Driveway and property entrances

Driveways and property accesses next to local-controlled roads

If your property adjoins a local council-controlled road, you will need to apply for an approval by completing the following form:

Property access approval form

All property entrances need to meet the council standard in place at the time.

They must also be built to ensure they can handle stormwater.

The maintenance of existing entrances is the responsibility of the property owner.

Driveways and property accesses next to state-controlled roads

If your property adjoins a state-controlled road, you will need to apply to the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to make any changes to, or to construct a new driveway or access, using an application form available on TMR's website. Further information can be found here

All application processes through TMR are free. Applications for changes to driveways not associated with a development application need to be made using Form F5083, which is available on TMR's website in the 'Driveway' section.

Note, construction cannot commence until TMR sends an 'Approval to Commence' letter. When the application form is completed, it can be returned with supporting documentation to

For any enquiries about this process, or to seek advice about property access changes, please email

Local and state-controlled roads

To identify if your road is a local or state-controlled road, follow the below steps:

  1. Visit
  2. Click 'Road Lookup' from the blue menu bar.
  3. Enter the road name into the search bar. If found, you can then see which government authority owns the road and their contact details. If you cannot find the road using the search bar, you can double click on the road on the map.

At this stage, ‘Road Lookup’ is only available on the QLDTraffic website, not the mobile application.

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