Hill residents looking to take a trip into the Riverland need to be aware of the most recent quarantine rules, in place to protect the area from destructive fruit fly.
Previously travellers were able to bring a receipt to show proof of purchase for fruit and vegetables, however new changes mean that the 'bring a receipt' rule is no longer recognised.
With or without a receipt, you cannot take fruit or vegetables that are at risk from fruit fly into the Riverland.
What you can't take:
- Stone fruits
- Citrus fruits
- Fruiting vegetables (including tomatoes, capsicums, chillies)
- Pome fruits (including apples and pears)
- Loquats, figs, and feijoas
- Tropical fruit (including bananas, avocado, and mangoes)
Check a comprehensive list of banned fruits and vegetables here.
Pack thoughtfully before your trip and eat your at-risk fruit and veg before reaching the area, or use the quarantine bins at entry points to the Riverland. When you arrive, local shops will be selling a full range of fruit and vegetables, so you can eat your favourites while supporting local.
What you can take:
- Leafy greens (including lettus, spinach, and kale)
- Brassica crops (including cauliflower, cabbages, and broccoli)
- Onions, carrots, and potatoes
- Watermelons and pumpkins
- Canned, frozen, or cooked fruit
Check a comprehensive list of approved fruits and vegetables here.
Thank you for helping to keep our neighbours in the Riverland safe from fruit fly.