Permit to Keep Bees - Western Australia

Service summary

You may require this permit if you intend to keep bees on your premises. This permit will not be granted if the bees are likely to cause a nuisance to the area.

Conditions and restrictions will vary depending on the Council area you are in. Examples of when you may not require this permit include:

  • If your premises is classified as a rural premises and you keep the bee hives at a prescribed distance from any adjacent property;
  • If you are not keeping the bees on your premises for longer than 8 weeks in a 12 month period; and
  • If you are keeping bees for the purpose of pollinating a crop on your land.

Please be aware that you will need a separate approval to keep bees on Crown Land.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 to keep bees, you must be registered as a beekeeper under state legislation. You must also comply with any conditions set by the Council for the granting of this permit. These conditions may include:

  • The provision of a sufficient water supply on the land;
  • Keeping the bees a specified distance away from the boundary of your land;
  • Constructing a barrier to keep bees from flying low over adjacent land; and
  • The number of bee hives allowed on your land.

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

Duration

As indicated on the permit.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Permit to Keep Bees - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Shire of Cunderdin

Act(s) name

Health Act 1911 (Western Australia)

Local law(s) name

Health Local Laws 1998

Contact details

Environmental Health Officer, Environmental Health Services
Shire of Cunderdin


Operating address:
Lundy Avenue
Cunderdin
WA 6407
Mailing address:
PO BOX 100
Cunderdin, Western Australia 6407

Phone:

08 96352700
building@cunderdin.wa.gov.au

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