It is extremely frightening when you are unprepared for an animal emergency! Please take some time to look at the listings here, especially for the 24 hour emergency vet services. Keep the phone number of your nearest 24 hour vet somewhere handy in case of an emergency.

You will also find links to pet transport services which can come in handy if you find yourself without transportation.

The main Australian microchip databases are listed here so you don't forget to keep your pet's microchip details up-to-date!

A basic guide to cat and dog vaccinations, in case you forget where your pet's vaccinations are up to, is also here.

24 hour emergency veterinary and ambulance services:


Region - NSW
Sydney After-hours Veterinary Emergency Service Camperdown 02 9351 3437
North Shore Veterinary Hospital Crows Nest 02 9436 1213
Animal Emergency Centre Central Coast West Gosford 02 4323 3886

Region - QLD
Animal Ambulance Broadbeach 0400 484 484
Animal Emergency Service Carrara 07 5559 1599
Manly Road Veterinary Hospital Manly West 07 3396 9733
Western Animal Emergency Centre St Lucia 07 3365 2110
Animal Emergency Service Underwood 07 3423 1888
Animal Emergency Centre Gold Coast Varsity Lakes 07 5593 4544
Animal Emergency Centre Woolloongabba Woolloongabba 07 3456 0555

Region - SA
Animal Emergency Centre Adelaide Norwood 08 8362 1722
Urban Animal Management Solutions Salisbury North 08 8283 2968
Animal Rescue & Ambulance Brigade of SA Klemzig 08 8261 4868

Region - TAS
After Hours Veterinary Emergency Centre Bellerive 0427 025 073

Region - VIC
Pet Ambulance Victoria Braybrook 1300 660 116
Northern Suburbs Animal Emergency Centre Bundoora 03 9467 2255
RSPCA Animal Ambulances Burwood East 03 9224 2222
Petcabs - Animal Ambulance Service Dandenong 1300 888 633
Melbourne Pet Ambulance Devon Meadows 0413 599 321
Animal Accident and Emergency Essendon Fields     03 9379 0700
Animal Emergency Centre Frankston Frankston 03 9770 5555
Geelong Animal Emergency Geelong 03 5222 2139
Animal Emergency Centre Hallam Hallam 03 8795 7020
Southern Animal Referral Centre Highett 03 9532 5261
Advanced Vetcare Kensington 03 9092 0400
Pet Emergency and Specialist Centre Malvern East 03 9569 3677
Animal Emergency Centre Mount Waverley Mount Waverley 03 9803 8122
Lort Smith Animal Hospital Ambulance Service North Melbourne 03 9328 3021
Animal Accident and Emergency Point Cook 03 8368 7400
Western Animal Emergency Centre Werribee 03 9731 2232

Region - WA
Balcatta Veterinary Hospital Balcatta 08 9345 4644
Murdoch Pet Emergency Centre Murdoch 1300 652 494
Perth Vet Emergency Osborne Park 08 9204 0400

Non emergency pet ambulance, taxi and transport services:


Region - NSW
Coates Pet Transport Bargo 02 4684 3077
K-9 Couriers Goolma 02 6374 0278
Britt's Pet Taxi Sydney, Central Coast Pet Transport   Hornsby 0438 823 392
Pet Carriers International Mascot 1300 305 143
Ku-Ring-Gai Veterinary Hospital North Turramurra     02 9449 4111
Gordon Vet Hospital Pymble 02 9498 3000
Animal Transport Smithfield 1300 514 488
Animal Travel South Windsor 02 4572 7736

Region - QLD
Porters 4 Pets Balgowlah 0417 374 848
Western Suburbs Veterinary Clinic Kirwan 07 4773 4111
All Animal Transport Logan City 07 3803 3320
Dogmovers Nerang 07 5530 2710
Petflyers Stuart 1800 738 359

Region - SA
Urban Animal Management Solutions Salisbury North 08 8283 2968

Region - TAS
Best Friends Acton Park 03 6248 6323
Kimberly's Pet Taxi and Pet Services Blackmans Bay 0428 568 852

Region - VIC
Pet Ambulance Victoria Braybrook 1300 660 116
Petcabs - Animal Ambulance Service Dandenong 1300 888 633
Melbourne Pet Ambulance Devon Meadows 0413 599 321
Pets Express Transport Services Niddrie 03 8390 1539
Pets 2 U Shepparton 03 5826 6454
All Creatures Air Road Wildwood 03 9744 6133

Region - WA
Dogtainers Carlisle 08 9355 4088
All Pets Mobile Vets Karrinyup 0417 181 847
Blue Cross Animal Services Kenwick 08 9453 6265

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Vaccinations:


The information below is a guide only and is not intended to replace your veterinarian's advice. There are always special circumstances so please consult a qualified veterinarian on the best vaccination regime for your pet.

Recommended vaccination schedule for cats:

Age Vaccination Type  
6 - 8 weeks First vaccination of F3
12 weeks Second vaccination of F3 and first vaccination of FIV
14 weeks Second vaccination of FIV
16 weeks Third vaccination of F3 and FIV
16 months Booster of F3 and FIV
Yearly from 16 months Booster of F3 and FIV

  • F3 vaccination: Helps cover against Feline Herpes Virus, Feline Calicivirus and Feline Panleukopenia.
    Herpes Virus and Feline Calicivirus can cause "cat flu" a common disease that can cause long-term or even fatal respiratory problems.
  • Feline Panleukopenia Infection is a disease that can cause a severe and often fatal gastro-enteritis.
  • FIV vaccination: Helps cover against Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus is a disease very similar to HIV in people.

Recommended vaccination schedule for dogs:

Age Vaccination Type  
6 - 8 weeks C3 vaccination
10 - 12 weeks C4 or C5 vaccination
14 - 15 weeks C4 or C5 vaccination
15 months Booster of C4 or C5
Three yearly from 15 months Booster of C4 or C5

  • C3 vaccination: Protects against Parvovirus, Distemper and Hepatitis.
  • Canine Parvovirus is a highly contagious, often fatal, virus that attacks the gastrointestinal tract and cardiovascular system.
  • Canine Distemper is a viral disease that affects the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and central nervous systems. It is contagious, incurable and often fatal.
  • Infectious Canine Hepatitis (Hepatitis) is an acute liver infection in dogs which can be fatal, especially in puppies.
  • C4 vaccination: C3 + Parainfluenza which protects against the viral component of Canine Respiratory Complex (kennel cough).
  • C5 vaccination: C4 + Bordatella bronchiseptica which protects against the bacterial component of Canine Respiratory Complex (kennel cough).