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