with Pets

Whether you’re taking a trip within Australia or abroad, we’re here to help you navigate how to travel with your pet.

Hampton Park Veterinary Hospital offers pet travel tips and any pet travel certifications you may need to take that vacation with your companion. If your pet experiences nausea on the road or in the air, non-drowsy medications are available that can help.

  • Domestic Air Travel with Pets

    Domestic Air Travel with Pets

    Domestic air travel with animals of any kind requires advance planning. Puppies and kittens under 3 months will need a statement from a veterinarian declaring them fit to travel. Animals under 2 months are not permitted to travel by air. This is for the health and safety of the pet.

    Please keep in mind that your pet should be microchipped and fully vaccinated before pet travel. Give them their last meal 6-8 hours before boarding to minimise the need for them to toilet during the flight. Putting familiar bedding or toys in their travel crate can ease stress. If your pet is very anxious, they may require sedation in order to travel. Please make sure to contact us to schedule a pet travel exam so that we can make sure to get your pet what they need to stay calm and happy. Remember to have a veterinarian’s information on hand at your destination in case of emergency. If you plan on traveling to Tasmania with your dog, there are some additional requirements that necessitate consultation with Dr. Rain.
  • International Air Travel with Pets

    International Air Travel with Pets

    Travelling internationally with your pet requires advance planning and consultation with the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS). Dr. Rain is accredited with the AQIS and can assist you with certifying your pet for travel. Please remember to make an appointment with us as soon as you decide to travel with your pet so that you can get your pet travel certificate on time. Plan to take into account necessary vaccinations, mandatory quarantine periods in your destination country, and whether you intend to travel back with your pet to Australia – which will mean additional quarantines.

How to Prepare Your Pet for Safe Travel

Health and Wellness Check:

Health and Wellness Check:

Ensure your pet is physically prepared for the journey with a thorough check-up.
Behavioral Considerations:

Behavioral Considerations:

Assess your pet’s travel readiness, considering their comfort with confinement and ability to adapt to new environments.
Crate Training:

Crate Training:

Familiarize your pet with their travel crate to ease their anxiety during the journey.


Some pets may be prone to vomiting, diarrhoea, or other conditions during travel. Make sure that you have the proper prescriptions to keep your pet comfortable.
Practice Trip:

Practice Trip:

Before embarking on a long trip with your pet, if they have never travelled, consider taking them on a shorter trip to see how they do.

We’ll make sure you have your pet travel certificate.

Traveling with pets can be a rewarding experience with the right preparation. Hampton Park Veterinary Hospital is here to ensure you and your pet are travel-ready, offering comprehensive support from pre-travel consultations to travel certificates to post-travel care.

Caring For Life

Centrally located, Hampton Park Veterinary Hospital offers pet travel certificates and advice for pets and owners in Hampton Park, Lynbrook, Narre Warren South, and the surrounding areas, including Narre Warren North, Lyndhurst, Berwick, Hallam, Doveton, Dandenong South, Cranbourne, Cranbourne East, Cranbourne West, Cranbourne South, and Endeavour Hills.

Cnr Somerville Rd & Outlook Dr
Hampton Park, VIC 3976
Phone: 1800 446 329