Apiary Authority - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this authority if you intend to undertake commercial beekeeping on Western Australian Crown land. An apiary authority will authorise you to enter or occupy and use specified land to operate an apiary and remove honey, bees-wax and pollen from that land.

An apiary is a place where beehives are kept for the purpose of harvesting honey. You may be required to pay annual rent to the Agency for each apiary site you operate.

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 authority you must:

  • hold public liability insurance to the value of at least $10 million covering the areas and operations authorised by your authority
  • be registered as a beekeeper
  • obtain a clearing permit if your site will require track or site clearing
  • complete the relevant form
  • pay any required fees.

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




Site in South-west Zone (per 5 sites): $148; Site outside South-west Zone (per 5 sites): $71.


Annual rent per site: in South-west Zone $92; Outside South-west Zone $46.


Relocation of site in South-west Zone: $110 (per 5 new sites); Relocation of site outside the South-west Zone: $55.

Administering agency

Department of Parks and Wildlife

Act(s) name

Conservation and Land Management Act 1984 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Conservation and Land Management Regulations 2002 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Apiary Coordinator
Department of Parks and Wildlife

Mailing address:
Locked Bag 104
Bentley DC
Western Australia 6983


08 9334 0529


08 9334 0253

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