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Beekeeping on protected areas

General information

The Nature Conservation Act 1992 has provided for authorised beekeeping activities on some protected areas including regional parks.

Beekeeping is not normally allowed on national parks, however, where a new national park is declared on land used for beekeeping, this activity can be allowed to continue for up to three years or for the unexpired term of existing apiary permits issued under the Forestry Act 1959 or the Land Act 1994.

An exception to the above has been negotiated in relation to South East Queensland Forest Agreement (SEQFA) and Wet Tropics Forest Reserve lands designated for apiaries, where beekeeping will be allowed to continue until 2024.

The reserves where this exemption applies are listed under Schedule 5 of the Nature Conservation (Protected Areas Management) Regulation 2006.

Apiary sites on protected areas

The maps below show the current distribution and status of apiary sites on protected areas where beekeeping is allowed.

Please note that the status of apiary sites is indicative only. Sites shown as vacant may have applications for apiary permits currently being processed.

It is recommended that you contact NPRSR or email qpws@nprsr.qld.gov.au for more information or to confirm the status of vacant sites.

View a map by selecting the protected area that you are interested in. Apiary site maps are provided in Adobe PDF format.

National Park and other protected areas State Forest / Forest Reserve
(current / former)
Bania National Park (PDF, 324K)* Bania Forest Reserve
Wonbah Forest Reserve
Bellthorpe National Park (PDF, 381K)* Bellthorpe Forest Reserve
Bingera National Park (PDF, 270K)* Bingera Forest Reserve
Blackdown Tableland National Park (PDF, 257K)* Blackdown Tableland Forest Reserve
Bulburin National Park (PDF, 408K)* Bulburin Forest Reserve
Polmaily Forest Reserve 2
Bunya Mountains National Park (PDF, 275K)* Neumgna Forest Reserve
Bunyaville Regional Park (PDF, 363K)* Bunyaville Forest Reserve
Canungra Regional Park (PDF, 235K)* Canungra Forest Reserve
Cherbourg National Park (PDF, 240K)* Cherbourg Forest Reserve
Clear Mountain Regional Park  Clear Mountain Forest Reserve 1
Clear Mountain Forest Reserve 2
Conondale National Park (northern) (PDF, 336K)* Kenilworth Forest Reserve (PDF, 371K)*
Conondale National Park (central) (PDF, 371K)* Conondale Forest Reserve 1 (PDF, 371K)*
Conondale National Park (southern) (PDF, 299K)* Imbil Forest Reserve 1
Conondale Forest Reserve 2
Conondale Regional Park 
Cordalba National Park (PDF, 247K)* Cordalba Forest Reserve
Crows Nest National Park (PDF, 269K)* Perseverence Creek Forest Reserve
D'Aguilar National Park (northern) (PDF, 365K)* D'Aguilar Forest Reserve (PDF, 886K)*
D'Aguilar National Park (southern) (PDF, 886K)* Mount Glorious Forest Reserve (PDF, 886K)*
D'Aguilar National Park (northern) (PDF, 365K)*
D'Aguilar National Park (southern) (PDF, 886K)*
Mount Mee Forest Reserve (PDF, 365K)*
Enoggera Forest Reserve
Daisy Hill Regional Park (PDF, 299K)* Daisy Hill Forest Reserve
Dan Dan National Park (PDF, 241K)* Dan Dan Forest Reserve
Deer Reserve National Park (PDF, 250K)* Deer Reserve Forest Reserve
Dularcha National Park (PDF, 265K)* Mooloolah Forest Reserve
Eumundi Regional Park (PDF, 258K)* Maroochy Forest Reserve 1
Maroochy Forest Reserve 3
Gatton National Park (PDF, 237K)* Gatton Forest Reserve
Geham National Park (PDF, 235K)* Geham Forest Reserve
Glass House Mountains National Park (PDF, 637K)* Beerwah Forest Reserve
Beerburrum Forest Reserve 1 (part)
Glass House Mountains Regional Park (PDF, 637K)* Beerburrum Forest Reserve 1 (part)
Glenbar National Park (PDF, 254K)* Miva Forest Reserve
Glen Rock State Forest (PDF, 256K)*
Goomboorian National Park (PDF, 274K)* Goomboorian Forest Reserve
Woondum Forest Reserve 2
Great Sandy National Park (PDF, 672K)* Toolara Forest Reserve
Womalah Forest Reserve
Grongah National Park (PDF, 288K)* Grongah Forest Reserve
Marodian Forest Reserve
Teebar Forest Reserve 1
Gympie National Park (PDF, 267K)* Gympie Forest Reserve
Kirrama National Park (PDF, 304K)* Kirrama Forest Reserve
Kondalilla National Park (PDF, 268K)* Maleny Forest Reserve 3
Kroombit Tops National Park (PDF, 281K)*
Littabella National Park (PDF, 286K)*
Littabella Regional Park
(PDF, 286K)*
Kroombit Tops Forest Reserve
Littabella Forest Reserve
Littabella South Forest Reserve (PDF, 245K)*
Lockyer National Park (PDF, 344K)* Lockyer Forest Reserve
Lockyer (PDF, 344K)* Regional Park 
Main Range National Park (PDF, 638K)* Alford Forest Reserve
Goomburra Forest Reserve
Spicers Gap Forest Reserve
Teviot Forest Reserve
Mt Mathieson Forest Reserve
Emu Vale Forest Reserve
Maleny National Park (PDF, 285K)* Walli Forest Reserve
Mapleton National Park (PDF, 533K)*
Mapleton Forest Reserve (PDF, 533K)*
Moggill Regional Park (PDF, 259K)*
Mount Barney National Park (PDF, 350K)*
Moggill Forest Reserve
Burnett Creek Forest Reserve
Palen Forest Reserve 1
Palen Forest Reserve 2
Mount Binga National Park (PDF, 246K)* Mount Binga Forest Reserve
Mount Walsh National Park (PDF, 262K)* Boompa Forest Reserve 2
Nangur National Park (PDF, 243K)*
Nerang Regional Park (PDF, 242K)*
Nangur Forest Reserve
Clagiraba Forest Reserve
Nerang National Park (PDF, 453K)* Nerang Forest Reserve (PDF, 453K)*
Nerang State Forest (PDF, 453K)*
Nour Nour National Park (PDF, 264K)* Nour Nour Forest Reserve
Oakview National Park (PDF, 257K)*
Parklands Regional Park (PDF, 256K)*
Oakview Forest Reserve
Parklands Forest Reserve
Pidna National Park (PDF, 240K)*
Samford Regional Park (PDF, 302K)*
Pidna Forest Reserve
Samford Forest Reserve
Springbrook National Park (PDF, 460K)* Austinville Forest Reserve 1
Austinville Forest Reserve 2
Numinbah Forest Reserve
Tamborine National Park (PDF, 464K)* Tamborine Forest Reserve (PDF, 464K)*
Tewantin National Park (PDF, 564K)* Tewantin Forest Reserve 3
Tewantin Forest Reserve 1 (part)
Tuchekoi National Park (PDF, 259K)* Tuchekoi Forest Reserve
Warro National Park (PDF, 251K)* Warro Forest Reserve
Woondum National Park (PDF, 348K)* Woondum Forest Reserve 1
Wongi National Park (PDF, 345K)* Wongi Forest Reserve (PDF, 260K)*
Woocoo National Park (PDF, 237K)*
Wrattens National Park (northern) (PDF, 303K)*
Wrattens National Park (southern) (PDF, 299K)*
Wrattens Regional Park (northern) (PDF, 303K)*
Wrattens Regional Park (southern) (PDF, 299K)*
Woocoo Forest Reserve
Kandanga Forest Reserve
Wrattens Forest Reserve
Yabba Forest Reserve 2

Guidelines and policies

Forms and fees

Schedule 3 of the Nature Conservation (Administration) Regulation 2006 includes a list of apiary permit fees for protected areas.

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Last updated
25 March 2013