In partnership with Transways, we are now offering a brand new vehicle shipping service to and from Australia!
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Australia is one of the most popular destinations for vehicle imports from the UK. Because Australia is now one of our main vehicle shipping destinations, we can Roll on Roll off or container shipping services to all major ports in Australia.
There are duties/taxes that you need to consider when you are planning to ship your vehicle to Australia. The taxes/duties vary depending on age, value, type of vehicle etc. Below is a simplified guide to help you understand the taxes/duties for Australia.
- 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% + 10% Gst
You will also need to consider the ‘Luxury Car Tax’ if you are shipping a high value car. To find out more about this tax, please contact us and we can provide you with further information.
The overall shipping process can be complex and hard to understand but below we have links to useful sources to help with your shipping process. These links include help with application, customs clearance & regulations and forms.
Australian Customs homepage: www.customs.gov.au
Australian Customs form b354:www.autoshippersuk.co.uk/Images/Downloads/b534.pdf
Australian Government info. on importing vehicles:www.infrastructure.gov.au/roads/vehicle_regulation/bulletin/importing_vehicles/general/Application.aspx
Registration in New South Wales: www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/registration/index.html
Registration in Queensland: www.tmr.qld.gov.au
Registration in South Australia: www.sa.gov.au/topics/transport-travel-and-motoring
Registration in Victoria: www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/
Registration in Western Australia: www.transport.wa.gov.au/licensing/licensing.asp
We can also provide you with details of a good Customs Broker in Australia that solely handles 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.