Moving Cat from US to Australia

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Moving Cat from US to Australia

Post by John Lope » Mon, 12 Apr 2004 04:34:01



Hello,

I am thinking of applying for a job with my company that is in Australia.
There location would be Melbourne.  I have two black cats about 5 years old.
I know there are strict quarantine regulations in Australia.  I also heard
that most apartments don't allow cats in Australia.  These cats are strictly
indoor.  I don't think my wife could part with out cats.

Is there a place where I could stay with my cats?  Is there plenty of places
to find food and litter in Australia?  I've only been going by what I've
seen on the newsgroups, but is moving to Australia with my cats a good idea
at all?  I am interested if my information is true.

Thanks,
JL

 
 
 

Moving Cat from US to Australia

Post by Laur » Mon, 12 Apr 2004 04:51:49


Quote:
>I am thinking of applying for a job with my company that is in Australia.
>There location would be Melbourne.  I have two black cats about 5 years old.
>I know there are strict quarantine regulations in Australia.  I also heard
>that most apartments don't allow cats in Australia.  These cats are strictly
>indoor.  I don't think my wife could part with out cats.
>Is there a place where I could stay with my cats?  Is there plenty of places
>to find food and litter in Australia?  I've only been going by what I've
>seen on the newsgroups, but is moving to Australia with my cats a good idea
>at all?  I am interested if my information is true.

I'm not an Aussie, but I use an Aussie company to buy Advantage.
I suggest e-mailing them with your questions.
http://www.petshed.com/page.asp?id=contactus
Also the Australian embassy or any consular office can give you information.
http://www.austemb.org/


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Moving Cat from US to Australia

Post by Ashle » Mon, 12 Apr 2004 05:11:33



Quote:
> Hello,

> I am thinking of applying for a job with my company that is in Australia.
> There location would be Melbourne.  I have two black cats about 5 years
old.
> I know there are strict quarantine regulations in Australia.  I also heard
> that most apartments don't allow cats in Australia.  These cats are
strictly
> indoor.  I don't think my wife could part with out cats.

> Is there a place where I could stay with my cats?  Is there plenty of
places
> to find food and litter in Australia?  I've only been going by what I've
> seen on the newsgroups, but is moving to Australia with my cats a good
idea
> at all?  I am interested if my information is true.

About 12 years ago cousins of mine moved their cat from the UK to Australia.
Yes, there are strict quarantine regulations (we're talking months, not
weeks) but you are allowed to visit your cat while its in quarantine. I
don't know where you've heard about apartments not allowing cats - I've not
heard that one, you may be right or not. But seems most unlikely to me. Also
bear in mind that apartments are less common in Australia than they are in
the States - people certainly occupy them in the central city, but you are
just as likely to find yourself in a townhouse or a house.
 
 
 

Moving Cat from US to Australia

Post by Flipp » Tue, 13 Apr 2004 10:39:28



Quote:
> Hello,

> I am thinking of applying for a job with my company that is in Australia.
> There location would be Melbourne.  I have two black cats about 5 years
old.
> I know there are strict quarantine regulations in Australia.  I also heard
> that most apartments don't allow cats in Australia.  These cats are
strictly
> indoor.  I don't think my wife could part with out cats.

> Is there a place where I could stay with my cats?  Is there plenty of
places
> to find food and litter in Australia?  I've only been going by what I've
> seen on the newsgroups, but is moving to Australia with my cats a good
idea
> at all?  I am interested if my information is true.

> Thanks,
> JL

For information about importing your cats to Australia, go to the AQIS
website:
  http://tinyurl.com/z5m1

  Of COURSE you can find food and litter for your cats in Melbourne. I am in
Melbourne and I have never had a problem.

  It is true that apartments don't allow cats. Your cats may be allowed in a
house rather than an apartment, but you'll have to ask the owners or agents
specifically.

  Good luck, and please let me know how you go.

  Flippy in Melbourne, Australia.
  My Cats: http://www.flippyscatpage.com

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Moving Cat from US to Australia

Post by Tro » Wed, 14 Apr 2004 00:01:37


Quote:

> Hello,

> I am thinking of applying for a job with my company that is in Australia.
> There location would be Melbourne.  I have two black cats about 5 years old.
> I know there are strict quarantine regulations in Australia.  I also heard
> that most apartments don't allow cats in Australia.  These cats are strictly
> indoor.  I don't think my wife could part with out cats.

> Is there a place where I could stay with my cats?  Is there plenty of places
> to find food and litter in Australia?  I've only been going by what I've
> seen on the newsgroups, but is moving to Australia with my cats a good idea
> at all?  I am interested if my information is true.

> Thanks,
> JL

The current quarantine period for cats coming into to Australia from
the UK is 1 month - I do not know how long the quantine period for
cats from the US would be. You might be wise to find out what the
return quarantine period is too if you plan on heading home at some
point in your cat's future.

No, we don't have cat food or kitty litter in Australia. Generally
speaking, most people let their cats go down to the local supermarket
and pick their own food - their is a good range of butchers, fish
mongers and poutltry shops. As for toilet habits - cats here tend to
share the toilet facilities with their owners. Sorry, couldn't help
it. Yes you will find pretty much the same range of products here that
you get in the US, give or take a few products.

Most apartments do not allow pets. Most rental properties have a
standard policy of no pets but usually these policies have been
drafted by the property managers not the property owners so it is
always good to ask - you'll find many don't mind cats. You won't find
it difficult to get somewhere to stay with cats but you might have to
look at a few more properties to find one. I wouldn't worry too much
about this (speaking from my own and my friends' with cats
experience).

Troy.