Queensland Fruit Fly outbreak
There are currently more than 150 Queensland Fruit Fly outbreaks throughout the NSW Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone and Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area. Businesses which fall under these outbreaks may need to treat fruit to gain market access into fruit fly sensitive markets. See the ICA website for more information about market access options.
Changes to movement of QFF host fruit from within and between the NSW FFEZ and Victorian suspension zones
- QFF host produce may be moved anywhere from within and between the NSW FFEZ, the Victorian Northern Suspension Zone and Victorian South Eastern Suspension Zone without treatment and certification on condition that the fruit is free of fruit fly. For example, moving citrus from Griffith to Shepparton requires no certification.
- There has been no change to movement of QFF host fruit into the NSW FFEZ, except that ICA-47 Inspection of fresh fruit and vegetables for freedom from fruit fly can now be used to move for example from Sydney to the MIA.
- There has been no change for movement conditions into the Sunraysia PFA (ICA-47 is NOT acceptable to enter the PFA).
- Certification is still required to move from the NSW FFEZ, the Victorian Northern Suspension Zone and Victorian South Eastern Suspension Zone to the Melbourne market and southern Victoria. ICA-47 is acceptable for this movement.
The location of these zones is available from the Victorian DPI website.
Outbreak Zone Map and Information
In order to determine whether your property is located within a current fruit fly outbreak, use the following steps:
View the NSW State Outbreak Map (640Kb PDF) and identify whether your business is located under a current outbreak. A complete list of current outbreaks is found in Schedule 5 of the Plant Diseases (Fruit Fly Outbreak and Suspension Areas) Order 2012.
Once you have determined that your property is located in an outbreak, you can check the Monthly QFF Outbreak Statement published below for up to date information on the outbreak, including the date since flies were last caught and the current status of the outbreak.
Please be aware that section 3.2.9 of the ‘Code of Practice for Management of Queensland Fruit Fly’ states “The period of suspension of fruit fly free pest status should remain in force until one generation and four weeks, or 12 weeks after the last wild fly is captured in the traps, or the last larvae is found, which ever is longer.”