Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
Thanks for the info Fran..........9 month quarantine though!!?????
No - 9 months preparation. So they need to start organising shots, import permits, vet certificates and booking the stay at the quarantine station 9 months in advance. The actual stay in quarantine itself is 30 days. There's a link here to explain everything they need - http://www.daffa.gov.au/aqis/cat-dogs
And it's spelt AustrALIA
Australia has a fabulous climate I think! Of course it depends where you live. Brisbane (and all of Queensland) has mild winters, and hot, humid summers. Sydney is probably similar. Canberra has hot, dry summers, and colder winters (you see 4 definite seasons), Melbourne you get 4 seasons in one day
It's also got cool winters and hot summers, but can be pretty wet. I don't know a lot about the Adelaide climate, but I think it's a pretty dry heat in summer, and a pretty mild winter, and Perth is pretty warm al year round. I think the cost of food is more expensive in Australia, but I find it's fresher and better quality.
Public transportation is generally not too bad, unemployment rates aren't too bad, and I think in general Australians have a good lifestyle. I haven't really found living in the US too different to living in Australia - everyone in the US just talks funny