Use the cat and dog calculator below to get information on how to prepare your cat or dog for import into Australia.
: The Mickleham Post-Entry Quarantine Facility has reached operational capacity and cannot take any further bookings for cats or dogs in October and November 2016. There are very few places available in December 2016. If you do not already have a booking, the department recommends that you arrange for the import of your cat or dog in 2017.
Please refer to Post-Entry Quarantine Reservations or contact the Mickleham Post-Entry Quarantine Facility (email:
PEQ Services or Phone: 1800 900 090) to arrange a quarantine facility booking.
Cats and dogs can be imported to Australia under strict conditions designed to manage biosecurity risks. For the import conditions applicable to your cat or dog, view the step-by-step guides and the pre-export preparation calculator below. If your country of export does not appear in the calculator you will need to prepare your animal using the non-approved country via Group 2 or 3 country
You will not require a permit to import a cat or dog from
New Zealand, however conditions apply.
Different conditions apply for the importation of
If you wish to import reproductive material or animals other than cats or dogs, view
Live Animals and Reproductive Material information.
The pre export treatment date calculator below is provided as a guide only.
To ensure compliance with the import conditions:
- do not 'mix' the earliest and latest date
- read in conjunction with the appropriate step-by-step guide.
Calculate your pre export treatment schedule
- Select whether your pet is a dog or a cat
- Select your country of export
- Select the date of export from the fields below