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”.
|OUTBREAK NAME||DECLARATION DATE||EXTENSION OR BOUNDARY REALIGNMENT DATE||CURRENT QUARANTINE|
|Berri||13 March 2021||21 November 2021|
|Pike River||6 March 2021||6 November 2021|
|Cooltong||10 February 2021||9 March 2021||24 November 2021|
|Monash||30 December 2020||5 January 2021||16 November 2021|
|Renmark West||22 December 2020||31 March 2021||24 November 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.
|Combined||For a map showing Cooltong, Renmark West, Monash, Berri and Pike River Fruit Fly Affected Areas, click here [last updated 1 April 2021].|
|Berri||For a map showing vineyards on Vinehealth’s Register within the current Berri outbreak area click here [first issue 20 March 2021]|
|Pike River||For a map showing vineyards on Vinehealth’s Register within the current Pike River outbreak area click here [first issue 20 March 2021]|
|Cooltong||For a map showing vineyards on Vinehealth’s Register within the current Cooltong outbreak area click here [last updated 20 March 2021]|
|Monash||For a map showing vineyards on Vinehealth’s Register within the current Monash outbreak area click here [last updated 8 January 2021]|
|Renmark West||For a map showing vineyards on Vinehealth’s Register within the current Renmark West outbreak area click here [last updated 1 April 2021]|
|Combined||For vineyards in the overlapping suspension areas of Renmark West and Pike River (where the yellow circles overlap on this map), the quarantine lifting date of 24 November 2021 applies. For vineyards in the overlapping suspension areas of Berri and Monash or Pike River, Berri and Monash (where the yellow circles overlap on this map), the quarantine lifting date of 21 November 21 applies. [last updated 1 April 2021]|
|Residents||Refer 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|
|CURRENT INDUSTRY INFORMATION|
|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 for the Riverland 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.