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 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.

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.

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

Use this checklist to help plan your trip 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.

Step 2. Remember your receipt (PDF 222.9 KB)

If you intend on travelling into the Riverland with food bought in South Australia, remember your itemised receipt (PDF 222.9 KB) for items bought in the last two weeks. The receipt will be inspected at quarantine stations and random roadblocks.

Step 3. Eat or bin your fruit and fruiting vegetables

If you don’t have an itemised receipt, you will need to ensure you eat or bin your produce that is restricted before entering the Riverland. View our fruit fly map to find the location of disposal bins.

Step 4. Entering the Riverland

There may be quarantine stations or random roadblocks, where your vehicle can be searched. If you are found to have restricted fruit, fruiting vegetables, or plant products you can be fined on the spot at Yamba Quarantine Station or roadblocks.

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.

South Australian reporting hotline

24 hour fruit fly hotline: 1300 666 010

Page Last Reviewed: 06 Mar 2020
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