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Travel with pets

If you travel to the Northern Territory from a declared hotspot with a pet you will need to make arrangements for the care of your pet while you undertak mandatory quarantine for 14 days. Pets remain the owner’s responsibility and are not allowed into designated quarantine facilities.

  • All pet owners have a responsibility to care for their animals.
  • There are no COVID-19 border restrictions on domestic animals.
  • If you are travelling with a pet, arrangements must be made to accommodate your pet prior to arriving in the NT and entering your designated quarantine accommodation.
  • Arrangements should be made with a veterinarian, commercial kennel or family or friends to care for the animal. Arrangements are at your own expense.
  • It is the owners responsibility to ensure all pet vaccinations are current.

From a safe area

If you travel to the Northern Territory with a pet but have not been in a declared hotspot in the last 14 days you should follow the instructions for domestic travellers.

After hours care

The following organisations can assist with emergency after hours animal care:

Area Contact Opening hours
Darwin The Ark Animal Hospital
56 Georgina Cres
Yarrawonga NT 0830
Phone: 08 8932 9738
Monday- Friday 7:30am – 6pm
Saturday 7:30am – 2pm
Sunday – Closed (Emergencies only)
  Litchfield Veterinary Hospital
Shop 1-2 Coolalinga Shopping Village
Stuart Hwy
Coolalinga NT 0839
Phone: 08 8983 2838
Monday- Friday 7am – 6pm
Saturday 8am – 2pm
Sunday – 9am – 2pm
Alice Springs Alice Veterinary Centre
1/74 Elder St
Ciccone NT 0870
Phone: 08 8952 4353
Emergency after hours: 08 8953 6424
Monday- Friday 7am – 5:30pm
Saturday 9am – 12pm
Sunday – Closed (Emergencies only)

Requires the animal to be vaccinated and wormed, if the animal has not been vaccinated the vet will be charging the client for the vaccination and worming treatment.