Moving to New Zealand?

We have excess capacity at discounted rates for containers departing soon.

International or domestic pet transport

Are you planning to relocate your pets interstate or overseas as part of your move? King & Wilson are experienced in moving pets of all types.

This service typically includes:

  • Transportation of your pets in travel crates, either as a door-to-door service, or for you to collect at the airport
  • Quarantine and vaccination advice and assistance
  • Access to a licensed veterinarian in the event you have concerns about your pet's well being

On request, we can also arrange high-quality boarding for your pets at both domestic and international locations.

Contact us or request a quote for more information.

Quality care

We understand that your pets are family members and that relocating can be a very stressful experience for many animals.

We only work with expert pet transport specialists to ensure the highest quality care. Our partners have extensive experience in moving a range of animals and are chosen by leading zoos and animal organisations worldwide.

Efficient service

Relocating pets, especially overseas, can be a complex process. Our pet transport partners have a proven track record in managing the complexities of quarantine and customs to ensure you are reunited with your pet as soon as possible.

Frequently asked questions

How will my pet be transported?

All pets are transported in custom travel crates within the pet cabin of commercial airlines. The pet cabin is dimly lit and set to a temperature of approximately 18deg celsius to ensure your pet is comfortable.

To minimise flight time, we always book your pet on the most direct flight to your destination.

Our pet moving service also includes:

  • Comprehensive itinerary
  • Detailed information about your destinations quarantine and customs requirements
  • Boarding (if required)
  • Arranging an airline approved travel crate
  • Collection in a specialist animal transport vehicle
  • A home visit by a qualified veterinarian to provide necessary vaccinations (Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane)
  • Access to pre-flight pet transit lounge
  • Pre-flight health check by a qualified veterinarian
What do I need to do to prepare my pet?

It is recommended that you:

  • Include a blanket, toy or something your pet is familiar with in the travel crate with your pet
  • Do not feed your pet a full meal eight hours prior to the flight as this may cause an upset stomach (a light treat is okay)
  • Take your pet for a walk or let your pet stretch its legs before they go into the travel crate
  • Ensure your pet drinks plenty of water and is well hydrated
  • Ensure your pet's vaccinations, flea treatments and worming are up to date
Are sedatives used?

No. We do not sedate your pet unless specifically recommended by a vet. Pets sedated and travelling at the flying altitude can be susceptible to dehydration, disorientation and travel sickness.

Will my pet need any special immunisations? What about quarantine?

All pets travelling overseas must fulfill the requirements of the receiving country of destination.

Our pet moving consultant will provide you with all immunisation and quarantine requirements well in advance of your pet's travel.

Have another question? Call us on 1300 368 893 or visit our FAQs page.