A stock route travel permit is required for all movements of stock on foot on:
A permit is not required when moving stock between properties if all the following apply:
You also do not need a stock route network travel permit if stock are being transported by truck or rail (permits may be required under other legislation for transporting stock).
Before moving stock, ensure that you:
Any stock owner or their authorised agent can apply for a travel permit. You do not need to reside in the local government area where the application is submitted. The stock owner is the holder of the permit.
The fee is calculated by the local government when the application is approved and must be paid before the permit is issued. Fees set by legislation are:
Fees are not charged for:
In the case of infant stock, the application must demonstrate that any infants are travelling with, and reliant on, their mother. Young stock that are grazing and not reliant on their mother for feed and nutrients will not meet this criterion.
All stock must be fit and able to travel at the minimum permitted rate.
Complete the Application for a stock route travel permit (PDF, 169.7KB) and send it to the relevant local government at least 7 days before travel is to start. Applications can generally be lodged in person or by post, fax or email (check with the local council).
If for health reasons stock require spelling, the permit holder will need to apply for a 7-day grazing (agistment) permit.
Alternative arrangements should be made for agistment or spelling in case a grazing (agistment) permit cannot be issued.
The local government will assess the application by considering:
Once the application has been assessed, you will receive a written notice of the decision.
You can apply for a review of a local government decision if you are not satisfied with a decision to:
To apply for a review, complete the Application for a review of a local government decision (PDF, 402.0KB) and send to:
PO Box 1762
Rockhampton QLD 4700
A current permit may be cancelled if you supplied false or misleading information in your application, if you breach the permit conditions or if the stock route can no longer provide enough pasture or water for the stock.