Travelling to South Australia from interstate

There are fruit fly outbreaks in metropolitan Adelaide and the Riverland. Specific restrictions apply to the movement of some fruit and vegetables in these areas. Check the outbreak restrictions when travelling in these areas.

Use this page to help plan your trip to South Australia.

Check your food and plants

Some fruit, vegetables, plants and plant products cannot be brought into South Australia.

Make sure you know what you can and can't bring from your state.

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New South Wales

Can I bring these items into South Australia from New South Wales?

Call 1300 666 010 to ask for more information.

Fruits, vegetables and nuts

Asparagus Yes  Yes
Avocado Cross  No
Fruit – fresh No  No
Fruit and vegetables – processed, dried, preserved, cooked, frozen, canned Yes  Yes
Herbs – fresh and cut Yes  Yes
Herbs and spices – dried Yes  Yes
Melons – watermelon, rockmelon, honeydew Call us  Call us
Mushrooms Yes  Yes
Nuts – dried Yes  Yes
Onions, garlic – cured, topped and tailed Yes  Yes
Onions, garlic, leeks, spring onions, chives – fresh Yes  Yes
Pineapple Yes  Yes
Potatoes, washed or brushed and soil-free – ware, not for planting Yes  Yes
Sweet potato Yes  Yes
Spinach, silver beet, peas, beans Call us  Call us
Vegetables, cucurbits – cucumber, pumpkin, squash, zucchini Call us  Call us
Vegetables, fruiting – capsicum, chilli, eggplant, tomato, tamarillo No  No
Vegetables, leafy – lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, celery Yes  Yes
Vegetables, root – beetroot, turnip, parsnip, carrot, free of soil and tops removed Yes  Yes

Food items

Camping food (freeze dried, dehydrated), eggs Yes  Yes
Dairy products – milk, cheese, yoghurt Yes  Yes
Fish – fresh, canned Yes  Yes
Honey, honeycomb, beeswax, pollen, bees, hives, used equipment Call us  Call us
Meats – poultry, sausage, salami, sliced meats Yes  Yes
Processed foods – noodles, bread, rice, cereals, baby food, biscuits, cakes Yes  Yes

Other

Animals – domestic cats and dogs Yes  Yes
Cartons – fruit and vegetables, used for packing containers but not to KI Yes  Yes
Eggs – poultry hatching Yes  Yes
Soil, dirt No  No
Weed-free stock feed – hay, fodder Yes  Yes

Plant items

Bulbs, corms – dormant Yes  Yes
Citrus plantsCall us  Call us
Cut flowers – excluding Myrtaceae Call us  Call us
Date palms Yes  Yes
Fruit and vegetable plants including seedlings Call us  Call us
Grapevines, cuttings, budwood No  No
House plants, pot plants, cuttings, nursery stock, potted herbs Call us  Call us
Pinus plants Call us  Call us
Pine timber – dried Yes  Yes
Fire wood – dried and barkfree Yes  Yes
Seeds, edible or sprouting – not maize for planting Yes  Yes

Northern Territory

Can I bring these items into South Australia from Northern Territory?

Call 1300 666 010 to ask for more information.

Fruits, vegetables and nuts

Asparagus Yes  Yes
Avocado cross  No
Fruit – fresh No  No
Fruit and vegetables – processed, dried, preserved, cooked, frozen, canned Yes  Yes
Herbs – fresh and cut Yes  Yes
Herbs and spices – dried Yes  Yes
Melons – watermelon, rockmelon, honeydew Call us  Call us
Mushrooms Yes  Yes
Nuts – dried Yes  Yes
Onions, garlic – cured, topped and tailed Yes  Yes
Onions, garlic, leeks, spring onions, chives – fresh Yes  Yes
Pineapple Yes  Yes
Potatoes, washed or brushed and soil-free – ware, not for planting Yes  Yes
Sweet potato Yes  Yes
Spinach, silver beet, peas, beans Call us  Call us
Vegetables, cucurbits – cucumber, pumpkin, squash, zucchini Call us  Call us
Vegetables, fruiting – capsicum, chilli, eggplant, tomato, tamarillo No  No
Vegetables, leafy – lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, celery Yes  Yes
Vegetables, root – beetroot, turnip, parsnip, carrot, free of soil and tops removed Yes  Yes

Food items

Camping food (freeze dried, dehydrated), eggs Yes  Yes
Dairy products – milk, cheese, yoghurt Yes  Yes
Fish – fresh, canned Yes  Yes
Honey, honeycomb, beeswax, pollen, bees, hives, used equipment Call us  Call us
Meats – poultry, sausage, salami, sliced meats Yes  Yes
Processed foods – noodles, bread, rice, cereals, baby food, biscuits, cakes Yes  Yes

Other

Animals – domestic cats and dogs Yes  Yes
Cartons – fruit and vegetables, used for packing containers but not to KI Yes  Yes
Eggs – poultry hatching Yes  Yes
Soil, dirt No  No
Weed-free stock feed – hay, fodder Yes  Yes

Plant items

Bulbs, corms – dormant Yes  Yes
Citrus plantsCall us  Call us
Cut flowers – excluding Myrtaceae Call us  Call us
Date palms Call us  Call us
Fruit and vegetable plants including seedlings Call us  Call us
Grapevines, cuttings, budwood No  No
House plants, pot plants, cuttings, nursery stock, potted herbs Call us  Call us
Pinus plants Call us  Call us
Pine timber – dried Yes  Yes
Fire wood – dried and barkfree Yes  Yes
Seeds, edible or sprouting – not maize for planting Yes  Yes

Queensland

Can I bring these items into South Australia from Queensland?

Call 1300 666 010 to ask for more information.

Fruits, vegetables and nuts

Asparagus Yes  Yes
Avocado cross  No
Fruit – fresh No  No
Fruit and vegetables – processed, dried, preserved, cooked, frozen, canned Yes  Yes
Herbs – fresh and cut Yes  Yes
Herbs and spices – dried Yes  Yes
Melons – watermelon, rockmelon, honeydew Call us  Call us
Mushrooms Yes  Yes
Nuts – dried Yes  Yes
Onions, garlic – cured, topped and tailed Yes  Yes
Onions, garlic, leeks, spring onions, chives – fresh Yes  Yes
Pineapple Yes  Yes
Potatoes, washed or brushed and soil-free – ware, not for planting Yes  Yes
Sweet potato Yes  Yes
Spinach, silver beet, peas, beans Call us  Call us
Vegetables, cucurbits – cucumber, pumpkin, squash, zucchini Call us  Call us
Vegetables, fruiting – capsicum, chilli, eggplant, tomato, tamarillo No  No
Vegetables, leafy – lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, celery Yes  Yes
Vegetables, root – beetroot, turnip, parsnip, carrot, free of soil and tops removed Yes  Yes

Food items

Camping food (freeze dried, dehydrated), eggs Yes  Yes
Dairy products – milk, cheese, yoghurt Yes  Yes
Fish – fresh, canned Yes  Yes
Honey, honeycomb, beeswax, pollen, bees, hives, used equipment Call us  Call us
Meats – poultry, sausage, salami, sliced meats Yes  Yes
Processed foods – noodles, bread, rice, cereals, baby food, biscuits, cakes Yes  Yes

Other

Animals – domestic cats and dogs Yes  Yes
Cartons – fruit and vegetables, used for packing containers but not to KI Yes  Yes
Eggs – poultry hatching Yes  Yes
Soil, dirt No  No
Weed-free stock feed – hay, fodder Call us  Call us

Plant items

Bulbs, corms – dormant Yes  Yes
Citrus plantsNo  No
Cut flowers – excluding Myrtaceae Call us  Call us
Date palms Call us  Call us
Fruit and vegetable plants including seedlings Call us  Call us
Grapevines, cuttings, budwood No  No
House plants, pot plants, cuttings, nursery stock, potted herbs Call us  Call us
Pinus plants Call us  Call us
Pine timber – dried Yes  Yes
Fire wood – dried and barkfree Yes  Yes
Seeds, edible or sprouting – not maize for planting Yes  Yes

Tasmania

Can I bring these items into South Australia from Tasmania?

Call 1300 666 010 to ask for more information.

Fruits, vegetables and nuts

Asparagus Yes  Yes
Avocado tick  Yes
Fruit – fresh Yes  Yes
Fruit and vegetables – processed, dried, preserved, cooked, frozen, canned Yes  Yes
Herbs – fresh and cut Yes  Yes
Herbs and spices – dried Yes  Yes
Melons – watermelon, rockmelon, honeydew  Yes  Yes
Mushrooms Yes  Yes
Nuts – dried Yes  Yes
Onions, garlic – cured, topped and tailed Yes  Yes
Onions, garlic, leeks, spring onions, chives – fresh Yes  Yes
Pineapple Yes  Yes
Potatoes, washed or brushed and soil-free – ware, not for planting Yes  Yes
Sweet potato Yes  Yes
Spinach, silver beet, peas, beans   Yes  Yes
Vegetables, cucurbits – cucumber, pumpkin, squash, zucchini   Yes  Yes
Vegetables, fruiting – capsicum, chilli, eggplant, tomato, tamarillo Yes  Yes
Vegetables, leafy – lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, celery Yes  Yes
Vegetables, root – beetroot, turnip, parsnip, carrot, free of soil and tops removed Yes  Yes

Food items

Camping food (freeze dried, dehydrated), eggs Yes  Yes
Dairy products – milk, cheese, yoghurt Yes  Yes
Fish – fresh, canned Yes  Yes
Honey, honeycomb, beeswax, pollen, bees, hives, used equipment Call us  Call us
Meats – poultry, sausage, salami, sliced meats Yes  Yes
Processed foods – noodles, bread, rice, cereals, baby food, biscuits, cakes Yes  Yes

Other

Animals – domestic cats and dogs Yes  Yes
Cartons – fruit and vegetables, used for packing containers but not to KI Yes  Yes
Eggs – poultry hatching Yes  Yes
Soil, dirt No  No
Weed-free stock feed – hay, fodder Yes  Yes

Plant items

Bulbs, corms – dormant Yes  Yes
Citrus plantsCall us  Call us
Cut flowers – excluding Myrtaceae Call us  Call us
Date palms Yes  Yes
Fruit and vegetable plants including seedlings Call us  Call us
Grapevines, cuttings, budwood No  No
House plants, pot plants, cuttings, nursery stock, potted herbs Call us  Call us
Pinus plants Call us  Call us
Pine timber – dried Yes  Yes
Fire wood – dried and barkfree Yes  Yes
Seeds, edible or sprouting – not maize for planting Yes  Yes

Victoria

Can I bring these items into South Australia from Victoria?

Call 1300 666 010 to ask for more information.

Fruits, vegetables and nuts

Asparagus Yes  Yes
Avocado cross  No
Fruit – fresh No  No
Fruit and vegetables – processed, dried, preserved, cooked, frozen, canned Yes  Yes
Herbs – fresh and cut Yes  Yes
Herbs and spices – dried Yes  Yes
Melons – watermelon, rockmelon, honeydew  Yes  Yes
Mushrooms Yes  Yes
Nuts – dried Yes  Yes
Onions, garlic – cured, topped and tailed Yes  Yes
Onions, garlic, leeks, spring onions, chives – fresh Yes  Yes
Pineapple Yes  Yes
Potatoes, washed or brushed and soil-free – ware, not for planting Yes  Yes
Sweet potato Yes  Yes
Spinach, silver beet, peas, beans   Yes  Yes
Vegetables, cucurbits – cucumber, pumpkin, squash, zucchini   Yes  Yes
Vegetables, fruiting – capsicum, chilli, eggplant, tomato, tamarillo No  No
Vegetables, leafy – lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, celery Yes  Yes
Vegetables, root – beetroot, turnip, parsnip, carrot, free of soil and tops removed Yes  Yes

Food items

Camping food (freeze dried, dehydrated), eggs Yes  Yes
Dairy products – milk, cheese, yoghurt Yes  Yes
Fish – fresh, canned Yes  Yes
Honey, honeycomb, beeswax, pollen, bees, hives, used equipment Call us  Call us
Meats – poultry, sausage, salami, sliced meats Yes  Yes
Processed foods – noodles, bread, rice, cereals, baby food, biscuits, cakes Yes  Yes

Other

Animals – domestic cats and dogs Yes  Yes
Cartons – fruit and vegetables, used for packing containers but not to KI Yes  Yes
Eggs – poultry hatching Yes  Yes
Soil, dirt No  No
Weed-free stock feed – hay, fodder Call us  Call us

Plant items

Bulbs, corms – dormant Yes  Yes
Citrus plantsYes  Yes
Cut flowers – excluding Myrtaceae Call us  Call us
Date palms Call us  Call us
Fruit and vegetable plants including seedlings Call us  Call us
Grapevines, cuttings, budwood No  No
House plants, pot plants, cuttings, nursery stock, potted herbs Call us  Call us
Pinus plants Call us  Call us
Pine timber – dried Yes  Yes
Fire wood – dried and barkfree Yes  Yes
Seeds, edible or sprouting – not maize for planting Yes  Yes

Western Australia

Can I bring these items into South Australia from Western Australia?

Call 1300 666 010 to ask for more information.

Fruits, vegetables and nuts

Asparagus Call us  Call us
Avocado cross  No
Fruit – fresh No  No
Fruit and vegetables – processed, dried, preserved, cooked, frozen, canned Yes  Yes
Herbs – fresh and cut Call us  Call us
Herbs and spices – dried Yes  Yes
Melons – watermelon, rockmelon, honeydew Call us  Call us
Mushrooms Yes  Yes
Nuts – dried Yes  Yes
Onions, garlic – cured, topped and tailed Yes  Yes
Onions, garlic, leeks, spring onions, chives – fresh Call us  Call us
Pineapple Yes  Yes
Potatoes, washed or brushed and soil-free – ware, not for planting Call us  Call us
Sweet potato Yes  Yes
Spinach, silver beet, peas, beans Call us  Call us
Vegetables, cucurbits – cucumber, pumpkin, squash, zucchini Call us  Call us
Vegetables, fruiting – capsicum, chilli, eggplant, tomato, tamarillo No  No
Vegetables, leafy – lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, celery Call us  Call us
Vegetables, root – beetroot, turnip, parsnip, carrot, free of soil and tops removed Yes  Yes

Food items

Camping food (freeze dried, dehydrated), eggs Yes  Yes
Dairy products – milk, cheese, yoghurt Yes  Yes
Fish – fresh, canned Yes  Yes
Honey, honeycomb, beeswax, pollen, bees, hives, used equipment Call us  Call us
Meats – poultry, sausage, salami, sliced meats Yes  Yes
Processed foods – noodles, bread, rice, cereals, baby food, biscuits, cakes Yes  Yes

Other

Animals – domestic cats and dogs Yes  Yes
Cartons – fruit and vegetables, used for packing containers but not to KI Yes  Yes
Eggs – poultry hatching Yes  Yes
Soil, dirt No  No
Weed-free stock feed – hay, fodder Call us  Call us

Plant items

Bulbs, corms – dormant Call us  Call us
Citrus plantsCall us  Call us
Cut flowers – excluding Myrtaceae Call us  Call us
Date palms Call us  Call us
Fruit and vegetable plants including seedlings Call us  Call us
Grapevines, cuttings, budwood No  No
House plants, pot plants, cuttings, nursery stock, potted herbs Call us  Call us
Pinus plants Call us  Call us
Pine timber – dried Call us  Call us
Fire wood – dried and barkfree Yes  Yes
Seeds, edible or sprouting – not maize for planting Yes  Yes

Restrictions for all Australian states and territories

Check the quarantine station and disposal bin locations

Your vehicle can be searched at quarantine stations and random roadblocks when entering South Australia.

If you’re found carrying restricted produce or plant products at Yamba quarantine station or at random roadblocks you will be fined $405 on the spot. You must dispose of your fruit and vegetables before you enter South Australia.

Check the bin and quarantine station map to find locations on your route.

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Eat or bin your fruit and vegetables

Make sure you eat any restricted fruit and vegetables or put them in the bin before entering South Australia.

Call the fruit fly hotline

Report suspected fruit fly or get answers to your fruit fly questions. The hotline is open 24 hours.

Page Last Reviewed: 26 Mar 2021
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