Yamba is a locality in the eastern Riverland of South Australia. It is the last place in South Australia on the Sturt Highway before crossing into Victoria. It is the site of a permanent fruit fly inspection checkpoint, and a large advertisement in the shape of an arc of a vehicle tyre spanning the road.

Yamba was previously served by a station on the Barmera railway line.

Fruit fly checkpoint

On the westward journey, Yamba is the first place in South Australia on the Sturt Highway, and is usually a mandatory stop at the fruit fly biosecurity checkpoint as fruit is not permitted to be carried into South Australia to preserve the state's fruit-fly-free status. The checkpoint has operated since 1957,[3] when it was quickly established in response to a fruit fly outbreak at Mildura.[4] The primary threat on this route is Queensland fruit fly.

References

  1. ^ "Placename Details: Yamba Railway Station". Property Location Browser Report. Government of South Australia. 9 May 2008. SA0029523. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Placename Details: Yamba (LOCB)". Property Location Browser Report. Government of South Australia. 7 November 2011. SA0029515. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Yamba". History of Agriculture in South Australia. Primary Industries and Resources South Australia. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Swift action after outbreak of fruit fly in Mildura area" (PDF). The Murray Pioneer. 14 March 1957. Retrieved 24 February 2018.