Apiary permit for protected areas - Queensland

Description

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

Licence

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.

Duration

The permit remains in effect as designated.

Fees

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

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Department of Environment and Science

Operating address: Level 3
400 George Street
Brisbane City, Queensland 4000
Mailing address: PO BOX 15187
City East, Queensland 4002
Email: parkaccess@des.qld.gov.au
Website: Department of Environment and Science (Opens in new window)

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Apiary permit contact to confirm availability of a site

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

Department of Environment and Science

Email: southernpermitsteam@des.qld.gov.au