New citrus canker restrictions in place


The Northern Territory Government has gazetted restrictions to control the spread of citrus canker.  The restrictions apply to the movement of a list of potential citrus canker host plants and any parts of those plants.

These plants cannot be moved into, out of or within the restricted areas. Propagation of these plants is also prohibited in the restricted areas.

Currently restricted areas have been declared around sites where plants infected with citrus canker have been detected:

  • Airport Restricted Area
  • Lambells Lagoon Restricted Area
  • Humpty Doo Restricted Area
  • Woolner Restricted Area
  • Wulagi Restricted Area, and
  • Palmerston Restricted Area

A wider Control Area has also been established over the whole of the greater Darwin area and beyond, south to Adelaide River, east to Kakadu and west to Dundee, from which citrus plants cannot be removed.

All Territorians can contribute to the effort by not moving any citrus plants and contacting the department if you think you have a plant that may be infected with the disease.

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources continues to work closely with industry and the community on the response to manage the risk of citrus canker and to eradicate the disease.

To find out if your home or workplace is included in one of the restricted areas please see the detailed maps and a list of affected plant species.

Restrictions that prohibit the movement of Northern Territory citrus interstate remain in place.

If you think you have a plant with citrus canker you can submit your photos and contact details via the online form or contact the citrus canker hotline on 1800 931 722 or email

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