Plan your trip to avoid a fine

South Australia has restrictions on what fruit, vegetables, and plant products can be brought into the state.

So whether you are travelling from interstate into South Australia or travelling from within South Australia to the Riverland it is important to plan your trip and be prepared.

Zero tolerance and fines

Zero tolerance measures are in place at the Yamba Quarantine Station and at random roadblocks. You cannot declare fruit or fruiting vegetables at these points, and will be fined.

Signs and quarantine bins are located across the state including at road entry points, airports and rail terminals. You can use these locations to dispose of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Fines and penalties of $375 apply for individuals if you are caught travelling into South Australia with restricted fresh fruit and fruiting vegetables.

Commercial operators cannot carry fresh fruit and fruiting vegetables from interstate into South Australia, unless you have a plant health certificate or plant health assurance certificate.

Travelling to South Australia from interstate

Use this checklist to help plan your trip to South Australia.

Step 1. Check your food

You cannot bring certain fruit, fruiting vegetables, other plants and plant products into South Australia. Make sure you know which fruit, fruiting vegetables and other food products you can and can't bring into South Australia from your state.

What food can I travel with?

Step 2. Eat or bin your fruit and fruiting vegetables

You will need to ensure you eat or bin your fruit and fruiting vegetables that are restricted before entering South Australia. View our fruit fly map to find the location of disposal bins.

Where are the quarantine stations and disposal bins?

Step 3. Entering South Australia

There may be quarantine stations or random roadblocks, where your vehicle can be searched as you enter and travel into South Australia. If you are found to have restricted produce or plant products you can be fined on the spot at Yamba Quarantine Station or random roadblocks.

Travelling to the Riverland from within South Australia

New fruit fly restrictions are in place for travel from within South Australia to the Riverland.

Step 1. Check your food

Make sure you know which fruit, fruiting vegetables and other food products you can and can't bring into the Riverland from other parts of South Australia.

What food can I travel with?

Step 2. Know the rules

Do not bring fresh fruit and fruiting vegetables into the Riverland, unless you have an itemised receipt showing they were purchased from outside the current outbreak and suspension areas. Buy local and support our growers.

Step 3. Eat or bin your fruit and fruiting vegetables

Eat or bin fresh fruit and vegetables before entering the Riverland. View our fruit fly map to find the location of disposal bins.

Where are the quarantine stations and disposal bins?

Step 4. Entering the Riverland

There may be quarantine stations or random roadblocks, where your vehicle can be searched. If you are caught travelling with fruit and fruiting vegetables purchased outside South Australia, or from within South Australia but without a valid receipt, they will be seized and you will be fined.

It is important to remember fresh fruit and fruit and fruiting vegetables purchased within a fruit fly outbreak or suspension zone will be seized even if you have a receipt.

If you are unsure or need further information call the Fruit Fly Hotline 1300 666 010.

SA fruit fly map

This interactive map displays the locations of Quarantine Stations, Quarantine Bins and the Riverland Pest Free Area.

How to use the map

You can use the:

  • LOCATION SEARCH box near the top of the map to find towns, postcodes or addresses
  • NAVIGATION tools to zoom in and out
  • MY LOCATION tool to zoom into your current location

Quarantine stations and disposal bins

You must stop at quarantine stations. Your vehicle will be checked for any fresh fruit, vegetables, other plants or plant products.

If caught with fresh fruit or vegetables at the Yamba Quarantine Station, you will be fined $375.

Highways that do not have quarantine stations have quarantine bins where you must dispose of all restricted items.

Quarantine Station Locations

Permanent quarantine stations are located on the:

Disposal Bin Locations

Random roadblocks

Random roadblocks operate after disposal bins across the state. You will be fined if you are found with restricted items at roadblocks after travelling past a disposal bin.

Fruit fly reporting hotline

To report suspected fruit fly, phone the 24 hour Fruit Fly Hotline on 1300 666 010.

Page Last Reviewed: 02 Jun 2020
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