Did you know South Australia is the only Australian mainland state that is free of fruit fly? Are you travelling into South Australia from interstate or into the Riverland from within the state? Then read on…
The following information has been extracted from the Primary Industries and Regions South Australia Web site.
“As of 4 January 2019, if caught with fruit or fruiting vegetables illegally at the Yamba Quarantine Station you will be fined. A zero tolerance approach is also in place at random quarantine roadblock operations in South Australia
Signs and disposal bins are located across the state including at road entry points, airports and rail terminals. You can use these locations to dispose of restricted products.
Road signs will inform you that you must dispose of restricted fruit and vegetables before you enter South Australia. Additional signs are placed within the state to inform you when you are approaching the Riverland fruit fly exclusion zone.
Fresh fruit and fruiting vegetables cannot be carried from interstate into South Australia, unless they comply with import requirements. Commercial importers generally need a plant health certificate or plant health assurance certificate to bring these items into the State.
Uncertified fresh fruit and fruiting vegetables (those generally carried by the travelling public) cannot be brought into the state. Fines and penalties of up $100,000 apply if you breach these regulations and requirements.
Check your food
Use our handy Food Checker https://www.pir.sa.gov.au/biosecurity/fruit_fly/travelling_to_south_australia to see what fruit, vegetables and other food items you can and can't bring into South Australia.
Additional restrictions apply for taking fresh fruit and vegetables into the Riverland fruit fly exclusion zone from other parts of South Australia. Learn more about bringing fruit into the Riverland.”
Don’t risk being caught.