What are the control measures to protect the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area?
Host fruit and vegetables cannot be taken into the PFA unless it is accompanied by a certificate stating that the fruit or vegetables meet the legislative requirements.
Signage has been placed along the roadside to alert travellers that they will be entering the PFA and to dispose of any host fruit or vegetables into the quarantine bins located on the roadside.
Mobile roadblocks operate within the borders of the PFA to enable DEPI inspectors to check that travellers are not bringing host fruit or vegetables into the area.
Under Victorian and New South Wales legislation, penalties may apply if host fruit or vegetables are taken into the area without certification.
Within Victoria a penalty of
up to $1442.60 may apply.
Similar penalties may apply for New South Wales.
For further information, please contact the DEPI QFF Greater Sunraysia PFA hotline on (03) 5051 4618
or visit www.depi.vic.gov.au/qff