Moving plants and plant products overview
To minimise the spread of pests and diseases into Victoria's major crop production areas, there are restrictions on the movement of certain materials:
- plant products
- used packaging
- agricultural equipment
Restrictions may apply to:
- materials that are moved into or out of declared areas within Victoria, or
- the importation of material from another state.
These restrictions are supported by Victorian Government plant biosecurity legislation.
There are also controls on the interstate export of prescribed materials, as each state and territory has its own requirements that must be met.
Benefits from restrictions on the movement of plants and plant products, together with pest control and eradication, include:
- greater access to national and international markets for farmers
- reduced processing costs of fresh fruit and vegetables
- reduced use of some chemical treatments.
For more details see Movement within Victoria.
For more details see the Plant Quarantine Manual.
Non-commercial interstate movement
For private (non-commercial) interstate travellers, the Traveller's Guide to Australian Interstate Quarantine provides an overview of movement restrictions.
- Domestic quarantine and market access — domestic interstate market access conditions
- Department of Agriculture — international movement of plants and plant products
- Plant Health Australia
- National pest and disease outbreaks
If you notice any unusual pest or disease symptoms on your plants, call the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline on 1800 084 881 (toll-free), Australia-wide.