Use the calculator below as a guide on how to prepare your cat or dog for import into Australia.
Post Entry Quarantine will not be taking arrivals from Saturday 14 December 2019 to Wednesday 1 January 2020 inclusive.
Releases will occur as usual until December 23 2019.
Cat and dog collections will return to business as usual arrangements on Thursday 2 January 2020.
Cats and dogs can be imported to Australia under strict conditions designed to manage biosecurity risks. For the import conditions applicable, 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
You will not require a permit to import a cat or dog from
New Zealand or
Norfolk Island, however conditions apply.
To ensure compliance with the import conditions:
- do not 'mix' the earliest and latest date
- read in conjunction with the appropriate step-by-step guide.
Different conditions apply for the importation of
If you wish to import reproductive material or animals other than cats or dogs, view
Live animals and reproductive material information.