Movement of plants within Western Australia

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Within Western Australia some areas may have pests, diseases or weeds established that are not found elsewhere within the state. The movement of some items from one place to another may also be restricted.

In order to protect our environment and industries, travellers, growers and others need to be aware of any restrictions that may apply.

The movement of plant products into and/or out of the following zones is controlled. These controls are designed to keep areas of WA free of certain pests and diseases.

Broome area

To prevent the spread of the pest palm leaf beetle uncertified palm plants and foliage are not allowed out of the Broome area.

Carnarvon and Kununurra areas

To stop the spread of banana aphid, banana weevil borer and Panama wilt, banana plants, leaves and soil are not allowed to be removed from the Carnarvon and Kununurra areas.

Note that banana fruit from areas infested with Panama disease tropical race 4 are prohibited entry into the Carnarvon area unless certified.

Kimberley region

Entry of or taking delivery of hosts (commonly vegetables such broccoli, lettuce and spinach) of the pest Silverleaf Whitefly is not allowed (prohibited) into the Shires of Broome and Wyndham East Kimberley and parts outside the Kimberley region, unless certified by Quarantine WA.

Ord River Irrigation Area

Uncertified citrus and stone fruit are not allowed entry into the Ord River Irrigation Area (Kununurra) from 1 April to 30 November each year. This is to reduce the risk of introducing Mediterranean fruit fly.

Uncertified cut flowers, foliage and leafy vegetables are not allowed out of the Ord River Irrigation Area (Kununurra) unless certified. This is to reduce the risk of spreading the pest melon thrips.

Potato growing areas (Gingin and South West)

To reduce the risk of spreading potato cyst nematode, potatoes imported into WA from another State/Territory (except Tasmania) are not allowed entry into the potato–growing areas.

Contact information

Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS)
+61 (0)8 9368 3080