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Singapore (SG)

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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.

Information on Singapore's import requirements for the commercial and non-commercial movement of animals is available at the Singapore Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS) website.

There are additional requirements for the importation of Wildlife and Endangered Species into​ Singapore and you should check these.

Refer to these and the Department’s website for current information about exporting animals (including any suspensions).

Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.
For import purposes, birds include all birds other than domestic birds and include guinea fowls, partridges, parrots, parakeets, budgerigars, cockatoos, doves, peafowls, swans, finches, and other birds intended for purposes other than for consumption.

Health requirements

There are no agreed conditions for the export of birds to Singapore from Australia. The following information is intended as a guide only.

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

Certifying officers must review the import permit(s), any conditions provided by the exporter, the website of the importing authority, and ensure that the issued document(s) are consistent with the permit(s).

The National Parks Animals and Veterinary Service of the Republic of Singapore Veterinary conditions for the importation of pet animals - birds (other than domestic birds) l-1/071021 provides guidance on the current import requirements and veterinary health certificate for birds to Singapore.

Special conditions

Permission to move animals out of Australia

You may need permission under wildlife trade laws to move birds out of Australia. Refer to the Department’s International wildlife trade requirements. There is specific guidance for non-commercial wildlife trade for public exhibition, scientific research, conservation breeding and personal use.


Other requirements

Transport requirements

The birds must be transported in new or appropriately sanitised containers, according to IATA requirements.

Pre and post arrival quarantine requirements

Quarantine is not required if documents are in order and birds are clinically healthy upon arrival.

Basis for Micor entry

Based on importing country website and information.

Entry last reviewed 9 May 2023.​​

Latest updates

23/05/2023 - Extensive changes were made to all sections of this entry.
Last updated: 24/05/2023 9:44 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:34 PM