Dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets*, some birds, chickens and ducks may travel on Spirit of Tasmania.* Biosecurity restrictions may apply to ferrets entering Tasmania. For further information please call Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment on 1300 368 550.
Wildlife such as reptiles, amphibians (i.e. frogs), birds, water-based animals (i.e. fish, yabbies, tortoises), worms, spiders, pigeons, doves and rodents cannot travel on board Spirit of Tasmania.
For more information about bringing specific animal breeds into Tasmania, please visit the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment website.
If travelling with a pet, it is a requirement your pet travels in a Spirit of Tasmania kennel. Our kennels are located on ventilated decks. For safety reasons, passenger access to the kennels is not permitted during sailing however regular checks are carried out and fresh water is supplied throughout the sailing. Bedding is not provided, but you can supply your own bedding.
You can add a kennel at the time of your booking. Or you can add a kennel to your existing booking online here.
If you are carrying livestock, please contact us on 1800 884 305 to make your booking.
Please note: all dogs entering Tasmania are subject to biosecurity entry conditions and must be treated for Hydatid tapeworm within 14 days prior to entering Tasmania. Documentary evidence of this treatment must be carried by whoever accompanies the dog into Tasmania and presented at time of inspection. For more information, call the Dogs to Tasmania Info Line on 1800 684 215 or refer to this information page.
You can read further information about pets and kennels here.