Metropolitan Adelaide is currently experiencing an unprecedented number of fruit fly outbreaks. When an outbreak is detected, the South Australian Government's Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) establishes a 1.5km 'outbreak area' and a 7.5km 'suspension area' around it.
The suspension area around the current Campbelltown Outbreak Area includes some properties in our Council area. The affected areas include: Montacute, Rostrevor, Woodforde, Teringie, Norton Summit, and Horsnell Gully.
PIRSA is currently contacting residents in this area to provide more information. In the meantime, we can all work together to help protect the Adelaide Hills from these outbreaks. The most effective way we can help to stop the spread is to limit the movement of homegrown fruit out of the outbreak and suspension areas.
If you live in the suspension area, do not share or sell your homegrown fruit or fruiting vegetables – keep your produce on your property. You can still safely pick, cook, preserve and eat your fruit – just inspect each piece carefully first.
If you live outside the suspension area, be very careful about where and how you buy your fruit and fruiting vegetables. Do not bring back home-grown fruit from the outbreak or suspension areas.
Wherever you live, if you detect any sign of fruit fly, please report it immediately via the 24-hour fruit fly hotline: 1300 666 010.
You'll find useful information on the PIRSA website, including: