Apiary Authority - Western Australia


You will require this authority if you intend to undertake commercial beekeeping on Western Australian Crown land. An apiary authority will authorise you to enter or occupy and use specified land to operate an apiary and remove honey, bees-wax and pollen from that land.

An apiary is a place where beehives are kept for the purpose of harvesting honey. You may be required to pay annual rent to the Agency for each apiary site you operate.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this authority you must:

  • hold public liability insurance to the value of at least $10 million covering the areas and operations authorised by your authority
  • be registered as a beekeeper
  • obtain a clearing permit if your site will require track or site clearing
  • complete the relevant form
  • pay any required fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Site in South-west Zone (per 5 sites): $148; Site outside South-west Zone (per 5 sites): $71.

Apply Licence All -

Annual rent per site: in South-west Zone $92; Outside South-west Zone $46.

Transfer Transfer All $13.00 -
Vary Variation All -

Relocation of site in South-west Zone: $110 (per 5 new sites); Relocation of site outside the South-west Zone: $55.

Act(s) name

Conservation and Land Management Act 1984 WA

Regulation(s) name

Conservation and Land Management Regulations 2002 WA

Administering agency

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

Parks and Wildlife Service

Contact details

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

Apiary Coordinator

Parks and Wildlife Service

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

Operating address: Technology Park, Western Precinct
17 Dick Perry Avenue
Kensington, Western Australia 6151
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 104
Bentley DC, Western Australia 6983
Phone: 08 9334 0529
Fax: 08 9334 0253
Email: apiary@dpaw.wa.gov.au
Website: Parks and Wildlife Service (Opens in new window)