Permit to Keep Bees - Western Australia


You may require this permit if you intend to keep bees on your premises. This permit will not be granted if the bees are likely to cause a nuisance to the area.

Conditions and restrictions will vary depending on the Council area you are in. Examples of when you may not require this permit include:

  • If your premises is classified as a rural premises and you keep the bee hives at a prescribed distance from any adjacent property;
  • If you are not keeping the bees on your premises for longer than 8 weeks in a 12 month period; and
  • If you are keeping bees for the purpose of pollinating a crop on your land.

Please be aware that you will need a separate approval to keep bees on Crown Land.

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 to keep bees, you must be registered as a beekeeper under state legislation. You must also comply with any conditions set by the Council for the granting of this permit. These conditions may include:

  • The provision of a sufficient water supply on the land;
  • Keeping the bees a specified distance away from the boundary of your land;
  • Constructing a barrier to keep bees from flying low over adjacent land; and
  • The number of bee hives allowed on your land.

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


As specified.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for the Keeping of Bees - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Guidelines for Keeping Bees - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 WA

Local law(s) name

Public Health Local Law 2017

Administering agency

City of Gosnells

Contact details

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

Ranger, Ranger Services

City of Gosnells

Operating address: 2120 Albany Highway
WA 6110
Mailing address: PO BOX 662
Gosnells, Western Australia 6990
Phone: 08 9397 3000
Website: City of Gosnells (Opens in new window)