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By manukavet on 25/11/2015 1:32 PM

The great answer is NO.  (We do have harmless bush ticks though)

Manuka Vet Hospital does, however, see many cases of tick paralysis each year in pets that travel to the coast on holidays. The tick Ixodes holocyclus occurs along the East Coast of Australia. The worse time is from August through February, you can find ticks all year round. Particularly when rain follows a period of warm weather.