If you are considering keeping livestock at your property, it is essential that the property is suitable. Keeping larger livestock in suburban areas is not appropriate due to smaller land size, lack of feed, and the impact on neighbouring properties from faeces and noise. Poultry may be kept on most properties, however roosters are not permitted in built up areas.
Urban beekeeping can be an enjoyable hobby, producing a healthy nutritious product for home consumption. Bee keeping is low risk to the human population, however, can cause community concern, especially by neighbours. Beekeepers must take special care so their bees do not become a nuisance to neighbours, or even appear to be a problem. Talk to your neighbours before establishing a hive.
There are no state government requirements to register as a beekeeper or any council by-laws in relation to the keeping of bees. However, if the keeping of hives is causing a nuisance, council can direct you to stop the nuisance being caused, which may require you to remove the hives.