Returned from Australia

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Returned from Australia

Postby adrie.degraaff » Wed May 29, 2019 1:44 pm

I have send an Ariel crankcase to Australia but it was returned becouse there had bein oranges in the box some 10 years ago.
Just so you know.

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Re: Returned from Australia

Postby johnwalsh » Wed May 29, 2019 2:27 pm

Australia seems to be paranoid about the importation of foreign or alien plants and bugs etc. why? Are there any other countries as strict.
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Re: Returned from Australia

Postby adrie.degraaff » Wed May 29, 2019 4:47 pm

Rabies is disigned in Australia.

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Re: Returned from Australia

Postby Bob.Murphy » Wed May 29, 2019 4:56 pm

If you ever watch "Outback Truckers" on TV (I know, I should get out more) you will see vehicles going through quarantine checks when travelling from the East to the West - Perth and so on (and presumably West to East as well, but I didn't see that).

Its not just Imports its about internal cross-contamination as well. It isn't only about animals, they check for soil trapped in the wheels and on the chassis - its about plants and what lives on them.

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Re: Returned from Australia

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed May 29, 2019 5:24 pm

adrie.degraaff wrote:I have send an Ariel crankcase to Australia but it was returned becouse there had bein oranges in the box some 10 years ago.
Just so you know.


Are you sure you didn't send a Boomerang, sorry couldn't resist :D

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Re: Returned from Australia

Postby Leejm » Wed May 29, 2019 8:08 pm

Australia has to be strict, the species of plants and animals are only found there. Alot are in trouble due to alien diseases, amainals and inspects. Once theses species are gone you can't go somewhere to get any more. Once they are gone they are gone forever!
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Re: Returned from Australia

Postby chris.shearwood » Wed May 29, 2019 8:48 pm

I think it has to do a bit with the mindset of Australians. That is the only country where I was strip searched before being allowed in and I've been to many countries!
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Re: Returned from Australia

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Wed May 29, 2019 10:36 pm

Cos there's Wood in your name !

sorry, I could not resist :D

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Re: Returned from Australia

Postby david.anderson » Thu May 30, 2019 12:29 am

Biosecurity is a major concern in Australia. There are many diseases that we are free of that could wipe out native flora and fauna, or severely effect agriculture. And as has been previously stated there are also internal border security checks. There are areas within NSW where it is illegal to enter with fruit in an attempt to stop the spread of fruit fly and there are state border checks. On my first visit to South Australia I was asked at the border if I had any food and I declared some potatoes. They were confiscated. I asked for a couple back for my dinner as it was 6:00pm and stated I was staying in Renmark, just a few Kilometres away and would be cooking them. No chance. It is impossible to cross some state borders with any fresh food. When travelling I now cook any meals and freeze them as that is OK.
On my fishing trip to the Kimberley I had an old, empty 20kg birdseed bag which I was going to use to put my fish in. Because it said birdseed on the bag it was confiscated on the WA border. I guess a box that said oranges would also be confiscated.
And on my return from New Zealand I had purchased a vintage Stanley no55 plane complete with 4 boxes of cutters. Because the plane handle was timber and the boxes were timber I had to either forfeit them or have them treated at my cost. An extra $200 I had not planned on.
A friend imported some triple glazed timber windows from Finland. They were held up at the border and kept in safe storage until he could provide evidence of what the timber was and what forest it was cut from. Fortunately that eliminated the need for treatment of the timber, but he still received a bill for the time the windows were in storage awaiting proof.
Generally do not try and bring plant material, including timber or any fresh food or meat into Australia or do not cross any of our state borders with fresh food or plant material or it will be confiscated. And failure to declare can involve penalty infringement notices or legal proceedings.
But the real funny was the starling and sparrow patrol that protected the West Australian border with rifles from those imported pests, the English sparrow and the English starling. They might fly across the border into WA. These pest species are mostly concentrated in our cities and the vast Nullabour Plain across South Australia and central desert would surely be a natural barrier however the WA management plan for those species used to include armed patrols of the area near the border. Paranoia?
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Re: Returned from Australia

Postby nevhunter » Thu May 30, 2019 2:06 am

I can assure you it's a real concern. We have just had a prawn Industry wiped out by imported frozen raw prawns that people used for bait. Our bees are threaten with some disease and we have a serious outbreak of Fire ants in SE Queensland. It's an ongoing problem here that is real for us. New Zealand is just as restricted if not more so. These Islands have been isolated for millions of years and we are now experiencing a mass extinction of our rare species which demands something be done about it.
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