What vaccinations do I need to transport my pet to Australia?

If you are planning to take your beloved pet with you to Australia, then it is essential to understand the country’s strict pet vaccination regulations. Australia is free from many animal diseases that are common in other parts of the world, and the government is committed to keeping it that way. Therefore, your pet will need to meet specific requirements before it is allowed to enter the country. Here are the vaccinations your pet will need for transport to Australia.


Rabies Vaccination and RNATT (Rabies Neutralising Antibody Titre Test)

Dogs and cats coming from Category III countries, such as the UK or US, must have a valid rabies vaccination. After receiving the rabies vaccination, the pet must undergo the RNATT from a registered laboratory. The test results are valid for 12 months after the date the blood sample arrives at the laboratory, and your pet can be exported to Australia 180 days after this, provided the results are satisfactory.

Leptospirosis Vaccination

Dogs must be vaccinated against Leptospirosis, with two doses given exactly 4 weeks apart. The dog must receive the vaccine at least 14 days before the date of travel.

Other Mandatory Vaccinations for Pet Dogs and Cats

Pet dogs flying into Australia must have the following mandatory vaccines – Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, and Bordetella. These vaccinations must be valid throughout the quarantine period. Mandatory cat vaccines include Feline Enteritis, Rhinotracheitis, and Calicivirus, which must be valid for the entire post-entry quarantine period.

Alongside up-to-date vaccinations, your pet will also need parasite treatments and blood tests to safely enter Australia.

Planning a trip with your beloved pet can be exciting yet overwhelming. From travel regulations to their safety, there’s a lot to think about. That’s where PetAir comes in. Reach out to us for your furry friend’s upcoming adventure. We’re not just experts; we’re animal lovers who care about their well-being. Contact us today to make their journey safe and positive!

Fri Mar 1 2024