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Hi guys 

 

Looking on some advice for the Australian side for our dog. we’ve been made aware that companies only deal with this side and you must deal with Australian side separately. So Can anyone give any info on where to get the import permits and how to book the quarantine spaces and how much these currently cost at the moment. Prices seem to be constantly increasing! Thanks for any info in advance

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5 minutes ago, Nebsy said:

Looking on some advice for the Australian side for our dog. we’ve been made aware that companies only deal with this side and you must deal with Australian side separately. 

That's not true.  You can DIY but it's much too complicated and will end up costing you more in stress on you and your pet.  The only sensible way is to book a company that will do the whole thing from start to finish, including booking the quarantine for you.

I can see you've already spoken to  PetAir UK, was there a problem with them?

Edited by Marisawright

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No problems as such no. They just don’t currently offer a route for my dog unfortunately as he’s a chow, but even Pet air included they were unable to include the quarantine fees as they must be paid locally… Any other recommendations would be fab. 

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7 minutes ago, Nebsy said:

No problems as such no. They just don’t currently offer a route for my dog unfortunately as he’s a chow, but even Pet air included they were unable to include the quarantine fees as they must be paid locally… Any other recommendations would be fab. 

Pretty much all import agencies work like this - we had the same importing our car.  I expect they will send you the invoice for quarantine if it needs to be paid in advance.


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You can apply for the import permit and book quarantine space yourself - and pay for them - doesnt matter where you are in the world, you will be charged in local currency. Im in the UK and recently applied and paid for import permit - I have a currency card (mastercard) - load it with Aussie dollars and do online payment and avoid rubbish conversion rates and fee you will get using a uk bank account. Equally any pet transport company can do these things for you but you will obviously have to pay them extra for the service.

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Forgot to add to above - I am assuming you are talking UK to Australia ?  Current import permit cost is $480, quarantine costs will be about $1800. But this will all be irrelevant if there is not a route/airline that will carry your dog. I assume all transport companies have access to the same routes/airlines.

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5 hours ago, Nebsy said:

No problems as such no. They just don’t currently offer a route for my dog unfortunately as he’s a chow, but even Pet air included they were unable to include the quarantine fees as they must be paid locally… Any other recommendations would be fab. 

You have to pay the fees locally but Perair still does all the arrangements.

Petair does not refuse any dog AFAIK. It’s the airlines which won’t fly them

Edited by Marisawright

Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband granted UK spouse visa March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

My new novel, A Dance With Danger, due out August 2022

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I can’t use pet air right now as they don’t have a flight that will accommodate my dog breed at this moment unfortunately. Thanks for all your help though, You’ve all all answered everything I was querying. Thanks again. 

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4 hours ago, Nebsy said:

I can’t use pet air right now as they don’t have a flight that will accommodate my dog breed at this moment unfortunately. Thanks for all your help though, You’ve all all answered everything I was querying. Thanks again. 

Good luck!  Its a stressful time.

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PR (100) moved to Perth September 2021

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5 hours ago, Nebsy said:

I can’t use pet air right now as they don’t have a flight that will accommodate my dog breed at this moment unfortunately. Thanks for all your help though, You’ve all all answered everything I was querying. Thanks again. 

Like I said, if PetAir can't find a flight, it's very likely there IS no flight.  So your first step is to find an airline.


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My new novel, A Dance With Danger, due out August 2022

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Is it pet air who won't ship the dog or is it the airlines?

Some airlines will not ship certain breeds of dogs.

Yes YOU have to pay the quarentine fees, when YOU get to Australia as YOU have used THEIR service, not pet air.

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Petair would ship for me they just don’t have their usual route with Qantas yet and don’t know when it will be back operational. Lots of airlines wont accept snub nosed dogs. This is an airline problem, Zero problems with petair. Yes the payments aren’t an issue I was just looking for some clarification on how it all worked.

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6 hours ago, Nebsy said:

Petair would ship for me they just don’t have their usual route with Qantas yet and don’t know when it will be back operational. Lots of airlines wont accept snub nosed dogs. This is an airline problem, Zero problems with petair. Yes the payments aren’t an issue I was just looking for some clarification on how it all worked.

Well, the main clarification is that your original statement was incorrect.   You don't have to deal with the Australian side yourself.  The only thing you deal with is the actual payment of the quarantine which is separate.


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My new novel, A Dance With Danger, due out August 2022

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