Top Pet Travel Destinations: Australia Spotlight
Planning a pet relocation to Australia is not the easiest thing you'll ever do, but if you know where to look for help and start organizing your pet's details well before you plan to move, you can accomplish the impressive globetrotting feat of bringing the whole family safely to your new home Down Under.
To help, we're taking a look at the top Australia pet travel topics and offering some expert pet travel advice. If a pet move to Australia is something you're considering or have already starting putting together, these resources will no doubt come in handy.
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Part One: Australia Quarantine Update
A 10-day quarantine is required for all pets entering Australia, and as of late 2015 there will only be one facility (located in Melbourne) where this can be carried out. Find out more about quarantine procedures in our Australia pet quarantine update and guide.
Part Two: Discussing the Costs of Australia Pet Travel
Unfortunately moving pets to Australia is a bit more expensive than you might expect. Here's a look at the factors (including airfare, quarantine and vet visits) that make this the case, and we also offer a few tips for controlling these costs where possible.
Part Three: Traveling From a "Non-Approved" Country
Australia's rabies-free status makes it tougher to bring pets here, and unfortunately it's impossible to travel directly to Australia from certain countries. Find out who is affected by this rule and how to get around it by transiting through a third country.
Part Four: 5 Reasons to Hire Professional Assistance for a Pet Move to Australia
Pet travel to Australia can present various challenges, and it's especially important to have a back up plan in place when carrying out this journey. Here's why it's a good idea to enlist the help of professional pet shippers instead of handling it on your own.
Part Five: Australia Pet Travel Stories
Even though it's a complicated process, hundreds of pets travel safely to Australia each year. Want some proof? Meet some of the pets and pet owners who have made the journey and find out what they learned.
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