Registration of Beekeepers - Victoria

Description

You will require this registration if you intend to operate as a beekeeper and keep one or more hives of bees. Registration allows the Agency to conduct disease prevention and control programs that are beneficial for all beekeepers. Each registered beekeeper is issued a unique brand. All hives controlled by the registered beekeeper must be marked with this brand.

If you are introducing any bees, bee products, pollen or used beekeeping fittings from another State or Territory of Australia you must complete a document certifying disease-free status and compliance with the regulations. This document must be certified by a government apiary officer.

Written approval from the Agency is required if you are importing from a quarantine area or restricted movement area. Approval will only be granted if it is unlikely to lead to the transmission of disease.

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 registration, you must:

  • ensure all safety and health precautions are undertaken
  • complete any relevant forms
  • pay the registration fee.

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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will be required to lodge a notification if you dispose of some or all of your hives. Notifications must be lodged within seven days of the disposal. Other ongoing notifications may be required.

Duration

Two years from the date it was granted unless cancelled sooner.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

1 to 5 hives (register and pay online). No fees are required.

Apply Application All $30.00 1 to 5 hives (paper registration). Fees for 2017-18.
Apply Application All $30.00 6 to 50 hives. Fees for 2017-18.
Apply Application All $0.60 51 or more hives (fee per hive). Fees for 2017-18.

Act(s) name

Livestock Disease Control Act 1994 VIC

Regulation(s) name

Livestock Disease Control Regulations 2017 VIC

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Biosecurity

Contact details

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

Biosecurity

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Mailing address: PO Box 2500
Bendigo, Victoria
Australia
Toll Free: 1800 356 761
Fax: 03 5430 4505