Live Animals and Reproductive Material
Not all live animals and reproductive materials are allowed to be imported into Australia; the pest or disease risks associated with their importation may be considered too great.
The links below provide the import conditions and quarantine requirements for pet animals that currently can be imported into Australia.
- Birds – Selected species from New Zealand only
- Cats – DAFF approved countries only
- Dogs – DAFF approved countries only
- Horses – DAFF approved countries only
- Rabbits – New Zealand only
Currently no other pet animals can be imported into Australia. These include such animals as chinchillas, fish, ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters, lizards, mice, snakes, spiders and turtles.
View the following links for the import conditions applicable to:
Before submitting an Import Permit application, it is recommended that you check the import requirements for your commodity on ICON.
For more information contact:
Live Animal Imports Program
Phone: +61 2 6272 4454
Fax: +61 2 6272 3110
Email: Animal Imports
13 Aug 2010