Check what food you can bring into South Australia

Check your food by using our handy food checker to learn what fruit, vegetables and other food items you can bring into South Australia from interstate.

Select the state you're travelling from, and find the food item for the details.

If you're caught with uncertified fruit or fruiting vegetables you can face fines ranging from $375 to $100,000. Eat the produce or dispose of it in roadside disposal bins before approaching quarantine stations.

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New South Wales

Can I bring these items into South Australia from New South Wales?

Call 1300 666 010 to ask for more information.

Fruits, vegetables and nuts

Asparagus Yes  Yes
Avocado Cross  No
Fruit - fresh No  No
Fruit and vegetables - processed, dried, preserved, cooked, frozen, canned Yes  Yes
Herbs - fresh and cut Yes  Yes
Herbs and spices - dried Yes  Yes
Melons - watermelon, rockmelon, honeydew Call us  Call us
Mushrooms Yes  Yes
Nuts - dried Yes  Yes
Onions, garlic - cured, topped and tailed Yes  Yes
Onions, garlic, leeks, spring onions, chives - fresh Yes  Yes
Pineapple Yes  Yes
Potatoes, washed or brushed and soil-free - ware, not for planting Yes  Yes
Sweet potato Yes  Yes
Spinach, silver beet, peas, beans Call us  Call us
Vegetables, cucurbits - cucumber, pumpkin, squash, zucchini Call us  Call us
Vegetables, fruiting - capsicum, chilli, eggplant, tomato, tamarillo No  No
Vegetables, leafy - lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, celery Yes  Yes
Vegetables, root - beetroot, turnip, parsnip, carrot, free of soil and tops removed Yes  Yes

Food items

Camping food (freeze dried, dehydrated), eggs Yes  Yes
Dairy products - milk, cheese, yoghurt Yes  Yes
Fish - fresh, canned Yes  Yes
Fruit salad - fresh and cut to smaller than 2cm cubes No  No
Honey, honeycomb, beeswax, pollen, bees, hives, used equipment Call us  Call us
Meats - poultry, sausage, salami, sliced meats Yes  Yes
Processed foods - noodles, bread, rice, cereals, baby food, biscuits, cakes Yes  Yes

Other

Animals - domestic cats and dogs Yes  Yes
Cartons - fruit and vegetables, used for packing containers but not to KI Yes  Yes
Eggs - poultry hatching Yes  Yes
Soil, dirt No  No
Weed-free stock feed - hay, fodder Yes  Yes

Plant items

Bulbs, corms - dormant Yes  Yes
Citrus plants - no fruit, no soil, commercial potting mix only Call us  Call us
Cut flowers - excluding Myrtaceae Call us  Call us
Date palms Yes  Yes
Fruit and vegetable plants including seedlings Call us  Call us
Grapevines, cuttings, budwood No  No
House plants, pot plants, cuttings, nursery stock, potted herbs Call us  Call us
Pinus plants Call us  Call us
Pine timber - dried Yes  Yes
Fire wood - dried and barkfree Call us  Call us
Seeds, edible or sprouting - not maize for planting Yes  Yes

Northern Territory

Can I bring these items into South Australia from Northern Territory?

Call 1300 666 010 to ask for more information.

Fruits, vegetables and nuts

Asparagus Yes  Yes
Avocado cross  No
Fruit - fresh No  No
Fruit and vegetables - processed, dried, preserved, cooked, frozen, canned Yes  Yes
Herbs - fresh and cut Yes  Yes
Herbs and spices - dried Yes  Yes
Melons - watermelon, rockmelon, honeydew Call us  Call us
Mushrooms Yes  Yes
Nuts - dried Yes  Yes
Onions, garlic - cured, topped and tailed Yes  Yes
Onions, garlic, leeks, spring onions, chives - fresh Yes  Yes
Pineapple Yes  Yes
Potatoes, washed or brushed and soil-free - ware, not for planting Yes  Yes
Sweet potato Yes  Yes
Spinach, silver beet, peas, beans Call us  Call us
Vegetables, cucurbits - cucumber, pumpkin, squash, zucchini Call us  Call us
Vegetables, fruiting - capsicum, chilli, eggplant, tomato, tamarillo No  No
Vegetables, leafy - lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, celery Yes  Yes
Vegetables, root - beetroot, turnip, parsnip, carrot, free of soil and tops removed Yes  Yes

Food items

Camping food (freeze dried, dehydrated), eggs Yes  Yes
Dairy products - milk, cheese, yoghurt Yes  Yes
Fish - fresh, canned Yes  Yes
Fruit salad - fresh and cut to smaller than 2cm cubes No  No
Honey, honeycomb, beeswax, pollen, bees, hives, used equipment Call us  Call us
Meats - poultry, sausage, salami, sliced meats Yes  Yes
Processed foods - noodles, bread, rice, cereals, baby food, biscuits, cakes Yes  Yes

Other

Animals - domestic cats and dogs Yes  Yes
Cartons - fruit and vegetables, used for packing containers but not to KI Yes  Yes
Eggs - poultry hatching Yes  Yes
Soil, dirt No  No
Weed-free stock feed - hay, fodder Yes  Yes

Plant items

Bulbs, corms - dormant Yes  Yes
Citrus plants - no fruit, no soil, commercial potting mix only Call us  Call us
Cut flowers - excluding Myrtaceae Call us  Call us
Date palms Call us  Call us
Fruit and vegetable plants including seedlings Call us  Call us
Grapevines, cuttings, budwood No  No
House plants, pot plants, cuttings, nursery stock, potted herbs Call us  Call us
Pinus plants Call us  Call us
Pine timber - dried Yes  Yes
Fire wood - dried and barkfree Call us  Call us
Seeds, edible or sprouting - not maize for planting Yes  Yes

Queensland

Can I bring these items into South Australia from Queensland?

Call 1300 666 010 to ask for more information.

Fruits, vegetables and nuts

Asparagus Yes  Yes
Avocado cross  No
Fruit - fresh No  No
Fruit and vegetables - processed, dried, preserved, cooked, frozen, canned Yes  Yes
Herbs - fresh and cut Yes  Yes
Herbs and spices - dried Yes  Yes
Melons - watermelon, rockmelon, honeydew Call us  Call us
Mushrooms Yes  Yes
Nuts - dried Yes  Yes
Onions, garlic - cured, topped and tailed Yes  Yes
Onions, garlic, leeks, spring onions, chives - fresh Yes  Yes
Pineapple Yes  Yes
Potatoes, washed or brushed and soil-free - ware, not for planting Yes  Yes
Sweet potato Yes  Yes
Spinach, silver beet, peas, beans Call us  Call us
Vegetables, cucurbits - cucumber, pumpkin, squash, zucchini Call us  Call us
Vegetables, fruiting - capsicum, chilli, eggplant, tomato, tamarillo No  No
Vegetables, leafy - lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, celery Yes  Yes
Vegetables, root - beetroot, turnip, parsnip, carrot, free of soil and tops removed Yes  Yes

Food items

Camping food (freeze dried, dehydrated), eggs Yes  Yes
Dairy products - milk, cheese, yoghurt Yes  Yes
Fish - fresh, canned Yes  Yes
Fruit salad - fresh and cut to smaller than 2cm cubes No  No
Honey, honeycomb, beeswax, pollen, bees, hives, used equipment Call us  Call us
Meats - poultry, sausage, salami, sliced meats Yes  Yes
Processed foods - noodles, bread, rice, cereals, baby food, biscuits, cakes Yes  Yes

Other

Animals - domestic cats and dogs Yes  Yes
Cartons - fruit and vegetables, used for packing containers but not to KI Yes  Yes
Eggs - poultry hatching Yes  Yes
Soil, dirt No  No
Weed-free stock feed - hay, fodder Call us  Call us

Plant items

Bulbs, corms - dormant Yes  Yes
Citrus plants - no fruit, no soil, commercial potting mix only No  No
Cut flowers - excluding Myrtaceae Call us  Call us
Date palms Call us  Call us
Fruit and vegetable plants including seedlings Call us  Call us
Grapevines, cuttings, budwood No  No
House plants, pot plants, cuttings, nursery stock, potted herbs Call us  Call us
Pinus plants Call us  Call us
Pine timber - dried Yes  Yes
Fire wood - dried and barkfree Call us  Call us
Seeds, edible or sprouting - not maize for planting Yes  Yes

South Australia

Can I bring these items into the Riverland from South Australia?

Call 1300 666 010 to ask for more information.

Fresh fruit and fruiting vegetables purchased from a South Australian shop with an itemised receipt as proof of purchase No  No
Cooked, processed, preserved, stewed, dried, frozen or canned fruit and fruiting vegetables Yes  Yes
Home-grown fruit and fruiting vegetables No  No
Fresh fruit and fruiting vegetables purchased from an interstate shop No  No
Fresh fruit and fruiting vegetables purchased from a South Australian shop with no receipt as proof of purchase No  No

Tasmania

Can I bring these items into South Australia from Tasmania?

Call 1300 666 010 to ask for more information.

Fruits, vegetables and nuts

Asparagus Yes  Yes
Avocado tick  Yes
Fruit - fresh Yes  Yes
Fruit and vegetables - processed, dried, preserved, cooked, frozen, canned Yes  Yes
Herbs - fresh and cut Yes  Yes
Herbs and spices - dried Yes  Yes
Melons - watermelon, rockmelon, honeydew  Yes  Yes
Mushrooms Yes  Yes
Nuts - dried Yes  Yes
Onions, garlic - cured, topped and tailed Yes  Yes
Onions, garlic, leeks, spring onions, chives - fresh Yes  Yes
Pineapple Yes  Yes
Potatoes, washed or brushed and soil-free - ware, not for planting Yes  Yes
Sweet potato Yes  Yes
Spinach, silver beet, peas, beans   Yes  Yes
Vegetables, cucurbits - cucumber, pumpkin, squash, zucchini   Yes  Yes
Vegetables, fruiting - capsicum, chilli, eggplant, tomato, tamarillo Yes  Yes
Vegetables, leafy - lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, celery Yes  Yes
Vegetables, root - beetroot, turnip, parsnip, carrot, free of soil and tops removed Yes  Yes

Food items

Camping food (freeze dried, dehydrated), eggs Yes  Yes
Dairy products - milk, cheese, yoghurt Yes  Yes
Fish - fresh, canned Yes  Yes
Fruit salad - fresh and cut to smaller than 2cm cubes Yes  Yes
Honey, honeycomb, beeswax, pollen, bees, hives, used equipment Call us  Call us
Meats - poultry, sausage, salami, sliced meats Yes  Yes
Processed foods - noodles, bread, rice, cereals, baby food, biscuits, cakes Yes  Yes

Other

Animals - domestic cats and dogs Yes  Yes
Cartons - fruit and vegetables, used for packing containers but not to KI Yes  Yes
Eggs - poultry hatching Yes  Yes
Soil, dirt No  No
Weed-free stock feed - hay, fodder Yes  Yes

Plant items

Bulbs, corms - dormant Yes  Yes
Citrus plants - no fruit, no soil, commercial potting mix only Call us  Call us
Cut flowers - excluding Myrtaceae Call us  Call us
Date palms Yes  Yes
Fruit and vegetable plants including seedlings Call us  Call us
Grapevines, cuttings, budwood No  No
House plants, pot plants, cuttings, nursery stock, potted herbs Call us  Call us
Pinus plants Call us  Call us
Pine timber - dried Yes  Yes
Fire wood - dried and barkfree Call us  Call us
Seeds, edible or sprouting - not maize for planting Yes  Yes

Victoria

Can I bring these items into South Australia from Victoria?

Call 1300 666 010 to ask for more information.

Fruits, vegetables and nuts

Asparagus Yes  Yes
Avocado cross  No
Fruit - fresh No  No
Fruit and vegetables - processed, dried, preserved, cooked, frozen, canned Yes  Yes
Herbs - fresh and cut Yes  Yes
Herbs and spices - dried Yes  Yes
Melons - watermelon, rockmelon, honeydew  Yes  Yes
Mushrooms Yes  Yes
Nuts - dried Yes  Yes
Onions, garlic - cured, topped and tailed Yes  Yes
Onions, garlic, leeks, spring onions, chives - fresh Yes  Yes
Pineapple Yes  Yes
Potatoes, washed or brushed and soil-free - ware, not for planting Yes  Yes
Sweet potato Yes  Yes
Spinach, silver beet, peas, beans   Yes  Yes
Vegetables, cucurbits - cucumber, pumpkin, squash, zucchini   Yes  Yes
Vegetables, fruiting - capsicum, chilli, eggplant, tomato, tamarillo No  No
Vegetables, leafy - lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, celery Yes  Yes
Vegetables, root - beetroot, turnip, parsnip, carrot, free of soil and tops removed Yes  Yes

Food items

Camping food (freeze dried, dehydrated), eggs Yes  Yes
Dairy products - milk, cheese, yoghurt Yes  Yes
Fish - fresh, canned Yes  Yes
Fruit salad - fresh and cut to smaller than 2cm cubes No  No
Honey, honeycomb, beeswax, pollen, bees, hives, used equipment Call us  Call us
Meats - poultry, sausage, salami, sliced meats Yes  Yes
Processed foods - noodles, bread, rice, cereals, baby food, biscuits, cakes Yes  Yes

Other

Animals - domestic cats and dogs Yes  Yes
Cartons - fruit and vegetables, used for packing containers but not to KI Yes  Yes
Eggs - poultry hatching Yes  Yes
Soil, dirt No  No
Weed-free stock feed - hay, fodder Call us  Call us

Plant items

Bulbs, corms - dormant Yes  Yes
Citrus plants - no fruit, no soil, commercial potting mix only Yes  Yes
Cut flowers - excluding Myrtaceae Call us  Call us
Date palms Call us  Call us
Fruit and vegetable plants including seedlings Call us  Call us
Grapevines, cuttings, budwood No  No
House plants, pot plants, cuttings, nursery stock, potted herbs Call us  Call us
Pinus plants Call us  Call us
Pine timber - dried Yes  Yes
Fire wood - dried and barkfree Call us  Call us
Seeds, edible or sprouting - not maize for planting Yes  Yes

Western Australia

Can I bring these items into South Australia from Western Australia?

Call 1300 666 010 to ask for more information.

Fruits, vegetables and nuts

Asparagus Call us  Call us
Avocado cross  No
Fruit - fresh No  No
Fruit and vegetables - processed, dried, preserved, cooked, frozen, canned Yes  Yes
Herbs - fresh and cut Call us  Call us
Herbs and spices - dried Yes  Yes
Melons - watermelon, rockmelon, honeydew Call us  Call us
Mushrooms Yes  Yes
Nuts - dried Yes  Yes
Onions, garlic - cured, topped and tailed Yes  Yes
Onions, garlic, leeks, spring onions, chives - fresh Call us  Call us
Pineapple Yes  Yes
Potatoes, washed or brushed and soil-free - ware, not for planting Call us  Call us
Sweet potato Yes  Yes
Spinach, silver beet, peas, beans Call us  Call us
Vegetables, cucurbits - cucumber, pumpkin, squash, zucchini Call us  Call us
Vegetables, fruiting - capsicum, chilli, eggplant, tomato, tamarillo No  No
Vegetables, leafy - lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, celery Call us  Call us
Vegetables, root - beetroot, turnip, parsnip, carrot, free of soil and tops removed Yes  Yes

Food items

Camping food (freeze dried, dehydrated), eggs Yes  Yes
Dairy products - milk, cheese, yoghurt Yes  Yes
Fish - fresh, canned Yes  Yes
Fruit salad - fresh and cut to smaller than 2cm cubes No  No
Honey, honeycomb, beeswax, pollen, bees, hives, used equipment Call us  Call us
Meats - poultry, sausage, salami, sliced meats Yes  Yes
Processed foods - noodles, bread, rice, cereals, baby food, biscuits, cakes Yes  Yes

Other

Animals - domestic cats and dogs Yes  Yes
Cartons - fruit and vegetables, used for packing containers but not to KI Yes  Yes
Eggs - poultry hatching Yes  Yes
Soil, dirt No  No
Weed-free stock feed - hay, fodder Call us  Call us

Plant items

Bulbs, corms - dormant Call us  Call us
Citrus plants - no fruit, no soil, commercial potting mix only Call us  Call us
Cut flowers - excluding Myrtaceae Call us  Call us
Date palms Call us  Call us
Fruit and vegetable plants including seedlings Call us  Call us
Grapevines, cuttings, budwood No  No
House plants, pot plants, cuttings, nursery stock, potted herbs Call us  Call us
Pinus plants Call us  Call us
Pine timber - dried Call us  Call us
Fire wood - dried and barkfree Call us  Call us
Seeds, edible or sprouting - not maize for planting Yes  Yes

Restrictions for all Australian states and territories

Page Last Reviewed: 30 Jan 2020
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