Travelling with plants

There are restrictions on moving:

  • fruit
  • fruiting vegetables
  • plants
  • plant related products

into and within South Australia.

As of 4 January 2019, if caught with fruit or fruiting vegetables illegally at the Yamba Quarantine Station you will be fined. A zero tolerance approach is also in place at random quarantine roadblock operations in South Australia.

Within South Australia

Restrictions apply for taking fresh fruit and vegetables into the Riverland fruit fly exclusion zone from other parts of South Australia.

Plan your trip page for more information.

Into South Australia

Travelers must be aware of quarantine restrictions before they move plant or plant material across state borders.

Before crossing into South Australia with plants or plant material, check

Out of South Australia

We are unable to give advice about the entry requirements of other states.

Check the Australian Interstate Quarantine website before crossing out of South Australia with plants or plant material. This website also has contact details for each state if you need more information.

International arrivals to Australia

When you arrive in Australia you must declare if you are carrying certain food, plant material or animal products. Visit the Australian Government's Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website for details.




  • Fruit fly: 1300 666 010
  • Exotic plant pests: 1800 084 881
Page Last Reviewed: 28 May 2015
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