Information or complaints regarding professional or backyard beekeepers should be directed to Department of Agriculture on 1800 808 095 or click on the web link to access Department of Agriculture Fact Sheets. Enquiries relating to the removal of bees on Council land should be directed to Council, otherwise ring your local pest controller if the bees are on private property.
A website was developed following an inquiry into urban beekeeping which was initiated by the death of a resident of an inner Sydney suburb from multiple bee stings in 2000. The inquiry was carried out by officers of the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and the Department of Local Government (DLG). One of the recommendations from the inquiry was that information on beehive management be developed and placed on the Department of Local Government website.