Domestic trade of Queensland fruit fly host produce

You can consign Queensland fruit fly (QFF) host produce, without treatment and certification, from Victoria to:

  • Queensland
  • New South Wales
  • most other parts within Victoria (excluding the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area (PFA)

If you're consigning host produce to other parts of Australia, you might need certification saying that your produce is free of QFF.

Consignments to the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area

If you're consigning QFF host produce into the PFA, you must have a certificate for treatment and freedom from QFF.

Your certification can be in the form of:

  • a Plant Health Assurance Certificate (PHAC), issued in accordance with an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) accreditation
  • a Plant Health Certificate (PHC) issued by a governmental inspector

Certified produce received in Victoria that is then reconsigned into the Greater Sunraysia PFA must be reconsigned in accordance with Agriculture Victoria instructions. Contact us on 136 186 and ask to speak with a plant standards officer for more information.

Consignments to other QFF-sensitive markets

When consigning to other QFF-sensitive markets, it's the responsibility of the consigning business to ensure:

  • it's complying with all quarantine entry requirements
  • the product is free of QFF infestation

Before consignment, contact us for the most up-to-date information on trade restrictions. Call our Customer Service Centre on 136 186 and ask to speak with a plant standards officer.

For accreditation options, visit the Interstate Certificate Assurance website.

Selling infested produce

There are no restrictions on the trade of QFF host produce, but it's an offence to sell produce that you know is infested with QFF under section 18 of the Plant Biosecurity Act 2010.

Businesses that don't comply with legislative requirements can be prosecuted or penalised, and non-complying produce can be returned, treated or destroyed at the owner's expense.

Page last updated: 20 Aug 2020