How Long Do Pets Have to Stay in Quarantine in Australia?

February 10, 2021

The thought of your pet being all alone in quarantine in Australia can be a sad one. Especially if you think of it as some kind of puppy prison where all the prison guards are mean and they feed the pets yucky food.

Fortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth! The animal quarantine officers are people who love caring for animals and they provide nice cosy bedding for your doggo or catto.

In this post, we’ll run you through just how long pets have to stay in quarantine in Australia and a few other things you should know about animal quarantine.

Lucky for you:

Lucky for you, pets from New Zealand don’t have to quarantine in Australia. New Zealand is a rabies-free country; so, the risk of a rabies outbreak is pretty much eliminated. This means your pet can, in most cases, go straight home with you!

How long would it take otherwise?

Cats and dogs entering Australia from countries other than New Zealand require 10 days of quarantine. That’s a long time to go without your fur baby! After that period, you’re usually free to be reunited with your pet, unless there are signs of illness and need to be kept a bit longer.

Where do they go?

Pets from outside New Zealand have a pretty rough gig when it comes to quarantine locations. There’s only one animal quarantine facility in Australia and it’s located in Melbourne. Therefore, all pets outside of NZ going into quarantine must arrive at Melbourne International Airport.

What other processes are there involved in pet transport from New Zealand to Australia?

There are a couple of other things that need to be done when moving your pet from NZ to AUS. Check out the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture website. There, you’ll find a useful information guide in which you can enter your pet’s details. It will give you a step-by-step guide, based on your pet’s details, on what you need to do to move your pet to Australia. This includes things like dates for vet visits and quarantine bookings.

As you can see, New Zealanders definitely have an easy ride when it comes to moving their pets to Australia. No quarantine periods, no difficult processes – just a few easy steps and your pet officially becomes an Aussie. So, why not make the most of your privileges as a New Zealander and move your pet to Australia with ease?

Ausmove have been doing this for over 25 years. They’re one of the most trusted pet transporters in New Zealand. Ausmove makes sure that you, your belongings and your furry friend all arrive in Australia smoothly and safely. It’s never been more convenient or affordable to move your pet to Australia, so consult the experts on how to start the process. Contact the team at Ausmove to grab a quote today.

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