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


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.

Act(s) name

Plant Health Act 2009 South Australia

Regulation(s) name

Plant Health Regulations 2009 South Australia

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regions, SA

Biosecurity SA Plant Health

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

ICA Officer

Operating address: 33 Flemington Street
Glenside SA 5065
Mailing address: 33 Flemington Street
Glenside SA 5065
Phone: 0882077814
Fax: 0882077844
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