Australia's quarantine and customs regulations restrict travellers from bringing some items, including many plant and animal products, into Australia. Regulations are also in place for domestic travel, and travellers should be wary of carrying plant and food items – especially fresh fruit – from region to region and interstate.
When travelling in regional Victoria, please heed local advice about carrying food, as quarantine regulations restrict travellers from carrying plants and fruit into some regional areas. Affected areas are signposted, have roadside quarantine fruit disposal bins in place, and may stage quarantine roadblocks.
For details about domestic quarantine regulations, visit quarantinedomestic.gov.au.
Fruit flies lay eggs in fruit and vegetables, rendering produce inedible and devastating crops. Fruit fly can be spread by travellers carrying infested fruit into or between horticultural regions of Victoria. Please help protect Victoria's horticulture by heeding all local advice about travelling with fruit, and by disposing of fruit in quarantine bins as necessary.
For more information on fruit fly and other pests, diseases and weeds, visit the Department of Primary Industries website.
Australia's quarantine regulations require incoming travellers to declare any food, plant material and animal products they are bringing to Australia. If you are in doubt about whether or not you can bring an item into Australia, declare it on your Incoming Passenger Card, or dispose of it in the quarantine disposal bins at the airport.
For details about what you can and can’t bring to Australia, visit the Department of Agriculture website.