Flinders Shire Council Stock Routes
Under the Land Protection Act, the administration of the Stock Route Network is shared between Local Government and the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME). The Flinders Shire manages the stock routes within the shire which contains water facilities (dams, windmills, wells, artesian and sub artesian bore) and reserves.
Council is responsible for day-to-day management, while DNRME is responsible for providing the framework of legislation and policy for Stock Route management and support for Local Governments. Stock Route Watering Facilities are included as a responsibility for Councils to manage. The Rural Lands Department oversees and maintains approximately thirty watering facilities.
Landowners may apply to Council to take a supply of water from a facility. If they wish to do so, they must apply to Council for a Stock Route Watering Facility Agreement. Taking water from a Stock Route Watering Facility without an agreement or without a permit is an offence under the Land Protection Act. View the Application for a Stock Route Water Facility Agreement
For the movement of stock on a Stock Route an Application for a Stock Route Travel Permit is required to be filled out and submitted to the Council Office at least three days prior to moving stock on the Route. For more information and assistance in completing a Travel Permit Application refer to the Department of Natural Resources and Mines requirements for Travel Permits.
As it is an offence to graze stock on a Stock Route without a permit, an Application for a Stock Route Agistment Permit is required to be filled out and submitted to the Council Office at least three days prior to the commencement date. For more information regarding and assistance in completing an Agistment Permit refer to the Department of Natural Resources and Mines requirements for Agistment Permits.
Before any use of the Stock Route is undertaken, a permit must be issued by Council along with the appropriate fees being paid. The current fees are set by DNRME and are available in the Schedule of Fees and Charges – Stock Routes.