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

What you'll need

  • your registration number
  • your renewal number (as shown on your renewal notice), or your full personal details
  • a valid credit or debit card to pay the renewal fee.

How to renew

  1. Select the 'Renew online' button.
  2. Select 'Next'.
  3. Enter your registration and renewal number as shown on your renewal notice. (If you don't have your renewal number, select 'Don't have?' and enter your name, birth date and postcode.)
  4. Select 'Next'.
  5. Confirm the details of your registration.
  6. Enter your payment details.
  7. Read and confirm the declaration.

Who's eligible?

  • If you don't wish to renew online, you can visit a service centre.

Things to keep in mind...

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.

Management arrangements for bee biosecurity risks in NSW changed on 1 July 2017.  The changes recognise the importance of maintaining the beekeeping industry, bee population and human health across NSW. To find out more about the changes and obligations of beekeepers, please refer to the Bees Biosecurity Fact Sheet – PDF.

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