During COVID-19 restrictions, the Land Court has continued to hear cases with little interruption, using videoconference and telephone facilities. As restrictions start to ease, the Land Court has reviewed its arrangements.
From 15 June 2020 and until further notice:
- The Court will continue to enforce physical distance requirements in all courtrooms and court facilities.
- Parties may attend at the Registry in person to file documents or make enquiries. However, the Court encourages parties to continue to use phone, mail or email wherever practicable.
- Unless otherwise directed, the Court will conduct the following court events by videoconference or teleconference (as advised) and parties are excused from attending in person:
- mediations or preliminary conferences
- CMEE conferences (case management conferences and meetings of experts)
- directions hearings or reviews.
- The Court will direct arrangements for oral hearings, whether interlocutory or final, in consultation with the parties. Parties must advise the Court and all other parties, in writing, and as soon as possible, of any health, technology or other circumstances or preferences they ask the Court to take into account in directing those arrangements.
The Court uses the following technology for the stated purposes:
- Videoconferences - Pexip is the preferred platform, but other platforms may be considered if necessary - Pexip instructions (PDF, 591.8 KB
- Teleconferences - Chorus Call is used for all teleconferencing - Chorus Call Instructions (PDF, 225.4 KB)
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 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.
Information about the Land Court, including its history, membership and jurisdiction, and links to annual reports and reviews of valuation cases
Information about the role of an Associate in the Land Court and how to apply
Information about using alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods to assist parties to resolve their disputes and reach agreement themselves
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 payable on compensation awards for land resumptions
The structure of appeals from the Land Court and appealing to the Land Appeal Court
Contacting the Land Court and Tribunal Registry