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Policies & Requirements

** The veterinarian must be approved and accredited by the Government Veterinarian Authority of the pet’s departing country. If the pet is departing Canada, the veterinarian used must be CFIA approved. 

** All dates must be written in the ISO (International Standards): dd/mm/yyyy

** All documentation must be completed in blue ink

Requirements

1. Microchip

The pet must be implanted with a microchip that is compatible with international standards (ISO 11784/11785). Microchip Implantation Record must be provided. Microchip must be implanted before the rabies vaccination.  During import inspection upon arrival in Australia, if the microchip number is not confirmed or not identical to that on the inspection certificate, the animal may be subject to a 180-day quarantine period, or returned to Canada. 

2. Vaccinations

Dogs:

Valid Certification of DHLPP Vaccination within 1 year of importation.

Valid Certification of Rabies Vaccination within 1 year and 4 weeks prior importation. The pet must be at least 90 days old at time of first vaccination.

Recommendation of Bordatella (kennel cough) Vaccination within 1 year and 4 weeks prior importation 

Recommendation of Canine Influenza H3N8 Virus (CIV) Vaccination within 1 year and 4 weeks prior importation. 

The following blood tests need be conducted 30 days before transport:

Ehrlichiosis: The dog must produce a negative test result using the Indirect Fluorescent Antibody Test at a dilution of 1:40.  Within 24 hours of blood draw, the dog is treated with an external parasite treatment against ticks. 

Brucellosis: The dog must produce a negative test result by means of a serum agglutination test.  Once this test is conducted, the dog must not mate or be inseminated prior to transport.  

Leptospirosis: The dog must produce a negative test result by means of a microscopic agglutination test.  These results need to be less than 50% agglutination at a serum dilution of 1:100.  If the dog’s test result is greater than 1:100 but less than 1:800, it can be re-tested 14 days or more after the first test.  These second results must also be less than 1:800. If the result is 1:800 or more, they are ineligible for import into Australia.  

Vaccination against Leptospirosis is not recommended within 6 months of export. The pet’s high antibody response will most likely result in ineligibility for export to Australia.

All original results must travel with the pet during transport, and be recorded on the Import Permit.

Cats:

Valid Certification of FVRCP Vaccination within 1 year of importation.

Valid Certification of Rabies Vaccination within 1 year and 4 weeks prior importation. The pet must be at least 90 days old at time of first vaccination.

3. Rabies Titer Test/ Fluorescent Antibody Viral Neutralization (FAVN) Blood Test

This blood test must be administered to cats and dogs, two (2) to three (3) weeks after the rabies vaccination, by a Canadian and Australian approved government facility. The blood test results must be 0.5 IU/ml or above. The test remains valid for 1 year, so it must be conducted within this timeframe to be valid for transport. The microchip is scanned prior to the Titre test. The 180-day quarantine period begins the day this test is conducted. If there is a need to retest, it must be done within this one (1) year window so not to extend the quarantine period.

4. Quarantine

Pets must undergo a 180-day quarantine period. It begins on the day the Titer test is conducted. The first 150 days can be done in the country of origin, exposing the animal to a minimal 30-day quarantine period in Australia.  

* If a paritcular country is not listed or you require additional assistance, please feel free to contact us anytime

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