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Fruit fly free in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales

Fruit Fly

Call the Fruit Fly Hotline 1300 666 010

Biosecurity SA website
Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area

Be fruit fly aware - don’t travel into protected areas of Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia without permitted fruit or vegetables!

Fruit and vegetable growers in Australia are under constant threat from fruit fly. This pest has the potential to destroy a multi-million dollar fruit export industry that is vital to the survival of regional communities. It can also prevent home gardeners from enjoying the fruits of their labour.

To help protect fruit and vegetable growing regions in South Australia, northern Victoria and southern New South Wales, areas of these states are protected by the Fruit Fly Quaratine Zone (SA), the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area (VIC/NSW).

You should not take any fruit or vegetables over state borders unless they comply with state regulations.

Fines of up to $100,000 may apply

Fruit Fly Free Zone map

Restricted Produce

Fruit FlyAustralian state regulations vary, but as a guide, the following table below may assist with the Fruit Fly Quaratine Zone (SA) and the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area (VIC/NSW).

South Australian regulations also include alliums which are permitted and no longer regulated as long as the green tops have been removed. Onion and garlic bulbs can enter unrestricted, any allium with the tops intact (e.g. spring onions, shallots etc) cannot enter unrestricted due to the risk of green snail.

Washed potatoes (those that are meant for consumption) can now enter South Australia with the travelling public as long as any soil has been removed from the produce.

Produce purchased in South Australia and are accompanied by an itemised shop receipt Plant Health Certification (contact PIRSA for details) can be taken into the Fruit Fly Quaratine Zone. Produce with receipts cannot be carried across state borders. Produce without receipts cannot enter the South Australian Zone.

Fines of up to $100,000 may apply

The chart below is a guide from Domestic Quaratine regarding what is permitted. Best you check the website for any updates or changes to this guide. Discover Murray River only provides this information as is and is not responsible for any changes or alterations to Government regulations, laws and agreements regarding the quarantine programs.

Domestic Quarantine website

Better Plan Your Journey

Here’s a quick reference guide to help plan your journey in and around the Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone. Remember, you cannot take fruit or vegetables (eg capsicum, chilli, eggplant, tomatoes etc) over state borders into South Australia, New South Wales or Victoria and you must eat or dispose of fruit or fruiting vegetables before travelling through the Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone, the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area or the Riverina Protected Areas.

New South Wales

  • You cannot take fruit or fruiting vegetables into the Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone or Riverina
  • You cannot cross the state border from Victoria into New South Wales with fruit or vegetables unless accompanied by Plant Health Certification (for details, contact the Dept of Primary Industries)
  • You cannot take fruit or fruiting vegetables from Sydney to Broken Hill, Griffith, or Hay
  • Do not cross the state borders into Victoria or South Australia with fruit or fruiting vegetables
  • You can carry fruit and fruiting vegetables from Sydney to Dubbo or from Sydney to Wagga Wagga, provided your journey does not take you into the Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone at any time.

South Australia

  • You cannot bring fruit or vegetables over the state border into South Australia
  • Do not take fruit or fruiting vegetables over the state border into New South Wales (including Broken Hill) or Victoria
  • You must not to take fruit or fruiting vegetables into the Riverland or South Australian areas of the Fruit Fly Quaratine Zone (including Loxton, Morgan, Waikerie and Renmark), unless they were purchased within South Australia and are accompanied by an itemised shop receipt Plant Health Certification (contact PIRSA for details). Produce with receipts cannot be carried across state borders.

Victoria

  • Do not take fruit or fruiting vegetables over the state border into Victoria from South Australia or New South Wales
  • Do not take fruit or fruiting vegetables from Melbourne into the Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone or into the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area
  • Do not take fruit or fruiting vegetables across the border into New South Wales or South Australia.

Fruit Fly photos

Call the Fruit Fly Hotline 1300 666 010

Biosecurity SA website
Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area


 

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