What is the
Pest Free Area?
The Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area (PFA) is a zone located between north-west Victoria and south-west New South Wales. It is renowned for the production of high value horticultural crops including citrus, table grapes and stone fruit. The PFA is aligned to this production area to provide greater fruit ﬂy control measures.
The Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) and New South Wales Departments of Primary Industries (DPI) have implemented stringent legislative controls on the movement of host fruit and vegetables into the PFA to keep it free from the pest, Queensland fruit ﬂy (QFF) and maintain high value markets, which are worth millions of dollars to local industries.