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Pet travel from the U.S. to Australia

HEALTH CERTIFICATE ISSUANCE AND SUBMISSION

USDA Accredited Veterinarian Signature Original Ink
APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer Signature Original Ink

Details: Health certificates require original ink signatures from the issuing USDA Accredited Veterinarian and the endorsing APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer with the application of the APHIS embossed seal. Submissions through the online Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS) cannot be accepted at this time.

IMPORTANT MICROCHIP INFORMATION- Please Click Here!

You must use the health certificate posted here on the APHIS Pet Travel Website. The health certificate provided in the required Australian-issued import permit is not specific for pets from the United States.

Blood samples for pre-export testing must be collected by a USDA Accredited Veterinarian. The laboratory submission form must be completed by the USDA Accredited Veterinarian that drew the blood and must include the animal’s microchip number and the blood sampling date.

For general information about procedures for traveling to Australia with a dog or cat, visit http://www.agriculture.gov.au/cats-dogs


Parasite Treatments

A list of external and internal parasite treatments specifically approved by Australia can be found at:   
http://www.agriculture.gov.au/cats-dogs/step-by-step-guides/parasite-treatment

Click here for information about external parasite treatments not specifically approved by Australia

U.S. States, except Hawaii and Guam:

Annotated certificate for dogs from the US (other than Hawaii and Guam) to Australia

Instructions and health certificate for dogs from the US (other than Hawaii and Guam) to Australia

Hawaii or Guam:

Annotated certificate for dogs from Hawaii and Guam to Australia

Instructions and health certificate for dogs from Hawaii and Guam to Australia

IMPORTANT MICROCHIP INFORMATION- Please Click Here!

You must use the health certificate posted here on the APHIS Pet Travel Website. The health certificate provided in the required Australian-issued import permit is not specific for pets from the United States.

Blood samples for pre-export testing must be collected by a USDA Accredited Veterinarian. The laboratory submission form must be completed by the USDA Accredited Veterinarian that drew the blood and must include the animal’s microchip number and the blood sampling date.

For general information about procedures for traveling to Australia with a dog or cat, visit http://www.agriculture.gov.au/cats-dogs


Parasite Treatments

A list of external and internal parasite treatments specifically approved by Australia can be found at:   
http://www.agriculture.gov.au/cats-dogs/step-by-step-guides/parasite-treatment

Click here for information about external parasite treatments not specifically approved by Australia

U.S. States, except Hawaii and Guam:

Annotated certificate for cats from the US (other than Hawaii and Guam) to Australia

Instructions and health certificate for cats from the US (other than Hawaii and Guam) to Australia

Hawaii or Guam:

Annotated certificate for cats from the US (other than Hawaii and Guam) to Australia

Instructions and health certificate for cats from Hawaii and Guam to Australia

BICON houses the Australian Government's Biosecurity import conditions database for more than 20,000 plants, animals, minerals and biological products. It will help you to determine what import conditions exist and if an import permit is required. Please refer to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources' Importing to Australia page for more information about BICON

Considerations for airline travel:

Airlines may have separate and additional requirements. Check with your airline to determine what requirements they may have, if any. 

Additional information for pet owners, airlines, and others about APHIS endorsement of international health certificates.

View requirements for returning to the US with your pet



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