Biosecurity Bulletins

Wine industry transporters

Vinehealth Australia acknowledges the important role that transporters play in the wine supply chain in keeping our vines healthy, when moving items such as grapes, juice, marc, machinery and equipment between our vineyards and wineries.

Click here for the Biosecurity Bulletin for Wine Industry Transporters which focuses on their key biosecurity obligations as part of the wine supply chain.

Queensland fruit fly and South Australia’s Riverland Wine Industry

The wine industry operates amongst other horticultural industries in many areas of our state, including in the Riverland Pest Free Area (PFA). As a result, the wine industry plays an important role to help protect market access of other horticultural commodities.

In the event of a Queensland fruit fly outbreak in the Riverland, detailed movement conditions for the wine industry will apply, including for the movement and processing of winegrapes, sending of diagnostic samples and cleaning of harvesters and regulated equipment.

Click here for the Biosecurity Bulletin for Queensland Fruit Fly and South Australia’s Riverland Wine Industry. 

*Last updated 22 January 2021.

Mediterranean fruit fly and South Australia’s Wine Industry

In the event of a Medfly outbreak, detailed movement conditions for the South Australian wine industry will apply. These conditions target operational activities including the movement and processing of winegrapes, sending of diagnostic samples and cleaning of harvesters and regulated equipment. These requirements are put in place to limit the spread of Medfly within and out of an affected area and are mandatory for wine supply chain businesses to comply with.
Familiarisation with these movement requirements prior to a Medfly outbreak will stand you in good stead to be able to act quickly to minimise operational downtime in light of
an outbreak.

Click here for the Biosecurity Bulletin for Mediterranean fruit fly and South Australia’s Wine Industry. 

*New 22 January 2021.

Metropolitan Adelaide fruit fly

In the event of an outbreak of Medfly or Qfly in metropolitan Adelaide, detailed movement conditions for the South Australian wine industry will apply. These conditions are mandatory for wine supply chain businesses to comply with, and target operational activities including the movement and processing of winegrapes, sending of diagnostic samples and cleaning of harvesters and regulated equipment.

Click here for the Biosecurity Bulletin for Metropolitan Adelaide fruit fly.

*New 10 February 2021.