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Keep SA Fruit Fly Free

The only fruit fly free state on the mainland – South Australia – has launched a new campaign to keep it that way.

Interstate road travelers, especially those coming from Victoria, will be targeted with random roadblocks over the holiday period.
This is in addition to the already existing quarantine stations at Ceduna, Oodla Wirra and Pinnaroo and Yamba.

Whether flying or driving into South Australia there are fines/penalties for anyone caught carrying fruit or vegetables.

South Australian residents are also being urged to report ANY maggots found in fruit or fruiting vegetables, including those from a shop, IMMEDIATELY to the Fruit Fly Hotline on 1300 666 010.

Will Zacharin, Acting Deputy Chief Executive, Primary Industries and Regions South Australia said the State Government spends $5 million dollars annually to keep our precious crops fruit fly free.

“So, if you are carrying fruit or vegetables: eat it, bin it, or declare it – or pay the price,” he said.

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