General Authority - Dogs


Dogs must be treated with praziquantel at a dose rate of 5 mg/kg body weight within 14 days before entry to Tasmania with the following documentation:

  1. A statement that they have been treated, made in writing by a veterinarian registered in the exporting state or territory; or
  2. A statutory declaration that they have been treated, made by the owner in the exporting state or territory; or
  3. Evidence of treatment such as the pill packet.

Dogs returning to Tasmania after no more than 14 days in another State or Territory are exempted from treatment if the owner provides documentary proof of this. Acceptable documentation is:

  1. A statement obtained before leaving Tasmania from the Tasmanian Canine Association, the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, or the Tasmanian Greyhound Racing Board that identifies the dog and contains the expected date of departure; or
  2. A statutory declaration; or
  3. Shipping documents that describe the dog adequately; or


They are exempted from treatment by an inspector because they are:

  1. Dogs trained to assist the handicapped; or
  2. Greyhounds that will be racing in Tasmania within six days of their importation, if this is confirmed by documentation from the Tasmanian Greyhound Racing Board; or
  3. Puppies under the age of 12 weeks; or
  4. Law enforcement dogs.


Only dog faeces in a transport container, cage, pen or vehicle being used for the importation of a dog which complies with the requirements of the General Authority for the Importation of Dogs into Tasmania may be imported. The dog faeces must have been produced by the dog being imported.

Proof of praziquantel treatement.

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