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Microchips are the only approved identification method.Your cat or dog should be scanned at each visit to the veterinarian and must be scanned before any pre-export blood sampling.You must get an Australian import permit for your animal and they must meet all Australian entry requirements from the approved exporting country.

Microchip numbers starting with 999 are not acceptable because they are not unique.

If the microchip cannot be read or found in Australia, or the microchip number is inconsistent on any import paperwork, your cat or dog may be exported from Australia.

An importer may send a microchip scanner with the animal to ensure that an animal's microchip can be scanned and verified upon arrival in Australia.

If you’re concerned about how your animal will handle the trip, arrange for them to arrive in Australia early in the week.

This will help staff settle them into their accommodation and, if required, arrange early veterinary attention.

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