Your name has been place on a waiting list to have your fruit trees removed by the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area.

Contractor  are due to commence removing trees in December 2021.  


Your details will be provided to a local contractor in your area,  who will contact you to arrange a time that is suitable to remove your tree(s).


Due to the high demand for this program there is generally a wait of approximately 4-6 weeks depending of the current demand. While you are waiting any fallen fruit needs to be collected and placed in a plastic bag in the sun for 7-10 days or until the larvae are dead and then placed into your rubbish bin.


The contractor will remove the tree as close to the ground as possible and leave the stump, they will treat the stump to prevent regrowth and take away all waste material.

This is all free of charge.

If you have any questions or issues please call

(03) 50 220 327 or email 


The Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area supports the health and well-being of our community, and do not want to place any of the community including our staff, contractors or residents at risk. 


The contractors will phone prior to visiting your property. If you or a close household member answer yes to any of the following questions please advice the contractor to reschedule the appointment for 14 days or until a negative test has been received. 

  1. Have you been in close contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19 during the last 14 days? 

  2. Have you been to a tier 1 exposure site during the last 14 days?

  3. Have you been to a tier 2 exposure site in the last 7 days?

  4. Have you had any of the following symptoms in last 14 days: fever, runny nose, sore throat, cough, chills or sweats, shortness of breath, loss of sense of smell or taste and not returned a negative COVID-19 test?  

  5. Have you or a close household member been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results?


The contractors will be practising both good hygiene and social distancing when visiting properties.  If the contractors answer yes to any of the question above your tree removal appointment will be rescheduled for 14 days or may be allocated to a alternative contractor.


Updated advice from the Department of Health and Human Services will be incorporated into our practices when released.