Current fruit fly outbreaks in SA

In South Australia there are a number of fruit fly outbreaks, including some that overlap.

A fruit fly outbreak is declared by PIRSA when fruit fly are detected through maggot infested fruit or through the presence of flies in our surveillance traps.

What outbreak and suspension areas are

Once a fruit fly outbreak is declared, PIRSA establishes a 1.5 km outbreak area and a 7.5 km suspension area around the detection site, and an eradication program begins.

PIRSA works with residents and workplaces to locate and remove fruit fly from the area.

Enter your suburb below to find out if you are in a fruit fly outbreak or suspension area, and learn what you need to do.

Please check back regularly for updated information.


What to do if you're in an outbreak or suspension area

If you are in an outbreak area: Keep your fresh home-grown fruit or fruiting vegetables on your property.

If you are in a suspension area: Reduce or stop the movement of your fresh home-grown fruit or fruiting vegetables from your property (and do not remove them from the suspension area).

The less movement of home-grown fruit, the less risk of potential spread of fruit fly. You can still eat, cook or preserve them.

If we all do our part we can quickly eradicate this pest from your area.

What you need to do in your home garden

Map showing fruit fly outbreak and suspension areas

Check your address on the map to find out if you are in an outbreak or suspension area.

View map of outbreak and suspension areas (PDF 4.3 MB)

List of outbreaks and end dates

If you live near any of the below locations, use the suburb checker to find out if you are in a fruit fly outbreak or suspension area. Unsure? Check your suburb anyway, as many Adelaide metro suburbs are currently within one of these zones.

  • Angle Park - outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) was declared on 7 March 2020, and will remain until at least 18 December.
  • Blair Athol - outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) was declared on 16 December 2019, and will remain until at least 30 December 2020.
  • Campbelltown - outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) was declared on 7 May 2020, and will remain until at least 20 December 2020.
  • Croydon Park - outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) was declared on 26 February 2020, and will remain until at least 20 December 2020.
  • Klemzig - outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) was declared on 6 August 2020, and will remain until at least 26 December 2020.
  • Pooraka - outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) was declared on 6 May 2020, and will remain until at least 22 December 2020.
  • Rosewater - outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) was declared on 24 March 2020, and will remain until at least 20 December 2020.
  • Semaphore Park - outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) was declared on 2 April 2020, and will remain until at least 19 December 2020.

Produce market stallholder requirements

Produce sellers and market stallholders operating within an outbreak are advised of special measures in relation to selling their fruit and vegetables.

Movement of produce notice

The movement of produce notice provides advice on market access requirements for growers, packers and wholesalers within the 1.5km outbreak and 7.5 km suspension areas.

Movement of produce notice (PDF 6.1 MB)

Information for retail outlets

Restrictions are in place for local businesses selling fruit and vegetables.

Information sheet for retail outlets (PDF 1.3 MB)

Gepps X Market (Blair Athol outbreak)

Stallholders at the Gepps X Market are advised of special measures in relation to selling their fruit and vegetables at the market.

Stallholders are asked to:

  • cover their fruit and vegetables when entering, selling and leaving the market
  • not sell home-grown fruit and vegetables from the 1.5 km Blair Athol outbreak area
  • take only the produce they need for the day’s trading
  • not take their fruit and vegetables to the Riverland or other fruit producing areas.

Gepps X Market information sheets

Gepps X Market customers

Customers at the Gepps X Market are reminded that fruit and vegetables sold at the market cannot be taken into the Riverland or other fruit producing areas.

South Australian Produce Market (Pooraka outbreak)

Traders selling fruit and fruiting vegetables

Traders at the South Australian Produce Market are advised of special conditions in relation to selling their fruit and vegetables.

Stallholders are asked to:

  1. Use fly-proof packaging – ensure all host produce is covered in fly-proof packaging. This means there are no gaps > 1.6mm in the packaging. Examples of fly-proof packaging include:
    • fly-proof bags/mesh
    • cardboard boxes sealed with tape (no holes)
    • plastic bags (tied or sealed).
  2. Keep host produce inside – remove all host produce from an open air environment and keep it enclosed behind closed doors.
  3. Keep host produce cool – keep all host produce in an environment of < 13 degrees Celsius. If produce reaches > 13 degrees, it must be put into secure conditions (see points above) within an hour of reaching that threshold.

SA Produce Market Information Kit (PDF 1.4 MB)

Retailers purchasing fruit and fruiting vegetables

Retailers purchasing fruit and fruiting vegetables from the South Australian producer market need to seal produce purchased, and keep it sealed and secure for the entire journey during transport.

Guide for retailers buying at the SA Produce Market (PDF 1.3 MB)

Torrens Island Market (Angle Park outbreak)

Stallholders at the Torrens Island Market are advised of special measures in relation to selling their fruit and vegetables at the market.

Stallholders are asked to:

  • cover their fruit and vegetables when entering, selling and leaving the market
  • not sell home-grown fruit and vegetables from the 1.5 km outbreak areas
  • take only the produce they need for the day’s trading
  • not take their fruit and vegetables to the Riverland or other fruit producing areas.
Page Last Reviewed: 07 Aug 2020
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