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Rabbits live


New Zealand (NZ)

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Importing country requirements

It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements.

An import permit is required and obtainable from the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI):


Refer to the New Zealand MPI website for current information about exporting animals (including any suspensions) from Australia to New Zealand.

Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.

Health requirements

As required by the importing country.

There is an Import Health Standard (IHS) for importing rabbits.

As importing country requirements may change without advice to the Department you should check the import permit and/or the country website carefully at the time of preparation for export.

Special requirements

For the importation of rabbits (for research purposes) you may need to comply with additional requirements. For more information refer to the Steps to importing laboratory animals.

Basis for Micor entry

Based on importing country website and information.

Entry last reviewed 3 May 2021.

Latest updates

10/06/2021 - Extensive changes were made to all sections of this entry.
Last updated: 31/03/2023 12:25 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:30 PM