Pet Travel Question: Moving a Dog to Australia

Name: Sandra
From: Ireland
To: Australia

I have a Shih Tzu (she is nine months old and her name is Lulu). I'm really worried about my dog flying without me and want to know what procedures are in place in ensure the safety and comfort of the dog. Does she have to go into quarantine when she arrives in Oz, and does she fly before me or on the same flight?


Hi Sandra,

Thank you for your question! Many people feel overwhelmed when it comes to figuring out the details of international pet travel, so we'd love to help put your mind at ease. First, here are the pet import requirements for Australia, where there is indeed a quarantine. Take a look at our blog to find out more what it's like to move a pet to Australia and please let us know if you have any questions.

If you hire a service such as ours (we provide door-to-door pet relocating) then there's no need for you to be on the same plane; as long as you choose a pet-friendly airline that will make your dog's safety a priority, flying your pet via cargo is a safe option.

If you're interested in hiring us to help plan your move we'd be happy to offer you a free quote. Good luck with everything, and we look forward to hearing from you!


PetRelocation Team




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