Animals and Pets entering Australia is possible through Melbourne airport as a cargo only. You should avoid importing pets as cargo to Australia during the hot season from December to February. Flying animals to Australia on flights that are not direct flights requires that the country's countries enjoy countries approved by the Australian DAFF.
All pets entering Australia must be microchipped.
All pets intering australia are to be vaccinated for rabies and provide current proof of rabies. It is also recommended that your dog receives a vaccination against Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Para-influenza, Bordetella bronchiseptica, Brucellosis, Ehrlicia canis, Leishmaniosis and Leptospirosis, Internal and External parasites.
A rabies titer test is required no sooner than 30 days after the rabies vaccination.
Health certificates are required for all pets in order to enter Australia.
Import Permits to australia must be filed for after the rabies titer test that is done in the approved country and no sooner than 42 days of import.
The following dog breeds are not permitted to enter Australia: Dogo Argentino, Fila Brazileiro, Japanese Tosa, Pit Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull, Perro de Presa Canario or Presa Canario.
The American Staffordshire Terrier is not included in Australian legislation. The laws only apply to pure bred dogs and does not apply to cross breeds or mixes.
Upon Entry Australia With A Pet
All pets entering the Australia must do so by manifested cargo only.
All pets will be subjected to a minimum of 10-days quarantine upon arrival to australia.
Bringing Pets To Australia? Let Us help You.
Move a pet from one country to another it is a complex procedure with alot of birocracy. Hence we recommend to use our pet flight managmment services. Before flight you can check and inquire with our flight managers and get free constaltent, and in no case take unnecessary risks.