Sedating a cat for travel
The veterinary medical form PDF [352 KB]Word [40 KB] must be completed by your veterinarian and submitted with the import permit application.If your cat or dog has been diagnosed with a medical condition after the import permit has been granted, please notify the department as soon as possible.You must get an Australian import permit for your animal and they must meet all Australian entry requirements from the approved exporting country.Please read our non-approved country via group 2 or 3 country step-by-step guide for cats or dogs for more information. As long as the Official Government Veterinarian who will sign and stamp the Veterinary Health Certificate in the country of export is prepared to accept and approve the testing, treatments or examinations performed in another approved country. The department processes each application as soon as possible from the date of submission.If you’re concerned about how your animal will handle the trip, arrange for them to arrive in Australia early in the week.
When submitting an application to import to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, you must state the breed of your cat and sign a declaration stating that it is not an ineligible breed. This includes, but not limited to: Please contact the Department of the Environment and Energy on 61 2 6274 2678 or email Exotic Species for more information.Dehydration can have severe adverse effects such as renal failure.You can provide food and water in the transport crate for the journey to Australia.Moving your animal(s) to another country will also require you to meet that country's import conditions.
Discuss your plan with your approved group 2 or 3 exporting country of choice.
Both microchip numbers must be included on the import permit application, laboratory reports and the final import permit.