If biosecurity is not currently a topic you consider when planning and packing for an overseas trip, our Fact Sheet for Australian Wine Personnel Travelling Overseas is a pre-departure must read.

If you walk into vineyards as part of your work or home life and you’re heading overseas and will be walking down vine rows or adjacent to vines, familiarise yourself with the tips in this fact sheet to minimise your chance of bringing grape phylloxera or exotic plant pests back into Australia with you.

This fact sheet provides tips for before you leave, while you’re away and what to do before returning to Australia.

Best practice is to sacrifice any footwear and clothing worn overseas down vine rows or adjacent to vines and any bags such as backpacks you are carrying with you into vineyards. This means not bringing these items back into Australia.