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Pest free area

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 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 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.

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Travelling to South Australia

In addition to the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area, no fruit or vegetables of any type can be taken from Victoria and across any part of the border into South Australia.