New Pet Import Fees for Australia!
Petrelocation.com - If you are planning on shipping your pets to Australia after July 1, 2008 - please read below as it pertains to the costs and changes in procedures.
Please note the following proposed amendments to the AQIS fees and charges for Import Permits Applications and Assessments for the Australian Government.These amendments have been made following consultation between the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) Import Clearance Program and the AQIS/ Industry Cargo Consultative Committee (AICCC) Working Group on Revenue Collection and Cost Recovery Arrangements.
It is proposed that the new fees will be implemented from 1 July 2008, and are as follows:
APPLICATION FOR IMPORT PERMIT
Current Fee (AUD$)
Proposed Fee (AUD$)
Manual Lodgement (via post, email or fax) or Amendment of an Import Permit Application
Assessment of Live Animal or Reproductive Material Application
Assessment For Each Additional Dog or Cat Application
Fee For Service
Manual Lodgement (via post, email or fax) or Amendment of an Import Permit application
$130.00 for each application in addition to applicable assessment fees
Assessment of Live Animal or Reproductive Material application:
Animal reproductive material; live animals, including the first cat or dog in a consignment, but not subsequent cats or dogs in a consignment.
1 Assessable Item = $200.00 in addition to applicable lodgement fee
Maximum time taken is 3 hours. For each quarter hour, or part of a quarter hour, after the 3-hour period the service charge of $35.50 will apply.
Assessment for each additional dog or cat application:
Cats or dogs, other than the first cat or dog in a consignment
1 Assessable Item = $80.00 in addition to applicable lodgement fee
Maximum time taken is 1 hour. For each quarter hour, or part of a quarter hour, after the 1-hour period the service charge of $35.50 applies.
Payment for import permit applications for live animals and reproductive material can be made via American Express, Visa and MasterCard credit cards. Cheques must be made out to the ֓Collector of Public Monies AQIS֔.
If you have any queries about these fee amendments, please do not hesitate to contact the AQIS Live Animal Imports Program.
Live Animal Imports
Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service
PO Box 858
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph +61 2 6272 4454
Fax +61 2 6272 3110
Further information will be provided once the Government has confirmed the implementation date of the new fees and charges.
Happy Pet Travels!