Lilley’s Beach vehicle permits now available online!
Permits for vehicle access to Lilley’s Beach can now be obtained almost instantly via Council’s Online Services website.
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said permits obtained online were issued immediately via email and could be either printed or kept digitally on a mobile device to show to inspecting officers upon request.
“Previously customers needed to visit customer service counters in Gladstone, Calliope and Boyne Island during opening hours to obtain a Lilley’s Beach permit,” Councillor Burnett said.
“Customers can still use this personal service, but now they also have the option to purchase the permit at any time and virtually any place via our secure, mobile-friendly Online Services system,” he said.
Cr Burnett advised permits were no longer available from Boyne Island Bait and Tackle and thanked the business for the free service they had provided to the community.
To purchase a Lilley’s Beach permit online visit www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/OnlineServices, click the ‘Applications’ icon and enter details, including the colour, make, model, year, body type and registration number and expiry date of the vehicle that will access Lilley’s Beach.
Under subordinate local laws, permits are required to drive a motor vehicle onto Lilley’s Beach, and on-the-spot fines can be issued by an authorised officer if a permit is not produced.
Cr Burnett said vehicles accessing Lilley’s Beach “must keep off the dunes at all times and be driven on the beach between the high tide and low tide marks only”.
He warned that Lilley’s Beach could be accessed by four-wheel-drive vehicles only and become impassable at high tide.
For more information about accessing Lilley’s Beach visit www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/lilleys-beach-permit