Want to bring your beloved pet along for the journey? No problem! Domestic animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, even guinea pigs and ferrets, are all welcome on board Spirit of Tasmania.
If travelling with a pet, it is a requirement your pet travels in a Spirit of Tasmania kennel. Rest assured, your furry, four-legged friend will be well looked after on board. Private kennels ($22 each way) are located on ventilated decks, and fresh water is supplied throughout the sailing.
One kennel must be booked per pet unless the animal is a mother with pups or kittens. Please note, we are unable to allocate kennel sizes relevant to the size of the pet.
Smaller animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, birds or chickens should be carried in their own cage and then placed into a kennel.
If you are carrying livestock, please contact us on 1800 884 305 to make your booking.
All dogs entering Tasmania are subject to biosecurity entry conditions and must be treated for Hydatid Tape Worm within 14 days prior to entering Tasmania. Documentary proof of this treatment such as a receipt or vet's subscription is required. For more information, call the Dogs to Tasmania Info Line on 1800 684 215 or refer to this information page.
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.
Pets are not allowed inside cabins (with the exception of assistance dogs) and pets should not be left inside your vehicle during the sailing.
For safety reasons, passengers are not permitted to access the vehicle decks to visit pets while the ship is at sea.
It is the pet owner's responsibility to supply bedding for the kennel and address any other requirements with our crew at the time of boarding.
RSPCA recommend that pets are well exercised prior to being placed in kennels. It is also advised to not give your pets any solid food prior to or during the sailing.
Please refer to our Conditions of Carriage for more information on sailing with animals.