Interstate trade requirements

Each state in Australia has individual interstate trade requirements when moving fruit within the country.

A Plant Health Assurance Certificate is required to transport plant material restricted under quarantine conditions in some states. A government inspector has the power to certify whether goods to be moved within or across state or territory borders meet specified quarantine conditions.

Alternatively, growers can accredit their business under the Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) scheme to certify any goods moved within or across state or territory borders meet specified quarantine conditions.

Contact local state or territory quarantine for more information.

State Trade Requirement Contact Details
Victoria Four zones in Victoria, restrictions apply for each zone Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI)

Interstate certification assurance arrangements

plant.standards@depi.vic.gov.au

136 186

New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (DPI)

biosecurity@industry.nsw.gov.au

1800 084 881

Queensland No restrictions, fruit must be free from disease and soil Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF)

callweb@daff.qld.gov.au

(07) 3404 6999

South Australia Registration required to import fruit from other states; Import verification compliance arrangement accreditation required Government of South Australia

(08) 8207 7820

Western Australia Import permits required Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA)

followup@agric.wa.gov.au

(08) 9334 1800

Tasmania “Notice of intention to import produce into Tasmania” must occur in compliance with general “conditions and restrictions for prescribed matter” (03) 6165 3777