Beekeeping (apiary) permit - Queensland

Description

You need a permit to place beehives in a national park or another protected area in Queensland.

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

  • is actively being used for beekeeping and the apiary permit has not already expired
  • has been previously defined as a forest reserve within the defined South-East Queensland forest transfer 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

You will need to be a registered beekeeper and you will also need to check whether a site is available by:

  • visiting apiary site maps showing the current distribution and status of apiary sites in protected areas
  • contacting the department to confirm the sites availability.

Duration

Up to a maximum of 5 years (or until 31 December 2024, whichever is later).

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

You can find the current fees here.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Apiary permit and transfers - DOCX (Opens in new window)

Approval time

Up to 40 days.

Transfer

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.

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

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 - Southern Permit Team

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

Department of Environment and Science

Email: southernpermitsteam@des.qld.gov.au