Permit to Keep Bees - Western Australia

Description

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

Licence

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.

Duration

As specified.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Description
Apply Application

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

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Application for Permit to Keep Bees - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Health Act 1911 WA

Local law(s) name

Bee Keeping Local Law 2004

Administering agency

Shire of Gingin

Contact details

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

Enquiries Officer

Shire of Gingin

Operating address: 7 Brockman Street
Gingin
WA 6503
Mailing address: PO BOX 510
Gingin, Western Australia 6503
Phone: 08 9575 2211
Fax: 08 9575 2121
Email: mail@gingin.wa.gov.au