Fruit fly areas

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 08:43
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G-day all, we are heading to Birdsville in about a month. Leaving from central Victoria up through Broken Hill, Camerons Corner and Innamicnka. Was unsure about restrictions for taking fruit and veg into the Mildura/Broken Hill area. Can someone let me know what restrictions there are.
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Reply By: Dave B ( ADL) - Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 09:14

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 09:14
You will be OK going that way with any fruit.
You can stock up in Mildura or Broken Hill.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 11:53

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 11:53
Not true I'm afraid Dave.
You cannot take fruit & veg from Victoria into SA or NSW.

Look at this Quarantine link.
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Follow Up By: Dave B ( ADL) - Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 13:02

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 13:02
We lived in Broken Hill for over 20 years and ourselves and hundreds of others from the Hill regularly brought fruit and veg in Mildura to take home.
There is no fruit fly exclusion zone on that road apart from taking fruit 'in to'Mildura from the north. The bin is near Wentworth.

There is a fruit fly exclusion zone in Broken Hill bringing fruit from the east, e.g. Cobar,Dubbo etc.
There is no fruit fly exclusion zone bringing in fruit from SA to Broken Hill.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 15:52

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 15:52
Dave, did you actually look at the link I provided above?

You may well have been bringing fruit in for 20 years and got away with it, but it is still illegal with fines of up to $100,000.

I think you may be confusing "exclusion zone" with manned Quarantine Checkpoints as you refer to "on that road".

Now I don't care if you choose to not obey the law, but it is inappropriate to give false information to others.

And here is another reference particular to Broken Hill.

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Follow Up By: Dave B ( ADL) - Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 16:52

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 16:52
Fair comment Allan, I must confess I didn't know we can't travel to Broken Hill with fruit from Mildura or SA.
Certainly plenty of signs about it coming in from the east side, but no signs whatever coming from SA or Mildura, and I have never heard anything about it in Broken Hill either..
What do they say about ignorance being bliss?
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 16:57

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 16:57
It could well be Dave that although they have the "State Boundaries" thing, they realise that it is unreasonable as Broken Hill is a "de facto" South Australian city and just turn a blind eye to the "Rules".
I must confess that I also turn a blind eye to some things! LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - P and JM - Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 18:25

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 18:25
Allan,

Broken Hill gets all it's fruit & veg from Adelaide.
Years gone by it was freighted by rail and now by road.

Re bringing it from NSW to S. A. is a big joke, the Fruit Fly Inspection point is at Oodlawirra yet I can take a turn off the highway and go to Pt. Augusta and not be checked/caught.

I can also turn off the same highway a few k's away and go to Adelaide without being checked/caught.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 19:11

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 19:11
The link I posted relates to private travellers. Commercial shipments are required to abide by other rules, and they do.

So you have a shortcut to evade the checkpoint. What other ruses do you use to avoid the laws of Australia?
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Follow Up By: Member - P and JM - Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 22:14

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 22:14
Allan

In reply to the above:
1) "Commercial shipments abide by the rules' That's my laugh for tonight. Sorry you have a lot to learn on this one.

2) "What other ruses do you use to avoid the laws of Australia"? I think it's rules not ruses. I do not avoid the law as your mind thinks I do, I just said it can be done even though I said "I can"

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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 10:49

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 10:49
You can't take any fruit into Mildura or any F&Veg into Broken Hill.

Stock up there to head north
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 11:08

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 11:08
Russan, you may find this link useful.

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Reply By: Russan - Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 08:29

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 08:29
Thanks to those who offered advice. Much appreciated
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