Quarantine SA NT question

Submitted: Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 21:26
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We will be traveling from Alice Springs down to Mt Dare and across the French line to Birdsville in a few week's time. According to the Quarantine websites, we can't take fresh fruit & veg into South Australia from the Northern Territory.

So where do I shop for the trip? I am sure that Mt Dare gets its supplies from Alice anyway. Are the quarantine rules enforced in this neck of the woods?

Keith
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 21:54

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 21:54
You will be fine. Just get your supplies from Alice and enjoy your trip.
You are going nowhere near our agriculture in SA. There are no quarantine inspections on the SA/NT border
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Follow Up By: Member - KeithB - Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 22:00

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 22:00
Thanks Phil
Much appreciated.
Keith
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 22:17

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 22:17
Ditto . . . .
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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2015 at 13:54

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2015 at 13:54
Keith,
Any bins or checkpoints will be well south of where you will turn off to go across the Simpson. Its a similar situation to coming from WA across the Nullarbor - the checkpoint isnt until you reach Ceduna by which time you have been in SA for a fair few kms. Cant see many fruitflies thriving out in the desert. Sure, the quarantine rules are written on a state by state basis, so technically that is what the rule is - but geography and commonsense have a place too.

Cheers,

Val.
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