Land Access Code

All resource companies undertaking work on private land, including the onshore gas industry, have to comply with the Land Access Code

About Queensland's Land Access Code

The Land Access Code stresses the importance of establishing a good working relationship between the owners and occupiers of private land (landholders) and the holders of resource authorities (gas companies). The code has been designed to provide a balance between the interests of the agriculture and resources sectors.

It also outlines general principles for negotiations and provides guidelines for communication.

Mandatory conditions are imposed in the Land Access Code for conducting authorised resource activities on private land, including using the land in a way that minimises disturbance to people, livestock and property.