Articles about taking your pets to Australia

Dogs and Cats Moving To Australia – Quarantine Period Reduced

By |February 22nd, 2014|

It seems like forever since I wrote the post about taking your pet dog or cat to Australia. I guess to a degree, it was a long time. Almost 8 years as a matter of fact. How time flies when your having fun :-)

So I guess the reason for this post is because I […]

Rabies Vaccination Now Required For Cats And Dogs Prior To Entry Into Australia

By |November 25th, 2011|

Hi All, not done many articles on the pets front for a while however thought these new regulations would definitely be worth a mention. From the 1st Jan 2012 new regulations come into effect regarding cats and dogs entering Australia.

From the AQIS Website

From 1 January 2012, cats and dogs from the UK, Malta, Republic of Ireland, and Sweden will be required to have a rabies vaccination and rabies titre test prior to entry into Australia.
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Eleven Tips to Help You Safely Transport Your Pet to Australia

By |January 23rd, 2010|

If you are thinking of moving your pet to Australia, the most important fact that you need to remember is that the entire procedure can be an expensive one and requires that you navigate through a few controls and restrictions. This article provides 11 steps which guide you through the various stages involved in moving your pet to Australia and, hopefully, save you time, hassle and money.

Time to get into the mining industry

By |October 22nd, 2009|

Hi all, well life down under has been busy and as there’s not so much news going on right now in the wonderful world of Australian Immigration I thought I’d write a quick personal update just so you all know that I’m still alive ;-)

Life down under has been pretty full on recently. On the job front, after 6 years working in financial services I decided to jump ship after being approached by one of the large mining companies here in Perth.

Similar lines of work (contracts, sourcing and procurement) but buying much bigger and more expensive stuff. […]

Getting a little bit warm and dealing with a hot cat

By |December 31st, 2008|

So it’s started to get a little warm here in Western Australia and yesterday it hit 40 degrees Celsius which is the first time this summer that it’s hit this temperature.

Today the forecast is a very warm 38 C and tomorrow (new years day) we’ll be hitting the 40’s again.

Nothing for a bloke […]

Jeff Update

By |March 31st, 2008|

Ok, well the update on Jeff is that there are no updates :-(

It’s been over two weeks now since we last saw him and we’re now starting to get used to the fact that the last time we saw him really will be just that!

Junior is gutted and to be honest, we’re all pretty […]

Where’s Jeff?

By |March 19th, 2008|

Our regular readers will know that as well as dragging the missus, junior and I out to Australia, we also decided to bring our two cats; Charlie and Jeff to Australia to

Many people find the thought of spending literally thousands of £’s on moving two cats abroad a concept that’s difficult to grasp!

I don’t […]

Feline Aids in Australia – More Jabs for the cats

By |June 9th, 2007|

Poor cats, I actually thought we had everything covered when we did the pre travel vet checks and got all the jabs sorted before moving out to Australia.

One of our Cats, Charlie had a bit of a limp some time ago so we took him to the local vets to get checked out.

It […]

Cat Update – Charlie and Jeff take on Australia

By |April 2nd, 2007|

Well, it’s been a while since I blogged about the furry felines so I thought I’d write a quick update to let those of you interested know how the cats have settled in down under.

To be honest, I’ve been pretty surprised how easily and quickly both ‘Charlie and Jeff’ have taken to their new […]

Hot nights, cats and bikes

By |February 28th, 2007|

It’s been a while since I posted any Blog updates but I’ll use the excuse that work has been pretty hectic recently.

Life in Australia is still great although we’ve had a couple of sleepless nights due to some very warm weather we’ve been experiencing recently.

During the daytime the weather has been in the 100’s […]

Cats picked up and a closer look at their transport

By |February 8th, 2007|

Well, as promised yesterday, here’s a quick update on the cats arrival.

When we picked the cats up from Byford yesterday we received an official AQIS receipt for each of them.

The receipt looks like it followed the cats through the whole process since arriving in Australia and includes an official  ‘release from quarantine’ notice and […]

The Cats come home

By |February 7th, 2007|

Well, it’s been a very long time without them (nearly three months) but today we’ll be picking up the cats from Byford.

Since we originally visited the cats we’ve made a conscious effort not to make any additional contact as it didn’t seem fair to get their hopes up (if cats are capable of such […]

Byford Quarantine station Perth – A review

By |January 15th, 2007|

Since we got the news that both cats had arrived in Australia, we were keen to go and see them to make sure they were both Ok.

As you can visit your pets during the week (contact Byford quarantine first to check the latest opening hours for visitors) we hopped in the car and headed […]

The Cats set paw on Aussie Soil

By |January 9th, 2007|

Well, after my post yesterday, it’s confirmed – The missus spoke to Byford quarantine station this morning and both cats have arrived safely.

Apparently both boys are a little shell shocked, very tired and no doubt a little pissed off but they are well and no doubt enjoying the opportunity to stretch their legs.

From the info we have seen published on the web, the cat accomodation at Byford is of a pretty reasonable standard. Each pen is 1.2 m wide by 1.8 m long and 2.3 m high. They are a “modern design”, vertically oriented with an individual ‘lookout’ on the roof of the cattery.

We’ll be popping down to Byford on Friday to say hi, then we’ll be counting down the days until we can pick them up early February. […]

The Cats are finally on their way

By |January 8th, 2007|

Well, it’s taken 6 weeks but finally at time of typing the boys (cats) are finally air bound and heading on their way to sunnier climbs.

We had an E-mail from Airpets advising that they had a preliminary check up by the vet on Friday and they will be having a full preflight check up […]

Cat update!

By |December 20th, 2006|

Well, it looks like the cats are going to be spending Christmas, and welcoming the new year in whilst based at Airpets in Heathrow.

We had an email from Airpets confirming that Quantas were fully booked right through to the first week in January so the cats will not be flying out to Australia until […]