Norfolk Island fresh produce biosecurity import conditions

​​​​​Strict biosecurity conditions apply to all imports of fresh produce into Norfolk Island. Under the Biosecurity Act 2015, import permits are required for most fresh produce that is brought or imported into the island.

Before you import fresh produce or plants to Norfolk Island, you must check if you are required to:

Import conditions are set using a risk assessment by technical and scientific experts. These conditions are managed by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

Our role in managing imports to Norfolk Island is an extension of our powers under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

Permit application

You will need to apply for and be granted an import permit before your goods leave the Australian mainland.

Before you apply check specific import conditions for your goods. Potatoes, onions, garlic, ginger, maize seeds and fresh cut flowers and foliage do not require a permit, if they meet specific conditions.

Apply for an import permit using the Application for permit: External territories.

Inspection of goods

Your goods must be inspected and certified by Australian plant health regulators before you send them to Norfolk Island.

Inspections:

  • verify that all the required measures have been performed
  • confirm that the produce is pest free, particularly those easily detected with a visual inspection
  • ensure that there are no other contaminants in the consignment, such as soil, weed seeds or plant trash.

Plant products imported without inspection pose a risk of introducing serious pests or diseases, even if it looks ‘clean’.

Fresh produce import conditions

Fresh produce approved for import into Norfolk Island are for human consumption only.

Import conditions are:

  • only valid if the produce is not diverted from their intended use (e.g. for planting)
  • subject to change.

Conditions for fresh produce fall under the Biosecurity Act 2015. Plant, fruit and vegetable import conditions in the Biosecurity Act replace the previous requirements under the Plant and Fruit Diseases Act 1959 (NI).

Fresh produce import conditions

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Apples

Conditions for the importation of fresh apples for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the D epartment of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The fresh apples must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine disease and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The apples have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’, or
      2. undergone [specify the cold disinfestation treatment applied] prior to shipment for Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).
    • ‘The apples have either:
      1. been grown and packed in a pest free area or pest free place of production where Codling moth (Cydia pomonella) is not known to occur (verified by official government surveys or systems).’, or
      2. been treated with methyl bromide fumigation prior to shipment for Codling moth (Cydia pomonella).
    • ‘The apples in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Apples that are not sourced from an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) must be treated for Queensland fruit fly. Apples that are not sourced from an area free from Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) must be treated for Mediterranean fruit fly. The treatment must be undertaken in accordance with treatment requirements for fruit flies.
  • Apples that are not sourced from an area known to be free from codling moth (Cydia pomonella) must be treated in accordance with treatment requirements for codling moth.
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources biosecurity officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Apricots

Conditions for the importation of fresh apricots for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The fresh apricots must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods including codling moth (Cydia pomonella), visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The apricots have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’, or
      2. undergone [specify the disinfestation treatment applied: cold disinfestation/ methyl bromide fumigation/ irradiation] prior to shipment for Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’
    • ‘The apricots have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area of low pest prevalence for oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta).’, or
      2. undergone [specify the disinfestation treatment applied: methyl bromide fumigation/irradiation] prior to shipment for oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta).
    • ‘The apricots in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • The apricots that are not sourced from an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) must be treated for Queensland fruit fly. The apricots that are not sourced from an area free from Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) must be treated for Mediterranean fruit fly. The treatment must be undertaken in accordance with treatment requirements for fruit flies.
  • The apricots that are not sourced from an area of low pest prevalence for oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta) must be treated in accordance with treatment requirements for oriental fruit moth.
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release, or remedial treatment if required. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Asparagus

Conditions for the importation of asparagus for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The asparagus must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The asparagus must be washed to remove soil and other extraneous material.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods including asparagus stem blight (Phomopsis asparagi) and asparagus rust (Puccinia asparagi), visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • The asparagus must be inspected and found free from live insects including Scutigerella immaculata, Thrips hawaiiensis, Scirtothrips aurantii, Scirtothrips dorsalis, onion maggot (Delia platura), tobacco white fly (Bemisia tabaci), Chirothrips manicatus, Arion intermedius, and red-legged earth mite (Halotydeus destructor).
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The asparagus in the consignment has been inspected and meets the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Basil

Conditions for the importation of fresh basil for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The basil must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • Only basil leaves and stems are permitted.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and live insects and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The basil in the consignment has been inspected and meets the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Beans (green beans)

Conditions for the importation of fresh (green) beans for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The beans must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • Consignments must be free of mature seed (i.e. must be free of dried, brown pods and seed).
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The beans in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Beetroot

Conditions for the importation of beetroot for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The beetroot must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The beetroot must be trimmed to remove the foliage and roots, and washed to remove soil and other extraneous material.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must be:
    • ‘The beetroot in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Blueberries

Conditions for the importation of fresh blueberries for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The fresh blueberries must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • “The blueberries in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island”, AND
    • ‘The blueberries have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’, or
      2. undergone [specify the treatment applied: cold disinfestation/methyl bromide fumigation/irradiation] prior to shipment for Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’
  • The blueberries that are not sourced from an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) must be treated for Queensland fruit fly. The blueberries that are not sourced from an area free from Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) must be treated for Mediterranean fruit fly. The treatment must be undertaken in accordance with treatment requirements for fruit flies.
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Bok Choy

Conditions for the importation of fresh bok choy for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The bok choy must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The bok choy must be trimmed to remove the roots.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The bok choy in the consignment has been inspected and meets the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Broccoli

Conditions for the importation of fresh broccoli for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The broccoli must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The broccoli in the consignment has been inspected and meets the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Brussels sprouts

Conditions for the importation of fresh brussels sprouts for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The brussels sprouts must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The brussels sprouts in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Cabbage

Conditions for the importation of fresh cabbage for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The cabbage must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The cabbage must be trimmed to remove the roots.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The cabbages in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Capsicums

Conditions for the importation of fresh capsicums for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The fresh capsicums must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The capsicums have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’, or
      2. undergone [specify the disinfestation treatment applied: cold disinfestation/methyl bromide fumigation/irradiation] prior to shipment for Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’ and
    • ‘The capsicums in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • The capsicum that are not sourced from an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) must be treated for Queensland fruit fly. The capsicum that are not sourced from an area free from Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) must be treated for Mediterranean fruit fly. The treatment must be undertaken in accordance with treatment requirements for fruit flies.
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Carrots

Conditions for the importation of carrots for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The carrots must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The carrots must be topped to remove the foliage, and washed to remove soil and other extraneous material.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The carrots in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Cauliflower

Conditions for the importation of fresh cauliflower for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The cauliflower must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The cauliflowers in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Celeriac

Conditions for the importation of celeriac for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The celeriac must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The celeriac must be trimmed to remove the foliage and roots, and washed to remove soil and other extraneous material.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The celeriac in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Celery

Conditions for the importation of fresh celery for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The celery must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The celery must be topped to remove the majority of leaf material, the roots must be removed, and the celery washed to remove soil and other extraneous material.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk materials.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The celery in the consignment has been inspected and meets the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Cherries

Conditions for the importation of fresh cherries for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The fresh cherries must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods including codling moth (Cydia pomonella), visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The cherries have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’, or
      2. undergone [specify the disinfestation treatment applied: cold disinfestation/ methyl bromide fumigation/ irradiation] prior to shipment for Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’
    • ‘The cherries in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • The cherries that are not sourced from an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) must be treated for Queensland fruit fly. The cherries that are not sourced from an area free from Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) must be treated for Mediterranean fruit fly. The treatment must be undertaken in accordance with treatment requirements for fruit flies
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments are to be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Chinese cabbage

Conditions for the importation of fresh Chinese cabbage for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The Chinese cabbage must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The Chinese cabbage must be trimmed to remove the roots.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The Chinese cabbage in the consignment has been inspected and meets the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Coriander

Conditions for the importation of fresh coriander for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The coriander must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • If coriander roots are present they must be thoroughly washed to remove all soil.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The coriander in the consignment has been inspected and meets the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Cucumbers

Conditions for the importation of fresh cucumbers for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The fresh cucumbers must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The cucumbers have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area free from cucumber fruit fly (Bactrocera cucumis), and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’, OR
      2. undergone [specify the disinfestation treatment applied: cold disinfestation/methyl bromide fumigation] prior to shipment for cucumber fruit fly (Bactrocera cucumis), and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’ AND
    • ‘The cucumbers in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • The cucumbers that are not sourced from an area free from cucumber fruit fly (Bactrocera cucumis) must be treated for Queensland fruit fly. The cucumbers that are not sourced from an area free from Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) must be treated for Mediterranean fruit fly. The treatment must be undertaken in accordance with treatment requirements for fruit flies.
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Eggplants

Conditions for the importation of fresh eggplants for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The fresh eggplants must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The eggplants have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni), and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’, OR
      2. undergone [specify the disinfestation treatment applied: cold disinfestation/methyl bromide fumigation] prior to shipment for Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni), and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’ AND
    • ‘The eggplants in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • The eggplants that are not sourced from an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) must be treated for Queensland fruit fly. The eggplants that are not sourced from an area free from Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) must be treated for Mediterranean fruit fly. The treatment must be undertaken in accordance with treatment requirements for fruit flies.
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Fennel

Conditions for the importation of fresh fennel for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The fennel must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The fennel must be topped to remove the majority of leaf material, the roots must be removed, and the fennel washed to remove soil and other extraneous material.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The fennel in the consignment has been inspected and meets the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Garlic

Conditions for the importation of garlic for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

Note: An import permit will be required if these conditions cannot be met.

  • The garlic must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The garlic must be free of soil and other extraneous material.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The garlic in the consignment has been inspected and meets the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Ginger

Conditions for the importation of ginger for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

Note: an import permit will be required if the below conditions cannot be met.

  • The ginger must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The ginger rhizomes must be free of stem and roots, and washed to remove soil and other extraneous material.
  • The consignment must be free from visual symptoms of live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The ginger in the consignment has been inspected and meets the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Globe artichokes

Conditions for the importation of fresh globe artichokes for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The globe artichokes must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from visual symptoms of live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The globe artichokes in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Grapefruit

Conditions for the importation of fresh grapefruit for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The fresh grapefruit must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The grapefruit have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’, OR
      2. undergone [specify the disinfestation treatment applied: cold disinfestation/ methyl bromide fumigation] prior to shipment for Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’
    • ‘The grapefruit in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Grapefruit that are not sourced from an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) must be treated for Queensland fruit fly. Grapefruit that are not sourced from an area free from Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) must be treated for Mediterranean fruit fly. The treatment must be undertaken in accordance with treatment requirements for fruit flies.
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Honey dew

Conditions for the importation of honey dew melons for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The honey dew melons must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • The honey dew melons must be whole fruit without cracks or splits.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The honey dew melons in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
    • ‘The honey dew melons in the consignment have been sourced from a production area that is free from Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) and Melon necrotic spot virus (MNSV).’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Jerusalem artichokes

Conditions for the importation of Jerusalem artichokes for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The Jerusalem artichokes must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The Jerusalem artichoke tubers must be free of stem and roots, and washed to remove soil and other extraneous material.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The Jerusalem artichokes in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Kale

Conditions for the importation of fresh kale for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The kale must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • Only kale leaves and stems are permitted.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The kale in the consignment has been inspected and meets the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Kiwifruit

Conditions for the importation of fresh kiwifruit for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The fresh kiwifruit must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The kiwifruit have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni), and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’, OR
      2. undergone [specify the disinfestation treatment applied: cold disinfestation] prior to shipment for Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni), and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata). AND
    • ‘The kiwifruit in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • kiwifruit that are not sourced from an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) must be treated for Queensland fruit fly. Kiwifruit that are not sourced from an area free from Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) must be treated for Mediterranean fruit fly. The treatment must be undertaken in accordance with treatment requirements for fruit flies.
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Leeks

Conditions for the importation of fresh leeks for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The leeks must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The leeks must be topped to remove the majority of leaf material, the roots must be removed, and the leeks washed to remove soil and other extraneous material.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The leeks in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
    • ‘The leeks in the consignment have been sourced and packed in an area where onion smut (Urocystis cepulae) and Iris yellow spot are not known to occur.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Lemons

Conditions for the importation of fresh lemons for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The fresh lemons must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The lemons have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’, OR
      2. undergone [specify the disinfestation treatment applied: cold disinfestation/ methyl bromide fumigation] prior to shipment for Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).
    • ‘The lemons in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Lemon fruit that are not sourced from an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) must be treated for Queensland fruit fly. Lemon fruit that are not sourced from an area free from Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) must be treated for Mediterranean fruit fly. The treatment must be undertaken in accordance with treatment requirements for fruit flies.
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Lettuce

Conditions for the importation of fresh lettuce for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The lettuce must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The lettuce must be trimmed to remove the roots.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The lettuce in the consignment has been inspected and meets the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Limes

Conditions for the importation of fresh limes for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The fresh limes must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate) certifying that:
    • ‘The limes have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’, OR
      2. undergone [specify the disinfestation treatment applied: cold disinfestation/methyl bromide fumigation] prior to shipment for Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).
    • ‘The limes in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • The limes that are not sourced from an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) must be treated for Queensland fruit fly. The limes that are not sourced from an area free from Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) must be treated for Mediterranean fruit fly. The treatment must be undertaken in accordance with treatment requirements for fruit flies.
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction

Mangoes

Conditions for the importation of fresh mangoes for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The fresh mangoes must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • The mangoes have:
    • ‘The mangoes have undergone [specify the treatment applied; Methyl Bromide/Vapour Heat Treatment/Hot Water Treatment/Irradiation] prior to shipment for fruit flies
    • The mangoes have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area free from Mango seed weevil (Sternochetus mangiferae).’, OR
      2. been treated with irradiation to a minimum absorbed dose of 300 Gy for Mango seed weevil (Sternochetus mangiferae).’
    • The mangoes in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for the import into Norfolk Island.'
  • Treatment for fruit flies must be undertaken in accordance with treatment requirements for fruit flies.
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments are to be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Mint

Conditions for the importation of fresh mint for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The mint must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • Only mint leaves and stems are permitted.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The mint in the consignment has been inspected and meets the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Mushrooms

Conditions for the importation of fresh mushrooms for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • Must be a listed mushroom species , and must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce (including the scientific name), the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The mushrooms in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Nectarines

Conditions for the importation of fresh nectarines for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The fresh nectarines must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, including Codling moth (Cydia pomonella), visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate) certification must state:
    • ‘The nectarines have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’, or
      2. undergone [specify the disinfestation treatment applied: cold disinfestation/methyl bromide fumigation/irradiation] prior to shipment for Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’
    • ‘The nectarines have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area of low pest prevalence for oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta).’, or
      2. undergone [specify the disinfestation treatment applied: methyl bromide fumigation/irradiation] prior to shipment for oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta).
    • ‘The nectarines in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • The nectarines that are not sourced from an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) must be treated for Queensland fruit fly. The nectarines that are not sourced from an area free from Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) must be treated for Mediterranean fruit fly. The treatment must be undertaken in accordance with treatment requirements for fruit flies.
  • The nectarines that are not sourced from an area of low pest prevalence for oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta) must be treated in accordance with treatment requirements for oriental fruit moth.
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Onions

Conditions for the importation of onions for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

Note: An import permit will be required if these conditions cannot be met.

  • The onions must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The onions must be free of soil and other extraneous material.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • The onions must be sourced from an area where onion smut (Urocystis cepulae) is not known to occur.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The onions in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Oranges

Conditions for the importation of fresh oranges for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The fresh oranges must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The oranges have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’, or
      2. undergone [specify the disinfestation treatment applied: cold disinfestation/methyl bromide fumigation] prior to shipment for Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).
    • ‘The oranges in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Orange fruit that are not sourced from an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) must be treated for Queensland fruit fly. Orange fruit that are not sourced from an area free from Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) must be treated for Mediterranean fruit fly. The treatment must be undertaken in accordance with treatment requirements for fruit flies.
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments are to be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Peaches

Conditions for the importation of fresh peaches for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The fresh peaches must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods including codling moth (Cydia pomonella), visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The peaches have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’, or
      2. undergone [specify the disinfestation treatment applied:cold disinfestation/methyl bromide fumigation/irradiation] prior to shipment for Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’
    • ‘The peaches have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area of low pest prevalence for oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta).’, or
      2. undergone [specify the disinfestation treatment applied: methyl bromide fumigation/irradiation] prior to shipment for oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta).
    • The peaches in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • The peaches that are not sourced from an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) must be treated for Queensland fruit fly. The peaches that are not sourced from an area free from Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) must be treated for Mediterranean fruit fly. The treatment must be undertaken in accordance with treatment requirements for fruit flies.
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Pears

Conditions for the importation of fresh pears for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The fresh pears must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The pears have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’, or
      2. undergone cold disinfestation treatment prior to shipment for Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’
    • ‘The pears have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area of low pest prevalence for oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta) (verified by official government surveys or systems).’, or
      2. been treated with methyl bromide fumigation prior to shipment for oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta).
    • ‘The pears in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Pears that are not sourced from an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) must be treated for Queensland fruit fly. Pears that are not sourced from an area free from Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) must be treated for Mediterranean fruit fly. The treatment must be undertaken in accordance with treatment requirements for fruit flies.
  • Pears that are not sourced from an area known to be free from codling moth (Cydia pomonella) must be treated in accordance with treatment requirements for codling moth.
  • Pears that are not sourced from an area of low pest prevalence for oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta) must be treated in accordance with treatment requirements for oriental fruit moth.
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments are to be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Pineapples

Conditions for the importation of pineapples for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The pineapples must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • The pineapples must be de-crowned.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The pineapples in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Plums

Conditions for the importation of fresh plums for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The fresh plums must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods including codling moth (Cydia pomonella), visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The plums have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’, or
      2. ‘undergone [specify the disinfestation treatment applied:cold disinfestation/methyl bromide fumigation/irradiation]] prior to shipment for Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).
    • ‘The plums have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area of low pest prevalence for oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta).’, or
      2. undergone [specify the disinfestation treatment applied: methyl bromide fumigation/irradiation] prior to shipment for oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta).
    • ‘The plums in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • The plums that are not sourced from an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) must be treated for Queensland fruit fly. The plums that are not sourced from an area free from Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) must be treated for Mediterranean fruit fly. The treatment must be undertaken in accordance with treatment requirements for fruit flies.
  • The plums that are not sourced from an area of low pest prevalence for oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta) must be treated in accordance with treatment requirements for oriental fruit moth.
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Potatoes

Conditions for the importation of potatoes for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

Note: An import permit will be required if these conditions cannot be met.

  • The potatoes must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The potatoes must be washed or brushed free of soil and other extraneous material.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases including stem and bulb nematode, Pink Rot, Rhizoctonia Canker and Potato viruses, and other biosecurity risk material.
  • The potatoes must be sourced from properties free from potato cyst nematode (Globodera rostochiensis) and Bacterial Wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum).
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The potatoes in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Radish

Conditions for the importation of radish for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The radish must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The radish must be trimmed to remove the foliage and roots, and washed to remove soil and other extraneous material.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The radishes in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments are to be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Raspberries

Conditions for the importation of fresh raspberries for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The fresh raspberries must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The raspberries have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata)’ or
      2. undergone [specify the treatment applied cold disinfestation/methyl bromide fumigation/irradiation] prior to shipment for Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’
    • ‘The raspberries in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • The raspberries that are not sourced from an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) must be treated for Queensland fruit fly. The raspberries that are not sourced from an area free from Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) must be treated for Mediterranean fruit fly. The treatment must be undertaken in accordance with treatment requirements for fruit flies.
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Rockmelons

Conditions for the importation of rockmelons for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The rockmelons must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity material.
  • The rockmelons must be whole fruit without cracks or splits.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The rockmelons in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
    • ‘The rockmelons in the consignment have been sourced from a production area that is free from Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) and Melon necrotic spot virus (MNSV).’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Snowpeas

Conditions for the importation of fresh snowpeas for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The snowpeas must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • Consignments must be free of mature seed (i.e. must be free of dried, brown pods and seed).
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The snowpeas in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Strawberries

Conditions for the importation of fresh strawberries for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The fresh strawberries must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The strawberries have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni)’, or
      2. undergone [specify the disinfestation treatment applied: cold disinfestation/methyl bromide fumigation/irradiation] prior to shipment for Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni).’
    • ‘The strawberries in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • The strawberries that are not sourced from an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) must be treated for Queensland fruit fly in accordance with treatment requirements for fruit flies.
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Swedes

Conditions for the importation of swedes for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The swedes must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The swedes must be trimmed to remove the foliage and roots, and washed to remove soil and other extraneous material.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The swedes in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Table grapes

Conditions for the importation of fresh table grapes for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The fresh table grapes must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The table grapes have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata)’, or
      2. undergone [specify the treatment applied cold disinfestation/methyl bromide fumigation/irradiation] prior to shipment for Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’
    • ‘The table grapes have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area free from grapevine phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae). or
      2. undergone [specify the treatment applies: sulphur pads/methyl bromide fumigation] prior to shipment for grapevine phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae).
  • Table grapes that are not sourced from an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) must be treated for Queensland fruit fly. Table grapes that are not sourced from an area free from Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) must be treated for Mediterranean fruit fly. The treatment must be undertaken in accordance with treatment requirements for fruit flies.
  • Table grapes that are not sourced from an area free from grapevine phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae) must be treated for grapevine phylloxera in accordance with treatment requirements for grapevine phylloxera.
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Tomatoes

Conditions for the importation of fresh tomatoes for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The fresh tomatoes must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The tomatoes have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata)., OR
      2. undergone [specify the disinfestation treatment applied: cold disinfestation/methyl bromide fumigation/irradiation] prior to shipment for Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata). AND
    • ‘The tomatoes in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • The tomatoes that are not sourced from an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) must be treated for Queensland fruit fly. The tomatoes that are not sourced from an area free from cucumber fruit fly (Bactrocera cucumis) must be treated for cucumber fruit fly. The tomatoes that are not sourced from an area free from Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) must be treated for Mediterranean fruit fly. The treatment must be undertaken in accordance with treatment requirements for fruit flies.
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Turnips

Conditions for the importation of turnips for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The turnips must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The turnips must be trimmed to remove the foliage and roots, and washed to remove soil and other extraneous material.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The turnips in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Watermelons

Conditions for the importation of watermelons for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The watermelons must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • The watermelons must be whole fruit without cracks or splits.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The watermelons in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.’
    • ‘The watermelons in the consignment have been sourced from a production area that is free from Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) and Melon necrotic spot virus (MNSV).’ [Alternatively, the watermelons must be a seedless variety.]
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Zucchini

Conditions for the importation of fresh zucchini for human consumption from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the produce arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • The fresh zucchini must be Australian grown and packed.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packaging. Each consignment must be secured (i.e. made insect proof) prior to shipment to maintain its biosecurity integrity on arriving using a secure packaging option/requirement. The packages must be clearly labelled with the kind of produce, the name of the grower or packer, and information that enables verification against accompanying documentation.
  • The consignment must be free from live quarantine arthropods, visual symptoms of quarantine diseases and other biosecurity risk material.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme (where appropriate). Certification must state:
    • ‘The zucchinis have either:
      1. been grown and packed in an area free from cucumber fruit fly (Bactrocera cucumis), and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’, or
      2. undergone [specify the disinfestation treatment applied: cold disinfestation/methyl bromide fumigation/irradiation] prior to shipment for cucumber fruit fly (Bactrocera cucumis), and/or Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).’
    • “The zucchinis in the consignment have been inspected and meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island”.
  • The zucchinis that are not sourced from an area free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) must be treated for Queensland fruit fly. The zucchinis that are not sourced from an area free from Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) must be treated for Mediterranean fruit fly. The treatment must be undertaken in accordance with treatment requirements for fruit flies.
  • Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release. The presence of quarantine pests and/or other biosecurity risk material will necessitate remedial actions. Remedial action options include: treatment, where this is available, re-export or destruction.

Fresh produce import conditions for other plant commodities

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Maize seeds (corn seeds)

An import permit is required if these conditions cannot be met.

Conditions for the importation of maize seeds for sowing from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • The maize seed must be Australian grown and packed.
  • The consignment must be free from visual symptoms of disease, live insects, contaminant weed or other crop seeds, soil, and other contaminants.
  • Consignments must be commercially packed in clean new packages. The packages must be clearly marked with the botanical name of the seed.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by certification issued by a state/territory plant health certification authority, or through the Interstate Certification Assurance scheme. Certification must state:
    • ‘The maize seed has been inspected and found free from visual symptoms of disease, insect infestation, and other contamination.’
    • ‘The maize seed:
      1. was grown in an area in which boil smut (Ustilago maydis) is not known to occur.’, or
      2. has been sourced from crops that have been inspected prior to harvest and found free of boil smut (Ustilago maydis).’, or
      3. has been treated with Vitavax® 200FF flowable fungicide.’
    • ‘The maize seed:
      1. was grown in an area in which Sugarcane mosaic virus, Barley yellow dwarf virus, Cereal chlorotic mottle virus, Johnsongrass mosaic virus, Maize stripe virus, and Wheat streak mosaic virus are not known to occur.’, or
      2. the maize seed has been sourced from crops that have been inspected prior to harvest and found free of these viruses.’
  • On arrival on Norfolk Island, all consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources biosecurity officer.

Exemptions:

Commercially packed retail packets of maize seed up to 50grams are exempt from the certification and treatment requirements, and may be imported into Norfolk Island, provided they are of Australian origin, labelled with genus and species name and are not a genetically modified organism.

Popping corn is exempt from the certification and treatment requirements, and may be imported into Norfolk Island provided the popping corn is commercially packaged in retail packets.

Seed potatoes

Conditions for the importation of certified seed potatoes from Australia to Norfolk Island under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

  • A valid import permit is required. Note: the import permit must be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the seed potatoes arriving in Norfolk Island.
  • Consignments must be packed in clean new bags/boxes/containers.
  • The potatoes must be brushed.
  • Each consignment must be accompanied by a Seed Potato Certification Statement. Certification must state:
    • ‘The potatoes were grown in Australia and have passed certification under the National Standards for Seed Potato Certification, and are officially labelled as such.’
    • ‘The potatoes were sourced from areas or crops that have been demonstrated to be free from Bacterial wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum), Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd) and potato cyst nematode (Globodera rostochiensis).’
    • ‘The potatoes have been inspected and found to be free from any visually detectable pests including stem and bulb nematode (Ditylenchus dipsaci) and diseases including Pink Rot (Phytophthora erythroseptica), Rhizoctonia Canker (Rhizoctonia solani) and Potato viruses (Tomato spotted wilt virus, Potato virus S, Y and X).’
  • On arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments must be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer to verify seed dockets align with consignment manifest prior to release, or remedial treatment applied if required.

Fresh cut flowers and foliage

An import permit is required if these conditions cannot be met, including for cut flowers and foliage that are not listed species.

Conditions for the importation of fresh cut flowers and foliage from Australia to Norfolk Island are set under the Biosecurity Act 2015. Make sure you also comply with any other laws relating to the movement or importation of plants into Norfolk Island.

All fresh cut flowers and foliage must be:

  • listed species (List of Species of Fresh Cut Flowers and Foliage with Alternative Conditions for Import – Norfolk Island) as published on the Agriculture department’s website.
  • brought or imported from an Australian territory (other than Christmas Island or Cocos (Keeling) Islands)
  • packed in clean new pest-proof cartons or containers
  • free from visual symptoms of disease and live insects and other exogenous material
  • fumigated in Australia with methyl bromide at:
    • 32g/m³ for 2 hours at 21°C; or
    • 40g/m³ for 2 hours at 16°C - 20.9°C; or
    • 48g/m³ for 2 hours at 11°C – 15.9°c; or
    • 56g/m³ for 2 hours at 10°C – 10.9°C.

Consignments must be accompanied by certification issued:

  • under the Interstate Certification Assurance Scheme administered by a State or Territory body (where appropriate); or
  • by a Commonwealth body that has responsibility for matter relating to plant health; or
  • by a State or Territory body that has responsibility for matters relating to plant health in the State or Territory from which the goods are brought or imported.

The certificate must include:

  • the botanical name (including genus and species) of the goods; and
  • that the goods have been inspected; and
  • that the cut flowers and foliage in the consignment meet the conditions for import into Norfolk Island.

Additional requirement for Lilium spp. cut flowers. In addition to the above, Lilium spp. cut flowers must be commercial hybrid varieties and be free from stem bulbils.

Upon arrival on Norfolk Island, consignments are to be inspected by a Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officer prior to release, or remedial treatment if required.

Packaging options and requirements

To ensure consignment packaging is insect proof and secure, the following packaging options must be used for all fresh produce consignments:

  1. Integral cartons – produce may be packed in integral (fully enclosed) cartons (packages) with boxes having no ventilation holes and lids tightly fixed to the bases.
  2. Ventilation holes of cartons covered – cartons (packages) with ventilation holes must have the holes covered/sealed with a mesh/screen of no more than 1.6 mm pore size and not less than 0.16 mm strand thickness. Alternatively, the vent holes could be taped over.
  3. Polythene liners – vented cartons (packages) with sealed polythene liners/bags within are acceptable (folded polythene bags are acceptable).
  4. Meshed or shrink wrapped pallets – cartons (packages) with vent holes or gaps that are packed on a pallet, must be covered or wrapped with polythene/plastic/foil sheet or mesh/screen of no more than 1.6 mm diameter pore size and not less than 0.16 mm strand thickness.
  5. Produce transported in sealed container – cartons (packages) with holes as loose boxes or on pallets may be transported in sealed containers. The container must be transported to the inspection point intact.

Make sure you have met these requirements for any produce you are planning to import to Norfolk Island.

Treatment requirements

Some fresh produce must also meet treatment requirements. This includes:

  • Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni)
  • Cucumber fruit fly (Bactrocera cucumis)
  • Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata)
  • Mango seed weevil.
  • Oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta)
  • Grapevine phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae)
  • Codling moth (Cydia pomonella)

Please note, in accordance with the conditions for each commodity, some treatment requirements are only approved for certain commodities.

Make sure you have met these requirements for any produce you are planning to import to Norfolk Island.

Cold disinfestation treatment for Bactrocera tryoni

Product must be stored at either:

  • 0°C ± 0.5°C (or below) for 14 consecutive days
  • 1.0°C ­ 3.0°C ± 0.5°C for 16 consecutive days.

Cold disinfestation treatment (for all fruit flies)

Produce must be stored at either:

  • 0°C ± 0.5°C (or below) for 14 consecutive days
  • 1.0°C ± 0.5°C for 16 consecutive days
  • 2.0°C ± 0.5°C for 18 consecutive days
  • 3.0°C ± 0.5°C for 20 consecutive days.

Irradiation treatment (for all fruit flies and Mango seed weevil)

Irradiation treatment must be performed to a minimum absorbed dose of 150 Gy and to a maximum of 1000 Gy.

Irradiation treatment (for all fruit flies, oriental moth and codling moth)

Irradiation treatment must be performed to a minimum absorbed dose of 400Gy and to a maximum of 1000Gy.

Methyl Bromide fumigation (for all fruit flies, oriental fruit moth and grapevine phylloxera)

Produce must be treated with either:

  • 32g/m³ for 2 hours at 21°C
  • 40g/m³ for 2 hours between 16°C and 20.9°C.

Dose compensation is not permitted where the ambient temperature is above 21°C or below 10°C.

Gas concentration measurements must be taken from the upper, middle and lower levels of the chamber.

Sulphur pads for grapevine phylloxera

Commercial sulphur pads with proven efficacy against D. vitifolige must be packed inside the plastic liner in all cartons of table grapes for export. The sulphur pads must be a registered product containing a minimum of 970grams per kilogram anhydrous sodium metabisulphite used at the rate specified on the label.

Vapour Heat Treatment (VHT) for fruit flies for mangoes only

Fruit pulp temperature must reach 47°C or above for a minimum consecutive period of 15 minutes.

Hot Water Treatment for fruit flies for mangoes only

Fruit must be fully immersed in hot water so that the fruit pulp temperature reaches 46°C for a minimum consecutive period of 10 minutes.

Treatment of produce

Some pests may require a treatment appropriate for the pest. For example, any produce that is a host of fruit flies would require either cold treatment, or irradiation, or fumigation. All of which are proven to kill or sterilise fruit fly larva, pupae and eggs.

Where treatment is not likely to be effective, then area freedom, or pest free areas (PFAs), or even property freedom could be required. This is the case for soil born pests such as Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) which is a serious pest of potatoes. Several crops rely on PFAs for diseases, such as onion smut and boil smut. PFAs are also established for fruit flies, ensuring host crops grown and packed in the PFA do not carry fruit flies.

Biosecurity risk assessments and import conditions

These import conditions are established to protect Norfolk Island’s unique biosecurity status. This status was defined in a 2012–14 Norfolk Island pest and disease survey PDF [3.02 MB, 50 pages] that provided comprehensive biosecurity data set for the whole island.

We have used this to identify potential biosecurity risks and establish conditions to manage goods imported into Norfolk Island.
Biosecurity risk assessments are informed by:

  • international agreements and the ‘Appropriate Level of Protection’ (ALOP) set in the Biosecurity Act
  • scientific and technical expertise.

We use these factors to set import conditions that reduce risks to an acceptable level.

The ALOP for Norfolk Island is ‘a high level of sanitary and phytosanitary protection aimed at reducing biosecurity risks to very low, but not to zero.’

Scientific information can be provided to us at any time, including after a risk analysis has been completed. We will consider the information provided and review the import policy, if required.

Find out more about considerations when conducting a biosecurity risk assessment.

Risks fresh produce and plant commodities pose to Norfolk Island

The import conditions for fresh produce and plant commodities for Norfolk Island use a range of pest management options. These depend on the type of produce/commodity and the pests that could potentially infest the produce/commodity.

Risk assessments examine a range of information sources, and can include:

  • published scientific journals
  • intelligence of potential new pest threats
  • knowledge of the pests that are already present on Norfolk Island (e.g. Norfolk Island Quarantine Survey 2012 – 2014).

Any pests that are considered a threat will require measures to remove or manage the threat. If pests are identified that cannot be effectively managed, then the product would not be permitted into Norfolk Island.

Risk assessments for fresh produce commodities

Risk assessments are available for the following commodities:

Please note that the department will continue to publish risk assessments for fresh produce commodities once publicly available versions are completed.

Contact us

For more information, email External Territories.