Pet Travel between New Zealand and Australia


I noticed the latest update says that cats and dogs imported to New Zealand generally require 10 days of quarantine. Can you please advise what the time frame in quarantine would be for our animals to travel from Brisbane, Australia to New Zealand?

Appreciate your help and I look forward to your reply.



Hi Kirsty,

Luckily for you, pets moving from Australia to New Zealand do not need to fulfill a quarantine. They also don't need to secure an import permit (but they will still be inspected upon arrival and must show a vet health certificate signed by your vet). Since Australia and New Zealand are both pretty strict when it comes it importing pets, traveling between them seems to be a relatively straightforward process.

Please take a look at the official New Zealand pet import requirements, and if you have any more questions, just let us know. Thanks for reaching out, and have a great trip!

Pet Transport Question Details:

Name: Kirsty
Number of Pets: Two
Pet Type: Cat & Dog
Pet Breed: Labrador
From: Brisbane, Australia
To: New Zealand


PetRelocation Team




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