Travelling to the National Rally - Please Read.
I have been asked to pass on the following information to those readers who may be travelling to the National Rally at Murray Bridge.
In an attempt to save your money and not burning a hole in your wallet,
It is printed here for your interest
P.s. Im just the messenger
Restrictions apply for people bringing fruit, vegetables, other plants and plant products into South Australia.
As of 4 January 2019, if caught with fruit or fruiting vegetables illegally at the Yamba Quarantine Station you will be fined. A zero tolerance approach is also in place at random quarantine roadblock operations in South Australia.
Signs and disposal bins are located across the state including at road entry points, airports and rail terminals. You can use these locations to dispose of restricted products.
Road signs will inform you that you must dispose of restricted fruit and vegetables before you enter South Australia. Additional signs are placed within the state to inform you when you are approaching the Riverland fruit fly exclusion zone.
What you can bring into South Australia
Fresh fruit and fruiting vegetables cannot be carried from interstate into South Australia, unless they comply with import requirements. [Commercial importers generally need a plant health certificate or plant health assurance certificate]to bring these items into the State.]
Uncertified fresh fruit and fruiting vegetables (those generally carried by the travelling public) cannot be brought into the state. Fines and penalties of up $100,000 apply if you breach these regulations and requirements.
Taking Fruit and Vegetables into the Riverland
Restrictions apply for taking fresh fruit and vegetables into the Riverland fruit fly exclusion zone from other parts of South Australia to help protect the Riverlands status as a recognised pest free area for fruit fly.
You can only take into the Riverland fruit fly exclusion zone :
fresh fruit and fruiting vegetables accompanied with an itemised receipt proving it was purchased from a South Australian shop.
cooked, processed, preserved, stewed, dried, frozen or canned fruit and fruiting vegetables.
You cannot take into the exclusion zone:
home-grown fruit and fruiting vegetables
fresh fruit and fruiting vegetables purchased from a shop interstate
fresh fruit and fruiting vegetables purchased from a South Australian shop unless you are carrying itemised receipt proving its purchase location
Bringing fruit and vegetables into the South Australian Riverland
Additional restrictions apply for taking fresh fruit and vegetables into the Riverland fruit fly exclusion zone from other parts of South Australia.
Quarantine station locations
You must stop at quarantine stations where you will be checked for any fresh fruit, vegetables, other plants or plant products. Don't risk a fine!
From 4 January 2019 if caught with fruit or vegetables illegally at Yamba Quarantine Station you will be fined.
Plant health inspectors can search your vehicle at a quarantine station and take any restricted items.
Permanent quarantine stations are located on the:
Sturt Highway at Yamba between Mildura and Ren- mark
Eyre Highway at Ceduna
Barrier Highway at Oodla Wirra
Mallee Highway between Murrayville and Pinnaroo.
Disposal bin locations
Highways that do not have quarantine stations at entry points to the state have disposal bins that are clearly signed.
You must dispose of all restricted items in the disposal bins. These are located on the:
Glenelg Highway near Mount Gambier
Nelson Highway near Mount Gambier
Princes Highway near Mount Gambier
Dukes Highway near Bordertown
Stuart Highway at Marla
Wimmera Highway near Naracoorte
Old Wentworth Road at the State border
Purnong Road near Mannum
Goyder Highway near Morgan
Thiele Highway near Eudunda
Sturt Highway near Blanchetown
Stott Highway near Sedan
Angas Valley Road near Walker Flat
Hunter Road near Bow Hill
Browns Well Highway near Paruna
Karoonda Highway near Alawoona
Oodla Wirra (when quarantine station is closed)
Pinnaroo (when quarantine station is closed)
Random roadblocks are carried out on roads with disposal bins. You will be fined if you are found with restricted items at roadblocks after you travel past the disposal bins.
Road signs are located before the fruit fly exclusion zone
Road signs on the way into the Riverland fruit fly exclusion zone warn you that you must dispose of restricted fruit and vegetables before going into the area.
Disposal bin locations
Disposal bins are provided on several roads on the way into the Riverland fruit fly exclusion zone:
Karoonda to Loxton Road
Pinnaroo to Loxton Road
Sedan to Swan Reach Road
Sturt Highway near Blanchetown
Burra to Morgan Road
Eudunda to Morgan Road
Mount Pleasant to Walkers Flat Road
Mannum to Bowhill Rd.
You must dispose of any fresh fruit or fruiting vegetables in the disposal bins unless you have an itemised shop receipt.
Mobile roadblocks operate on the roads in the Riverland and you must stop at a road block for your vehicle to be checked. Please note a zero tolerance approach now applies at all random roadblocks in South Australia.
You will be fined if you are found carrying restricted fruit and vegetables past the disposal bins.
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