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If you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedures and requirements for exporting animals, animal products, or to obtain a zoosanitary certificate for an animal product, you should contact the VS Field Office covering the area from where the product will be exported (or the area in which your office is located).

Animal Products

Live Animals

Australia - Summary of Requirements for Animals

Australia's imports requirements for animals are available from the ICON database. At the search page, enter the following information:

Commodity Name - use appropriate name (i.e., cattle, bovine embryos, bovine semen, horses, etc.)

  • From Country - select "United States of America"
  • For end use - select "All End Uses"
  • Select the button "Search" and the database will retrieve the information requested



*Note:  Effective 30 July 2014, the Immunofluorescent Antibody Titre (IFAT) testing for Ehrlichia canis antibodies must be conducted within the 45 days prior to export.  Prior to 30 July 2014, E. canis IFAT tests were required to be performed on dogs within the 21 days prior to export to Australia.  All other import conditions remain unchanged. 

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) for export of dogs and cats to Australia.


Equine Semen

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.



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