NSW Government provides a range of support to the Beekeeping industry.
Use the list below to identify the most appropriate contact.
For cases where bees from a hive are causing a danger to public health or safety the Biosecurity Act may allow for action to be taken. Review the Nuisance Bee complaint guidelines to determine whether this may apply to your own situation. If applicable call the Biosecurity helpline on 1800 680 244 or use the online form. For any other concerns contact your council to determine the most appropriate resolution.
Report American Foul Brood and other notifiable bee diseases or neglected hives.
Submit an online form or call the NSW DPI Biosecurity Helpline: 1800 680 244.
Report suspected exotic bee pests.
Request interstate health certificate for bees.
Submit an online form or call the Domestic Quarantine hotline on 1800 084 881.
Report a honey bee pesticide event in New South Wales by contacting the Environmental Protection Agency on 131 555 or visit www.epa.nsw.gov.au.
Register online via Service NSW or call Biosecurity & Food Safety Licensing Unit on 02 6552 3000 and select option 1.
To enquire about Expressions of Interests or new beekeeping sites on public lands including state forests, travelling stock reserves and national parks contact the DPI Apiary Sites Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.