Protect the Riverland and avoid a fine

​Hill residents looking to take a trip into the Riverland need to be aware of the most recent quarantine rules, in place to protect the area from destructive fruit fly.

Previously travellers were able to bring a receipt to show proof of purchase for fruit and vegetables, however new changes mean that the 'bring a receipt' rule is no longer recognised.

With or without a receipt, you cannot take fruit or vegetables that are at risk from fruit fly into the Riverland.

What you can't take:

  • Stone fruits
  • Citrus fruits
  • Fruiting vegetables (including tomatoes, capsicums, chillies)
  • Pome fruits (including apples and pears)
  • Loquats, figs, and feijoas
  • Tropical fruit (including bananas, avocado, and mangoes)

Check a comprehensive list of banned fruits and vegetables here.

Pack thoughtfully before your trip and eat your at-risk fruit and veg before reaching the area, or use the quarantine bins at entry points to the Riverland. When you arrive, local shops will be selling a full range of fruit and vegetables, so you can eat your favourites while supporting local.

What you can take:

  • Leafy greens (including lettus, spinach, and kale)
  • Brassica crops (including cauliflower, cabbages, and broccoli)
  • Onions, carrots, and potatoes
  • Watermelons and pumpkins
  • Canned, frozen, or cooked fruit

Check a comprehensive list of approved fruits and vegetables here.

Thank you for helping to keep our neighbours in the Riverland safe from fruit fly.

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Council acknowledges that we conduct our business on the traditional lands and waters of the Peramangk and Kaurna people. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging as the Custodians of this ancient and beautiful land.
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