Pets to Australia

Pets from South Africa will spend 10 days in quarantine in Australia.

INFORMATION – AUSTRALIA

You will need to start procedures a minimum of 6/7 months prior to your pet/s departure from South Africa. The last 45 days before departure is the most complicated time period of the procedure. Keringa offers a service for the last 30 days where your pet/s will be admitted into Keringa Kennels boarding facility, and along with our resident veterinarian we will ensure all procedures are adhered to. Upon completion of the 30 days with us, we will then fly your pet/s over to Australia. There is a 10 day quarantine period upon arrival in Australia.

Please note that should your private vet do any of the required tests and procedures and we pick up any errors with regards to the date or any information, we do reserve the right to not accept your pet/s into our facility and to not assist with the export of your pet/s. Please note should this happen a cancellation fee will be charged to your account.

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

Confined to members of the species Canis Familiaris, the following breeds are not eligible for importation into Australia:

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  • Dogo Argentino – Pitbull Terrier
  • Fila Brasileiro – Perro de Presa Canario
  • Japanese Tos – Presa Canario
  • American Pitbull Terrier

Domestic/Non-Domestic Animal Hybrid (e.g. Wolf Dog Cross).

Any breeds crossed with the above mentioned breeds.

Confined to members of the species Felis Canis, the following breeds are not eligible for importation into Australia:

The cat/s must not be a hybrid between domestic and non-domestic species, and must not be derived from a cross with a wild cat species and includes but is not limited to the following breeds:

  • Savannah Cat
  • Safari Cat
  • Chausie Cat

NB!! The only exception to this is the Bengal cat which may continue to be imported provided it is five generations removed from the Asian Leopard Cat.

APPLICATION FOR IMPORT PERMIT

The fees (click for details and fees) for the application for the Import Permit are a separate charge to our quotation. When completing the application for the Import Permit you must provide your credit card details so that payment can be processed.

10 DAYS QUARANTINE UPON ARRIVAL IN AUSTRALIA

The Quarantine Facilities (click for details) in Australia are a separate entity to Keringa International and the fees (click for fees) for the 10 days post arrival quarantine stay will be payable to them directly.

30 DAY PROCEDURE WITH KERINGA

Your pet/s will be kenneled in our normal boarding facility. No admissions to start the 30 days prior to export procedure from 06/12/2015 to 07/01/2016. Admissions will start on 07/01/2016.

We can provide additional boarding over and above the pre-export procedure for your pet/s. We welcome tours, please contact us for directions and come and view our wonderful facilities for yourself.

FOR THE DOGS: We feed our canine boarders MONTEGO KAROO, if you are not happy with the Montego Karoo, you are welcome to supply your own food for the 30 day stay (please note that this will not result in a discount on the kennel costs). You are more than welcome to bring your pets bedding and any favourite toys along for the 30 day stay.

FOR THE CATS: We feed our feline boarders HILLS SCIENCE, if you are not happy with the Hills Science you are welcome to supply your own food for the 30 day stay (please note that this will not result in a discount on the kennel costs). You are more than welcome to bring your pets bedding and any favourite toys along for the 30 day stay.

TRAVEL FROM JOHANNESBURG TO AUSTRALIA

Our travel quotations are only approximate and are based on similar sized pets. Once your pet is at Keringa International for the 30 day pre-export procedure, we will assess your pets’ measurements. Should your pet/s require a different size travel container, we will adjust your account accordingly and all costs will need to be paid prior to your pets’ departure. Please note the airlines control the cargo rates and these fluctuate during the course of a 6 month procedure. The airlines do not allow us to pay for flights in advance.

The flight from Johannesburg to Sydney is a direct flight with Qantas.

Please note that pets need to be quarantined at the first Port of Entry in Australia therefore pets flying to Melbourne need to transit through Dubai with Emirates.

For more information on procedures at the Australian quarantine stations please contact us.