State land rent waived for farmers, tourism and clubs
More than 6000 farmers, businesses, tourism operators, and community and sports clubs, won’t have to pay state land rent for six months.
State land rent will be waived for farmers, businesses, tourism operators, and community and sports clubs for 1 April to 30 September to help support business during this COVID 19 emergency.
Business across the state are doing it tough, and not having to pay land rent for six month is one way of supporting them during these times.
With the shutdown of travel across the world, our tourism sector particularly has been hit hard.
There’s more than 90 tourism lessees across the state on average could save around $30,000 each.
Farmers on pastoral lessees will save on average around $3300 and some local recreation clubs will save upwards of $4500 over the six months.
Lessees don’t have to apply and those who have already paid their rent for 1 April to 30 June 2020 will receive a refund or if requested, a credit.
In situations where lessees have entered into sublease arrangements with another commercial business – the lessee is expected to pass on the appropriate amount of land rent savings to the sublessees.
Land rent relief applies to Land Act lessees, licensees or permit to occupy holders who conduct a business on state land.
More information please visit qld.gov.au/StateLandRentRelief or by calling 13 QGOV (13 74 68).
Last updated 29 April 2020