Lilley's Beach Permits Lilley's Beach Permits

How can I get a permit?

Lilley's Beach Vehicle Permit Online 
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Information you'll need to provide to obtain a permit online:

  • Email address
  • Make and model of your vehicle
  • Vehicle body type
  • Vehicle registration number
  • Vehicle colour

Permits will not be granted without this information.
Costs for permits are: $50.00 per year or $10.00 per week.

**Permits are no longer available from Boyne Island Bait and Tackle from 22 March 2017**

How do I get to Lilley's Beach?

Access to the Lilley's Beach is from the Boyne Island Sewerage Treatment Plant via Handley Drive, Boyne Island. A copy of the map is shown below. Camping is only permitted in the enclosed area at the northern end of Lilley's Beach.  The site is very basic and there are no facilities or rubbish bins - you must take all rubbish with you when you leave.
The Lilley's Beach coastline extends approximately 7.1 kilometres and can be accessed by four wheel drive only.  It is best to travel at low tide or within 2 hours either side of low tide. Driving on the sand dunes is strictly prohibited. Please note: the area is subject to tidal conditions.  

What if I've lost my permit?

Customers that have lost their permit, entered their email address incorrectly online or had technical issues and did not receive their permit can contact Council on 07 4970 0700 to organise a reissued permit. The permit must be current and the customer must be able to provide; the name of the applicant on the permit, vehicle details and the approximate date of when the permit was originally purchased. The permit can only be reissued for the same applicant and vehicle as the original permit. Please allow a waiting period for your permit to be reissued.

Costs for Reissued Permits are $5.00.

Lilley's Beach Vehicle Permit Terms and Conditions 

Conditions of Permit

  1. When the vehicle is being used on the beach, permits are to be carried in the motor vehicle at all times and must be produced for inspection on demand by an authorised person.
  2. All vehicles used on the beach must be registered.
  3. All drivers of vehicles used on the beach must hold a current drivers licence.
  4. The recommended maximum speed limit to be observed when driving on the beach is 40kph.  Vehicles must be driven at a speed appropriate to the driving conditions and not exceed the speed limit set by law.
  5. Pedestrian and animal traffic (i.e. horses, dogs, etc) must be allowed right of way at all times.
  6. All vehicles permitted to be driven on the beach must be driven between the low water mark and high water mark. Vehicles are not to be driven on the sand dunes or seagrass meadows (at low tide) at any time.
  7. The holder of the permit is required to take specified measures to ensure that the activities authorised by the permit do not cause a nuisance.
  8. Entry to the beach is to be via the approved access point only. The only access currently available to Lilley's Beach is via private property; Council therefore does not guarantee continual availability of access.
  9. Permits are not transferrable this includes the transfer from one private vehicle to another, or one person to another.

Cancellation or suspension of Permit 
Where the holder of a permit has been found guilty of an offence against the provisions of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1975, or of these Local Laws, Council may cancel the permit or suspend the permit for such time as determined by the Council by resolution.

Any person who commits any breach of, or who fails to comply with any provisions of this Local Law or the conditions of any permit issued under this Local Law, shall be guilty of an offence, for which on-the-spot penalties apply. 

Regular patrols are carried out by Council's Local Law Enforcement Officers and Local Police. On the spot fines can be issued if a permit cannot be produced.

Camping Site terms and conditions

  • Vehicles are NOT to be driven on the sand dunes or seagrass meadows (at low tide) at any time.
  • Motorbikes are strictly prohibited in this area. Regular patrols are carried out by Council's Local Law Enforcement Officers.
  • Strictly no fires!  Please use a gas or kerosene stove. Beach fires are strictly prohibited.
  • Lilley's Beach is a designated dog off-leash area, but your dog is required to be under effective voice command at all times.
  • Generators are permitted and campers are asked to limit use to between 7am and 7pm.
  • Leave nothing behind but your tyre tracks.  All rubbish must be taken with you, there are no bins provided.
  • It is a good rule to drive two hours either side of the low tide time, lessening the chances of intruding upon the sand dunes.
  • Conservation Volunteers Australia officers monitor the area for turtle and shore bird nests that are often located in the dunes. 
  • Behaving in a riotous, disorderly, indecent, offensive, threatening or insulting manner will not be tolerated. Offenders will be requested to leave the camping ground and may result in a fine and permanent ban.
  • Be considerate of other campers by limiting noise between 10pm and 7am.
  • Interfering with a plant or any turf, sand, clay, soil or other material is prohibited. Penalties apply.
  • Interfering with any facility or equipment located at the local government camping ground is prohibited. Penalties apply.
  • Camp sites must be kept and maintained in good repair and clean, tidy and sanitary condition. The camping site must not be left unoccupied for more than two days. If so, Council will remove and dispose of equipment from abandoned camp. 

Other information

Lilleys Beach Visitor Brochure (Includes map) (Download)
Permits are also available from the following locations and times;

Gladstone and Calliope Administration Centres from 8.30am to 4.45pm on weekdays.
Boyne Tannum Community Centre from 9am to 4.45pm weekdays and 9am to 4pm on Saturdays. 
PLEASE NOTE: Allow time before the office closes to have your permit processed, 20 minutes is generally the amount of time needed to process a permit.

Please do not hesitate to phone Council on 07 4970 0700, should you have any enquiries.