There are currently nine separate outbreaks of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) being managed in metropolitan Adelaide.

The first outbreak was declared on 16 December 2019 and the most recent outbreak was declared on 12 January 2021, with many 7.5km suspension areas overlapping.

For winegrape growers, wineries and those involved in the harvest and movement of winegrapes around the fringes of Adelaide, you must be aware of and comply with the quarantine requirements associated with the outbreaks.

Given that restrictions will still be in place when harvest commences, quarantine requirements for the movement of grapes within, out of and transiting through the outbreak or suspension areas for these Metropolitan Adelaide outbreaks will need to be complied with. At this stage, if no further wild flies or larvae are detected, it is anticipated the broad quarantine zone will remain in place until at least 15 April 2021.

Vinehealth Australia has released a Med-fly Biosecurity Alert and Biosecurity Bulletin, to advise current operational requirements as confirmed by PIRSA.

For all commercial enquiries, please call the dedicated industry hotline on 1800 255 556 and for general enquiries, please call the Fruit Fly Hotline on 1300 666 010.

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