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 indicated on the permit.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

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

Administering agency

Shire of Dowerin

Contact details

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

Enivronmental Health and Building Officer

Operating address: 13 Cottrell Street
Dowerin, Western Australia 6461
Mailing address: PO BOX 111
Dowerin, Western Australia 6461
Phone: 08 9631 1202
Fax: 08 9631 1193
Email: mes@dowerin.wa.gov.au
Website: Shire of Dowerin (Opens in new window)