Beekeeper Registration in Tasmania is Compulsory
Under the Biosecurity Act 2019 (the Act), beekeeping is considered to be a ‘regulated dealing’ (under Part 5, Division 3, Section 77). Under the Act a person must not engage in a regulated dealing unless they are ‘registered’.
This requirement has been formalised in the new Biosecurity Regulations 2022 which came into effect on 2 November 2022.
Therefore, registration of beekeeping activities is compulsory – for all Tasmanian commercial and recreational beekeepers.
Tasmanian beekeepers can register their beekeeping activities using the online form.
There are new conditions associated with registration, meaning any Tasmanian beekeepers currently registered voluntarily with Biosecurity Tasmania will need to re-register using the new online form.