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Pet Transport: Quarantining Birds and Fish

When you send your cage birds or your aquarium full of fish to another state or another country, you'll need to consider the destination's quarantine requirements.

There may be some Australian states and overseas destination that will not allow entry to your fish or pet birds.

Choosing a specialist pet transport company will not only ensure your animals are transported in the best and safest manner, but equally importantly, that all paperwork is done and quarantine requirements met.

Ask your pet transporter about quarantine when moving your cage birds (link to bird transport article) or aquarium fish (link to fish transport article) interstate or overseas.

 make sure you know your pets' quarantine needs

A reputable company will have an AQIS (Australian Quarantine Inspection Services) accredited vet, who will examine your pets before departure and sign the appropriate forms. Interstate travel for cage birds New South Wales, Western Australia, Tasmania and Northern territory all require permits to bring caged birds into their states.

Interstate travel for aquarium fish New South Wales, Western Australia, Tasmania and Northern territory all require permits to bring aquarium fish into their states.

Sending your birds or fish to another country

Every country has specific requirements as to animals which are allowed to be imported. It is quite likely that many destinations will refuse entry of your birds or fish.

The Australian Quarantine service, AQIS, advises that you contact the relevant country's consulate or embassy in your nearest capital city for specific information about importing your pet.

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