Pet Quarantine Stations in Australia

Dear PetRelocation,

Where can I find a quarantine location in Brisbane? I am looking all over and all I find is the Department of Agriculture site. Is that the quarantine facility?




Hi Rick,

Thank you for your question. The Department of Agriculture site is a great place to start—there you'll see that when moving pets to Australia, there is now one single quarantine facility for arriving dogs and cats and it's located in Melbourne.

The Post Entry Quarantine Facility in Mickleham, Victoria opened in 2015 and it's one of the nicest animal quarantine facilities in the world. In addition to learning about fees and procedures for Mickleham, it's also important to review the overall pet import requirements for Australia as you prepare for your trip.

Please let us know if you have more questions about your upcoming move. We've helped many dogs and cats relocate to Australia (including two rescue Boxers, Bella and Thorne) and you're welcome to fill out our online consultation form if you think you'd like some similar assistance.

Thanks again for getting in touch with us, and good luck with all your future pet travels!

Pet Travel Question Details:

Name: Rick
Number of Pets: 6
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: Lab mixes and Shepard mix
From: Louisville, KY, USA
To: Brisbane, Australia

Contact PetRelocation for help with moving your dogs or cats to Australia! 


Editor's Note: This post was originally published in February 2014 and has been updated with new information.


PetRelocation Team


Air Travel, Ask the Experts, Quarantine




United States, Australia


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By Anahi on July 20, 2017 at 10:24 am

Hello. Thanks for this space to share and ask questions. I'll be relocating my 2 cats to Melbourne and they will stay in this PEQ. I know I wont be able to visit them, however I would feel much better if I knew/saw how the facilities for cats are. Will they remain in the cages they traveled in? or will they be mixed with other cats? none of these options are the best for cats, they are much less social than dogs, that's why of my concern. So my question would be how, where (in terms of rooms) and in what conditions do they stay during the quarantine (do they have their own litter box, food plates, etc?).Last question: As I am bringing 2 cats, could they stay together in the same room/facility? so that they can feel more comfortable and the closest possible to "home" and "family".

By on July 20, 2017 at 10:39 am

Hi Anahi, thanks for reading! We'd be happy to help with some additional information about Australia quarantine.

First, here is a link to the official Australia government site, where you'll find answers to most of your questions. For example, cats will be given private pens where they are individually housed. You can see a picture of the accommodations here.

Hope this helps! If you're looking for assistance or have more questions, don't hesitate to let us know. Good luck and have a great move!


By Ansuman on March 16, 2017 at 7:46 am

Hi,I have a Alexandrine Parrot, about one year old. Can I take him along with me to Australia? I referred the Australlian agriculture website, but couldn't find the species mentioned anywhere.Would appreciate any help on this.Thanks,

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