GCRB Membership

Membership Information

The Gold Coast Regional Beekeepers Inc. hold their monthly club day meetings at the Vietnam Veterans’ Complex, 18 Leagues Club Drive, NERANG, on the 3rd Saturday each month, starting at 8:30am with inspections of the club Hives.

This is the best way for new beekeepers to become familiar with bees and learn from experienced beekeepers how to handle hives and identify what is happening in the hives.

This is a hands on experience where you can ask any questions you have about hives and gain practical experience handling bees.

Attendees must wear a bee suit, or veil with clothing such as jeans / a thick long sleeved shirt / thick cotton socks and closed in shoes. Due to Biosecurity requirements attendees must use Club provided gloves and hive equipment; however, the club has a limited number of bee veils available for use on meeting days for those who do not have their own equipment.

The Gold Coast Regional Beekeepers Inc. (GCRB) is affiliated with the Amateur Beekeepers Association (NSW) (ABA). 

Membership  to GCRB is available online at:


 > Select club as > 2022 GCRB Membership AUD 10.00

you must also join the ABA  at a fee of $20.00

 (Total joining fee $30.00pa)

Affiliation with the ABA provides many additional benefits to our members, including optional low cost personal beekeeping insurance for members, and significantly reduced  club insurance costs.

Please contact me if you require further information relating to membership.

Queensland Hive Registration

It is a requirement of the Gold Coast City Council (GCCC), that all honey bee hives are registered with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), and that all recreational (non-commercial) beekeepers join a club.  Failure to do so could risk your hive(s) being seized by GCCC.

Under the Queensland Biosecurity Act 2014, all honey bee hives must be registered with DAF.  Registration is free if you own 100 bee hives or less.  You can register online at the link below:

DAF HIN Number Application

Once you have completed the registration, DAF will confirm your application and issue you with a Hive Identification Number (HIN), which must be displayed on your hive.   DAF will explain where the HIN is to be displayed when they send you your HIN.

Native bee hives do not need to be registered with DAF or GCCC.

How to complete and submit this form::

– This form can be printed and faxed to or posted to: Apiary Unit, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Post: Apiary Unit, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
604 Yangan Road, Warwick QLD 4370

Fax: (07) 4660 3600

NSW Beekeeper Registration

Apply online at www.licence.nsw.gov.au (computer terminals are also provided at all Service NSW offices for those without access to a computer) or complete ALL sections in the form below.

Please see details on form for information on how to submit your form and payment.