Vinehealth Australia is a statutory authority operating under the Phylloxera and Grape Industry Act (1995), with legislative powers in South Australia.  As part of its role, Vinehealth is a regulator, and as such, key staff and the board of Vinehealth are biosecurity officers in South Australia with powers to enforce the Plant Health Act (2009).

Vinehealth is a key enabler for the South Australian wine industry; we are a conduit to facilitate discussions, raise awareness, provide best practice advice and policy support.

Vinehealth is paid a contribution by every vineyard owner in the state to protect vineyards from pests and diseases.  Vinehealth’s functions include:

Vinehealth has a clear mandate to undertake its functions with its powers set out in the Act.  We recognise that pests and diseases don’t respect state borders, hence we are working alongside and collaborating with interstate government and industry counterparts to minimise exotic and significant endemic biosecurity risks to South Australian growers and the industry.