Land Court

NOTICE : The Land Court is open and will continue to deal with matters as listed, unless it orders to the contrary. In order to deal with the challenges posed by COVID-19, the Court will conduct all hearings, reviews, CMEE conferences and mediations by teleconference or videoconference wherever practicable. No party or participant needs to apply for leave of the Court to appear in that way.
If any parties, representatives, witnesses or observers do attend the Court in person, the Court will enforce social distancing measures. The Court requests parties and practitioners to use mail or email to file documents, wherever possible, and to contact the Court if they have particular requests about how a proceeding is conducted. Information about the Court’s technology is available from the Land Court Registry.
The Court will continue to monitor closely the advice being provided by government health authorities and act accordingly. Community safety will always be a priority.

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.

Procedural Assistance Service

Procedural assistance is advice about court processes. For example, the Court can provide assistance about:

  • how to start a case
  • what form to use
  • the process a case may follow
  • procedures to help you resolve the case without a decision
  • what happens at hearings and other court events.

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


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 Court Associates

Information about the role of an Associate in the Land Court and how to apply

Resolving disputes without a hearing

Information about using alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods to assist parties to resolve their disputes and reach agreement themselves

Information and resources for going to court

Information and resources to support clients going to the Land Court


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


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


A list of Communications issued by the Land Court about new legislation, processes and other developments

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


Contacting the Land Court and Tribunal Registry