Bringing Pets To
Moving your dog or cat to Australia can be an extremely challenging task alone, but we’ll take you through every step of the process. We have included some information about the various requirements that we will manage for you. Here’s how to make your pet relocation to Australia safe, successful, and stress-free.
Things You Should Know Before Moving Dogs and Cats to Australia
Banned Cat and Dog Breeds
Australia has banned the following dog breeds:
- Fila Brasileiro
- Pit Bull Terrier breeds
- Perro de Presa Canario or Presa Canario
- Dogo Argentino
- Japanese Tosa
These breeds were deemed unpredictable as they were bred as fighting dogs. The restrictions are meant to keep people and other animals safe from harm.
Non-domestic and domestic hybrids, like wolf mixes, are also prohibited from entering Australia.
The following cat breeds are banned in Australia:
- Bengal cats
- Savannah cats
- Safari cats
Australia Import Requirements
Vaccinations, Tests, and Microchips
Your pet must meet various requirements before they are allowed in Australia, and there are specific timelines for some tests, vaccines, and microchipping. Before relocating, your dog or cat to the country, they have to meet these requirements:
Do they need to be microchiped?
All pets need to be microchipped to enter Australia. Microchips are only recommended for pets that are at least eight weeks of age, so if you’re traveling with a very young animal, you may have to wait to have them microchipped and go through all treatments and testing to enter the country.
What Vaccines do they need?
All animals that are relocating to Australia need specific vaccinations and treatments to be eligible to enter Australia. While many pets require similar vaccinations it is always best to know what your pet needs in specific as they can vary. Reaching out to an All Paws representative is quick and simple and will have you certain about what vaccinations your pet is in need of before travel avoiding any unnecessary delay when traveling.
Permits and Paperwork
Are You Traveling to Australia With Your Pets?
Moving your pets to Australia can be a challenging process because of their strict laws in allowing animals into the country. The import regulations can be confusing, and each one must be met for your dog or cat to enter the country. If you’re planning a trip to Australia and want to bring your pets along, it’s important that you choose a trusted pet transport service to help you along the way.
Thinking about taking your pets to Australia? Whether it’s for a permanent move or just a vacation, All Paws Express will make sure that your trip goes smoothly!
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