Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Bird
Pet Breed: Cockatiel
We're moving to Singapore from Australia in Jan. 2015 and want to take our cockatiel with us. However, I'm having difficulty understanding if we'll be able to bring her back after a period of say three years.
Can you please advise? The information on various Australia government websites is contradictory.
Thank you for your question. As the requirements currently stand, only certain types of birds from New Zealand may enter Australia. Take a look at the Australia Government Department of Agriculture website for more information.
Pet travel rules do change from time to time (Australia has both shortened the animal quarantine and increased quarantine fees in the past few months), but it seems unlikely that the requirements for birds will change that drastically in the space of three years. Australia is strict about pet imports due to its status as a rabies-free island nation, and in general birds often face more stringent import rules.
Please take a look at our blog for more information about bird travel, and for your reference, here is some guidance about moving birds to Singapore. Finally, please let us know if we can be of further assistance now or in the future.
Sorry we didn't have better news for you... Good luck!