Plant Quarantine Standard and updated conditions

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.

On 21 July 2020, changes to the PQS came into effect to protect South Australia’s wine grape industry from phylloxera. The key changes include:

  • Steam as a sterilisation treatment method for all machinery or equipment being imported into SA is now prohibited
  • The entry of used netting, trellis posts, vine guards, dripper tube, wire and clips into SA is now prohibited
  • The entry of winegrapes grown in a Phylloxera Risk Zone (PRZ) into SA is now prohibited
  • Alignment of entry requirements for equipment from a PRZ with tougher standards applicable for equipment from a Phylloxera Infested Zone (PIZ) and Phylloxera Interim Buffer Zone (PIBZ)
  • Alignment of entry requirements for grape marc, with that of winegrapes.

The conditions below have been updated and replace the corresponding conditions in the PQS document:

Read the Plant Quarantine Standard Plant Quarantine Standard Version 17.0 (PDF 6.7 MB) for the full range of changes.

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Ministerial Notices that support the PQS

Annex 1 Ministerial Notice 2 - Sections 4 and 8 Declared Pests and Quarantine Areas July 2020 (PDF 335.8 KB)

Annex 2 Ministerial Notice 4 - Sections 7 Prohibited Plants and Plant Products July 2019 (PDF 66.0 KB)

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