Bringing Cats and Dogs (and other pets) to Australia

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Final Policy Released

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

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.

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 assistance dogs.

If you wish to import reproductive material or animals other than cats or dogs, view the Live Animals and Reproductive Material page.

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.