The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is responsible for protecting Australia’s environment and agricultural industries from the introduction of pests and diseases from other countries.
Interstate quarantine is a serious issue. Pests, diseases and weeds can spread from one part of Australia to another through the movement of:
- plants or plant products
- fruit and vegetables
- animals or animal products
- agricultural machinery and other equipment
- recreational equipment.
Travellers face on-the-spot fines for taking prohibited items across borders.
The Australian Interstate Quarantine website, published jointly by Australian state authorities, gives you all the quarantine information you need for travelling within Australia.