It’s everyone’s responsibility to keep the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area Fruit Fly Free


Travellers

  • Do not bring host fruit or vegetables into the PFA unless you have a certificate for fruit fly freedom or treatment issued by DEPI Victoria or an accredited business (e.g. grower).

 

  • Host fruit or vegetables without a certificate must be disposed of in the quarantine bins located on the roadside before entering the PFA.

 

Residents within the PFA

  • Do not bring host fruit or vegetables into the PFA unless you have a certificate for fruit fly freedom or treatment issued by DEPI Victoria or an accredited business (e.g. grower).

 

  • Pick host fruit or vegetables as they ripen, manage backyard fruit trees and dispose of any fallen fruit. Place any unwanted fruit or vegetables into a plastic bag and leave in the sun for five - seven days to kill any fruit fly maggots that may be present.

 

  • Advise friends visiting you from outside the PFA not to bring host fruit or vegetables with them.

 

Industry

  • All host fruit or vegetables must be certified to enter the PFA.  All receivers of fruit or vegetables must be accredited by DEPI Victoria to inspect and verify that the host fruit or vegetables meet requirements. Otherwise consignments must be presented to a DEPI inspector as required.

Responsibilities

 

I M P O R T A N T

If you find maggots in any fruit or vegetables please contact DEPI Victoria as soon as possible on

(03) 5051 4618


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