Bee Farm or Range Area Licence - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to farm or range bees on Crown Land. A bee farm area must not exceed four hectares and no more than ten hives may be kept on this land.

A bee range licence may be granted for any unalienated Crown Land. This is any Crown Land not currently owned or held under a licence, lease or other arrangement (however, a bee range licence may be granted on Crown Land held under an agricultural licence or lease).

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • Be a registered beekeeper;
  • Apply using the prescribed form;
  • Provide any information or documentation required by the Authority; and
  • Pay any required fees.

The agency will also take into account the effect of granting the licence on:

  • Fire management;
  • Other users and uses (current and proposed) of the public land, including recreation and tourism users and uses, and public land neighbours;
  • Road and access management;
  • Native vegetation clearance; and
  • Reference areas and wilderness.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Period not exceeding 1 year.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Bee Farm or Range Area Licence - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Land Management Policy Division

Act(s) name

Land Act 1958 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Land Regulations 2006 (Victoria)

Contact details

Information Officer
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Land Management Policy Division


Operating address:
8 Nicholson Street
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 500
Melbourne, Victoria 3002

Phone:

03 96379680
andrew.taylor@delwp.vic.gov.au

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