Emotional Support Dogs and Service Dogs Traveling to Australia
Can I travel with my emotional support animal (in cabin) to Australia? Which airline would you suggest?
Thank you for your question. We typically use Qantas Airlines for our Australia pet moves, and they have explicit rules about pet travel. Service animals are sometimes allowed to travel in cabin, but certain requirements must be met and this is only applicable to particular routes. Also, there is a difference between service animals and emotional support animals, so be prepared to understand and follow that distinction and all that it entails.
Please review the information Qantas has posted on their website regarding service animal travel, and it will probably be a good idea to call and speak to someone directly about your situation. Whenever documentation is required, in this case service dog identification, it's smart to make sure you're on the right track before you book your flight.
For reference, here's a little more information about international travel with service dogs. We also have a comprehensive Australia Pet Travel Guide available on our blog if you'd like to take a look.
Hope this helps! If you decide you'd like some help moving with your dog, you're welcome to contact us for a consultation.
Thanks again for reaching out, and please let us know if we can of further assistance. Good luck!
Pet Travel Question Details:
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Pug
Editor's Note: This post was originally published in May 2014 and has been updated with new information.