Can Cats Travel from India to Australia?

Name: Renuka
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
From: India
To: Australia


Dear PetRelocation,

I would like to know if I can bring my cat along with me when I migrate next year. I'm migrating on a PR Visa from India. My cat is 4 years old, vaccinated and has a microchip.




Hi Renuka,

Australia pet import rules are relatively strict, and according to the current information on the Australia Department of Agriculture website, cats cannot be directly imported from India.

That doesn't mean it's impossible to move  your cat with you, though. Again, according to the website, if you can travel with your cat to a "Category 3" country first (you'll find the list here), you may be able to fall in line with the rules. Here is an overview of the steps required to bring a cat from a non-approved country to a Category 3 country and then on to Australia.

Please contact us if you'd like further advice or if you're interested in finding out more about our services. We have helped past clients complete multi-stage moves and would be happy to go over your options with you.

Either way, good luck with everything!



PetRelocation Team





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