Importing cats and dogs from Malaysia

MINIMUM 30 DAYS QUARANTINE IN AUSTRALIA

All animals entering Australia require an import permit, issued by AQIS, based on an application to import your pet. Your application must include your pet’s microchip number. An import permit will be returned to you. The import permit contains Veterinary Certificate A and B which must be completed and endorsed by an Official Veterinarian in the country of export prior to the arrival of your pet in Australia. You have to precede all steps below for the import process. Your pet will not be allowed to enter Australia without a valid AQIS permit to import.

STEP 1: GENERAL ELIGIBILITY
STEP 2: MICROCHIP CAT OR DOG
STEP 3: RABIES VACCINATION (within 1 year of export)
STEP 4: FIND A GOVERNMENT APPROVED VETERINARIAN, AN OFFICIAL VETERINARIAN AND A GOVERNMENT APPROVED LABORATORY.
STEP 5: RABIES NEUTRALISING ANTIBODY TITRE TEST (RNATT)
STEP 6: APPLY FOR A PERMIT TO IMPORT (People wishing to have their pets accommodated at an Australian animal quarantine station should apply for an import permit at least 5 months in advance of anticipated departure. An import permit does not guarantee a space at an animal quarantine station.)

AQIS provide housing, bedding, food, water and care for your pet for the duration of its stay. All quarantine costs must be met by the importer, an invoice for these charges will be posted to you after arrival of your pet in Australia and must be paid prior to release of your pet (cheques take 2 weeks to clear). Should your pet require veterinary care, AQIS will contact you and arrange for a private veterinarian to visit your pet. The private veterinarian will charge you directly. The most current information can be obtained via the Internet at www.aqis.gov.auor by e-mail at animalimp@aqis.gov.au