townsville, Winton, Burke, Croydon, Etheridge, Torres, Torres Strait Island and Whitsundays.
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If you are suffering hardship, you may be eligible for a deferral in rent or instalment.
To be eligible, you must hold a term, perpetual or freeholding lease, a road licence or an occupation licence. You are not eligible if you hold a permit to occupy.
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.
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 in person at your nearest business centre, by emailing to SLAMlodgement@dnrme.qld.gov.au or by posting it to Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, PO Box 5318, Townsville QLD 4810.
If a fee applies to your application, payment options are cash (in person only), EFTPOS (in person at some centres only), cheque (in person or by post), or credit card.
Cheques should be made out to the 'Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy' and marked 'not negotiable'.
Credit card payments are accepted in person or over the phone.
We will send you a receipt once we have established that your application meets all requirements and has been properly made.
If you have any questions about lodging your application or payment, contact:
- SLAMlodgement@dnrme.qld.gov.au Phone: (07) 4447 9179
You can contact your nearest business centre to arrange a pre-lodgement meeting.
How your application is assessed
We will assess your application against legislative requirements and our own policies, procedures and guidelines. 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.
Penalty interest on deferred rent or instalment will be payable (unless the deferred rent and interest have been forgiven), but at a lesser rate than penalty interest for late payment. 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.