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Stock routes

Under the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002, management of the stock route network is shared between local government and the Queensland Government Department of Natural Resources and Mining.

Stock routes

The Queensland stock route network is mainly used for moving stock, pasture for emergency agistment and long-term grazing.

To use the stock route network, you need permits for travelling stock on foot, grazing (agistment) of stock and using water facilities.

​The Central Highlands region has one primary, two secondary and fourteen minor stock routes.


Local governments are responsible for: The Queensland Government is responsible for:
  • day-to-day administration and management
  • some network maintenance
  • providing policy and legislative advice
  • operational guidelines
  • compliance support
  • reviewing decision
  • managing asset maintenance
  • training local government stock route officers


Central Highlands Regional Council Local Government Stock Route Network Management Plan 2015-2020

The Queensland Government has a handy guide that explains the permits you need to use the stock route.


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