Information for Travellers
Queensland Fruit Fly can hitch a ride into areas with people transporting fruit or fruiting vegetables. Travellers caught taking fruit or fruiting vegetables into the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area without a certificate face heavy fines – this applies to travellers arriving by car, aeroplane or public transport.
Special bins allow you to safely dispose of fruit without penalty and are located along the highway entries to the GSPFA, at bus and train stations and at Mildura Airport.
If you live within the GSPFA and have fruit fly in your home garden, you must not move fruit from your property unless it is cooked, frozen, preserved or canned.
It's illegal to bring fruit into the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area without a certificate or permit. Do the right thing and put it in the bin.
Is Queensland Fruit Fly the only pest I need to worry about when travelling?
No there are restrictions on what you can take as you cross state and quarantine borders within Australia. There are also biosecurity or quarantine zones within each state and territory to limit the spread of pests that are localised to that area.
For information about what you can take with you on your travels throughout Australia. To check what fruit you can take with you on your trip, visit the Australian Interstate Quarantine website: Australian Interstate Quarantine Information