Pet Travel Question: Australia Quarantine For Pets

Name: Kelly
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: cats
Pet Breed: Domestic short hair, Turkish van
From: USA
To: Australia

So we are thinking about moving to Australia and I saw that there is a 180 day quarantine period and 150 of them can be completed in the US. Where would my cats be quarantined in the US and where would they be quarantined in Australia? Is it a vet that does this or do they stay in like a customs holding bay?




Hi Kelly,

Thanks for your question! Australia does present a few hoops to jump through, but we've helped many pets move there safely. For your information, here are the pet import requirements for Australia as well as a link to the official Australia quarantine website. The first part of the quarantine can be fulfilled at home, while the last 30 days must be done at an approved quarantine facility in Australia. Here's some information from our blog about what the Australia quarantine facilities are like.

Hopefully this is helpful. Please let us know if you have more questions or if you'd like some help arranging your move!


PetRelocation Team




United States, Australia
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