Travelling with pet Cats and Dogs from

Sri Lanka to the Australia

Taking Pet Cats and Dogs from Sri Lanka to Australia

Transporting Pet Cats & Dogs from Sri Lanka to Australia

As per the current regulations set by the Government of Australia, it is not possible to transport your pet child directly from Sri Lanka to Australia as Sri Lanka has been classified as a Non-Approved country (High Risk Country). Nonetheless, the Government of Australia has prescribed a solution for pets travelling from Non-approved countries such as Sri Lanka to Australia.

We at Pet Express have safely transported so many pets from Sri Lanka to Australia during the past so many years. So rest assured.

Here is the very complex process in a nutshell

  1. Microchip + Primary Rabies vaccine
  2. Complete a minimum 30 days and do the Rabies Neutralising Antibody Titre Test (RNATT) at an OIE approved Lab
  3. The pet then has to complete a minimum of 135 days in Sri Lanka.
  4. We will then transport the pet to Singapore (Approved category 2 country)
  5. The pets need to stay in Singapore for approx 50-60 days. (the first 30 days will be at quarantine)
  6. During the stay in Singapore, the pet will be revaccinated, a second RNATT will be done and additional parasite treatments for dogs.
  7. If the pet fulfils all entry regulations, we can get the import permit from DAWE Australia.
  8. We will then transport your pet from Singapore to Melbourne which is the only entry point for pets.
  9. Your pets will be subject to 10 days mandatory quarantine upon arrival in Melbourne before being released.
  10. If required we can transport your pet child to another city in Australia thereafter.
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Pet Express and our partner offices overseas can handle all vet works for your pet travelling to Australia.

We can arrange safe pet boarding services in the approved country.

We can handle all the paperwork including all export & import approvals.

Import Clearance in Melbourne.

We can arrange a door-delivery to your residence anywhere in Australia / Tasmania.

Experts in Moving Pets from Sri Lanka to Australia

Our valued customers are assigned their dedicated pet travel consultant who helps you through each stage of the procedure. So when you are interested in relocating your precious pets from Colombo, Sri Lanka in to Australia, our expert team will hold your hand from start to finish.

Step by Step Guide for Dogs travelling from Sri Lanka to Australia via Singapore
https://www.agriculture.gov.au/cats-dogs/step-by-step-guides/nac-cat2and3dogs 


Step by Step Guide for Cats travelling from Sri Lanka to Australia via Singapore
https://www.agriculture.gov.au/cats-dogs/step-by-step-guides/nac-cat2and3cats


Our Services when moving pets from Sri Lanka to Australia include the following

Dedicated Pet Travel Specialist for your needs




Collection & Ground transportation in Sri Lanka




Pre-flight pet boarding services




All types of veterinary services including ISO 15 digit microchipping, vaccinations, blood tests, health certificates

OIE Approved Rabies Neutralizing Antibody Titer Test (RNATT) - Rabies Antibody Titer Test


All services in the category 2,3 country i.e. Singapore




Export Customs Approvals / Export permits




IATA Compliant International Pet Travel Containers (Pet Travel Boxes, Sky Kennels, Vari Kennels)

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Flight Booking for pets travelling as manifested air freight cargo under an Air Waybill (AWB) using approved airlines

Import Services in Australia through our partner network / Import Permit procurement


Customs Clearance & Quarantine Clearance in Melbourne



Door Delivery to your door-step anywhere in Australia & Tasmania



Difficulty Level for Dogs entering Australia

Statistically speaking, most pet dogs originating from Sri Lanka are not eligible to enter Australia as they fail at least one blood test. (E Canis, Leishmaniasis, Brucella canis).

Even if your pet had one of the above mentioned disease many years ago, there is a good chance that your pet still has antibodies in their blood. 

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