Pet Shipping to Australia

Embarking on the journey to relocate to Australia and considering bringing your beloved pet along? The prospect of moving your furry friend across borders can be both exciting and daunting. To ensure a smooth and stress-free experience, it’s essential to understand the regulations and requirements for pet shipping to Australia. In this guide, we’ll explore the intricacies of pet relocation to Australia and how Airpets International can be your trusted partner in this exciting endeavor.

Things To Know Before You Go

Traveling to Australia with your pet will be a bit of a process. Your dog will need to be microchipped, have an import permit, and have been vaccinated for rabies at least 7 months before crossing the border. Additionally, they will need to have a rabies blood test 180 days before entry. Your pet will have to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in Australia.

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If you want to move to Australia with your beloved furry friends, you may wonder about the requirements. 


Australia has strict regulations regarding pet identification. All dogs and cats being imported into the country must be microchipped. The microchip should conform to ISO 11784/11785 standards, ensuring international compatibility. Make sure your contact details are up-to-date in the microchip registry.

Rabies Vaccination

Australia is a rabies-free country, and thus, a rabies vaccination is a crucial prerequisite for your pet’s relocation. The vaccination must be administered at least 180 days before the scheduled arrival in Australia.

Blood Tests

In addition to rabies vaccination, pets will require a blood test to confirm their immunity. The blood test should be conducted at least 180 days before the planned arrival.


Securing an import permit is mandatory for bringing your pet to Australia. It’s advisable to initiate the application process well in advance, ensuring all requirements are met.


Upon arrival in Australia, pets are required to undergo a mandatory quarantine period. This period typically lasts for at least 10 days and takes place in an Australian government-approved facility.


Depending on your pet’s specific circumstances, additional vaccinations and treatments may be required. These can include treatments for internal and external parasites, as well as vaccinations for specific diseases.

Dog Shipping to Australia

When it comes to shipping a dog to Australia from the USA, the process involves careful coordination and adherence to Australian regulations. Airpets International, with its expertise in international pet shipping, ensures a seamless experience for both you and your canine companion.

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Cat Shipping to Australia

An import permit and accurate documentation are crucial for shipping your cat to Australia. Cats must travel in approved crates, and direct flights are preferred. 

At Airpets International we understand that your cats are cherished members of the family and deserve the same level of care and attention during relocation, that’s why facilitate cat shipping to Australia with the utmost dedication, providing a safe and comfortable journey for your feline friend.

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At Airpets International, your pet’s journey is our passion. We make every effort to make your departure and arrival a smooth and worry-free experience for you and your beloved fur baby. From expertly handling all the paperwork and logistics to ensuring your pet’s comfort throughout the voyage, we leave no detail unchecked.



Happy Travelers

Don’t just take our word for it, checkout what all of these happy travelers have to say about their pet flights with Airpets International.

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Hands down the best company we used in a move from the US to Spain. Best care, greatest attention to detail, and a very happily delivered dog. Definitely recommend; Dakota was incredible in her attention to detail, care, and communication. You’re in good hands with her.

Jace Goodier

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We had a particularly challenging, short notice posting from DC to Italy. Commercial airlines did not accept the oversized crate. The Airpets America Team is very responsive and the international carriers used are exceptional. At no time were we concerned for the health of our pup. The Team also recommended the specific crate to meet airline requirements and reviewed the international health paperwork with our Vet. We recommend Airports American to anyone traveling overseas!

Chris Collins

Traveled to Italy
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Miranda was absolutely amazing and helped us get our two basset hounds to Germany a month after we moved there with the Army. She answered every question my family had and made this process so much easier on all of us. I would definitely recommend her!

Katie Zuniga

Traveled to Germany
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Happy Traveler testimonials
Courtney was first class every step of the way, always had time to answer my never-ending questions for my 2 puppies. Kept me informed every step of the way. I will definitely use their services when we return back home in 2021

Elaine Reid

Traveled to Italy
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Luis Jonathan Gauzin Review
After receiving different quotes and different information from other companies, it took me only one call to Airpets to make me feel comfortable and trust them with the relocation of my Husky from Dallas to Frankfurt. Monty and Courtney were very helpful, very responsive and were able to answer all my questions. Without doubt, I will choose Airpets for my next move. Highly recommended.

Luis J.

Traveled to Frankfurt
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Cat Happy Travelers
Airpets America was the cheapest company to help relocate my animals. I shopped through a lot of pet relocation services. Brent from Airpets America responded the quickest and got the ball moving quickly. Airpets America was very flexible about last-minute/fast relocating when it came to my specific needs. Loved John the driver who drove both my cats from Dallas Texas to Vermont. He picked up Thursday afternoon and delivered my pets to the door Saturday morning.

Silkee J.

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Reliable Pet Shipping to australia


Relocating to Australia with your pet is a rewarding experience that requires careful planning and attention to detail. Airpets International serves as your reliable partner in ensuring a smooth and stress-free journey for your furry companion. From handling complex documentation to providing personalized care, Airpets International understands the intricacies of pet shipping to Australia.

Embark on this adventure with confidence, knowing that Airpets International is committed to making the relocation of your pet to Australia a positive and memorable experience. 

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Want to ensure that your relocation or trip is stress-free? Travel to Australia with Airpets International!

We take care of every door-to-door detail to provide first-class pet transportation for your furry friends.
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