Movement restrictions for bees, hive products and/or beekeeping equipment within Western Australia

Page last updated: Wednesday, 9 September 2020 - 3:38pm

To prevent the spread of small hive beetle (SHB) within Western Australia, the movement of commercial honey, bees, apiary products and beekeeping equipment from the Kimberley region to other areas of the state, which are free of small hive beetle, is subject to strict quarantine conditions.

Importers must apply for a permit for their movement.

To prevent the spread of small hive beetle (SHB) within WA, conditions must be met to prevent the introduction of small hive beetle to areas where this pest is absent.

Targeted pests

From

Into

Small hive beetle
(Aethina tumida)

Kimberley region of WA (Local Government Areas of Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, Wyndham-East Kimberley and Halls Creek)

All other Local Government Areas in WA

Potential carriers: commercial honey, bees, apiary products and beekeeping equipment

Importers must apply for a permit to move the above.

A permit application must:

  1. be submitted to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) using the approved form
  2. include all required information
  3. be accompanied by the appropriate application lodgement fee

The completed application form to be submitted via pbpermit@dpird.wa.gov.au

DPIRD will aim to assess applications within 10 working days pending information availability and complexity of the application.