Comments now closed on draft conditions for a compulsory Tasmanian beekeeper registration system

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Comments have now closed on draft conditions for a compulsory beekeeper registration system in Tasmania.

Preliminary targeted consultation on the proposed registration system took place in late 2021, and full public consultation took place in eary 2022.​

As part of the implementation of the Biosecurity Act 2019, beekeeping will soon become 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 will be formalised in new draft Biosecurity Regulations which have also closed for public comment.​  Therefore, registration of beekeeping activities will become compulsory – for all Tasmanian commercial and recreational beekeepers.  All other Australian states and territories already require beekeepers to be registered. 

It is anticipated that the registration system will be introduced in the second half of 2022.

Next steps

Thank you for taking the time to make a submission.  We are committed to working closely with you to ensure development of the most appropriate and fit for purpose beekeeper registration system.

Biosecurity Tasmania is currently assessing the feedback from this consultation process. 
The comments received, our response to the comments, and an indication of whether the feedback received resulted in amendments to the proposed registration system, will be made publicly available before the conditions of registration are finalised.  

​​Privacy and copyright information

Other than indicated below, submissions will be treated as public information and will be published on our website.

No personal information other than an individual’s name or the organisation making a submission will be published.

Important information to note

Your name (or the name of the organisation) will be published unless you request otherwise. 
If you would like your submission treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this at the time of making your submission, clearly identifying the parts of your submission you want to remain confidential and the reasons why. In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request. 

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Information provided to the Department Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania is subject to the Right to Information Act 2009. If you have indicated that you wish for all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, this will be taken into account by the Department in determining whether or not the information is exempt from disclosure in the event that it is subject to an application for assessed disclosure under the Right to Information Act. The Department may contact you during this process​