A number of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) outbreaks have been declared in South Australia’s Riverland by PIRSA, (refer table below) that overlap. For each outbreak, a 1.5 km Outbreak Area and a 15 km Suspension Area around each detection site have been setup, and an eradication program has commenced. Collectively the Outbreak Area and Suspension Area is known as the “Fruit Fly Affected Area”.

Cooltong10 February 202126 February 202119 May 2021
Monash30 December 20205 January 202122 March 2021
Renmark West22 December 202025 February 202119 May 2021

For additional information from PIRSA relating to these Riverland fruit fly outbreaks, refer here.

To report suspected fruit fly phone the Fruit Fly Hotline: 1300 666 010.

CooltongFor a map showing vineyards on Vinehealth’s Register within the current Cooltong outbreak area click here [last updated 3 March 2021]
MonashFor a map showing vineyards on Vinehealth’s Register within the current Monash outbreak area click here [last updated 8 January 2021]
Renmark WestFor a map showing vineyards on Vinehealth’s Register within the current Renmark West outbreak area click here [last updated 3 March 2021]
CombinedFor a map showing Cooltong, Renmark West and Monash fruit fly affected areas, click here [last updated 3 March 2021].

For those vineyards that fall in either, a) both the Cooltong and Renmark West suspension areas, or b) both the Renmark West and Monash suspension areas, or c) all three suspension areas (where the yellow circles overlap on this map), the quarantine lifting date of 19 May 2021 applies.
ResidentsRefer here for PIRSA’s address lookup maps and instructions for residents indicating three zones relating to different fruit and vegetable management in and around the fruit fly outbreak areas
Restrictions now apply to growers, packers, retailers, wholesalers and residents located within the outbreak and suspension areas, and those transiting these areas, regarding the movement of fruit fly host produce. Wineries receiving fruit from the outbreak or suspension areas must also comply with requirements that are in place.

Refer here for Vinehealth’s current Biosecurity Bulletin describing movement controls relevant to the wine industry [last updated 22 Jan 2021].

If you are unsure if your property is in an Outbreak or Suspension Area, contact Vinehealth Australia.

*Note: your location relevant to a Fruit Fly Affected Area is based on the land parcel on which your business (vineyard or winery) is located. If part of your land parcel is inside a Fruit Fly Affected Area, your vineyard or winery is considered to be inside the Area.

An incident command centre has been established by PIRSA at the Loxton Research Centre in the Riverland and a dedicated number – 1800 255 556 – is available for industry queries.

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