Pet Travel: Are Pit Bulls Allowed to Relocate to Australia?

Name: Stephen
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
From: United States
To: Australia


Dear PetRelocation,

Is this breed allowed to move to Australia from America? Which breeds are not allowed to move there?

Thanks a bunch :-D



Hi Stephen,

Thanks for your question. According to information found on the official Australia government website, American Pit Bull Terriers are not eligible for import (neither are Dogo Argentinos, Fila Brasileiros, Japanese Tosa, Perro de Presa Canarios or Presa Canarios). Feel free to read more about this under the frequently asked questions section on this site.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, Stephen. You're welcome to reach out to us if you have further questions about breed restrictions as they relate to pet travel and various country requirements.

If you do find yourself considering a move to another country and want to check out the rules, please refer to our country information pages and/or to the USDA website for further direction.

Thanks again, and good luck with all your future plans!


PetRelocation Team




United States, Australia
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