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How To Bring Dogs & Cats To Australia


You can save yourself a possible day in court if you follow these steps...

In 2015 movie stars Johnny Depp & Amber Heard were charged with taking their pet Yorkshire Terriers Boo and Pistol into Australia via a private jet.

The reason why the Hollywood couple were charged was due to them not having the correct permit to bring the pooches into the country.

Dogs, cats and many other pets can only be imported to Australia under strict conditions designed to manage biosecurity risks.

If you do plan on bringing your pet into Oz will need to provide appropriate documentation and apply for an import permit.

To find out if your pet is eligible for importation to Australia the best place to start is the Australian Government | Department of Agriculture & Water Resources here

From there you can create a pre-export treatment plan customised to your animal and your intended date of export. Follow each step carefully to progress your import permit application and ensure a smooth journey to Australia for you and your animal.

Different conditions apply for the importation of assistance dogs and you will not require a permit to import a cat or dog from New Zealand, however conditions apply.