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Transporting dogs to Australia
|Over the last 2 decades we have managed the relocation of hundreds of dogs (and other pets) to Australia and have many testimonials from very happy customers. We are fully aware of the concerns many owners have about such a major relocation and we will be happy to answer all your questions and take you through the dog shipping process. If you would like to know more about our services and how we operate, please do contact us and we'll do our best to assist you. If you decide to go ahead with transporting your pet then we can make all the necessary arrangements on your behalf including the required vaccinations and veterinary inspections.|
Pets being shipped from Rabies Controlled Countries such as Cyprus, Ireland, Malta, Sweden, Taiwan and the UK are quarantined for 10 days.
Animals must be shipped in IATA approved transit kennels that allow the animal to stand up without touching the top of the box, lie down and turn around. It is a requirement that dogs are shipped as manifest cargo and not as excess baggage. There are only two Quarantine units in Australia - based in Melbourne and Sydney (Sydney due to be closed from the end of 2015) - so animals must enter Australia at one of these airports. If you are unable to collect your pet or pets after the quarantine period then you will need to make local arrangements for movement of pets to other cities in Australia. The quarantine management will probably be able to help, as this is not an unusual request.
|It is always difficult leaving your pet in quarantine but they are well looked after and you can look forward to a very happy reunion after the 10 days are up.|
For specific vaccination and other requirements your dog will need to get into Australia, please visit our Pets To Australia destination page. You may also want to take a look at our generic Dog Travel page.
One of our recent Australia dog relocation clients was kind enough to send us a note of thanks:
"I want you to know that I had no concerns re: Nev and buddy's welfare whilst under your care, non what so ever. . . It was just all the timing of the paperwork which has been a confusing maze from start to finish for us. I understand the Importance and relevance of it all and agree with it in principle but in practice . . . A nightmare compounded by the fact of distance and time difference. Was making contingency plans had the dogs not made the flight. . . Selling my soul to pay for it all again!!
Fred and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you and your team have done in order to get them two out to Australia.
You have done a cracking job above and beyond. I certainly would recommend Airsupply to anyone that wanted their animals shipped out. Now just need to sort out their transport once they have done their 30 days quarantine.
Thank you again Lindsey for keeping us up to date and the reassurance and your honesty and care."
Kerry and Fred