You will require this registration if you intend to operate as a beekeeper and keep one or more hives of bees. Registration allows the Agency to conduct disease prevention and control programs that are beneficial for all beekeepers. Each registered beekeeper is issued a unique brand. All hives controlled by the registered beekeeper must be marked with this brand.
If you are introducing any bees, bee products, pollen or used beekeeping fittings from another State or Territory of Australia you must complete a document certifying disease-free status and compliance with the regulations. This document must be certified by a government apiary officer.
Written approval from the Agency is required if you are importing from a quarantine area or restricted movement area. Approval will only be granted if it is unlikely to lead to the transmission of disease.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this registration, you must:
- ensure all safety and health precautions are undertaken
- complete any relevant forms
- pay the registration fee.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
You will be required to lodge a notification if you dispose of some or all of your hives. Notifications must be lodged within seven days of the disposal. Other ongoing notifications may be required.
|Apply||Application||–||1 to 5 hives (register and pay online). Fees for 2016-17.
|Application||$30.00||1 to 5 hives (paper registration). Fees for 2016-17.
|Application||$30.00||6 to 50 hives. Fees for 2016-17.
|Application||$0.60||51 or more hives (fee per hive). Fees for 2016-17.
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Livestock Disease Control Act 1994 (Victoria)
Livestock Disease Control Regulations 2006 (Victoria)
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