You can trust we will treat your pets like family and safely export your pet to Australia. Fill out the form to request a free quote for our pet export services.
Our Australia Pet Import Services Include:
- Door to door transportation for international flights to Australia
- Assistance with health certificates, import certificates, and other travel documents
- USDA endorsement and consular legalization (when needed) of all relevant documents where required
- Airline approved flight kennels provided with personalized labels, identification and emergency notification instructions
- Customs clearance and delivery to your home
- Local pet taxi service to and from the airport, your home, veterinarian, kennel, or groomer
- Travel consultation and flight reservations
We will inform you of your pet's full itinerary before the trip and we will update you as your pet is imported into Australia.
Fill out the form now to request a free quote for importing your pet into Australia.
All pets imported into Australia are subject to a strict set of rules. Here is a brief outline of the requirements:
- Rabies vaccination
- Blood test for rabies antibodies
- General Vaccinations
- Additional blood tests for dogs
- Import Permit and quarantine reservation
- Ten days quarantine from the US
One hundred and eighty (180) days must elapse from the date that the blood is sampled for the test (with a “passing” result) before your pet can enter quarantine in Australia.
Once the blood sample for the RNAT test is collected in an approved country, there is no requirement for the animal to remain 60 days or 90 days in the approved country and this period is not added to the period of PEQ. Once the animal has returned an acceptable RNAT test result of greater than or equal to 0.5 IU/ml, the animal can, prior to export from the approved country, travel to any country, however, all testing, treatments, and examinations required by the import permit conditions can only be completed in an approved country. Post-entry quarantine in Australia for dogs and cats is 10 days (minimum).
What we can do for you:
- Make sure that all paperwork and vet work is correct
- Obtain an Import Permit from Australia
- Book the quarantine facility in Australia
- Complete final veterinary certificates and get them endorsed by the USDA
- Flea and tick treatment
- Book your pet's flight to Australia
- Have the quarantine station meet your pet upon arrival
- Deliver your pet to you after the 10 days of quarantine, if needed
Most of the pet owners who import their pets into Australia will move there while their pet awaits the end of the waiting period. You can trust we will take good care of your pet as we safely move them to Australia.
For more information simply call us at (239) 344-8959 or check out the resources below to learn more about our Australian pet import services.
Each airline at the Melbourne Airport has their own arrangements for pet shipping. Follow the link to learn the details. And if you are looking for maps to help you get around then follow this link.
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