The Australian melon industry extends across all states and territories of mainland Australia. The main regions of production are shown on the map below.
TIPS WHEN TRAVELLING
One of the most often cited problems that melon growers face, regarding maintaining farm biosecurity, is holiday makers who enter farms without permission to look at crops or harvest fruit. Melon farms are often in remote areas but near areas of natural beauty that attract the travelling caravan holiday makers. The melon industry has developed internet-based messages for this group to inform them of the biosecurity issues that growers face and encourage good practices by travelling holiday makers to help maintain high on-farm biosecurity.
The following three YouTube videos can be used to help increase awareness of melon on-farm biosecurity by travelling holidaymakers in Northern Australia.