Can you bring it in?

A guide to what you can and can't bring in to the country​​​​​​.​ When you’re travelling overseas​ or importing items, you need to know that some items can’t be brought back with you and for others you need to get permission.

Live animals and pets

Not all live animals and reproductive materials are permitted to be imported into Australia; the pest or disease risks associated with their importation may be considered too great.

The links below provide the import conditions and quarantine requirements for pet animals that currently can be imported into Australia.

  • Birds – Selected species from New Zealand only
  • Cats – import via approved countries only
  • Dogs – import via approved countries only
  • Horses – approved countries only
  • Rabbits – New Zealand only

For more information, go to http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/goods/live-animals