Knowing what foodstuffs can be taken across state borders can be extremely confusing. To protect the aquaculture industry in Tasmania one must avoid importing certain uncooked fish as well as fruit and vegetables. And don’t be surprised to see sniffer dogs at entry points ensuring that you’ve done the right thing.
We have found the South Australian border control to be friendly and helpful and officers are happy to give out brochures on what items can and can’t be imported.
I’m sure that most caravanners have a story like ours about Western Australian quarantine checks which can be can be somewhat stringent.
We recently crossed the SA border at Pinnaroo. Thankfully the quarantine inspectors were cheerful and understanding when we told them that we threw out the veggies in the fridge but completely forgot to empty the fruit bowl. They confiscated our fruit with a laugh.
Just remember, if you’re crossing into Tas, SA or WA eat your fruit and veggies first!