Australia Pet Travel: Mickleham Pet Quarantine Facility Now Open

We've been keeping a close eye on the changing pet quarantine options in Australia, and we're happy to report that the new Post Entry Quarantine (PEQ) facility in Mickleham, Victoria is now open.

PEQ dog pen

A PEQ Dog Kennel Area

This brand new facility is equipped to streamline the pet import process and features modern dog and cat kennels and space for future growth. Check out a few pictures below and read more about the new Mickleham facility here.

For more information about the pet quarantine process and travel to Australia in general, take a look at PetRelocation's Australia Pet Travel Spotlight.



PEQ Reception Building


peq plaque

Official Opening Plaque


PEQ Cat Accommodations

As always, if you have questions about how to arrange your pet's safe move, contact us for a pet travel consultation.




PetRelocation Team






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By Briony DeMott on February 11, 2018 at 3:19 pm

Hi we are moving to Gold Coast but are going to fly into Melbourne to ensure we are on the same flight as our small dog. Are dogs directly transported from the arrivals airport to Mickelham quarantine (arranged by the facility there)? Or do we have to pick our dog up from arrivals at the airport and then transport him to Mickelham? Thanks

By on February 12, 2018 at 4:29 pm

Hi Briony, thanks for your question! Only quarantine staff is authorized to collect pets from their flights, so they will transport your dog to Mickleham. Happy travels!

By Michelle plant on March 4, 2018 at 8:11 pm

Hi, What about post quarantine? Do they return the pet back to the airport if they are to go on the next flight? Check them in...Or is this where I need to organise pet relocation services? I am organising the move myself from overseas. So far so good.With thanks. Michelle

By on March 5, 2018 at 2:23 pm

Hello, Michelle!

Once your pet has completed quarantine, they will need to be picked up by an authorized person (you or someone you’ve hired) on a designated day within a specified window of time. You can learn all about the quarantine facility, including more specific information about quarantine release here. Best of luck with everything!

By Duja on March 7, 2018 at 11:11 am

Hi i want to visit my sister in Australia.I want ro bring ny Bichon frise dog that ia soo attached to me.he will not eat if im not around.he sleeps next to me.i dont imagine he will last 2 days in the facility. What can be done?

By on March 8, 2018 at 9:08 am

Hi Duja! Unfortunately, there is no way to bypass quarantine in Australia. Many pets do very well, however, and are just fine when their owners pick them up! If you would like to learn more about the rules for importing a dog to Australia, you can find some helpful information in our simple guide to bringing dogs and cats to Australia. Hope this helps!

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