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City of Greater Dandenong Animal Management

City of Greater Dandenong Animal Management

Bees and Wasps

Bees and wasps nests

Bees and wasps are dangerous to humans, and also prey on and compete with native bees for hive sites and pollen sources.

If you have found a bee/wasp nest that you would like investigated, please contact the relevant person from the list below, depending on the location of the nest.

  • Bees and wasps on council property 
    Council is responsible for the eradication of any bee or wasp issues on council land or property.  To report a bee or wasp problem to council, please contact Council on 9239 5100 or submit an online report form.

  • Bees and wasps on private property
    If a bee or wasp nest is on your property, then it is your responsiblity to treat the problem or seek professional advice. For information and assistance on handling bee and wasp issues visit the Department of Environment and Primary Industries website or phone 136 186.

  • Bees and wasps on a light pole 
    If a nest is attached to a light pole, contact AGL on 133 000.


Bee keeping 

Requests to keep hives on a property are required to be registered with the Department of Environment and Primary Industries.