Code of Practice for Beekeeping in Residential Areas of the ACT - Australian Capital Territory


You will need to comply with this code if you intend to keep bees. The code provides the minimum standards and requirements for the management of beehives located in urban areas.

The code has aims to:

  • limit the introduction and spread of diseases and parasites between bees
  • reduce the inconvenience of the presence of bees to neighbouring residents.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Animal Diseases Act 2005 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Animal Diseases Regulation 2006 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate

Parks and Territory Services Division

City Services

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