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Introduction

If you're registered as a beekeeper with the NSW Department of Primary Industries, you can renew your registration online.

What you need

  • your Department of Primary Industries username and password
  • your registration number
  • your renewal number (as shown on your renewal notice), or your full personal details
  • your payment.

How to renew

  1. Select the 'Renew online' button.
  2. Login to the Department of Primary Industries portal. 
  3. Complete the online application form.

More information

You must comply with the Biosecurity Act 2015 (NSW) and other legislation, plus 4 key conditions of registration:

  1. Hives:
    • bees must be kept in a frame hive.
    • each hive must be identified with your registration number, and must comply with any conditions of your registration.
  2. Written records of the following information must be kept for 5 years:
    • if hives are moved from one location to another:
      • the date they're moved
      • the details of each location
      • the number of hives moved
      • the name of the person who moved them.
    • if a hive has been lost, stolen or destroyed:
      • the date of the occurrence
      • the number of hives involved.
  3. The DPI must be notified of the disposal or sale of any beehives, within 28 days.
  4. Location of hives:
    • the hives must be managed to minimise the risk of nuisance or threat to the amenity or health of any other person or property – with revised location requirements including primary address. 

As well, you should examine your hives regularly for signs of any notifiable bee disease or pest.

From 1 July 2020, all NSW beekeepers will need to adhere to the Australian Honey Bee Industry Biosecurity Code of Practice as a condition of registration. For more information, visit the Department of Primary Industries website.

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