If you suspect a neighbour or other community member has fruit fly in their backyard trees, please consider talking to them prior to making a report.
However, should this approach not be successful, or the conditions are not favourable for a direct approach, please complete and submit this form. You can also collect printed copies from Council’s Splatt Street office or the Swan Hill Region Information Centre.
All sections of the report must be completed, and all information received will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Council’s Community Local Law Number 2 states:
For the prevention of fruit fly, each owner and occupier of land;
- who leaves, or allows to remain any fruit on the ground of the land; or
- does not annually prune and maintain any fruit trees on the land;
- Is guilty of an offence and must dispose of any fruit that lies on the ground by sealing the fruit ina receptacle or container such as a plastic bag and placing it in a rubbish bin. Penalty: 10 penalty units Infringement Notice: 2 penalty units