Plant health

Plant health services reduce the risk of pests and diseases that can affect South Australian crops and threaten our economy.

Our services include:

Plant Quarantine Standard - entry requirements for fruit, veg and plants

The Plant Quarantine Standard (PQS) provides the entry requirements for fruit, vegetables, plants, and plant related products into South Australia.

These conditions will become effective on 6 January 2020 superseding all previous versions. PQS Version 16.1 will be released in full in the lead up to this date.

Plant Quarantine Standard for South Australia - version 16 (PDF 4.4 MB)

Ministerial Notices that support the PQS

Emergency and significant plant pests

Information and fact sheets for current Emergency Plant Pests, and plant pests and diseases of significant concern.

Emergency and significant plant pests

Fact sheets and videos

Plant health legislation

Plant health legislation protects plants from pests and regulates their movement into and within South Australia:


Plant Health enquiries

33 Flemington Street, Glenside, SA 5065
Phone: (08) 8207 7820

Report fruit fly and plant pest sightings

24 hour Fruit Fly hotline: 1300 666 010
Exotic plant pest hotline: 1800 084 881

Market Access and Interstate Certification Assurance

Phone: (08) 8207 7814

Transport manifest lodgement

Fax: (08) 8124 1467

Adelaide Produce Market Ltd Pooraka office

Plant Health Inspector
Adelaide Produce Market Ltd - Pooraka office
Phone: (08) 8349 8322

Page Last Reviewed: 08 Apr 2019
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