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 regulated materials:

  • plants
  • plant products
  • used packaging
  • agricultural equipment
  • soil.

Restrictions may apply to:

  • move regulated materials into or out of declared areas within Victoria, or
  • import regulated materials from another state into Victoria.

These restrictions are supported by Victorian Government plant biosecurity legislation.

Movement within Victoria

There are controls on the intrastate movement of prescribed materials, such as the movement of phylloxera host materials into or out of declared areas within Victoria.

For more details see Movement within Victoria.

Plant biosecurity permit

A plant biosecurity permit may be required for the movement of regulated materials within or importing into Victoria.

For more details visit the Plant biosecurity permit page.

Importing plants and plant products into Victoria

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.

For more details see Importing plants and plant products into Victoria.

Exporting plants and plant products

Interstate authorities may place restrictions on the movement of plants, plant products or related materials into their state.

For more details see Exporting plants and plant products.

Non-commercial interstate movement

For private (non-commercial) interstate travellers, the Traveller's Guide to Australian Interstate Quarantine provides an overview of movement restrictions.

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More information

For more details about moving plants or plant products, contact a Plant Standards Officer on 136 186 or email

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.

Page last updated: 07 Mar 2022