Pet Travel Questions: Can Snakes be Imported to Australia?

Hi PetRelocation,

I am moving to Australia... Can I take my pet snake with me?

-Kelly


Hi Kelly,

Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, it looks like you won't be able to move your Oketee Corn Snake to Australia with you.

Importing pets into Australia -- even dogs and cats -- is a complex process due to Australia's rabies-free status, and according to the governing body for moving pets (AQIS), snakes and other exotic pets are not accepted.

Sorry to be the bearer of this news! As a company we have nothing against moving other animals, including snakes -- we've moved several, including Oz, Inca and Jazz -- so let us know if you decide to travel with them to a more welcoming country and we can discuss your options with you.

If you have any more questions you're welcome to contact us to speak to a Consultant, or you can take a look at our Australia pet travel guide.

Thanks again for reaching out and good luck with everything, Kelly!
 

Pet Travel Question Details:

Name: Kelly
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Snake
Pet Breed: Oketee Corn Snake
From: England
To: Australia

Editor's Note: This post was originally published in March 2011 and has been updated with new information.

Author:

PetRelocation Team

Topic:

Air Travel, Airlines, Ask the Experts

Pet:

Reptiles

Country:

Australia

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