Pet Passport Australia
REGULATIONS FOR TAKING A PET DOG OR CAT TO AUSTRALIA
Unlike the UK, Hawaii and most other rabies free countries, Australia has NOT provided for dogs and cats to enter the country without a minimum of 30 days quarantine except for pets traveling from the following countries: New Zealand, Norfolk Island or Coco Island who will be admitted to Australia with no quarantine.
The rules and regulations are complex and we recommend that you enlist the services of a licensed pet transport agent to assist you in making the arrangements to take your pet into Australia.
From most counties, it is a very long flight and you should consider the health and well being of your pet including asking the advice of your veterinarian. Taking a pet animal into Australia for a holiday is not practical.
Australia requires that you obtain an import permit and a Blood Titer Test prior to entering the country.
Your pet must be microchipped and vaccinated for rabies. If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.
A USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must then complete the Australia Veterinary Certificate for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. A copy of the Rabies Certificate should also be included. Other requirements apply for other departure countries. This will complete your cat or dog passport.
Failure to comply with these regulations will mean that your pet may be refused entry and the relevant authority in consultation with an authorized veterinarian can decide to return the pet home, or place your cat or dog in quarantine at the expense of the owner or natural person responsible for the pet, or as a last resort, without financial compensation, put the pet down where the return trip home or quarantine cannot be arranged.
All other pets (birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits) are not subject to the regulations in respect of the anti-rabies vaccination but may have to meet other requirements as to a limit on the number of animals and a certificate to accompany them in respect of other diseases. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.
Many countries have a unique veterinary certificates. This form may differ from the International Veterinary Certificate issued by veterinarians in the United States. (APHIS 7001) It is an essential part of the cat or dog passport.
Find Veterinary Certificates for countries worldwide.
Australia requires an ISO pet microchip.
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