Quarantine in the outback

Submitted: Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 18:16
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Does anyone know if there are any quarantine inspection points on either the Tanami (NT/WA) or Anne Beadell (WA/SA) tracks?
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Reply By: ian - Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 18:30

Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 18:30
Wildmax,
there are bins and signs on both roads, and the threat of inspectors on the Tanami closer to Halls Creek
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Reply By: rocco2010 - Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 18:42

Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 18:42
And if anybody ever needed reminding about how important it is to obey quarantine rules we have a new bug in WA, never seen in Australia before , the tomato potato psyllid.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-06/psyllid-found-outside-metro-area/8327732

I heard on the radio the other day that Eastern States authorities are tightening rules for commercial fruit and veg imports from WA.

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Reply By: Motherhen - Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 22:32

Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 22:32
Not often, but you can meet a random check at any time, and fines will apply for doing the wrong thing. But much more important than that is the need to keep fruit, vegetables, seeds and soils from bringing diseases in, which can be devastating to our agriculture and farmers.





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Reply By: Member - Robert1660 - Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 22:47

Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 22:47
When doing the Tanami in 2013 there is a WA quarantine station just before you reach the bitumen on the way to Halls Creek. When we visited it was akin to a food dump. Overflowing bins and in general it was an absolute disgrace. It would appear that it had not been tied for months if not years. One wonders how serious the WA authorities were taking the genuinely serious issue of "quarantine". I hope that the situation has improved.
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Reply By: Sigmund - Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 03:35

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 03:35
Just a heads-up - WA has internal quarantine zones as well as the state one.

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Follow Up By: Member - Wildmax - Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 11:50

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 11:50
Thanks Sigmund.
Yes, I know that some of the internal zones in particular are heavily enforced and for very good reason - especially the Kimberly and the fruit fly zones in SA and Vic. Not to mention carrying honey virtually anywhere, which has always puzzled me a bit.
I can't complain though, being from Tassie - our quarantine regs are exremely strict to protect the clean image and benefits of being an island. Anyone who's been over on the ferry will be well aware.
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 12:10

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 12:10
Yeah, I lost most of my specialised bushwalking food stash once on flying into Hobart. On a Sunday; no hope of replacing it back then.

But I reckon NSW --> SA is the the most restrictive. If you go in up the Corner country you better like eating cabbage.
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Follow Up By: Danna - Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 15:41

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 15:41
Please, don’t forget that in quarantine are included: honey (even commercially packaged), all kind of nuts and prawns.
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 16:42

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 at 16:42
Well, almost all dried nuts are OK.
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