Can Guinea Pigs Travel to Australia?

guinea pigAre Guinea Pigs Allowed Into Australia?

Dear PetRelocation,

Kindly guide me about how I can take my pets to Australia. Is it possible to bring my Guinea Pigs there?

Thank You,



Hi Enosha,

Unfortunately guinea pigs cannot be imported into Australia at this time. Please see the Australian Government Department of Agriculture website for more information.

Sorry to be the bearer of this news, Enosha. Australia is a rabies-free country that imposes pretty strict rules on the pets allowed in. Dogs and cats have to undergo a lengthy pre-travel process involving lots of vaccines and blood tests and they also must spend 10 days in a quarantine facility upon arrival.

If you're considering moving somewhere else, take a look at our best tips for getting started with your pet's move. If you have additional questions, you're also welcome to peruse our blog to find out about more pet travel topics.

Hopefully you'll keep us in mind if you ever need to relocate a pet in the future, however. Thanks for your inquiry, and good luck with everything!


Pet Travel Question Details:

Name: Enosha
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Guinea Pigs
From: Sri Lanka
To: Melborne, Victoria, Australia


Moving a Dog or Cat to Australia? Contact PetRelocation to discuss your safe travel options.


Editor's Note: This post was originally published in October 2013 and has been updated with new information.


PetRelocation Team




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