For your RNAT test to be valid, the following requirements must be met:
Please ensure you allow at least 20 working days for the processing and granting of your permit application. It is recommended that you read
How to complete the import application before proceeding.
How to apply
Australian Post Entry Quarantine Facilities webpage for information on booking quarantine accommodation and arranging transport for your cat(s).
Please also note the following:
Note: It is the importer’s responsibility to contact the competent authority in the country of transhipment to find out:
- whether they allow animals to tranship - whether they have a facility to accommodate animals during transhipment - how long the animals can be held - any additional conditions that may apply.
The department recommends that your cat receives a vaccination that protects against feline enteritis (also known as feline panleucopenia or feline distemper), rhinotracheitis and calicivirus and is valid for the entire post-arrival quarantine period.
The cat must be treated by a
Government Approved Veterinarian twice with an internal parasite treatment effective against internal parasites (nematodes and cestodes) . The two treatments must be administered at least 14 days apart and within 45 days before export. The second treatment must be given within 5 days before export. Further information on acceptable treatments.
The cat must be examined by a
Government Approved Veterinarian or
Official Government Veterinarian and found to be free from ticks and clinical signs of infectious or contagious disease within 5 days before export. You must take the cat and all documentation to this examination.
The Veterinary Health Certificate (Attachment A) is located in your valid import permit. It must be completed by the
Official Government Veterinarian.
The following documents must accompany the cat on arrival in Australia. Copies can be used, but all documents must bear the original signature of the
Official Government Veterinarian and stamp of the
competent authority on each page:
Any corrections made to the Veterinary Health Certificate must be struck through, remain legible and be signed and stamped by the
Official Government Veterinarian (NB: Correction fluid must not be used).