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Rabbits live


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.

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 separate requirements for the importation of animals for research purposes, including genetically modified laboratory animals.

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

Health requirements

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.

Special requirements

Permission to move animals out of Australia

You may need permission under wildlife trade laws to move certain animals 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

Importing laboratory animals

Only institutions in Australia that have been accredited by the authorities in Singapore can export laboratory animals to Singapore from Australia.

The intended export must be to facilities in Singapore that have been licensed by the Animal and Veterinary Service of Singapore.

Transport requirements

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 importing country website and information.

Entry last reviewed 27 July 2021.

Latest updates

22/09/2021 - Extensive changes were made to all sections of this entry.
Last updated: 31/03/2023 12:29 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:34 PM