Vinehealth Australia: Metropolitan Adelaide fruit fly outbreaks, advice for the wine industry

There are currently nine separate outbreaks of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) being managed by Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) in metropolitan Adelaide.

With vintage approaching, winegrape growers, wineries and those involved in the harvest and movement of winegrapes around or through Adelaide and its surrounding suburbs, must be aware of and comply with operational requirements associated with the outbreaks.


Operational requirements

The current operational requirements for vineyard practices and for the movement of grape material between vineyards and wineries, are provided in this Med-fly Biosecurity Bulletin.

While we have identified that there are only a relatively small number of commercial vineyards and wineries located inside the current Med-fly outbreak and suspension areas who must now comply with movement requirements, it is also important that anyone transporting grapes through the area (for example, from McLaren Vale up the Southern Expressway and North-South Motorway to the Barossa for processing) adheres to the requirements for transiting loads detailed in this Biosecurity Bulletin.

Vinehealth Australia advises reading the Med-fly Biosecurity Bulletin carefully to ensure you adhere to all relevant requirements and play your role in supporting PIRSA’s efforts to eradicate Med-fly in metropolitan Adelaide.



Click here for PIRSA’s current metropolitan Adelaide Med-fly outbreak and suspension area map. Last updated on 25 January 2021. The current quarantine lifting date for all individual outbreaks in the metropolitan Adelaide area is 19 April 2021.


Additional information

  • Current maps and quarantine end dates are available on PIRSA’s website and on Vinehealth Australia’s Current Outbreaks webpage. Vinehealth recommends industry keeps abreast of any changes.
  • If you need help to identify which part of the Fruit Fly Affected Area your property falls in, please call Vinehealth Australia’s technical manager Suzanne McLoughlin on 0412 859 882 for assistance.
  • For all enquiries relating to these Metropolitan Adelaide outbreaks, call the PIRSA Industry Hotline on 1800 255 556.
  • To report suspected fruit fly, phone the Fruit Fly Hotline on 1300 666 010.

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