Bee hives in Hobart - amendment to the Health and Environmental Services By-Law - stage two engagement

Consultation has concluded

The public consultation period for this project has now closed.

The results were detailed in a report that went to Council in August 2016. This is available for viewing on the City's website HERE - see agenda item 8.2.

The Health and Environmental Services Amendment By-Law was certified by the General Manager in November 2016.


The City of Hobart invites submissions from the community on the second round of public consultation on the Health and Environmental Services Amendment By-Law (No. 1 of 2016) in relation to the keeping of bee hives within Hobart.

To ensure best practices are maintained to encourage bees to flourish in numbers and to prevent potential negative impacts on people, property, domestic animals and native flora and fauna, it is important that guidelines are available. It is also important that beekeepers are aware of potential issues that can affect bees and the nuisances they can cause to neighbours.

The Southern Beekeepers Association Inc. produced a Code of Practice for Urban Beekeeping in Tasmania, that the Council endorsed last year and the amendments to the by-law seek to incorporate important aspects of the Code of Practice for Urban Beekeeping in Tasmania.

Submissions from the first stage of consultation in December 2015 were considered and informed the development of the Regulatory Impact Statement prepared to support the amendment.


The Regulatory Impact Statement has recently been approved by the Director of Local Government enabling stage two of public consultation.

We are now seeking any further feedback from the community on the Health and Environmental Services Amendment By-Law (No. 1 of 2016) in relation to the keeping of bee hives within Hobart.


All submissions will be considered and inform any further amendments to the Health and Environmental Services Amendment By-Law (No. 1 of 2016) for the Council's endorsement.

The public consultation period for this project has now closed.

The results were detailed in a report that went to Council in August 2016. This is available for viewing on the City's website HERE - see agenda item 8.2.

The Health and Environmental Services Amendment By-Law was certified by the General Manager in November 2016.


The City of Hobart invites submissions from the community on the second round of public consultation on the Health and Environmental Services Amendment By-Law (No. 1 of 2016) in relation to the keeping of bee hives within Hobart.

To ensure best practices are maintained to encourage bees to flourish in numbers and to prevent potential negative impacts on people, property, domestic animals and native flora and fauna, it is important that guidelines are available. It is also important that beekeepers are aware of potential issues that can affect bees and the nuisances they can cause to neighbours.

The Southern Beekeepers Association Inc. produced a Code of Practice for Urban Beekeeping in Tasmania, that the Council endorsed last year and the amendments to the by-law seek to incorporate important aspects of the Code of Practice for Urban Beekeeping in Tasmania.

Submissions from the first stage of consultation in December 2015 were considered and informed the development of the Regulatory Impact Statement prepared to support the amendment.


The Regulatory Impact Statement has recently been approved by the Director of Local Government enabling stage two of public consultation.

We are now seeking any further feedback from the community on the Health and Environmental Services Amendment By-Law (No. 1 of 2016) in relation to the keeping of bee hives within Hobart.


All submissions will be considered and inform any further amendments to the Health and Environmental Services Amendment By-Law (No. 1 of 2016) for the Council's endorsement.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    This form provides an opportunity for general comments on the amended By-law.

    Prior to providing a submission please read the information provided, including the Health and Environmental Services Amendment By-Law (No. 1 of 2016) the Code of Practice for Urban Bee-keeping in Tasmania and the Regulatory Impact Statement.


    This form provides an opportunity for general comments on the amended By-law.

    Prior to providing a submission please read the information provided, including the Health and Environmental Services Amendment By-Law (No. 1 of 2016) the Code of Practice for Urban Bee-keeping in Tasmania and the Regulatory Impact Statement.


    Consultation has concluded