WA fruit fly eradication update

Western Australia has been declared free of Queensland fruit fly after a successful eradication campaign in Bayswater and surrounding areas. Movement controls that were in place have now been lifted.

Qfly was first detected in Bayswater in February 2023 through routine monitoring of traps in WA’s early warning surveillance network.

In announcing the eradication success, the media release from the WA government said:

Eradication campaign success reinstates WA’s area freedom for Queensland fruit fly.
Early pest detection vital to protect WA’s $1.49 billion horticulture industries.
Bayswater community and Swan Valley growers thanked for their support.
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