Import Requirement 06 - (Fruit Fly Host Produce – Irradiation)

Prior to import, a “Notice of Intention to Import Plants or Plant Products into Tasmania” must be submitted to the relevant Biosecurity Tasmania Operations Centre. Importation must occur in compliance with general Conditions and Restrictions for Prescribed Matter in Part 2 of the Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania.


6       Fruit Fly Host Produce – Irradiation


A person must not import, or cause to be imported, any fruit of a plant listed in Schedule 1A unless it has been:

I.         approved for irradiation by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand; and

II.       irradiated by a business approved to do so to a minimum absorbed dose of 150 Gy.


Consignments must be accompanied by a Plant Health Certificate or a Plant Health Assurance Certificate.

·        This Import Requirement applies in respect of Queensland fruit fly and Mediterranean fruit fly;

·        A business approved to irradiate fruit fly host produce is any business accredited under Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) protocol ICA-55 (Irradiation Treatment). Consignments that meet ICA-55 satisfy this Import Requirement;

·        Consignments must also satisfy the import requirements of Schedule 1B re fruit fly host secure fruit handling, storage and transport.

For more information, please contact

Plant Biosecurity
Phone: 1300 368 550

Mediterranean Fruit Fly (MFF)
Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF)

Import Requirement

ICA-55: Irradiation Treatment