Import Requirement 03 - (Fruit Fly Host Produce - Disinfestation by Cold Storage)

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.


3       Fruit Fly Host Produce - Disinfestation by Cold Storage


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



Fruit core temperature at treatment start


Treatment duration (days)


Queensland Fruit Fly

0°C ± 0.5 °C


1.0°C ± 0.5 °C

16 (lemons 14)

2.0°C ± 0.5 °C

16 (lemons 14)

3.0°C ± 0.5 °C

16 (lemons 14)


Mediterranean Fruit Fly

0°C ± 0.5 °C


1°C ± 0.5 °C

16 (lemons 14)

2°C ± 0.5 °C

18 (lemons 16)

3°C ± 0.5 °C

20 (lemons 18)

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

·         Consignments that meet Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) protocol ICA-07 (Cold Treatment) 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-07: Cold Treatment