Apiary permit for protected areas - Queensland


To place beehives in a national park or other Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service protected areas in Queensland, you must apply for an apiary permit on an available site.

Available sites occur where a national park is declared on land that: 

  • is actively being used for beekeeping and the apiary permit has not expired already 
  • has been previously defined as a forest reserve within the defined South East Queensland Forest Process.  In this situation, apiary permits can continue to be issued by the agency through a Special Management Area framework.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Must Have

You must be a registered beekeeper to be eligible for this permit.

Your site must fall within a protected area.


The permit remains in effect as designated.


Common Fees details for this service in table format.

Type Amount Description
Application $90.85

Permit for 6 months or less (per site)

Application $135.60

Permit 1 year (per site)

Application $244.10

Permit 2 years (per site)

Application $345.80

Permit 3 years (per site)

Application $433.90

Permit 4 years (per site)

Application $508.50

Permit 5 years (per site)

Transfer $61.45

Transfer of permit

Regulation(s) name

Nature Conservation (Administration) Regulation 2017 QLD

Application process

Post or email your application to the agency along with payment. Fees can be paid by cheque or credit card (over the phone).

Transfer process

This permit can be transferred by submitting a completed transfer form. Written approval from the current holder stating they no longer want the site and wish to transfer site must accompany the application.

Additional information

To check whether a site is available:

  • visit apiary site maps showing the current distribution and status of apiary sites in protected areas
  • contact the department to confirm the site's availability.

Administering agency

Department of Environment and Science

Contact details

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

Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing

Mailing address: PO Box 15187
Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Email: parkaccess@npsr.qld.gov.au

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

Apiary permit contact to confirm availability of a site

Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing

Email: southernpermitsteam@des.qld.gov.au