South Australian growers: are you moving winegrapes into Victoria or New South Wales this vintage? Do you know the requirements for legal grape movements? They are different depending on the destination.

Below we outline the movement requirements. For further information, refer to Victoria’s Plant Quarantine Manual and New South Wales’ Biosecurity Order 2017.

SA to VIC1

Any wine grapes grown and packed in a place covered by an Area Freedom Certificate (which South Australia has) declaring area freedom from grape phylloxera may enter Victoria without restriction.

Each winegrape load must be accompanied by either of the following biosecurity documents:

  • Plant Health Certificate issued by a Biosecurity Inspector in South Australia; or
  • Plant Health Assurance Certificate issued by an accredited vineyard under ICA33. Contact Biosecurity SA on (08) 8207 7814 for information on accreditation.

1VIC Plant Quarantine Manual v26.3 Condition 25B

 

SA to NSW2

A person may move whole wine grapes if:

  • The grapes were grown in a State that is free from grapevine phylloxera as evidenced by an Area Freedom Certificate currently in force (which South Australia has); and
  • The consignment of which the grapes are part have a complying label or complying identifier that states the name and postcode of the city or town nearest to the place where the grapes were grown or sourced.

 

A person may (also) move whole wine grapes if the grapes are dealt with in accordance with ICA scheme procedure ICA 33 ‘Movement of Wine Grapes – Phylloxera and Fruit Fly’ and are accompanied by a Plant Health Assurance Certificate that certifies the requirements of this procedure have been met.

 

2NSW Biosecurity Order 2017 Division 3 Grapevine phylloxera biosecurity zone, Subdivision 2 Movement of a grapevine phylloxera carrier into the grapevine phylloxera biosecurity zone, Section 110

 

Note: If your movement of winegrapes, machinery or equipment involves transit through an adjoining state or phylloxera management zone en route to a destination state (e.g. NSW to SA via VIC and vice versa), the item must securely contained, consigned to prevent spillage, accompanied by documentation that can prove both the origin and destination, not subject to any off-loading, re-loading or storage, and that all directions provided in accompanying permits or certificates issued by state biosecurity departments, are adhered to.

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