What is the vineyard register?
Vinehealth Australia is required under the Phylloxera and Grape Industry Act 1995 to maintain a complete and accurate register of vineyard owners in the state of South Australia. All vineyard owners with 0.5 hectares or more under vine are required by law to register with Vinehealth Australia and to complete an accurate vineyard return each year, giving details of all their plantings. This information is kept strictly confidential.
As a grower, how do I maintain my Vineyard Register records?
Growers can maintain their records either online using the Grape Industry Kiosk, or over the phone, or in hard copy.
Why do vineyards have to be registered?
A person/organisation who owns land on which a vineyard comprising 0.5 hectares or more of planted vines is required by law to provide Vinehealth Australia with a return containing the details for the vineyard plantings to be entered into the Register. A maximum fine of $1,000 or three month’s imprisonment, applies for non-compliance with this requirement. Any changes to the hectares or planting details are to be advised within 3 months of the change to Vinehealth Australia.
By being registered, growers are kept informed about phylloxera and other pests and diseases, and how to protect their vineyard.
An accurate vineyard register also means that in the event of a phylloxera or other exotic pest or disease outbreak, Vinehealth Australia could very quickly contact all growers in or near the quarantine zone. It also enables Vinehealth Australia to produce complete, up-to-date statistical information on vineyard plantings – including new plantings, changes in varieties, etc. this information is vital for future planning for the industry and the state.
Please contact Vinehealth Australia if you require more information.
What is the Grape Industry Kiosk?
An accurate Vineyard Register is essential for Vinehealth Australia’s effective management of an outbreak of phylloxera or any other exotic pests or diseases.
In order to maintain currency of records held in Vinehealth Australia’s Vineyard Register, growers have the option of maintaining records using our online Grape Industry Kiosk, that can be accessed through the Grape Industry Kiosk Login button at the top right of this page.
The register can be updated at any time for grapegrowers and vineyard owners to comply with phylloxera and grape disease control obligations and manage their own vineyard records. It contains electronic versions of individual vineyard maps, as well as details of plantings, varieties, hectares, rootstocks, locations and ownership.
A Guide to the online Grape Industry Kiosk gives instructions on how to use the kiosk; and within a grower record, there are 3 online video tutorials to assist you with your Vineyard Record/s review. All information entered into each vineyard record will now be archived, with that information becoming valuable over time.
Feedback is welcome to enhance the Kiosk.