You may need 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. For example, you may not require this permit if:
- your premises are classified as rural and you keep the bee hives at a prescribed distance from any adjacent property
- you are not keeping the bees on your premises for longer than 8 weeks in a 12-month period
- 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.