Importing dogs and cats to Australia (no other pets are currently allowed) begins with planning and ensuring your pet has an implanted microchip and a rabies vaccination. You’ll need to work with an accredited vet to complete several steps, one of which is completing the health cert. Note that all pets will spend at least 10 nights in Australia’s approved government quarantine facility upon arrival into Melbourne.

What requirements or process you’ll need to follow to import your pet to Australia is largely determined by the country your pet will be coming from. Singapore is a Group 2 country.

Apply for an import permit using Australia’s BICON (Biosecurity Import Conditions) System.

The application takes up to 30 days for approval.

Once received pet’s import permit, request quarantine space at the Mickleham facility in Melbourne. It is important to do this in advance of your pet’s arrival as much as possible, as space can fill up quickly and your pet’s import permit does not guarantee availability.

An Australia entry blood test needs to be done within 45 days of departure.

Shiloh Animal Express will be able to fly your pets to all cities in Australia from Melbourne after the release from Quarantine.

Attention: This information is to be used as general guidelines and may not be updated to meet the current requirements. Before you travel, be sure to contact the appropriate authorities for your destination country.