March 30, 2020

A new Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak in metropolitan Adelaide has been declared and eradication efforts boosted, following the detection of fruit flies in the Rosewater area.

Read the full media release by clicking here.

February 27, 2020

Dates: Postponed until late May/June;

Due to the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, we have made the decision to postpone this event for the health and safety of all involved. We look forward to announcing a new date in the near future
Venue: Macquarie Univers...

January 31, 2020

Almost a year has gone by since the first discovery of a Q-fly in a trap in February 2019. Today Biosecurity New Zealand has announced that the Northcote fruit fly operations and movement restrictions of fruit and vegetables on Auckland's North Shore has ended.

It has b...

January 30, 2020

"A recent study, conducted by Macquarie University through the Hort Innovation-driven SITPlus initiative, has revealed that male Queensland Fruit Flies (Q-fly) reach sexual maturation faster after consuming caffeine supplements, partially d

ue to a rapid increase in rep...

January 22, 2020

Quarantine restrictions were lifted on the 20th January 2020 due to the successful eradication of Queensland fruit fly. 

The outbreak was declared in May 2019. In response an eradication program commenced, which included baiting, hygiene operations and the release of st...

December 9, 2019

On the 4th November 2019 a freak hail storm hit Bermera, Monash, Glossop and Renmark in South Australia. In less than half an hour it caused a extensive damage to farms in those areas, affecting around 130 million growers.

This of course has caused a huge financial...

October 23, 2019

1 in 5 Victorian drivers that were pulled over an a random roadblock at Bordertown, South Australia, on the 3rd and 4th October were caught bringing prohibited fruit into South Australia. There were permanent and electronic signs in place warning motorists of the law.


September 10, 2019

Millions of sterile Queensland Fruit Flies will be released over trial sites in New South Wales and Victoria this week, in an effort to stop the spread of this horticultural pest. This follows the successful release of sterile flies in South Australia recently.


August 21, 2019

The Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards started in 2002 to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions that individuals, communities and businesses make throughout regional and rural Victoria.

The Goulburn Murray Valley (GMV) Regional Fr...

July 1, 2019

The latest issue of the Prevent Fruit Fly Newsletter, published by Plant Health Australia has been released. This newsletter provides news about the National Fruit Fly Council and fruit flies in Australia. To read this newsletter, and to subscribe to receive future iss...

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