Australian Interstate Quarantine Rules

In addition to having controls on goods that can enter Australia from overseas, Australia also has rules and regulations about the movement of goods between states, or within states.  Following the rules about moving these items will help to minimise the risk to Australia’s unique environments and valuable agricultural markets.

Pests, diseases and weeds can travel with you as you visit different areas of Australia. There are restrictions on what you can take as you cross state and quarantine borders within Australia.

There are also biosecurity or quarantine zones within each state and territory to limit the spread of pests that are localised to that area. http://www.interstatequarantine.org.au/travellers/quarantine-zones/

You can use the search feature on the map to view a table of plants and food items that you may or may not be allowed to take to your destination state.

http://www.interstatequarantine.org.au/travellers-map

Or download a copy of Australian Interstate Quarantine: A travellers guide. http://www.interstatequarantine.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Australian-Interstate-Quarantine-Travellers-guide-26.04.17.pdf

Check before you travel

It’s always good to check any restrictions that might apply to your trip. Checking before you travel will avoid the possibility of having to dispose of fruit and vegetables at the border.

You can check restrictions by:

  • by ringing Freecall within Australia 1800 084 881 during business hours from Monday to Friday.