Taking food containers into WA (quarantine question)

by Tracy Braby

We are coming to the Kimberleys from Townsville in North Queensland and that considering we have to go through the NT/WA border we were wondering about some fruit containers. I know that no fresh fruit and vegetables are allowed in, including the containers used to carry them, but what about preserved fruit and containers? Will these be allowed considering they are preserved and not fresh?

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For quarantine questions best ask Quarantine WA
by: Birgit

Hi Tracy,

This will likely depend on the source. If they are bought preserves they should be ok, but if they are home made they may not be.
In any way, this is the wrong place to get a definitive answer on WA quarantine details.

My Kimberley guide book lists all the regulations, has a link to the more detailed brochure for travellers (p. 30) and also has contact details for follow up questions (p. 31):

Please contact the Department of Agriculture and Food/Quarantine WA if after reading the brochure you are still unsure whether you are allowed to bring something into WA or not.

The brochure is available for download here. (pdf)

Contact details as per the brochure:
Ph.: 08 9334 1800
Fax: 08 9334 1888
E-mail: followup AT agric.wa.gov.au

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