Regulations and Assessments
If you have any questions or concerns regarding these regulations for exporting animals or animal products to a foreign country, you should contact the APHIS-VS Area Office in the State from which the animals or products will be exported.
Australia - Summary of Requirements
The following web site provides general information on importing into Australia: http://www.daff.gov.au/aqis/import
Protocols for exporting animals to Australia are available from ICON, AQIS's import conditions database By selecting the following link you will be leaving the APHIS web site.
Dogs/Cats - Information on exporting dogs and cats to Australia may be found at: http://www.daff.gov.au/aqis/cat-dogs
Effective April 1, 2011, a canine influenza virus (CIV) vaccine will be a mandatory requirement for export of dogs to Australia.
For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock or germplasm whose requirements are not listed in the IREGS, should have the interested party (importer/buyer) in the country of destination apply for an Import Permit at the appropriate ministry. This Import Permit will most likely outline the specific requirements.y
Last Modified: October 4, 2012