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Bringing cats and dogs (and other pets) to Australia

​Please note: Eastern Creek Quarantine Facility is closing and the facility will cease to accept
animal arrivals after 9 November 2015.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 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

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New quarantine facility opening late 2015

New quarantine facility official opening October 2015.​ ​ ​​

Final policy released

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

Eastern Creek Closing

The Eastern Creek Quarantine Facility will cease accepting animals after 9​​ November 2015.​

Last reviewed:
14 Aug 2015