Regulatory quarantine zones which are permanent or temporary areas where movements in/out/within are controlled by requirements, generally mandatory to adhere to. Regulatory quarantine zones and movement requirements can be changeable, so check regularly with the biosecurity department of state where you’ll be working.

Phylloxera Management Zones

  • A Phylloxera Infested Zone (PIZ) describes an area known to have, or have had phylloxera.
  • A Phylloxera Interim Buffer Zone (PIBZ) is a South Australian term only and is defined as a 5 km radius around a new detection of phylloxera in Australia, which is awaiting gazettal by the relevant state as a PIZ.
  • A Phylloxera Risk Zone (PRZ) describes an area for which the phylloxera status is unknown (but never detected).
  • A Phylloxera Exclusion Zone (PEZ) describes are area known to be free from phylloxera.

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Biosecurity bubble describes a zone of common biosecurity requirements. This term may describe varying areas, for example, all blocks within a single vineyard, or all non-contiguous vineyards owned by the same company, or all vineyards within a grapegrowing region. The definition:

  • May change due to the time of year, activity being undertaken (e.g. pruning, harvesting) and the pest issue. It may also be impacted by the presence of a regulatory quarantine zone, and the origin and destination state from which a contractor has come and is going to. 
  • Must be agreed upon between the owner and the contractor well before any work is started. It is best not to presume, but to proactively have the conversation.