Traveller’s guide to Australian interstate quarantine
Enjoy your trip and look after Australia…
Pests, diseases and weeds can spread from one part of Australia to another through the movement of:
- plants or plant products
- animals or animal products
- agricultural machinery and other equipment
- recreational equipment.
The introduction of a pest or disease into a production area can result in expensive controls being implemented and loss of markets, which can cost industries and the community millions of dollars.
Restrictions apply to each state and territory for the movement of these items to protect Australia’s valuable local and overseas markets. These restrictions operate under state and territory legislation.
Your cooperation contributes to protecting Australia’s valuable agricultural industries from pests and diseases.
Click on your state of destination to check the requirements for carrying items into that state or into declared quarantine areas within the state.
Remember, requirements may change as new pests, diseases and weeds are detected.
For further information, contact your state quarantine authorities through Quarantine Domestic on Freecall 1800 084 881 during business hours Monday to Friday.
Check what you’re carrying. Penalties apply.
This is a general guide for private interstate travellers.
Commercial importers and exporters must consult with state authorities for full information.