Dog-Friendly Yarra Valley, VIC: Visiting with a Dog

Dog-Friendly Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley is a beautiful wine-growing region just outside of Melbourne. And a visit to the area doesn’t mean that you need to leave your dog behind. I share with you my tips on the best dog-friendly options in the Yarra Valley, from which wineries allow dogs to where to stay overnight, and even … Read more

Dog-Friendly Batemans Bay, NSW: Visiting with a Dog

Dog-Friendly Batemans Bay

If you’re looking for somewhere to head along the NSW coast with plenty of dog-friendly beaches, look no further than Batemans Bay! Along the stretch of coastline north and south of the town, from South Durras to the Moruya River, there’s twelve 24-hour off-leash beaches, plus plenty more timeshare options. With a wide range of … Read more

Bringing a Dog to Australia: My Experience

Bringing a Dog to Australia

While travelling around Europe with my dog during 2017 and 2018, I read numerous reports about how expensive it would be to fly a dog to Australia, something we were planning to eventually do when we returned home in late 2018. The dogs I read about were various sizes, plus were flying from different parts … Read more

Complete Guide to Dog Quarantine in Australia in 2022

Dog Quarantine Australia

One of the downsides of travelling to Australia with your dog (or living in Australia and travelling overseas with a dog), is quarantine. Unless you’re travelling from Norfolk Island or New Zealand (a pretty short list!) your dog is required to stay in quarantine when it enters Australia. I was pretty anxious about my dog’s … Read more

How Much Does It Cost to Bring a Dog to Australia in 2022?

Cost of Bringing a Dog to Australia

The process of importing a dog to Australia is one of the most complex in the world, involving multiple tests as well as a stay in quarantine. Due to this, the cost of bringing a dog to Australia is quite expensive. But what are the costs involved and what is the likely total? I share … Read more

Flying a Dog Overseas with Jetpets: Our Experience

Schnitzel in Seville

Taking your dog overseas for the first time can be quite daunting. This was especially so when my husband and I first took our dog, Schnitzel, overseas from Australia to Europe in February 2017. We had no experience at travelling with our dog, let along flying him to the other side of the world and … Read more

Camping Your Way Around Australia: The Ultimate Guide

Camping Around Australia Guide

Australia is a big country: the world’s sixth largest country. It stretches 4100km from east to west and 3180km from north to south, and that’s not even including Tasmania, the largest island to the south. The only way to truly see Australia is by driving, and by allowing a lot of time.   To travel … Read more

Travelling in Australia with a Dog: The Ultimate Guide

Dog in front of Sydney Opera House

If you live in Australia and want to travel with your dog, the best option is to travel domestically within Australia. Thanks to the strict quarantine laws for getting your dog back into Australia, not to mention the expense, heading overseas with your dog is often unfeasible. Not that your options in Australia are that … Read more

Do I Need a Rabies Titre Test To Travel With My Dog?

Rabies titre test

Before you head off travelling with your dog, or relocate with them across the world, you likely have a long list of preparation steps. Steps such as checking their rabies vaccination, getting a health certificate and researching pet-friendly transport options. But there’s one extra step you may require or should consider: a rabies titre test … Read more