Pet Travel Question: Can You Bring A Bird To Australia?

Name: Joana
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Bird
Pet Breed: Forpus Coelestis
From: Portugal
To: Australia

I am considering moving to Australia. I have a Forpus bird. What kind of papers do I have to have to bring the bird with me? There are rules for rabbits, dogs and cats, but I can´t find rules when it comes to birds. Does Australia accepts birds form other countries?


Hi Joana,

Thanks for the question—moving pets to rabies-free Australia is a little trickier than going elsewhere, and hopefully we can help you with some information. Unfortunately it looks like only some birds can be imported to Australia, and those must come from New Zealand.

Sorry this is the case, Joana. Please let us know if you have any more questions and good luck with everything.


PetRelocation Team






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By Alison on June 9, 2017 at 5:46 pm

Can an African gray parrot be imported to Australia.

By on June 12, 2017 at 9:17 am

Hi Alison, unfortunately birds (except for certain breeds from New Zealand) cannot be imported into Australia at this time. Please read more about the regulations here: Sorry to be the bearer of bad news! Good luck and let us know if we can assist with anything else.

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