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 () for the full range of changes.
Note: if you are having problems viewing a document, please use an alternative internet browser.