Interstate Pet Transport for Brachycephalic Pets

At Jetpets, your furbaby’s safety, comfort and welfare during travel is our top priority. We have strict internal policies when it comes to flying brachycephalic (snub-nosed/flat-faced) breeds, from extreme weather policies to providing correct-sized, airline-approved travel crates.

If you’re after domestic pet transport for your brachy furbaby, we will be more than happy to talk you through the best available options, as well as providing you with expert travel tips to ensure their safety during travel. We also have resident vets on hand to provide advice where required.

Qantas’s Preferred Partner for Domestic Pet Travel

With over 28 years’ experience in interstate and international pet transport, Jetpets is also the first and only company in the Asia-Pacific region to achieve the CEIV Certification for the Safe Transportation of Live Animals. You can rest assured that we will set the highest standards of care for your furry traveller.

To minimise the risks associated with air travel for brachycephalic pets, Qantas has recently announced an update on their brachycephalic pet policy. This new policy only applies to the restricted brachycephalic breeds specified below.

Please note that brachycephalic breeds that are not listed below (e.g. English Staffy) are not affected, and cross-breeds are also not impacted (e.g. Cavoodles). For these pets, Jetpets can fly them to and from any destination, Australia-wide.


What you need to know – rules that apply to the restricted breeds above:

  • Qantas will not accept direct bookings, and must be made through a Qantas-approved pet transport specialist – Jetpets is here to help.
  • Jetpets can assist you with organising pet transport for the specified breeds between the following cities: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.
  • Itineraries cannot include transfers from another airline (e.g. both flights must be Qantas and can’t be Virgin transferring to Qantas)
  • Pet must be a minimum of 12 weeks old