Dog Travel to Australia From India

Dear PetRelocation,

As per the latest Australia pet import policies, are dogs from India allowed to relocate there? What is the quarantine period and where can I quarantine my St. Bernard?




Hi Garima,

Thank you for your question. Unfortunately pets cannot travel directly to Australia from India. India is classified as a 'non-approved country' which means that you'll need to transit through a third country and complete all the required vaccines, etc. before your dog will be accepted into the country.

Please see the official Australia Department of Agriculture website for a non-approved country via category 3 country step-by-step guide. As you can see, this will certainly require quite a bit of time and effort on your part due to the additional traveling involved as well as the health and government rules. (Note that all pets entering Australia must fulfill the 10-day quarantine, as well.)

If you'd like to tackle this two-step move to Australia from India and want to discuss your options with a Specialist, please contact us for a pet travel consultation. You may also choose to reconsider—sometimes pet owners decide to cancel or delay a relocation in favor of prioritizing their pet's comfort and safety. We've even had clients who chose to move to different countries than originally planned so that they could bring their pets along (meet Stan the Pit Bull, for example).

Sorry that we can't provide more welcome news, Garima. Hopefully this information is helpful nonetheless, and you're welcome to let us know if you think we might be able to assist you in the future.

Good luck with everything!


Pet Travel Question Details:

Name: Garima
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: St. Bernard
From: Bangalore, India
To: Melbourne, Australia


PetRelocation Team




Australia, India


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By Karthick on May 21, 2018 at 10:29 pm

Hi Grima and Snehal, me and my family want to bring my 6 year pet male pug here to Australia. Any news about it? Please let me know.

By Maegan at PetRelocation on May 22, 2018 at 9:39 am

Hi Karthick! Thank you for reaching out to PetRelocation.

As you may know, your country is considered to be a “non-approved” country according to DAFF. Per the updated rules, you may perform the initial veterinary work in India as long as the RNATT is analyzed by a DAFF approved laboratory. See a list of approved labs on Step 5 here.

Then, your pet will need to travel to an approved country to have the remaining veterinary work performed and depart straight to Australia from there. Since we are based in the US, we would arrange for your pet to come here. Can you arrange a stop-over in the US during this 45+ day period? If not, we can arrange for boarding. If you’re starting from the beginning, you will need at least 180 days’ total lead time.

Our team specializes in moves to & from Australia so we'd be happy help. Please fill out our Arrange A Move form here and our team will contact you.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

By SNEHAL on February 12, 2018 at 12:44 am

Hi Grima,Did you managed to get your pup here in Australia from India? Please let me know I am thinking to get my Female 6years old Pug here.

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