Accreditation of a Business for an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA)/Compliance Arrangement (CA) - South Australia

Service summary

Interstate Certification Assurance or ICA is a national accreditation scheme based upon quality assurance principles, that accredits a business (grower etc) to operate an ICA Arrangement and issue their own Plant Health Certification (PHAC???s) for exporting produce to other States.

These PHAC???s issued by ICA Businesses have the same legal force/value as Plant Health Certificates (PHC???s) issued by PIRSA Government Inspectors.

PIRSA ensures that the ICA/CA arrangement is in place and working effectively through a program of regular audits.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To become accredited a business must be able to demonstrate it has effective in-house procedures that ensure produce to be sent to interstate markets meets specified quarantine requirements.

The ICA/CA arrangement must be audited before the business can be accredited.


Contact Agency for further details.


Contact Agency for further details

Additional information

Application form are available at:

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regions, SA
Biosecurity SA Plant Health

Act(s) name

Plant Health Act 2009 (South Australia)

Contact details

ICA Officer

Normal Office Hours 8am - 4pm Mon - Fri.

Operating address:
33 Flemington Street
Glenside SA 5065
Mailing address:
33 Flemington Street
Glenside SA 5065





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