Importing plants and plant products into Victoria
Private (non-commercial) travellers
A summary of plants and plant products that can be brought into Victoria is provided in the Traveller's Guide to Australian Interstate Quarantine.
The movement into Victoria of plants, plant products, equipment and soil may be subject to a prohibition, or to one or more conditions, which may include chemical treatments.
Some items may need to be presented to an inspector on arrival for checking of details such as correct certification, labelling or treatment.
Businesses may be accredited by the department under a compliance agreement to perform these checks on behalf of the department.
Agreements are routinely audited by DJPR to ensure they are working effectively.
Below is a table of the current Compliance and verification agreements.
The benefits obtained by individual businesses will vary according to the type of operation and the produce covered by an arrangement. However, benefits can include:
- increased flexibility — businesses can plan operations without the need to arrange for a DJPR inspector to be present
- improved awareness of quality issues — documented staff responsibilities and duties
- improved operational control — procedures documented
- reduced verification costs.
|Pest||Document title||Document purpose||Version/Date|
Blueberry rust host produce (PDF - 1.2 MB)
|Receival of fruit from an infected area / state||June 2004|
|Fire ants||Fire ant host material (PDF - 440.6 KB) (Compliance Agreement for host materials sourced from Queensland)||Receival of plants from within 5km of an infestation||October 2013|
|Fire ants||Verification of fire ant host material (PDF - 381.0 KB) (Protocol for sourcing host material from outside 5km of an outbreak)||Receival of plants from more than 5km of an infestation||June 2004|
|Fruit fly||Fruit fly host produce Compliance Agreement|
(PDF - 875.3 KB)
|Receival of fruit from infested areas / states||June 2020|
|Green snail||Manual for Green snail host products (PDF - 481.4 KB) (Compliance Agreement)||Receival of host material from Western Australia||August 2006|
|Potato cyst nematode||Potato cyst nematode (PDF - 406.8 KB) (Sourcing potatoes from a PCN Control Area)||Receival of potatoes from an area infested with potato cyst nematode||December 2013|
Plant Quarantine Manual
Refer to the Plant Quarantine Manual for details of all requirements for the movement into Victoria of plants, plant materials and related items.
The manual can be used online or downloaded.
Restrictions on importing plants and plant products into Victoria apply equally to items purchased online.
The availability of an item on an internet-trading site does not imply that it is legal to import it into Victoria or that importation is unrestricted. The buyer must comply with state quarantine regulations when importing online purchases.
- Invasive plants and a link to the movement restrictions which apply to them.
- Industry notices for businesses importing plants and plant products into Victoria from other Australian states.
- Department of Agriculture and Water Resources for information on importing plants and plant products from other countries.