Pests, diseases and weeds can spread from one part of Australia to another through the movement of: plants or plant products; animals or animal products; soil; agricultural machinery and recreational equipment.
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.
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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