Food quarantine areas
Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area
To help protect the high value fruit-growing and horticultural areas along the Murray River in north-western Victoria and south-western New South Wales, there is a Queensland fruit fly exclusion zone known as the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area.
When travelling, ensure that you don't carry fresh fruit, berries and fruiting vegetables into the pest free area. If you do, on the spot fines apply. Road approaches to the area are clearly signposted and fruit disposal bins are provided on major routes. Note that cooked, canned, freeze-dried, dehydrated or sliced fruit and vegetables, including fruit salad and garden salad, are exempt from these restrictions.
If any part of your journey will take you into the pest free area, even if you are not stopping within that area, you must not carry fresh fruit or fruiting vegetables with you.
The towns in Victoria covered by the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area include Mildura, Robinvale, Nyah, Swan Hill, Lake Boga, Kerang and Koondrook. Refer to the map below.
To prevent the spread of phylloxera, which is an insect pest of grapevines, phylloxera host materials (which include fresh grapes) cannot be moved from interstate phylloxera infested or risk zones into Victoria unless they have been packed for sale with appropriate treatment.
Travelling to South Australia
No fresh fruit (including fresh fruit salad), fruiting vegetables (including tomato, eggplant, capsicum and chilli) or non-commercial honey can be taken from Victoria and across any part of the border into South Australia.
Further information about food quarantine restrictions when travelling to South Australia.
Travelling elsewhere in Australia
Check what you can or cannot bring into Victoria or other states when travelling by visiting Australian Interstate Quarantine.
For further information about bringing food items into Victoria, contact Agriculture Victoria by phone on 136 186.