Queensland fruit fly outbreak

Last updated: 21 May 2021

BREAKING NEWS (10am 21 May 2021)

The Minister has this morning announced that the Quarantine Area Notice which covers Perth Markets for Qfly will cease as at 12.01am Monday 24 May.  This means that from Monday morning there will be no requirement for agents, buyers or Tenants to cover any products.  It will be business as usual.

View more information here. 


On Tuesday, 2 February 2020, the State Government’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) released a gazettal notice regarding an outbreak of the Queensland Fruit Fly (Qfly) in CoolBellup. The notice places the Perth Markets’ Site within a 15km Quarantine Area. There are now requirements for how certain products can be handled, stored and transported in and out of the Quarantine Area (including the Perth Markets Site).

Tenants, Buyers and Transporters should work towards implementing the requirements as soon as possible. DPIRD will work with Tenants to implement compliance through education for the first 14 days, before monitoring compliance with enforcement. DPIRD (the State Government) will be responsible for the compliance, not PMG.

For the list of products that this gazette applies to visit here. 

For a list of frequently asked questions and answers click here. 

If you have specific questions in relation to QFly Management, please contact the DPIRD Industry Liaison Officer Qfly David Windsor on 0429 530 378 or David.Windsor@agric.wa.gov.au. Up to date information can also be found on the DPIRD website at www.agric.wa.gov.au/plant-biosecurity/biosecurity-alerts-queensland-fruit-fly-updates

Gazettal notice

View the State Government’s Gazettal notice here. 

Treatment options

View the approved measures for the intrastate movement of Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) host produce here. 

DPIRD updates

Industry Update: 4 February 2021.

Government Gazette: 12 March 2021. 

Queensland Fruit Fly Quarantine Area. 

Reducing the risk of Qfly for Commercial Markets

Reducing the risk of Qfly for Grocers and Retailers

Reducing the risk of Qfly for Farmers Markets

Reducing the risk of Qfly for Packers

Queensland Fruit Fly

View more information on Qfly on DPIRD’s website.