Chestnut Blight Info

During the Autumn 2017 phase of the surveillance program a small number of infected trees were found within the Ovens Valley region.  This brings the total number of properties affected to sixteen.

Chestnut Blight Update – Martin Mebalds – Agriculture Victoria – February 2018

Chestnut Blight Update – Industry Notice – August 2017

PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION CODES (PIC) Property Identification Codes (PICs) are mandatory for all chestnut groves in Victoria with 20 trees or more. PIC compliance is underway and failure to register for a PIC may see growers subject to penalties under the Act. PICs provide Agriculture Victoria with the ability to respond to outbreaks of exotic pests and diseases quickly and efficiently. This is crucial when chestnut blight is still under an eradication program. Victorian chestnut growers can register for a PIC free of charge by ringing the PIC helpline 1800 678 779 or via searching for ‘PIC’ on the Agriculture Victoria website at:

An update was provided to Industry at a field day held on 18th February, 2017.  Please CLICK HERE to view.

During the Autumn 2016 phase of the surveillance program one tree was detected with the infection in the Ovens Valley. 

The following Media Release and Update was circulated by CAI on the 10th August 2016;

Chestnut Blight Update – August 2016 – CALL TO ACTION


The following updates have been provided by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) November 2015.

Please CLICK HERE to view Market Access Information from DEPI regarding permits etc

To view the Order please go to

Chestnut Blight update July 2014 please CLICK HERE

Chestnut Blight update February 2014 please CLICK HERE

All other information on the incursion has been archived to the Members Only Area.