Queensland fruit fly surveillance in Greater Sunraysia

The Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area (GSPFA) is in north-western Victoria and south-western New South Wales. The GSPFA was established to provide local table grape, stone fruit and citrus industries with the control over Queensland fruit fly (QFF) management in the region. In partnership with industry, we are undertaking a program of eradication of Queensland fruit fly in the GSPFA – with the aim of reinstating each outbreak area to area freedom.

The Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area (GSPFA) runs along the Murray river in north-west Victoria and the Darling river in south-west of New South Wales and includes the townships of Pooncarie, Wentworth, Mildura, Robinvale, Nyah, Swan Hill and Kerang.


QFF traps are placed in a grid system to monitor this pest.

In towns, fruit fly traps are positioned 400 metres apart, while in orchards they are placed 1 kilometre apart. These traps are cleared weekly from 1 November to 31 May, and fortnightly from 1 June to 31 October.

Additional QFF monitoring programs are in place in the Goulburn Murray Valley and Yarra Valley. For more information, see our action on QFF in regional Victoria page.

Current fruit fly outbreaks

The monthly fruit fly update shows all the current outbreaks within the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area, including the outbreak name, the date of last QFF detection and the date in which area freedom will be reinstated. In the absence of a reinstatement date, a chemical control program is in place.

July 2022 – QFF situation in Victoria (WORD - 54.4 KB)

Further information

Visit the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area (GSPFA)

Visit the Travelling with produce into the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area (GSPFA)

Page last updated: 13 Jul 2022