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Western Australia

 

Destination: Western Australia

 

Skip to: Travelling within Western Australia

 

Key to the tables

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You cannot carry this item with you when travelling to Western Australia.

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You need to obtain an appropriate permit or certificate or provide more information to carry this item with you when travelling to Western Australia. Please contact the relevant authority indicated for Western Australia.

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You can carry this item with you without restriction when travelling to Western Australia.
     
Please examine the listed products carefully – although broad terms such as ‘fruits and vegetables’ are commonly used, there may be specific exceptions listed within the same table.
Unless otherwise specified, a listing refers to the fresh product.
Abbreviations used: F&V – Fruit and vegetables

 

Travelling to
WESTERN AUSTRALIA

from:

NSW

NT

QLD

SA

TAS

VIC

Fruits, vegetables & nuts (products)

F&V (fresh)

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Exceptions (providing they are free of soil, pests, disease and any sprouting or green growth): beetroot, carrot, coconut, corn on the cob, ginger, mushroom, parsnip, pineapple, swede, galangal, sweet potato, taro, turnip

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

F&V (frozen or commercially dried and packaged) providing: banana leaves are cooked; mangoes are pitted; pawpaws (papaya) are peeled

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Exceptions: grapes, guava, onions, potatoes

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

F&V (cooked)

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Herbs (fresh cut - free of soil, pests & diseases)

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Herbs & spices (commercially dried)

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Nuts (walnuts - raw in shell)

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

Nuts (other)

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 from:

 NSW

 NT

 QLD

 SA

 TAS

 VIC

Other plant items

Bulbs

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Cut flowers & foliage

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Garden/house/pot plants

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Seeds

ASK

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Stock feed (hay/fodder)

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

Timber (dressed/without bark)

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Wood (firewood) - must be dried and bark-free

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Wood (ornamental) - dried and bark-free

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 from:

 NSW

 NT

 QLD

 SA

 TAS

 VIC

Food items

Dairy products

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Eggs

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Fish & seafood (fresh, frozen, smoked/cured, cooked)

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Honey & other hive products (unless certified as heat-treated)

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

Lentils, split peas, beans (split or processed)

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Meat products (fresh, frozen, dried, processed)

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Processed foods (biscuits, fruit cake, fruit juice, cordial, polished rice, cereals, bread, chips, baby food, jams, pickles, soups)

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Processed items (flour, sugar, tinned F&V)

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Rice (unmilled)

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

Seeds (edible - commercially packaged)

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Exceptions: pumpkin, sunflower, pepita

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Tea & coffee (commercially packaged, including beans)

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Truffles (for consumption & free of soil, pests & disease)

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 from:

 NSW

 NT

 QLD

 SA

 TAS

 VIC

Other

Animals (birds/fish/aquariums/wildlife); pets or other

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Animals (domestic - dogs & cats)

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Animal skins & hides (must be free of plant material, seeds, soil & pests)

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Animals (livestock - cattle, pigs, sheep, horses etc.)

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Bees & apiary equipment

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

Containers (agricultural/horticultural; used - including sacks, bags, cartons)

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

Soil (including in plant pots)

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO


 

For more information on carrying items into WA, please contact:

  • Bees, bee products, bee keeping equipment
  • Fish including aquarium fish
  • Plants, plant products (e.g. seeds, flowers)
  • Livestock and stock movement
  • Exotic/non-native animals (including insects)
  • General enquires / not sure

Quarantine WA - Ph: (08) 9334 1800; fax (08) 9334 1888; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

  • Aviary birds
  • Native animals (reptiles, birds, mammals, insects)

Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) – Ph: (08) 9219 9831; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

For anything coming from or going overseas - Commonwealth Department of Agriculture Biosecurity (formally AQIS) – Ph: (08) 93341555 (WA office); Freecall 1800 020 504 from within Australia (calls from mobile and public phones may incur additional charges); www.daff.gov.au/biosecurity/about/contact

 

 

Click here for details of WA quarantine checkpoints (inspection points) (PDF file).

 

 

Travelling within Western Australia

Movement of plant products into and/or out of the following zones is regulated:

 

Carnarvon and Kununurra areas   
Only certified bananas can enter the Carnarvon area. Banana plants, leaves and soil must not be removed from the Carnarvon and Kununurra areas.

 

Kimberley region 
Broccoli, lettuce and spinach are prohibited in the Shires of Broome and Wyndham East Kimberley from parts of Western Australia outside the Kimberley region, unless certified by Quarantine WA.


Ord River Irrigation Area
Uncertified citrus and stone fruit are prohibited entry into the Ord River Irrigation Area (Kununurra) from 1 April to 30 November.

Uncertified cut flowers, foliage and leafy vegetables are not allowed out of the Ord River Irrigation Area (Kununurra). 


Broome area
Uncertified palm plants and foliage are not allowed out of the Broome area.


Gin Gin and South-west
Potatoes imported into WA from another state/territory (except Tasmania) are not allowed entry into the potato-growing areas of the state.