Departure Pets relocates pets domestically and internationally with Qantas.

At Departure Pets, our team are well equipped to take care of everything associated with your pets relocation; From residence collection to boarding, flight bookings and delivery to their new home - We do it all!

Qantas has individual restrictions and requirements for pet travel. Read on for a breakdown of what Departure Pets can service with Qantas.

Please note, the below information is relating to Departure Pets individual pet travel services and is not a reflection of what Qantas can or cannot do independently of a pet relocation with Departure Pets.

Qantas Domestic Origin Ports

These are the only ports Departure Pets can fly out of with Qantas (some ports we are unable to provide crates to, and you will need to provide your own. See our guide)

  • Adelaide
  • Alice Springs
  • Brisbane
  • Cairns
  • Canberra
  • Darwin
  • Devonport
  • Griffith
  • Hobart
  • Launceston
  • Mackay
  • Melbourne
  • Newcastle
  • Orange
  • Tamworth
  • Rockhampton

Qantas Domestic Destinations

These are the only ports Departure Pets can fly into with Qantas

  • Adelaide
  • Albany
  • Albury
  • Alice Springs
  • Armidale
  • Ballina
  • Bathurst
  • Bendigo
  • Brisbane
  • Broken Hill
  • Broome
  • Bundaberg
  • Cairns
  • Canberra
  • Carnarvon
  • Ceduna
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Coober Pedy
  • Coolangatta
  • Darwin
  • Devonport
  • Dubbo
  • Elcho Island
  • Emerald
  • Esperance
  • Exmouth
  • Geraldton
  • Gladstone
  • Gove
  • Griffith
  • Groote Eylandt
  • Hervey Bay
  • Hobart
  • Horn Island
  • Kalgoorlie
  • Kangaroo Island
  • Karratha
  • Katherine
  • Kununurra
  • Launceston
  • Longreach
  • Lord Howe Island
  • Mackay
  • Maningrida
  • Maroochydore
  • Melbourne
  • Merimbula
  • Mildura
  • Monkey Mia
  • Moranbah
  • Moree
  • Moruya/Batemans Bay
  • Mount Gambier
  • Mount Isa
  • Newcastle
  • Newman
  • Norfolk Island
  • Orange
  • Paraburdoo
  • Parkes
  • Perth
  • Port Hedland
  • Port Lincoln
  • Port Macquarie
  • Rockhampton
  • Sydney
  • Tamworth
  • Townsville
  • Wagga Wagga
  • Weipa
  • West Wellcamp
  • Whyalla - QantasLink
  • Whyalla - Rex flights

Not all pets can travel to each domestic destination. Your pets size and breed will affect your pets travel to some locations. Your pet travel consultant will advise you of the breed restrictions, if any, for that domestic port. For certain ports, Pet Travel Crates cannot be hired and must be purchased due to return costs.

Qantas International Origin Ports

These are the only international ports Departure Pets can fly out of with Qantas

  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Brisbane
  • Perth

Qantas Banned Breeds

If your pet is classified as any of the below breeds it will not be able to fly on Qantas

  • Pit Bull and American Pit Bull terriers
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Japanese Tosa
  • Brazilian Fila and Mastiff
  • Presa Canario.
  • American Staffordshire Terrier (Can fly but only in a CR82)

Qantas Brachycephalic Breeds

If your pet is classified as any of the below breeds it will be able to fly on Qantas as long as you have obtained a BOAS

  • Affenpinscher
  • American Bully
  • American Bulldog
  • Australian Bulldog
  • Boston Terrier
  • Boxer
  • Brussels Griffon/Griffon Bruxellois
  • British/English Bulldog
  • Chow Chow
  • Dogue De Bordeaux
  • English Toy Spaniel/King Charles Spaniel
  • French Mastiff
  • French Bulldog
  • Japanese Chin/Japanese Spaniel
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Neapolitian Mastiff
  • Pekingese
  • Pug
  • Chinese Pug
  • Dutch Pug
  • Japanese Pug
  • Shih-Zhu (Tsu) (Tzu)
  • Tibetan Spaniel
  • Valley Bulldog
  • Exotic Shorthair
  • Persian/Himalayan

Qantas Documents and Requirements

If your pet is booked to fly with Qantas, there will be things required for your pets to travel:

  • QF Indemnity Form (Required for Brachycephalic Breeds only)
  • BOAS Form (Required for Brachycephalic Breeds only)
  • Pets must be 12 weeks old to fly


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