Important Pet Information

08 Apr 2020 8:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The current COVID-19 pandemic does not change the existing risks posed by diseases of biosecurity concern to Australia or the need for cats and dogs to meet the import permit conditions in full. These import conditions protect Australia against exotic diseases. To ensure animal welfare and manage the significant biosecurity risks posed by international transport of animals, all animals destined for the quarantine facility at Mickleham, Victoria must arrive directly into Melbourne Airport. Animals cannot be transhipped to Melbourne on a domestic flight from another Australian port.  As current flight routes from the United States do not include Melbourne, entry of pets from the United States to Australia cannot be facilitated at this time. Pet owners should make alternate arrangements for the care of their pet in the United States until such time that travel conditions change. For more information please see the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s website at:

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