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Why We Can't Ship Some Plants

Products restricted to shipping for biosecurity reasons

To protect essential food crops, and for general biosecurity and plant health, all nurseries are restricted by state or federal government from moving certain plants across state borders.
Individual states have quarantine restrictions for additional plants in place.
There may be further restrictions in your particular town or local area for certain plant species; check with your local authority for these.

Use the Plants By State filter in the catalog to see the plants we CAN send to you.

If you find difficulty in checking out your order, it might be that you have a prohibited plant for your state in your basket. Check this list here for general guidance on what is restricted. Each plant product page also shows where we can and can't send that particular plant to.

SA, TAS, WA : Myrtaceae

Because of a potential disease called Myrtle Rust, nurseries are restricted by law from moving these plants across state borders. Read more about Myrtle Rust 

  • Acca – feijoa
  • Acmena, Syzygium, Waterhousea - lilly pilly
  • Agonis - juniper myrtle
  • Austromyrtus - midgem berry
  • Babingtonia, Baeckea
  • Backhousia - lemon myrtle, grey myrtle
  • Callistemon – bottlebrush
  • Chamelaucium - waxflower
  • Corymbia, Eucalyptus – gum
  • Leptospermum – tea tree
  • Lophostemon – Queensland brush box
  • Melaleuca – Claret Tops, paperbark, honey myrtle
  • Metrosideros – NZ Christmas bush
  • Thryptomene
  • Tristaniopsis - water gum
  • Xanthostemon – golden penda


SA, TAS : Vaccinium species

Because of a potential disease called Blueberry Rust, nurseries are restricted by law from moving these plants across state borders. Read more about Blueberry Rust

  • Azalea & Rhododendron
  • Blueberry



  • Gazania



  • Acacia baileyana
  • Hedera helix - ivy


NT : Fruit

  • Berry fruits - blackberry, blueberry, mulberry, raspberry, youngberry
  • Citrus plants - lemon, lime, orange, kumquat, poncirus
  • Feijoa
  • Monstera - fruit salad plant, swiss cheese
  • Passionfruit
  • Pineapple
  • Tamarillo


TAS & WA : additional plants

There are a few plant families which we do not send to TAS and/or WA because of additional high biosecurity restrictions, or the potentially long transit time involved. These include:

  • Alternanthera
  • Ampelopsis - porcelain berry vine
  • Begonia rex
  • Berry fruits
  • Brachyscome
  • Bulbs
  • Chrysocephalus - yellow buttons
  • Citrus plants - lemon, lime, orange, kumquat, poncirus
  • Convolvulus
  • Cytisus - broom
  • Dianthus - carnation, pink
  • Dichondra Silver Falls
  • Duranta
  • Echinacea
  • Euphorbia
  • Geranium
  • Hedera helix - ivy
  • Helichrysum
  • Heuchera
  • Hibiscus
  • Hydrangea
  • Lagerstroemia - crepe myrtle
  • Lavender
  • Mazus
  • Melastoma
  • Osteospermum
  • Passionfruit, tamarillo
  • Pelargonium
  • Pieris
  • Pratia
  • Pteris fern
  • Radermachera
  • Rosemary
  • Salvia - flowering sage
  • Scaevola - fan flower
  • Seeds
  • Senecio - 'string of' succulents, dolphin necklace
  • Tibouchina
  • In addition we cannot send potting mixes and composts to WA. Coir, jiffy pots, vermiculite, perlite, sphagnum and our own orchid mix are permitted.


We update these lists regularly in response to changes in state biosecurity.

You can find a complete category of plants we CAN send to TAS and WA here
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