The purpose of this Biosecurity Alert is to:
- Advise industry that on 18 March 2021, PIRSA released notifications of two new Queensland Fruit Fly outbreaks in the Riverland, at Berri (declared 13 March) and Pike River (declared 6 March), in addition to the outbreaks at Cooltong, Monash and Renmark West.
- Provide links to updated maps in the Riverland Fruit Fly Affected Area (FFAA).
- Provide a link to Vinehealth Australia’s existing Biosecurity Bulletin for the Riverland, containing current operational requirements for the wine industry.
For maps showing vineyards on Vinehealth’s Register within each of the five individual fruit fly outbreak areas as well as an overall Riverland map which includes all outbreak and suspension areas, refer to Vinehealth Australia’s Riverland Fruit Fly Outbreaks webpage.
The current operational requirements for vineyards, and for the movement of grape material between vineyards and wineries is provided in Vinehealth’s Biosecurity Bulletin for the Riverland (version 2.2). If the situation of your vineyard, winery or vineyards you receive grapes from has changed given these recent additional fruit fly outbreaks, please read this Bulletin carefully to understand the implications to ensure you adhere to all relevant requirements.
- If you need help to identify which part of the FFAA your property falls in, please call Vinehealth Australia’s Technical Manager Suzanne McLoughlin on 0412 859 882 for assistance.
- For all industry queries (including for table grapes), call the industry hotline on 1800 255 556, or for online industry support, refer to PIRSA’s website.
- To report suspected fruit fly and for non-commercial enquiries, phone the Fruit Fly Hotline on 1300 666 010.
Vinehealth Australia continues to work alongside PIRSA and Riverland Wine to assist industry to comply with movement requirements.