Try and make a habit of checking your pet regularly for ticks
The east coast of Australia is the perfect home for paralysis ticks. They can be found as far north as Queensland, through to NSW and down to Victoria, and typically live amongst tall grass and scrub. Paralysis ticks are extremely dangerous to dogs and cats. If they are left undetected and untreated it can lead to significant paralysis and even death. Fortunately, tick paralysis is rare in NSW when you use various monthly preventative medications (Nexgard, Bravecto etc). Paralysis ticks seem to be more common in warmer months, but can be found at any time throughout the year.