Pet Travel Question: Importing a Dog to Australia

Name: Naushil
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Labrador Retriever
From: India
To: Western Australia



I have a dog (named Honey) who is currently in India with family. I'm in Perth with my husband and I'd like to bring Honey over to me -- can you please advise?




Hi Naushil,

Bringing pets to Australia requires more time to plan because Australia is a rabies-free nation with quarantine requirements, however we've moved many pets here successfully. Unfortunately India is not an AQIS-approved country, which means you won't be able to import Honey directly. Pets coming from such countries need to spend six months in an approved country before they can make the trip. Here's a link to the official AQIS site for more information about how to go about doing this.

Take a look at this information and then please let us know if you have any more questions. We'd be happy to help arrange the move or offer further advice. Good luck with everything. and thanks for the question!


PetRelocation Team




Australia, India
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