Registration as a Beekeeper - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to manage or keep bees or any hive that contains bees. A condition of this registration is that you must also identify each hive you own with a registered identifier and / or brand.

If someone has a mortgage over your hives the Agency must be notified and you will not be able to change ownership of the mortgaged hives without the mortgagee's consent.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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 ensure that all:

  • hives in your possession are marked with your registered brand in the prescribed manner and
  • relevant safety and health precautions are undertaken.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Miscellaneous$15.00Annual fee plus $1.10 per hive

Approval time

Within 14 days.

Administering agency

Brands Office

Act(s) name

Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Identification and Movement of Stock and Apiaries) Regulations 2013 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Brands Office

Mailing address:
PO BOX 1231
Bunbury, Western Australia 6231


08 97806207

Supporting information


The information contained on the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) web site, or via packages or other sources is intended for general guidance only.

To the full extent permitted by law, the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments make no representations or warranties (expressed or implied) in relation to the information, including its accuracy, currency or completeness.

The business information provided does not constitute professional or legal advice, nor is the use of any third party resource an endorsement of the information contained, the associated organisation, product or service. It is recommended that you obtain appropriate professional and /or independent legal advice to ensure that the material provided here is relevant to your particular circumstances.

To the full extent permitted by law the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments, their employees and agents do not accept any liability for any reason, including without limitation, liability in negligence, to any person for the general information which is provided herein, or in respect of anything, including the consequences of anything done, or not done, by any such person in whole or partial reliance upon the information.