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Stock routes

Proposed changes to how we manage the stock route network were introduced to Parliament on 3 November 2016. Read more about the Stock Route Network Management Bill 2016. Current arrangements continue for now.

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.

Do it online


  • Contact the relevant local government for enquiries about stock routes and permits.
  • To purchase a detailed map of the Queensland stock route network and water points, contact one of our business centres.
  • For all other enquiries, contact 13 QGOV (13 74 68).
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Last updated
30 June 2016
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