Regulations and Legislation

With phylloxera there are laws that protect a Phylloxera Exclusion Zone (PEZ) by restricting or prohibiting the entry of grapevines and other host materials into the zone.

With Phylloxera Infested Zones (PIZs) there are regulations prohibiting the movement of host materials out of the zone. The remaining areas that have not been specifically inspected for phylloxera (but are assumed to be free of phylloxera) are called Phylloxera Risk Zones (PRZs).

State and federal legislation also list other ‘exotic’ pests and diseases that regulations apply to. For example the potential movement of Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) on grapevine material is also covered by regulation. In addition to pests and diseases, the movement of exotic weeds is also controlled by state regulations.