Pet Travel Question: Relocating a Dog to Australia

Name: Susie
Pet Breed: Boxer
From: USA
To: Australia

I am moving to Australia to live with my brother who is a resident. I have to bring my boxer, Sheba. She is my baby and I want her to experience the least amount of stress on such a long trip.

What do I need to know about traveling with her and what's the best way to do it safely?



Hi Susie,

Thanks for reaching out to us, we're happy to offer some advice. To start, take a look at the pet import requirements for Australia. Australia is rabies-free and thus requires a quarantine (which sounds scarier than it really is, don't worry).

The most important things to do are to start planning early, choose a pet-friendly airline, and be detail-oriented as far as scheduling vet visits in a timely way and meeting all the import requirements. Take a look at the information we've linked you to (and here's a blog post about Australia quarantine, also), and please contact us if you have any more questions. Good luck!


PetRelocation Team




United States, Australia
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