Shipping VEHICLES to Australia
CAPITAL CITY: CANBERRA
MAIN PORTS: ADELAIDE, BRISBANE, FREMANTLE,
Australia has become an increasingly popular destination
for importing cars/motorbikes from the UK. With the increase
in migration, returning residents and growing population
we have seen a surge in vehicle shipping volumes.
Consequently, Australia is now one of our main vehicle
shipping destinations and we can offer Roll on Roll
off or Container services to all the major ports.
Roll on Roll off service is from Southampton port and
currently has 2 sailings per month with an approximate
transit time of 34 days.
The container service is from London or Felixstowe and
is weekly. Approximate transit time 37 days.
Duties/Taxes in Australia vary depending on age, value,
type of vehicle etc. But as a guide please see following:
Vehicles up to 30 years old (from 01/01/10) = 5% Duty
+ 10% Gst
4 WD ‘off road’ vehicles & commercial
vehicles = 5% Duty + 10% Gst
Vehicles over 30 years & motorcycles = 0% Duty + 10%
There is also a ‘Luxury Car Tax’ for more
expensive cars depending on value. We understand the overall
process can be complex and have therefore attached several
links that can help you with regards to application, registration
(all states) and Customs regulations & forms.
We can also give you details of a very good Customs broker
in Australia that handles only vehicle clearances. They
offer a professional service for Customs clearance and
expert advice on the regulations and charges payable in
Australia. Please contact us for details.
Please also see below several links that can help you
with the import process.
Australian Customs homepage:
application for vehicle approval:
Government info. on importing vehicles:
Registration in New South Wales:
in South Australia:
in Western Australia:
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(0)1268 286999 Ext 68
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