Importing country requirements
It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements.
The European Union (EU) has not yet implemented harmonised requirements for the non-commercial movement of pet animals other than dogs, cats and ferrets. Information about the process required to import rabbits into the Republic of Ireland from Australia can be found at
European Union – Rabbits pet.
Department of Agriculture in the Republic of Ireland for additional requirements that may apply.
- Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.
As required by the importing country.
The importing country may have specific transport requirements and you should check this.
Pre and post arrival quarantine requirements
The importing country may have specific pre and post arrival quarantine requirements and you should check this.
Return to Australia
Not all live animals are permitted to be imported into Australia. You should make yourself familiar with the
Department's requirements for importing live animals. This is important as your animal may have been exposed to diseases that do not occur in Australia.
Basis for Micor entry
Based on the European Commission and importing country website and information.
Entry last reviewed 18 October 2021.
11/01/2022 - Extensive changes were made to all sections of this entry.