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Hives on station country.
Photo © Eric Steele

The Department of Parks and Wildlife manages beekeeper access on Crown land throughout Western Australia.

  • There are 3,266 current apiary authorities on all land tenures.
  • About 2,071 of these are on land managed by the department, which contain some 75 per cent of the honey resource in Western Australia.
  • Approximately 90 beekeepers are registered to collect honey from these apiary authorities.

Authorities can be issued for up to seven years, depending on the land tenure, and include conditions relating toland management requirements, water catchment guidelines, dieback control and fire prevention.

Parks and Wildlife can grant apiary authorities to keep an apiary on land vested in the Conservation Commission, subject to consultation with the Commission and approval from the Minister for Environment. The department also seeks the approval of other government agencies and other land managers when applications are received for the placement of beehives on other lands.

pdfGeneral Conditions for Using Apiary Authorities on Crown Lands in Western Australia727.83 KB

Application forms

Apiary site fees and charges

District contacts

District Apiary Contacts Directory – AUGUST 2013

Albany office

120 Albany Highway, ALBANY  WA  6330          
T: 9842 4500          
F: 9841 7105                          
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District Apiary Contact       
Peter Collins
T: 9842 4531 Mob: 0417900518
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Avon-Mortlock/Yilgarn office

PO Box 332, MERREDIN  WA  6415
T: 9622 8940          
F: 9041 2454          
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District Apiary Contact
David Joliffe
T: 9621 3404 Mob:
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Blackwood office

14 Queen St, BUSSELTON WA 6280
T: 9752 5555          
F: 9752 1432                          
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District Apiary Contact
Zsi Cockman
T: 9752 5555  Mob: 0427 811 820
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Donnelly office

PO Box 20, PEMBERTON WA 6260
T: 9776 1207          
F: 9776 1410          
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District Apiary Contact
Katie Pettersen
T: 9771 7911  Mob: 0427426159
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Esperance office

PO Box 234, ESPERANCE WA 6450
T: 9083 2100          
F: 9071 3657
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District Apiary Contact
Michael James Rose
T: 9083 2100  Mob: 0429001 750
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Frankland District office

South Coast Highway, WALPOLE WA 6398
T: 9840 0400          
F: 9840 1251                          
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District Apiary Contact
Chris Goodsell
T: 9840 0400  Mob: 0427448988
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Geraldton office

PO Box 72, GERALDTON WA 6531
T: 9921 5955          
F: 9921 5713
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District Apiary Contact
Rowan Dawson
T: 9921 5955  Mob: 0427 380 7888
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Great Southern District

PO Box 100, NARROGIN WA 6312
T: 9881 9200          
F: 9881 1645          
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District Apiary Contact
Brian Macmahon
T: 9881 9205  Mob:
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Goldfields office

PO Box 10173, KALGOORLIE  WA  6433
T: 9080 5555          
F: 9021 7831
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District Apiary Contact
Johannes (Tjokkie) Pieterse
T: 9080 5555  Mob:
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Jurien/Moora office

PO Box 638, JURIEN  WA  6516
T: 9652 1911          
F: 9652 1922
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District Apiary Contact
Emma Clingan
T: 9652 1911 Mob: 0429600820
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Ravensthorpe office (Albany District)

120 Albany Highway, ALBANY WA 6330
T: 9838 1967          
F: 9838 1965          
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District Apiary Contact
Peter Masters
T: 9838 1967 Mob: 0488 919 598
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Perth Hills office

275 Allen Rd, MUNDARING WA 6073
T: 9290 6100          
F: 9290 6101
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District Apiary Contact
Renee Leaver
T: 9290 6100 Mob: 0408 940 283
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Swan Coastal District

PO Box 459, WANNEROO WA 6946
T: 9303 7700          
F: 9303 7777          
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District Apiary Contact
Owen Donovan
T: 9303 7700 or 9303 7714  Mob: 0429100533
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Wellington District office

PO Box 809, COLLIE WA 6225
T: 97351988           
F: 9735 4539
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District Apiary Contact
Caroline Brocx
T: 9735 1988 Mob:
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Please send all emails to Parks and Wildlife district offices to both the generic email and the District Apiary Officer.

*Clearing Permits - contact the Department of Environment Regulation on (08) 6467 5020 or www.der.wa.gov.au or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Other government agencies  

More information

Contact the Apiary Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (08) 9219 8765.