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Pet Transport: Horses

When you send your horse to another state or another country, you'll need to consider the destination's quarantine requirements.

Choosing a specialist pet transport company will not only ensure your horse is transported in the safest and most comfortable manner, but equally importantly, that all paperwork is done and quarantine requirements met.
Ask your pet transporter about quarantine when planning to move your horse interstate or overseas.

 make sure you know your horse's quarantine needs

A reputable company will have an AQIS (Australian Quarantine Inspection Services) accredited vet, who will examine your animal before departure and sign the appropriate forms.
Interstate travel for horses All Australian states require entry permits for bringing horses into the state.

Sending your horse to another country

Every country has specific requirements as to which animals are allowed to be imported. It is very expensive to send a horse overseas (link to horse transport article) as they have to fly in specialised aircraft, and you might find it preferable to sell or give away your horse, and buy another one in your new country.
If you do decide to transport your horse overseas, 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 it.
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