Domestic trade requirements
Movement of Queensland fruit fly host produce
Consignment into and within Victoria (outside the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area)
QFF host produce moved into and within the majority of Victoria does not require certification for treatment or freedom from QFF. However, consignments entering the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area (PFA) must be certified.
Although restrictions do not apply for trade of QFF host produce, under section 18 of the Plant Biosecurity Act 2010 (the Act), it is an offence to sell QFF infested produce. Any business found operating contrary to the Act may be prosecuted.
Penalties apply to businesses found not complying with legislative requirements. Non-complying produce may also be returned, treated or destroyed at the owner's expense.
Consignment into the Greater Sunraysia PFA
QFF host produce consigned into the Greater Sunraysia PFA must be certified for freedom or treatment for QFF. Certification can be in the form of a Plant Health Assurance Certificate (PHAC), issued in accordance with an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) accreditation, or a Plant Health Certificate (PHC) issued by a governmental inspector. QFF host produce originating from outbreak areas within the Greater Sunraysia PFA must also meet this requirement.
Certified produce received in Victoria that is then reconsigned into the Greater Sunraysia PFA must be reconsigned in accordance with Agriculture Victoria instructions. Contact your local Plant Standards Officer on 136 186 for more information.
Consignment from Victoria to other markets
Consignments from outbreak areas within the Greater Sunraysia PFA
Read more information on requirements for consigning produce from outbreak areas in the Greater Sunraysia PFA.
Consignments to non-QFF sensitive markets
QFF host produce can be consigned from Victoria to non-QFF sensitive markets without certification and treatment. QFF non-sensitive markets include: the Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney Markets.
Consignments to QFF sensitive markets (including the Greater Sunraysia PFA)
Businesses consigning QFF host produce to QFF sensitive markets are advised to contact their local Plant Standards Officer on 136 186 to get the most up to date information on trade restrictions prior to consignment.
For accreditation options, businesses are advised to visit the interstate certification assurance website.
It is the responsibility of the consigning business to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine entry requirements and that product consigned is free of QFF infestation.
Consignments to international markets
Information on requirements for consigning produce to international markets.