Dogs and cats imported to Australia/New Zealand are required to be microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip.
A valid rabies vaccination is required for dogs and cats entering the Australia/New Zealand. The Rabies vaccination must be administered within the acceptable timeframe after the microchip implant.
Other Vaccinations or treatments
General health vaccinations are recommended for travel to Australia/New Zealand.
Rabies Titer Blood Test
A passing rabies titer blood test result (>=0.5 IU/ml) by an approved lab is required. The blood test must follow the Australian/New Zealand requirements of when and where the blood is tested. There is a six month waiting period after rabies titer blood testing prior to import to the Australia/New Zealand.
There are blood tests for several additional diseases required prior to the flight.
All dogs and cats entering the Australia/New Zealand must have a health check and health certificate endorsed by a government vet prior to flight. The timeframe for this is dependent on the country of export.
All pets entering Australia/New Zealand are required to have an import permit.
Pure breed Dogo Argentino, Fila Brazileiro, Japanese Tosa, Pit Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull, Perro de Presa Canario or Presa Canario are banned from import to Australia/New Zealand.
All pets will be subjected to a minimum of ten days quarantine upon arrival to Australia/New Zealand.
We recommend you start preparing your dog or cat atleast seven months in advance of your planned flight date. Puppies and Kittens may take longer to prepare.
In order to import into the Australia or New Zealand, all pets must travel as manifested cargo. Entry to Australia is exclusively through Melbourne. Entry to New Zealand is through Auckland and Wellington only, transiting through approved countries
Bringing Pets To Australia/New Zealand? Let Us help You.
Terminal4Pets posts up to date information reflecting current regulations for pet import to the countries listed to the best of our ability. Country specific import regulations and policies are updated by government veterinary authorities. Noncompliance with import regulations may result in quarantine of pet, denial of import and return to country of origin or euthanasia.
Terminal4Pets will not be liable due to information posted here. Compliance with all import regulations to the destination country is the sole responsibility of the importer.
We recommend using our Pet Flight Management Service prior to flight to consult with our pet flight specialists and to never take unnecessary risks