Bee Farm or Range Area Authority - Victoria

Description

You will require this authority if you intend to farm or range bees on Crown Land. A bee farm area must not exceed four hectares and no more than ten hives may be kept on this land.

A bee range authority may be granted for any unalienated Crown Land. This is any Crown Land not currently owned or held under a licence, lease or other arrangement (however, a bee range authority may be granted on Crown Land held under an agricultural licence or lease).

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

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • Be a registered beekeeper;
  • Apply using the prescribed form;
  • Provide any information or documentation required by the Authority; and
  • Pay any required fees.

The agency will also take into account the effect of granting the licence on:

  • Fire management;
  • Other users and uses (current and proposed) of the public land, including recreation and tourism users and uses, and public land neighbours;
  • Road and access management;
  • Native vegetation clearance; and
  • Reference areas and wilderness.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Period not exceeding 1 year.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

No fees are required.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Bee Farm or Range Area Licence - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Land Management Policy Division

Contact details

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Information Officer

Land Management Policy Division

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Operating address: 8 Nicholson Street
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002
Mailing address: GPO BOX 500
Melbourne, Victoria 3002
Phone: 03 9637 9680
Email: andrew.taylor@delwp.vic.gov.au