Which pets can I take with me? 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.
Which animals are not permitted on board? 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.
Should I book a kennel? Yes. 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. Fresh water is supplied and regular checks are performed on pets throughout the sailing. Bedding is not provided.
One kennel must be booked per pet unless the animal is a mother with pups or kittens.
Smaller animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, birds or chickens should be carried in their own cage and then placed into a kennel.
Pets are not allowed inside cabins (with the exception of assistance dogs) and pets should not be left inside vehicles during the sailing.
For safety reasons, passengers are not permitted to access the vehicle decks to visit pets while the ship is at sea.
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 evidence of this treatment must be carried by whoever accompanies the dog into Tasmania and presented at time of inspection.
The evidence can be:
• An official statement/certificate by a vet;
• A statutory declaration by the owner; or
• Other evidence of treatment (such as the pill packet and purchase receipt)
For more information Free call Dogs to Tasmania Hotline 1800 684 215 or visit Biosecurity-Tasmania.
Please refer to our Conditions of Carriage for more information.