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


You will be required 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.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services

Parks and Territory Services Division

City Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Domestic Animal Services, Licensing and Compliance

Operating address: Macarthur House,
12 Wattle Street
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 62072424
Phone: 132281