It’s wonderful to see wine biosecurity signs popping up at cellar doors around the State. One important reminder to share with winery and vineyard owners, however, is the need to check with your local council’s planning department when putting up signage, as development approval may be required.

It’s also important to note that placing signage on council land and road verges is generally not permitted.

“While spreading messages about keeping our vines healthy, it’s also important that we adhere to the rules around sign installation,” said Inca Lee, Vinehealth Australia CEO.

“Your local council is your ideal starting point for a conversation about planning regulations and signage.”

To see the range of wine tourism biosecurity signage available, click here.