Fruit and Veges into Qld from NSW

Submitted: Thursday, Aug 13, 2009 at 20:57


Going to Birdsville via Lightening Ridge from Sydney; from LR we will be entering Qld and tracking across via Cunnamulla, Thargomindah, Nockatunga etc.

The Missus wants to know are there any fruit and vege restrictions on the way to Birdsville as described? I know that there are restrictions going into SA - are there any going into Innamincka from Birdsville?

Are dried fruit excluded? Or included in the restrictions? (Dried apricots for instance, dates, etc)


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Reply By: Member - Ed. C. (QLD) Thursday, Aug 13, 2009 at 21:09

This may assist:)

Tri-State Fruit Fly Program


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....Not necessarily mechanic!!"
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Ooops - forgot me manners - thanks for the link too :)
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Yeah that helps - I think I have looked at this before. But I am trying to find information about Qld as well, along the route that we want to follow...

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Follow Up By: Member - Ed. C. (QLD)

G'day viz,
No restrictions (into or within Q'ld) along your planned route to Birdsville..
your dried fruits will be fine:)

Strictly speaking, though you're not supposed to cross any border into SA (with fruit or veges), I personally wouldn't be too concerned about Birdsville to Innamincka..
After all, the checkpoint for travellers from the West is at Ceduna, and Innamincka is just as far from any fruit growing regions, and in an arid area to boot..
That said, it's always a good idea to destroy (by burning or cooking) any & all fruit & vege scraps..

Regards, Ed C


Confucius say.....
"He who lie underneath automobile with tool in hand,
....Not necessarily mechanic!!"
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Thanks for that.

Having spent some time in the horticultural industry I am keenly aware of the needs for quarantine and for treating food stuffs etc. This does include cooking or destroying fruit and veges when moving into quarantine areas. We have spent time on the side of the road eating said fruits and veges rather than destroying, and cook prior to entering.

Doing the research now ensures no surprises. Was travelling down Qld one time and pulled into a supermarket to buy supplies for dinner that night. 5 kays down the road a fruit fly road block we did not know about - we ate our greens, followed by desert a bit early that night...

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Reply By: Member - Allan B (QLD) Thursday, Aug 13, 2009 at 21:53


There's no restriction on bringing ANYTHING into Queensland.

They even let ME in!


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Thanks for that - I'll let the Missus know.

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Reply By: jeep cherokee Friday, Aug 14, 2009 at 15:01

I dont know about QLD but here is SA as long as you have receipts the fruit/veges were purchased in SA you are right to bring them into the restricted areas ie: the Riverland, other wise getting rid of them before is the best option.
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Reply By: Von Helga Friday, Aug 14, 2009 at 15:57

Try and then search "quarantine"
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Reply By: Tenpounder (SA) Friday, Aug 14, 2009 at 16:02

Hi there viz.

Try this link for quarantine info:

Please note that Fruit Fly restrictions are only a part of quarantine issues, so the Tri State Fruit Fly website you were referred to is not the full picture, which is why we lost onions , spuds and goodness know what else returning to SA from NSW a couple of years ago!!

Hope this helps
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