Tasmania is an island with a natural water barrier which helps protect us from exotic invasive pests such as fruit fly. Fruit fly host produce brought into the state by visitors and Tasmanians returning home poses a real threat to our agricultural industries, economy, environment and our way of life.
It is the responsibility of all those entering Tasmania to follow our strict biosecurity regulations.
You can help protect Tasmania
Fruit fly was detected in northern Tasmania in January 2018. Biosecurity Tasmania, industry and the community have since worked hard to eradicate this pest. Part of the control and eradication actions included the declaration of temporary Control Areas and Infected Areas enforcing restrictions on host produce moving in and out of these areas.
- To restrict movement of fruit fly and to protect markets for growers outside the affected area, Biosecurity Tasmania has established temporary Control Areas with a 15km minimum radius around initial detection points.
Host produce cannot move from inside a Control Area to outside without adhering to appropriate treatment protocols.
- To restrict movement of fruit fly and to protect markets for growers outside the affected area, Biosecurity Tasmania has established temporary Infected Areas with a 1.5km minimum radius around initial detection points.
Within these areas, conditions apply to the movement of fruit fly host produce, including home-grown, foraged and shop-bought produce, which cannot be moved outside these Infected Areas.
This map shows the Control Areas in the north of the state and by clicking through you will also see the Infected Areas. If you are travelling to these parts of Tasmania please abide by the following:
- Do NOT move host produce from inside a Control Area to outside of a Control Area.
- Do NOT move host produce from inside an Infected Area to outside of an Infected Area.
- Obey all signs and use the quarantine disposal bins provided when leaving the Control Areas.
- Be on the lookout for signs of fruit fly and report suspect produce to Biosecurity Tasmania on 6165 3774.
Signs are located at the entrance and exits of Control Areas and at the disposal bins.
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