Permanent road closures

A road is any area of land that has been set aside by legislation for current or future use. Not all roads are being used by vehicles or pedestrians, and some may never end up being used for that purpose.

An application for permanent road closure can be made by an adjoining landowner who is the registered owner of the property that shares a common boundary with the road. For more information, visit the Department of Resources website.

There are two stages to get a permanent road closure approval:

  1. Apply to Council for permanent road closure (Referral Agency). Council is a 'stakeholder' for any road closure applications on the Gold Coast. You need our approval to accompany your application to Department of Resources.
  2. Apply to Department of Resources for approval.

If your application is for a temporary road closure only, visit the Temporary road closures page.

In person

Step 1.Gather your documents

You must submit the following supporting information with your application.

Combine the following documents into one single PDF:

  • a drawing (minimum A4 size) indicating the general location including your land, area of the road to be closed, lot on plan information, a north point and scales and dimensions
  • a brief report outlining why the proposed road closure is sought, details of the proposed use of the area and any addition information to support the application.

No fees apply.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the Application for permanent road closure (Referral agency)(PDF, 200KB)

Step 3.Visit one of our customer service centres

Submit your application at one of our customer service centres Monday to Friday between 8.15am and 4.30pm.

By mail

Step 1.Gather your documents

You must submit the following supporting information with your application.

Combine the following documents into one single PDF:

  • a drawing (minimum A4 size) indicating the general location including your land, area of the road to be closed, lot on plan information, a north point and scales and dimensions
  • a brief report outlining why the proposed road closure is sought, details of the proposed use of the area and any addition information to support the application.

No fees apply.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the Application for permanent road closure (Referral agency)(PDF, 200KB)

Step 3.Send us your completed application form

Post to:

Planning Assessment, City Development Branch
Economy, Planning & Environment
City of Gold Coast
PO Box 5042
Gold Coast MC QLD 9726

Next steps

Once you have received Council approval, apply to Department of Resources for a permanent road closure. For more information, visit the Queensland Government Department of Resources website.