Declared Queensland fruit fly outbreak zones in Victoria
If enough QFF are detected in an area of the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area (PFA), an outbreak is declared in a 15km radius from the detection epicentre. When this happens, there'll be restrictions on moving Queensland fruit fly (QFF) host produce from an outbreak area to other parts of the PFA.
The outbreak is considered to be eradicated and the area 'free of fruit fly' when no fruit flies have been trapped within a PFA outbreak area for a certain amount of time. The length of time depends on:
- the time of year when the last fly was caught.
- how the time of year relates to the speed of the fruit fly's reproductive life cycle (generally referred to as one generation plus 28 days)
Find out if you're in an outbreak zone
This is an interactive web-based application for growers to find out whether they are located within a declared QFF outbreak restricted area within the PFA. Simply enter your address and the map will tell you whether there are restrictions in place:
- Enter your full street address in the box above the map and select the 'Am I Affected?' button. You can also view the towns affected in text format.
- If your address is displayed within a green, lighter shaded area, you are in an active, declared outbreak zone within the PFA.
- If your address lies within a purple, darker shaded area, you are in a pending outbreak zone (one that is awaiting declaration).
The majority of Victoria is not considered to be free of QFF — with the exception of the PFA. Certification protocols apply for all produce being moved from these areas of Victoria to sensitive markets (for example, Tasmania).
Visit the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area website for information about the PFA and Queensland fruit fly.
Please email email@example.com for more information or if you need clarification about areas on the map.