Australia changed its pet entry regulations on December 2, 2013, reducing its quarantine from 30 days to 10 for dogs and cats entering from the United States. But it is still a complicated process and stringent conditions must be met to enter this rabies-free country.
Australia’s entrance requirements vary by the country from which the dog or cat is exported. For the United States Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) vaccination will be a mandatory condition for dogs being exported from the USA with an import permit issued after 1 April 2011.
Be aware that your cat or dog cannot travel in the plane cabin with you. Your cat or dog must travel to Australia as manifest cargo. Manifest cargo allows for traceability of your cat or dog. Assistance dogs are not bound by the same requirements; please contact your airline for further information.
For more information on Bringing Cats and Dogs (and other pets) to Australia
For Frequently Asked Questions on Bringing a Pet to Australia