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Bringing cats and dogs (and other pets) to Australia

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Use the cat and dog calculator below to get information on how to prepare your cat or dog for import into Australia.  

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 step-by-step guide.  

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 a​ssistance dogs.

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 dates and
  • read in conjunction with the appropriate step-by-step guide. 

Calculate your pre export treatment schedule

  1. Select whether your pet is a 'dog' or a 'cat'
  2. Select your 'country of export'
  3. Select the 'date of export' from the fields below

Online reservations available

You can now make an online reservation in the post entry quarantine (PEQ) facility in Mickleham, Victoria.

New quarantine facility

Find out​ more about the new quarantine facility in Mickleham, Victoria.​​

Final policy released

The final policy for the importation of dogs and cats and their semen from approved countries has been released.

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Last reviewed:
09 May 2016