Land Court

The Land Court of Queensland hears and determines matters relating to land and natural resources. The court:

  • hears appeals against land valuations for rating and rental purposes
  • determines claims for compensation for the resumption of land
  • makes recommendations for the grant of mining tenures and environmental authorities for resource projects
  • determines compensation for mining activities and land access
  • hears appeals against local government rating categories
  • deals with Indigenous land and cultural heritage issues, including the grant of injunctions and approval of cultural heritage management plans.

Judgments

Judgments by the Land Court and Land Appeal Court of Queensland. See also the policy for reserved judgments.

About the Land Court

Information about the Land Court, including its history, membership and jurisdiction, and links to annual reports and reviews of valuation cases

Land disputes

Appeals against land valuation, compensation for land resumptions, objections to mining projects, landowner compensation for mining activities, protection for cultural heritage

Going to the Land Court

Practical advice about starting proceedings, filing court documents, alternative dispute resolution, representing yourself at a hearing, and searching and copying court files

Fees

The current schedule of court fees and information on how to pay

Forms

A list of all forms used by the Land Court and Land Appeal Court

Practice directions

A list of all practice directions issued by the Land Court and Land Appeal Court

Interest rates – compensation awards

Interest rates payable on compensation awards for land resumptions

Appealing a Land Court decision

The structure of appeals from the Land Court and appealing to the Land Appeal Court

Contacts

Contacting the Land Court and Tribunal Registry