Traveling with your beloved pets in Australia is now easier than ever!

Traveling with your beloved pets in Australia is now easier than ever!

Whether you’re a novice traveler bringing your pet along for the first time, planning a road trip across Australia with your dog, or a frequent traveler with your pets, it’s crucial to plan your journey in advance to ensure a relaxed and enjoyable trip.

Before Your Journey:

First and foremost, make sure your pets have received their latest vaccinations and have been dewormed. Airlines typically require proof of vaccination for peace of mind during your journey. A pre-trip veterinary check is also necessary for long journeys. If your pet has a microchip, ensure their details are up-to-date, and carry a recent photo just in case.

Road Trips:

Whether you’re traveling in your own vehicle or using a pet transport service, consider the following for a comfortable journey:

Ensure your pets relieve themselves and avoid feeding them within two hours before departure.

Make sure your pets wear suitable harnesses and choose appropriately sized travel crates.

Cats might try to explore risky areas, so it’s advisable to keep them in a crate during the journey.

Place familiar items in your pet’s travel crate to soothe them.

Ensure your pet’s crate is kept in a shaded and well-ventilated area during the trip. Pack your pet’s favorite snacks, toys, and comforting items in your luggage. Plan regular stops for restroom breaks on long trips.

Always have a secure leash and harness ready when taking your pet out of the vehicle. Provide water and a bowl accessible to your pet. Never leave your pet alone in a closed car!

Flying with Pets:

Both Qantas and Virgin Australia have specific requirements for flying with pets. We recommend checking their policies and following their travel guidelines before booking your flights. Special considerations are necessary for pets with flat or short noses.

Since most pets will be flying unaccompanied, ensuring they are comfortable in an airline-approved crate is crucial. We recommend providing a spacious airline crate certified by IATA (International Air Transport Association).

Before the flight, it’s a good idea to keep the pet crate open in their main living area, so they can acclimate to it. In addition to familiar bedding, an item with your scent can help calm them.

If you plan to use a pet transport service, staff members will guide you on preparing your pet for domestic or international flights.

Pet Friendly Accommodations and Places

Many people should have the same trouble as me. After raising pets, they want to travel, but many hotels don’t accept furry friends. It’s really exhausting. We’ve previously compiled a collection of pet friendly places in Australia, make sure you check it out and have everything booked before your trip.

Service Dogs:

Service dogs and assistance dogs are allowed to accompany their owners on flights, with certain considerations. Please check the specific regulations of the airline before booking your trip.

Enjoy your journey with your furry friends, and always prioritize their safety and comfort!


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