If you own a cat or dog, the good news is you can take them with you. However all other types of domestic animals, including rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, snakes and mice, are not permitted for import into Australia.
Using a qualified and reputable pet relocation company can help to remove the stress and strain from what is often an emotional time for owners and their pets. You can find out what conditions apply for your country of origin, and how long your pet will need to remain in quarantine, at the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQUIS) website
You won’t need a Pet Passport for your pet unless you think your pet may return to the UK, then you may want to consider obtaining one to avoid the statutory six month quarantine period. Your pet must travel in an airline-approved travel container that meets IATA (International Air Transport Association) standards. Once inside the crate, your pet must have enough room to stand up, lie down, sit up and turn around. All pets imported to Australia must travel as manifested cargo. Direct flights are best where possible, as they reduce the stress and strain on your pet. Nowadays, pets advise against sedating your animals during travel, as the effect of sedatives can cause problems at high altitude.
When your pet arrives in Australia, it will be taken directly to your specified quarantine station to serve the 30-day quarantine period. During that time, you will be allowed to visit your pet. The cost of food and boarding is included in the quarantine fees, but any additional veterinary treatment required during the quarantine period is extra.