Pet Travel Question: Pet Quarantine in Australia

Name: Megan
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Canaan
From: Seattle, WA
To: Melbourne, Australia

During the quarantine period, does my animal need to be housed in a facility, or can she stay at my home until she has reached 150 days post first blood draw and vaccines? Once my animal has cleared customs in Australia on the 151st day, can she be housed with me, or will she need to be housed at a facility?




Hi Megan,

Thanks for your question. Here are the pet import requirements for Australia; you'll see that your dog will need to spend at least 30 days housed in a quarantine facility once she has arrived in Australia. Here's more information from the official Australia site (AQIS) as well as Australia pet information from our blog, including customer stories. Hopefully you'll find that, though quarantine initially sounds like a scary thing, it's really a safe and necessary part of the process that many pet owners have handled well.

Good luck with your move, and please contact us if you have any more questions!


PetRelocation Team




United States, Australia
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