In 2010 Chestnut blight was detected at two properties in Eurobin, Victoria with subsequent detections made in Eurobin in the following years. A Nationally cost-shared eradication response was undertaken in Victoria and ran until October 2019. In October 2019 it was determined that Chestnut blight is no longer technically feasible to eradicate from Australia, after further detections of the disease in 2017 and 2018.
The Victorian Government and Chestnuts Australia Inc. (CAI) are working in partnership to apply official controls for the disease. CAI and the chestnut industry deliver a surveillance and infected tree removal program that is supported by Victorian Government policy and classification of C. parasitica as an exotic pest under the Plant Biosecurity Act 2010. This ensures any infected host tree is rapidly removed and infection containment is achieved.