Pet Travel to Australia
Pet travel to Australia can be a lengthy and complicated process, but with our knowledgeable Australia pet-travel experts on hand, we can ensure your pets relocation to Australia runs as smoothly as possible.
As well as transporting pets from the UK to Australia, we can also assist with your pets travel from Australia to the UK!
As members of the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association, PBS are experts in pet travel to Australia. We have safely transported dozens of cats and dogs to Australia and can advise on all aspects of the pet shipping process.
Summary of requirements for pet travel to Australia
All cats and dogs travelling to Australia must:
Have a rabies vaccination
For entry in to Australia all cats and dogs must be vaccinated against rabies AT LEAST 180 days prior to travel! And the vaccination must be valid at the time of travel (3 year rabies vaccine is accepted!)
Have a RNATT test (Rabies Neutralising Antibody Titre Test) at least 180 days and no more than 24 months prior to travel
Cats and dogs travelling to Australia must have an RNATT test after the rabies vaccination (In the case of a primary rabies vaccination, it is recommended that at least four weeks elapse between the rabies vaccination and blood sampling. This will enable the animal to produce sufficient antibodies to record a positive test result.
Providing the test results are satisfactory, your pet will need to wait 180 days from the date of blood sampling before it can leave the UK.
Quarantine- total 10 days
Cats and dogs travelling to Australia as of 3rd February 2014, must spend 10 days in quarantine.
The two cat and dog quarantine stations are located in Sydney or Melbourne. So cats and dogs travelling to Australia can only arrive in to one of these two quarantine stations. After the quarantine stay, we can then arrange the on-ward travel of your cat or dog to anywhere in Australia.
Upon arrival in Australia, your pets will automatically be collected by the quarantine centre and taken straight to the quarantine facility.
Cats and dogs travelling to Australia will also need export health certificates and import permits and there will be various other tests, treatments and vaccinations which must be arranged within specific time frames prior to travel – please contact one of our Australia pet travel advisers for a full step-by-step guide sheet covering ALL requirements for cats and dogs entry in to Australia.
Dog travel to Australia
Taking your dog to Australia can seem like a daunting task, but our dog shipping experts will be able to guide you every step of the way and advise on veterinary work, blood tests, vaccinations, quarantine and paperwork. Pet travel to Australia does require a lot of preparation, so we suggest you contact our dog shipping experts as far in advance of travel as possible, so that we can discuss the process with you step-by-step.
We can transport many types of dog to Australia including Labradors, Alsatians, Spaniels, Jack Russells, German Shepherds and many more – however transporting bull dogs to Australia or snub nosed dogs to Australia can be slightly more complicated, as lot of airlines have restrictions on these breeds. If you have a snub nose dog to take to Australia, please contact us and one of our pet relocation specialists will be able to discuss the possible routes and options with you.
Cat travel to Australia
It is slightly less complicated to arrange the relocation of cats to Australia than it is dogs, however there are still strict rules and regulations which need to be followed when shipping cats to Australia and the same rules apply regarding rabies vaccinations, blood testing, quarantine and paperwork.
Shipping other live animals to Australia
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ship birds, rabbits, chinchillas, fish, ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters, lizards, mice, snakes, spiders or Turtles from the UK to Australia.
Please feel free to contact one of our Australia Pet Shipping Experts now for more information!