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About interstate quarantine

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. Following the rules about moving these items will help to minimise the risk to Australia’s unique environments and valuable agricultural markets.

Travellers face on-the-spot fines for taking prohibited items across borders.

Check what you are carrying. Penalties apply.

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Biosecurity alert: tomato potato psyllid

Due to the detection of the exotic pest tomato potato psyllid in Western Australia, emergency movement restrictions have been introduced to prohibit the importation of hosts from the solanaceae and convolvulaceae families into other states and territories of Australia.

This directly effects well-known products like potatoes, tomatoes, capsicums, eggplants and sweet potato.

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Find out the latest information on regional outbreaks, changes to interstate certification arrangements, and updates to rules applying to carrying items when travelling interstate.

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Alert issued for new potato pest in WA
Alert issued for new potato pest in WA

Alert issued for new potato pest in WA

18 Jul 2017

Alert issued for new pest of potatoes in WA

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New biosecurity act for NSW
New biosecurity act for NSW

New biosecurity act for NSW

01 Jul 2017

From 1 July 2017, biosecurity reforms will be switched on in NSW

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Indigenous rangers dedicated to stopping exotic pests
Indigenous rangers dedicated to stopping exotic pests

Indigenous rangers dedicated to stopping exotic pests

07 Mar 2017

Indigenous rangers in far north Queensland receive award for Top Watch work

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