Popular Destinations

Auckland, New Zealand

International Pet Transport to Auckland

International pet transport to Auckland is direct from Australia via Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth flying with Qantas. Flight time is approximately three hours.

International Pet Travel Requirements for Cats and Dogs

  • Airline approved pet travel crate
  • Annual vaccination
  • Babesia blood test  (dogs only)
  • Customs clearance
  • Australian Government accredited veterinary consultation
  • Australian Government export permit
  • Australian Government health certificate
  • External parasite treatment A
  • External parasite treatment B
  • Heart worm blood test (dogs only)
  • Internal parasite treatment A
  • Internal parasite treatment B
  • Microchip
  • Ministry of Primary Industries veterinary examination

International Pet Relocation Arrival

Our team can arrange for your pet to be collected from Auckland Airport and transported to your home or office via our international pet relocation partner. Pets can also be collected from the Air New Zealand Cargo Facility.

Air New Zealand Cargo, International Building

Location: Ogilvie Crescent, Auckland International Airport
Phone: 255 8271
Hours of Operation: 5am to midnight, seven days a week

Local Pet Requirements

Dog owners must register their pets annually with the local council and will receive a registration disc or strap. Registration fees will be lower for dogs that are de-sexed or holders of a Responsible Dog Owner Licence. There is no requirement by law for registration or licensing of cats.

Living in Auckland: A Canine Perspective

Plenty of fresh air and green pastures was on the menu following my pet travel adventure to The City of Sails (aka Auckland). The fam and I now spend the weekend yacht watching on the harbour and then catch the ferry to Rangitoto Island or Waiheke Island for a day trip. Might I say that the views of the city are stunning. Paddling in Mission Bay Beach or exploring Auckland Domain, the city’s oldest park, has also become a new favourite past time. I’m allowed in the Gum Tree Hill section, where my friends and I meet to exercise under the shady gum trees. When my parents are busy travelling they leave the doggie duties to my new pet sitter or pet walker who both adore me. Don’t tell, but I play favourites with both! Auckland, I think we are going to be great friends.

Did you know?

New Zealand’s national symbol is the Kiwi, a nocturnal flightless bird with nostrils on the end of its large beak. The name Kiwi means “hidden bird” and ironically as the kiwi is now endangered, it is difficult to see in the wild.

About Auckland

Auckland is the most diverse and populous city in New Zealand with cuisine, culture and coastal scenery on the list of highlights for this cat loving city. The north island city is based around two large harbours and is home to an extinct volcano and an abundance of pet-friendly hiking trails. Auckland is a popular international pet transport destination with almost half of New Zealand’s population owning cats and a third owning dogs.

  • Offical Language
  • Population of people
  • Flights from Australia
    1.4 Million
  • Population of registered pets
    19,822 dogs