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Traffic control permit

Before a person submits an application for a Traffic Control permit, they must have previously obtained permission from the Department of Transport and Main Roads to occupy the state-controlled road (SCR).

Permission to occupy the SCR can be through the following pathways:

Please follow the inserted links to understand the related processes for obtaining a permit or approval.

Road Corridor Permit

An applicant occupying any SCR for any purpose must first submit a Road Corridor Permit Application form. This could include:

  • performing maintenance
  • undertaking construction
  • conducting special events
  • displaying signs.

This form is available on the Road Corridor Permit page.

This applies to any part of the road reserve including footpath, kerb and channelling, nature strip, traffic island and road carriageway.

Traffic Control Permit

Having previously applied for and been granted permission to gain access to SCRs, applicants or their authorised representative are then required to engage the services of a Traffic Management Company to perform any required lane closures and traffic control upon the roads nominated.

Traffic Management Companies working on SCRs must be registered under the Traffic Management Registration Scheme.

A Traffic Control Permit is necessary to ensure:

  • that the work carried out or the conducted event can be performed safely with due care shown to both workers and all road users
  • protection of departmental assets
  • the times at which the task is to be performed is such that any lane closure causes minimal disruption to traffic flow
  • that all traffic control activities are to be carried out in accordance with the latest version of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices Part 3 Works on Roads.

When making an application for traffic control:

  • the application form at the foot of this page must be completed with all mandatory documents attached
  • the 'applicant' will be the Traffic Management Company performing the traffic control duties
  • the applicant must give at least seven working days for the processing of an application
  • the applicant must comply with the conditions of application and the permit and must not undertake any activities without the requisite permit
  • the applicant must notify the local Department of Transport and Main Roads district / Traffic Management Centre:
    • on arrival at site prior to implementation of the Traffic Management Plan
    • immediately that there is any unexpected disruption to traffic or a traffic incident at or near the site
    • immediately prior to departure from the site after all traffic control devices are removed

The applicant must notify the respective local government authority(ies) where local roads are affected by the traffic control and where applicable, Queensland Police Service and Emergency Services

  • the applicant must make available a single point of contact (available 24/7) for the duration of the traffic control.

Please click on the two links below to obtain the necessary forms.

Links to the following General Access Reports provide the likely road access availability and will be useful when submitting an application: 

Last updated
24 November 2020