Fees for biosecurity entity registration and renewal
You must pay registration and renewal fees if you own livestock or European honey bees and meet the Australian Taxation Office ruling of carrying out the business of primary production (TR 97/11) as a result of owning the animals.
If you do not claim primary producer status on your tax return, you must be registered as a biosecurity entity, but you do not need to pay the fee.
Keeping bees as well as livestock or birds
If you are a commercial primary producer of livestock or birds, and also keep beehives for commercial primary production (except native beehives), you must pay both the livestock fee and the bee fee. Your livestock and apiary registrations will be separate.
Pay the registration and renewal fees
View the current fees. Fees are subject to increases in-line with the consumer price index (CPI).
If you are a commercial primary producer, you must pay the fee when you:
- register for the first time
- renew your registration every 3 years.
You can pay your renewal fee online by logging into your account on the biosecurity entity registration portal.
If you need help with your online account, phone Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23.
How registration fees are used
Biosecurity entity registration allows us to better:
- prepare for biosecurity emergencies
- respond to biosecurity risks
- trace the origin and spread of a pest or disease.
The biosecurity entity registration system also provides benefits to commercial primary producers, including:
- access to industry quality assurance programs
- improved market access
- lower biosecurity risk as registration enables us to better manage biosecurity risks.
Registration and renewal fees help deliver these benefits by contributing to the cost of:
- maintaining and administering the database of registered entities. This database integrates with the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) and Livestock Production Assurance (LPA), ensuring traceability of cattle, sheep, goats and pigs
- maintaining an online portal for customers to access and manage their registration and renewal details.
As the system delivers public benefits and flow-on benefits to other industries, the Queensland Government subsidises 66% of the registration and renewal fees.
- Last reviewed: 29 Sep 2023
- Last updated: 29 Sep 2023