Reserve Use Permit - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to engage in any activity in, or occupy or make use of, a travelling stock reserve. Generally this permit is issued for the purpose of establishing and maintaining an apiary however, you may be eligible for a permit for other purposes.

A travelling stock reserve is any route or land set aside for travelling or grazing stock, including a stock watering place. These reserves can be beneficial in times of drought, bushfires or floods. It is important for this land to be managed to ensure a balance between the needs of travelling or grazing stock and the conservation of native species.

Please note that NSW is divided into 11 regions. Each region has an office which is responsible for the management of travelling stock reserves in its area. Please consult your regional office for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

You may be able to make your application orally or using an approved form. If you application is made orally, you may be requested to confirm your application in writing.

Please consult your regional office for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


A permit, unless sooner cancelled or suspended, remains in force for the period specified in the permit.



Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.



Reserve Use Permit - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources

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Administering agency

Department of Industry
Local Land Services

Act(s) name

Local Land Services Act 2013 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Local Land Services Regulation 2014 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Department of Industry
Local Land Services

Operating address:
MLC Centre
Level 48
19 Martin Place
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Mailing address:
PO BOX 2105
Dubbo, New South Wales 2830

Toll Free:

1300 795 299


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