Yes - dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets*, some birds, chickens and ducks may travel on Spirit of Tasmania.
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 Biosecurity-Tasmania website.
If you are travelling with a pet we strongly recommend booking a 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 one to your existing booking via spiritoftasmania.com.au/my-booking
If you are carrying livestock, please contact us on 1800 884 305 to make your booking.
All dogs must be treated for hydatid tapeworm within 14 days prior to entering Tasmania and checked for ticks. Passengers travelling with dogs need to present a printed and signed Declaration by Owner or Importer for the entry of Dogs into Tasmania prior to boarding.
In addition to the signed declaration, passengers will need to carry documentary evidence showing that their dog has been treated for hydatid tapeworm within 14 days prior to entering Tasmania.
For more information, call the Dogs to Tasmania Info Line on 1800 684 215 or visit the Biosecurity Tasmania website - Requirements for bringing a dog into Tasmania.
To prepare for travelling with your pet please visit the Pets and Kennels page of our website and watch our Travelling with Pets video.
*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.