quarantine from WA to NT

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Hi All,
Is there a quarantine station heading into the NT from WA or only the other way?
The NT website says there are no stations.
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Reply By: Kumunara (NT) - Saturday, Feb 04, 2017 at 22:26

Saturday, Feb 04, 2017 at 22:26
The Quarantine Station is for traffic travelling west. It is at the WA/NT border.
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Reply By: Life Member TourBoy, Bundaberg - Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 at 09:04

Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 at 09:04
Thanks, that's what I suspected.
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Reply By: Sigmund - Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 at 11:39

Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 at 11:39
But there's still restrictions including within NE WA.

Seethe Travellers' Guide
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 at 12:25

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 at 12:25
Which page or pages are you referring to?
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 at 13:22

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 at 13:22
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Reply By: george50 - Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 at 19:23

Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 at 19:23
Yes, only if you're going into W.A. , but if you have receipts from Woolies or similar , you can keep your vegies.
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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Monday, Feb 06, 2017 at 08:29

Monday, Feb 06, 2017 at 08:29
Are you 100% certain about the receipts? If it was me I would be contacting them and getting this in writing beforehand.

The last time we came back across the WA/SA boarder they went through absolutely everything, even had to get the dogs out of the car while they inspected it.
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Follow Up By: Waz78 - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 at 11:26

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 at 11:26
They will take and dispose of any restricted items, regardless of a receipt.
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Follow Up By: george50 - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 at 19:25

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 at 19:25
Sorry , you're right guys, just checked up , I didn't have anything when I went through but assumed it was the same as SA ( where I was told that . )
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Reply By: CSeaJay - Monday, Feb 06, 2017 at 14:48

Monday, Feb 06, 2017 at 14:48
When we crossed two years ago, they went through absolutely everything. They nearly took the vegetable cooler (those white polystyrene ones you get at the vegetable shop) even though it was used for overflow drinks, just because it was in contact with vegetables.
I didn't know about the Woolworths receipts then, but by experience I don't think it would have made much difference.
Maybe it was just the person we had on the day.
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Follow Up By: Zippo - Monday, Feb 06, 2017 at 15:17

Monday, Feb 06, 2017 at 15:17
We had all our fruit confiscated heading west at the SA/NSW border station, even though it was SA produce and labelled as such.

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Reply By: Dean K3 - Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 at 17:24

Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 at 17:24
Also need to ensure vehicle is also clean of any dirt seeds even the tent poles and pegs will be inspected.

Why despite the fact cane river NP is just over border in NT I didn't bother going further as trying to get back into own state would be next to impossible with dust from tanami duncan rd's Cape Leveque Karajini etc all on 4wd.

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 at 19:02

Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 at 19:02
"......cane river NP is just over border in NT."

Don't you mean Keep River NP, Dean? :-)

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Follow Up By: Member - ACD 1 - Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 at 19:41

Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 at 19:41
They certainly didn't inspect my tent pegs or poles...

...they didn't even inspect the vehicle or trailer for dirt and seeds.

Given we had been on the road for seven months - without a proper cleanup, they would have been able to quarantine us for ever. I found a huge amount of vegetable matter built up under the vehicle (between the fuel tanks and body) when we got home.

If they are that particular (inspecting tent poles and pegs) why don't they worry about shoes - our bush boots were full of sand, seeds and mud from right across the country?

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Follow Up By: Dean K3 - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 17:07

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 17:07
Yep keep river -my bad must been thinking of the cane grass around the place.

"visited the border" taking happy snap and parked in no mans land, observed a backpacker parked up with tent and vehicle all being inspected even watched the inspectors try to unravel bungy corded tent poles,considered asking if they wanted hand but decided better not as they were having too much fun.
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Reply By: 9900Eagle - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 18:57

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 18:57
Might be a few new restrictions on produce going east from WA since the finding of the Tomato potato psyllid, which has a devastating effect on Tatas, Tomatos, Caps, Eggplants and Chillies.

NSW has already banned these veggies from WA. Hate to see any of these come east, so maybe they will have to setup 24 hour inspection stations on the NT and SA borders.

Please everyone, consider what is a stake if you bring veg into another area.

I still remember the devastation of Canker outbreak about 2005 at Emerald, which devastated all the growers around Emerald. They knew who did it but I don't believe they had enough proof to prosecute. Same has happened to prawn farms with the white spot prawn disease.

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