Quick guide to DPI forms and reporting

We've gathered up the details you may need to meet your biosecurity responsibilities to the DPI

Reporting notifiable pests and diseases

Don't get confused: the DPI lists notifiable pests and diseases of bees under "Plant Pests". 

For cases of AFB, European Foulbrood, Nosemosis, Small Hive Beetle and Chalkbrood

use the Reporting A Biosecurity Risk form

or phone 02 9741 4790 and press '2' to speak to a person

or email quarantine@dpi.nsw.gov.au

If you discover, or think you have discovered, an exotic pest such as varroa mite, acariasis tracheal mite, tropilaelaps mite, braula fly, Africanised honeybee, dwarf honeybee, giant honeybee, Asian honeybee. Do not delay. Call the Exotic Pest Hotline immediately on 1800 084 881

To send samples for diagnosis by the NSW DPI Veterinary Laboratory  

Read the Primefact instructions on providing samples. AFB tests are free to registered beekeepers.

To report a possible source of AFB

The AFB Traceback Form is used after you have confirmed AFB and so the DPI can investigate potential sources of infection

To report nuisance bees, abandoned hives, neglected or diseased apiaries

Fill in Report for honeybees creating a nuisance

Fill in  Advice of abandoned hives

or phone the hotline for biosecurity complaints 02 97414790

To register with the DPI as a beekeeper

Fill in a Register as a beekeeper form that you can email or mail back to the DPI 

You can also apply online through service.nsw.gov.au or using the computer terminals at any Service NSW office. Applying online is cheaper

To update your DPI registration details

Use the Beekeeper Registration Change of Details form to update your personal details so renewals and information can be sent to your correct address

To check if your DPI registration details are correct

This can’t currently be done online. You will need to ring 0265523000 

To report that you have sold or disposed of bee hives

Use the Notice of Sale or Disposal of Beehives form when you transfer hives to someone else

Number of hives changed since you last registered?

You are not required to tell the DPI until your registration comes up for renewal