Kangaroo Island - Too Good to Spoil...
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT OUR ISLAND
Kangaroo Island’s remoteness and isolation has created a special environment and many of Australia’s pests and diseases are not found here. Please help us keep it that way.
The island depends on nature-based tourism and agricultural and therefore protecting our native vegetation is paramount. The introduction of just one new pest or disease could have devastating consequences potentially creating an environmental disaster for KI.
Please dispose of any restricted items before travelling to Kangaroo Island. Use the quarantine bins or contact the appropriate agency for assistance with the disposal of restricted items. Severe penalties apply.
You cannot bring
Bees, bee handling equipment and honey products (yes that means no jars of honey!). Kangaroo Island is a sanctuary to the only Ligurian bee population in the world. Help keep this species pure and disease free
Potatoes for consumption or planting. Unwashed or dirty potatoes may carry disease, which could devastate the island’s seed potato industry. Please leave them behind. Washed or brushed potatoes in new packaging are permitted for consumption only. For more information contact: Primary Industries and Resources SA 08 8553 4949 or 1300 666 010
Foxes, rabbits and declared weeds. The introduction of these pests would create an environmental disaster. For further information contact: Kangaroo Island Natural Resources Management Board on 08 8553 4300 or www.kinrm.sa.gov.au
Other things you can do to protect Kangaroo Island...
Visitors must notify the Kangaroo Island Council if they are bringing a dog or cat to the island. This is per Council By-Laws 5 (dogs) and 6 (cats). To notify the council, simply call Customer Services on 08 8553 4500.
Pets are NOT allowed at Seal Bay or any national park on Kangaroo Island (including car parks).
Residual plant material may be on your vehicle, camping equipment and hiking boots. Make sure they are free of soil before visiting Kangaroo Island
Aquatic pests are a major threat to marine environments. Please clean your boat and equipment carefully before leaving for Kangaroo Island
Vine cuttings from interstate must be inspected and certified. Help keep our vineyards disease free
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Visit with our friendly staff at Kangaroo Island's only Accredited Visitor Information Centre and let us help you customise an itinerary as unique as you are to get the most from your time on Kangaroo Island.
Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre - Howard Drive, PENNESHAW SA 5222
Open: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm, Weekends & Public Holidays 10am - 4pm, Closed Christmas Day.
TOLL FREE: 1800 811 080