Australia

 

Carshippingmadesimple.com offer a weekly container service to and from Australia, serving the Ports of Adelaide, Brisbane, Fremantle, Melbourne and Sydney with fast transit times.

 

Our friendly staff are here to help you every step of the way so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Car Shipping Made Simple

Car Shipping Made Simple ensure fast transit times and your vehicle’s safe arrival at its destination.

 

Simply drop off your vehicle to our terminal depot. Alternatively, we can pick up your vehicle from your door.

 

We help with country regulations, carry out a vehicle inspection report, and assist with paperwork.

 

Our highly trained vehicle professionals will load your vehicle into a container to ensure its safety.

 

Your vehicle will be transferred using the quickest route to your chosen destination in Australia.

 

We complete all customs formalities including the Bill of Lading, for your vehicle’s collection or delivery.

 

We require a copy your driving license, V5 and passport, sales receipt and full inventory if you are shipping personal effects. In addition, we will require a copy of any Import permit you have received.

 

With over 30 years of shipping experience, we provide a service committed to your requirements. You can choose your departure times, use our tracking service to follow your vehicle, and we ensure no hidden fees. So get a quote today to ship your vehicle with a simple, safe and secure service.

 

For more information about shipping your vehicle to Australia, please read our guide using the navigation on the left.

Shipping to Australia

When shipping your vehicle to Australia you need to:

 

  • Gain Vehicle Import Approval
  • Meet VISA requirements
  • Pass road worthiness and quarantine inspections
  • Pay the required customs duties
  • Present documentation to support your application

 

With over 30 years of shipping experience, we provide a service committed to your requirements. You can choose your departure times, use our tracking service to follow your vehicle, and we ensure no hidden fees. So get a quote today to ship your vehicle with a simple, safe and secure service.

 

For more information about shipping your vehicle to Australia, please read our guide using the navigation on the left.

Vehicle Import Approval

To import a vehicle to Australia, approval must first be obtained. You cannot ship your vehicle to Australia until you are issued with import approval.

 

If you ship your vehicle before receiving vehicle import approval and your vehicle arrives before the application is processed, you may incur expensive storage charges – you may also be at risk of prosecution, as it is an offense to import a vehicle without import approval.

 

If the import application is not approved, you will have to either export the vehicle or have it destroyed at your own expense.

 

To qualify for import approval you must meet the following ownership requirements:

 

  • own the vehicle when submitting the application
  • have acquired ownership of the vehicle while overseas
  • have owned the vehicle while overseas for a continuous period of at least 12 months. This is the “qualifying period”. The qualifying period must have occurred immediately before you (permanently) arrived in Australia

VISA Requirements

VISA Requirements

 

You must also satisfy the citizenship and visa requirements by having one of the following:

 

  • Australian citizenship
  • have applied to become an Australian citizen
  • be an Australian permanent resident (e.g. hold a permanent visa)
  • have applied to become an Australian permanent resident (e.g. applied for a permanent visa)
  • hold a visa that allows you to apply to become an Australian permanent resident (e.g. hold a temporary visa that allows you to apply for a permanent visa)
  • be entitled to remain in Australia indefinitely (e.g. is a New Zealand citizen)

 

 

As part of their application, applicants should be able to substantiate their intention to remain in Australia indefinitely by supplying a selection of the following documents, up to a value of 100 points.

 

The documents provided should be as recent as possible for the purposes of supporting your application.

 

Each document has a points value. Primary documents award 50 points each. Secondary documents award 10, 20 or 25 points dependent on the information given.

 

Primary Documents

 

50 Points

 

You should supply at least one of the primary documents:

 

  • Employment details, such as a letter from your Australian employer.
  • Resignation from employment in your former country of residence.
  • A rental agreement/purchase agreement for your residential property in Australia (i.e. longstanding holiday or second homes do not count).
  • The sale of your residential property in your former country of residence.
  • The cancellation of your residential rental property in your former country of residence.

 

Secondary Documents

 

20 Points

 

  • The shipment of your household goods to Australia.
  • The enrolment of your children in an Australian school.

 

10 Points

 

  • Your new Australian telephone/electricity accounts.

 

25 Points

 

In addition, foreign citizens settling in Australia may substantiate an intention to remain in Australia indefinitely by providing evidence that they have recently:

 

  • Applied for an Australian tax file number
  • Registered with Medicare
  • Applied for Australian medical insurance
  • Applied to open an Australian bank account
  • Applied for an Australian driver’s license

 

The approval papers forwarded to you will contain four parts:

 

  • one copy allows the vehicle to be cleared from its point of entry into Australia (by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service);
  • one copy allows you to obtain a personal import plate from the plate contractor;
  • one copy is for the state or territory registering authority, and is for the purpose of vehicle registration; and
  • one copy is for your own records, and should be kept with the vehicle.

Vehicles Manufactured Prior to 1st January 1989

Import approval must still be gained, however, the vehicle does not have to have been owned or used by the importer overseas for more than 12 months.

 

Please note – we cannot accept left-hand drive cars for shipment.

 

How To Apply

 

Online Application

 

Applications can be made online at via the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

 

Then, dependent on vehicle type, complete the addendums:

  • Personal Import (Car)
  • Cars Manufactured prior to 1989
  • Caravans

 

If completing the application forms online, you have the facility to pay online with your submission.

 

Manual Application

 

Alternatively, you can send a manual application to the following address:

 

The Administrator of Vehicle Standards

Vehicle Safety Standards

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

GPO Box 954

CANBERRA ACT 2601

Phone: 1800 815 272 (If calling within Australia)

Phone: +61 2 6274 7444 (If calling outside of Australia)

Website: www.infrastructure.gov.au

 

If a manual application is made, please forward the completed forms by post and include a cheque or money order for the $50 non-refundable service fee in Australian dollars from an Australian financial institution.

 

Applications

 

Applications may be made before you arrive in Australia (although you must still meet the 12-month qualifying period prior to applying). Alternatively, applications may be made up to 6 months after you arrive in Australia.

 

To apply for a vehicle import approval under the personal imports option, you should provide the following:

 

● A completed application form. Ensure you include the year, make, model and vehicle identification number (VIN);

● A $50 non-refundable lodgement fee. Payment options are set out in the application form (credit card (visa or mastercard only) for online payments. Cheque or money order in Australian dollars and Australian financial institution are accepted for manual payments).

● Purchase document for the vehicle in your name (a purchase document can be a pro-form invoice/receipt for deposit or full payment).

● A copy of your international or overseas driver’s license;

● A copy of the registration documents for the vehicle (for the qualifying period), in your name;

● A statement of travel prepared by you, listing any international travel you undertook during the qualifying period. In particular, the statement is to set out any absences from your country of residence. If travel was for business reasons, you should supply a letter to that effect from your employer;

● A copy of the identity page of your passport. If you hold dual passports, you should provide a copy of both passport identity pages;

● A copy of your current Australian permanent resident visa if you are not a citizen;

● If you have applied previously you will need to quote your previous application number.

 

This information is meant as a guide only and is not definitive. As destination regulations are subject to change without notice, we strongly urge you to obtain updated information from:

 

https://infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/imports

http://www.border.gov.au/

DAFF Inspection

DAFF Inspection

 

In order to prepare your car for Australia, you should ensure it is cleaned and quarantined for inspection.

 

Once your vehicle arrives in Australia, it will be inspected by the Australian Department for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) for biosecurity control.

 

  • Treatment of goods (e.g. cleaning or fumigation)
  • Exporting the goods from Australia
  • Destroying the goods

 

You can find more details about preparing your vehicle here.

 

The Department of Infrastructure and Transport work in conjunction with the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service to monitor the import of cars into Australia. The following customs formalities apply when shipping your vehicle to Australia.

 

Import Duty & GST

 

A levy is imposed on your vehicle consisting of Import Duty and Goods and Services Tax (GST).

 


Type Duty GST
Vehicles up to 30 years old – all forward control and 4wd off-road vehicles 5% 10%
Vehicles over 30 years of age, including motorbikes 0% 10%

 

Duty is levied on the valuation made by Australian Customs only.

 

GST is calculated on the VoTI – Value of the Taxable Importation.

 

This is Customs Value + the Duty + the total cost of shipping the car to Australia.

 

Further details about Australia Car Valuation can be found here.

 

Luxury Car Tax

 

Luxury Car Tax (LCT) is an additional fee calculated at 33% on all vehicles with a current GST value in excess of AUD 57,009

 


Financial Year Fuel Efficient Vehicles Other Vehicles
2016 – 2017 AU $75,526 AU $64,132
2015 – 2016 AU $75,375 AU $63,184

 

More information concerning Luxury Car Tax can be found here.

Vehicle Registration

Prior to being able to use your car on the Australian roads, it must be issued with a Road Worthiness Certificate, very similar to the UK’s MOT.

 

Our price does not include any vehicle compliance fees, however, we do work alongside a respected broker in Australia who can help with everything from Vehicle Import Approval right through to valuation and compliance – just ask for details.

Shipping from Australia to the UK

Looking for a specialist importer of cars from Australia can be a stressful experience, we are here to guide you through the process every step of the way.

 

We are exclusively represented throughout Australia by our agents, who are fully trained and qualified in the handling of all motor vehicle types.

 

Our loading depots are continuously open for receiving of cars, or we can offer a collection service Country wide.

 

We provide fast shipment times and weekly departures with direct connections from Australia to the UK.

 

Adelaide – Port to port transit time of 44 days

Brisbane – Port to port transit time of 48 days

Fremantle – Port to port transit time of 44 days

Melbourne – Port to port transit time of 44 days

Sydney – Port to port transit time of 44 days

 

With Car Shipping Made Simple, you can export your vehicle from Australia to the UK, safe in the knowledge that your vehicle will be secure whilst in transit.

 

    1. Deliver your vehicle to one of our terminals in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide or Fremantle. Alternatively, we can arrange collection on your behalf
    1. To ship your car we will require
    • Copy of Passport/ License
    • Copy of registration document
    • Copy of the purchase invoice (if available)
    • If any personal effects in the vehicle please supply detailed packing list.

 

  1. We will then deal with any paperwork, carry out a vehicle inspection report and help with specific country regulations.
  2. Our team of dedicated and highly trained professionals will then ensure your vehicle’s safety by loading it into a container for transportation.
  3. Your vehicle will be shipped using the fastest possible direct route to your chosen destination in the UK.
  4. We carry out customs formalities ready for your vehicle’s collection or delivery.

 

You can also choose your departure times and use our tracking service to follow your vehicle on its journey. So get an instant quote today to ship your vehicle with a safe, reliable and trusted service.

 

Click here for a full UK Car Import Guide

How much does it cost to ship a car from Australia to the U.K?

Vehicle Type

From

Ocean Freight From

Car

Adelaide

£1107.00

SUV/4 x 4

Adelaide

£1265.00

Car

Brisbane

£1107.00

SUV/4 x 4

Brisbane

£1265.00

Car

Fremantle

£1107.00

SUV/4 x 4

Fremantle

£1265.00

Car

Melbourne

£1107.00

SUV/4 x 4

Melbourne

£1265.00

Car

Sydney

£1107.00

SUV/4 x 4

Sydney

£1265.00

 


Rates shown are for guidance only and are from Depot to Depot only, excluding any local duties or taxes. They also exclude local handling and clearance fee’s in the U.K.

 

For up to date rates please use our online quotation system.

Importing Back to the UK?

 

Find out all you need to know about importing your vehicle to the UK

Australia

Carshippingmadesimple.com offer a weekly container service to and from Australia, serving the Ports of Adelaide, Brisbane, Fremantle, Melbourne and Sydney with fast transit times.

 

Our friendly staff are here to help you every step of the way so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Get an Instant Quote!

Australia

Carshippingmadesimple.com offer a weekly container service to and from Australia, serving the Ports of Adelaide, Brisbane, Fremantle, Melbourne and Sydney with fast transit times.

 

Our friendly staff are here to help you every step of the way so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Car Shipping Made Simple

Car Shipping Made Simple ensure fast transit times and your vehicle’s safe arrival at its destination.

 

Simply drop off your vehicle to our terminal depot. Alternatively, we can pick up your vehicle from your door.

 

We help with country regulations, carry out a vehicle inspection report, and assist with paperwork.

 

Our highly trained vehicle professionals will load your vehicle into a container to ensure its safety.

 

Your vehicle will be transferred using the quickest route to your chosen destination in Australia.

 

We complete all customs formalities including the Bill of Lading, for your vehicle’s collection or delivery.

 

We require a copy your driving license, V5 and passport, sales receipt and full inventory if you are shipping personal effects. In addition, we will require a copy of any Import permit you have received.

 

With over 30 years of shipping experience, we provide a service committed to your requirements. You can choose your departure times, use our tracking service to follow your vehicle, and we ensure no hidden fees. So get a quote today to ship your vehicle with a simple, safe and secure service.

 

For more information about shipping your vehicle to Australia, please read our guide using the navigation on the left.

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Shipping to Australia

When shipping your vehicle to Australia you need to:

 

  • Gain Vehicle Import Approval
  • Meet VISA requirements
  • Pass road worthiness and quarantine inspections
  • Pay the required customs duties
  • Present documentation to support your application

 

With over 30 years of shipping experience, we provide a service committed to your requirements. You can choose your departure times, use our tracking service to follow your vehicle, and we ensure no hidden fees. So get a quote today to ship your vehicle with a simple, safe and secure service.

 

For more information about shipping your vehicle to Australia, please read our guide using the navigation on the left.

VISA Requirements
VISA Requirements

 

You must also satisfy the citizenship and visa requirements by having one of the following:

 

  • Australian citizenship
  • have applied to become an Australian citizen
  • be an Australian permanent resident (e.g. hold a permanent visa)
  • have applied to become an Australian permanent resident (e.g. applied for a permanent visa)
  • hold a visa that allows you to apply to become an Australian permanent resident (e.g. hold a temporary visa that allows you to apply for a permanent visa)
  • be entitled to remain in Australia indefinitely (e.g. is a New Zealand citizen)

 

 

As part of their application, applicants should be able to substantiate their intention to remain in Australia indefinitely by supplying a selection of the following documents, up to a value of 100 points.

 

The documents provided should be as recent as possible for the purposes of supporting your application.

 

Each document has a points value. Primary documents award 50 points each. Secondary documents award 10, 20 or 25 points dependent on the information given.

 

Primary Documents

 

50 Points

 

You should supply at least one of the primary documents:

 

  • Employment details, such as a letter from your Australian employer.
  • Resignation from employment in your former country of residence.
  • A rental agreement/purchase agreement for your residential property in Australia (i.e. longstanding holiday or second homes do not count).
  • The sale of your residential property in your former country of residence.
  • The cancellation of your residential rental property in your former country of residence.

 

Secondary Documents

 

20 Points

 

  • The shipment of your household goods to Australia.
  • The enrolment of your children in an Australian school.

 

10 Points

 

  • Your new Australian telephone/electricity accounts.

 

25 Points

 

In addition, foreign citizens settling in Australia may substantiate an intention to remain in Australia indefinitely by providing evidence that they have recently:

 

  • Applied for an Australian tax file number
  • Registered with Medicare
  • Applied for Australian medical insurance
  • Applied to open an Australian bank account
  • Applied for an Australian driver’s license

 

The approval papers forwarded to you will contain four parts:

 

  • one copy allows the vehicle to be cleared from its point of entry into Australia (by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service);
  • one copy allows you to obtain a personal import plate from the plate contractor;
  • one copy is for the state or territory registering authority, and is for the purpose of vehicle registration; and
  • one copy is for your own records, and should be kept with the vehicle.
Vehicles Manufactured Prior to 1st January 1989

Import approval must still be gained, however, the vehicle does not have to have been owned or used by the importer overseas for more than 12 months.

 

Please note – we cannot accept left-hand drive cars for shipment.

 

How To Apply

 

Online Application

 

Applications can be made online at via the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

 

Then, dependent on vehicle type, complete the addendums:

  • Personal Import (Car)
  • Cars Manufactured prior to 1989
  • Caravans

 

If completing the application forms online, you have the facility to pay online with your submission.

 

Manual Application

 

Alternatively, you can send a manual application to the following address:

 

The Administrator of Vehicle Standards

Vehicle Safety Standards

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

GPO Box 954

CANBERRA ACT 2601

Phone: 1800 815 272 (If calling within Australia)

Phone: +61 2 6274 7444 (If calling outside of Australia)

Website: www.infrastructure.gov.au

 

If a manual application is made, please forward the completed forms by post and include a cheque or money order for the $50 non-refundable service fee in Australian dollars from an Australian financial institution.

 

Applications

 

Applications may be made before you arrive in Australia (although you must still meet the 12-month qualifying period prior to applying). Alternatively, applications may be made up to 6 months after you arrive in Australia.

 

To apply for a vehicle import approval under the personal imports option, you should provide the following:

 

● A completed application form. Ensure you include the year, make, model and vehicle identification number (VIN);

● A $50 non-refundable lodgement fee. Payment options are set out in the application form (credit card (visa or mastercard only) for online payments. Cheque or money order in Australian dollars and Australian financial institution are accepted for manual payments).

● Purchase document for the vehicle in your name (a purchase document can be a pro-form invoice/receipt for deposit or full payment).

● A copy of your international or overseas driver’s license;

● A copy of the registration documents for the vehicle (for the qualifying period), in your name;

● A statement of travel prepared by you, listing any international travel you undertook during the qualifying period. In particular, the statement is to set out any absences from your country of residence. If travel was for business reasons, you should supply a letter to that effect from your employer;

● A copy of the identity page of your passport. If you hold dual passports, you should provide a copy of both passport identity pages;

● A copy of your current Australian permanent resident visa if you are not a citizen;

● If you have applied previously you will need to quote your previous application number.

 

This information is meant as a guide only and is not definitive. As destination regulations are subject to change without notice, we strongly urge you to obtain updated information from:

 

https://infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/imports

http://www.border.gov.au/

DAFF Inspection
DAFF Inspection

 

In order to prepare your car for Australia, you should ensure it is cleaned and quarantined for inspection.

 

Once your vehicle arrives in Australia, it will be inspected by the Australian Department for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) for biosecurity control.

 

  • Treatment of goods (e.g. cleaning or fumigation)
  • Exporting the goods from Australia
  • Destroying the goods

 

You can find more details about preparing your vehicle here.

 

The Department of Infrastructure and Transport work in conjunction with the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service to monitor the import of cars into Australia. The following customs formalities apply when shipping your vehicle to Australia.

 

Import Duty & GST

 

A levy is imposed on your vehicle consisting of Import Duty and Goods and Services Tax (GST).

 


Type Duty GST
Vehicles up to 30 years old – all forward control and 4wd off-road vehicles 5% 10%
Vehicles over 30 years of age, including motorbikes 0% 10%

 

Duty is levied on the valuation made by Australian Customs only.

 

GST is calculated on the VoTI – Value of the Taxable Importation.

 

This is Customs Value + the Duty + the total cost of shipping the car to Australia.

 

Further details about Australia Car Valuation can be found here.

 

Luxury Car Tax

 

Luxury Car Tax (LCT) is an additional fee calculated at 33% on all vehicles with a current GST value in excess of AUD 57,009

 


Financial Year Fuel Efficient Vehicles Other Vehicles
2016 – 2017 AU $75,526 AU $64,132
2015 – 2016 AU $75,375 AU $63,184

 

More information concerning Luxury Car Tax can be found here.

Vehicle Registration

Prior to being able to use your car on the Australian roads, it must be issued with a Road Worthiness Certificate, very similar to the UK’s MOT.

 

Our price does not include any vehicle compliance fees, however, we do work alongside a respected broker in Australia who can help with everything from Vehicle Import Approval right through to valuation and compliance – just ask for details.

Shipping from Australia to the UK

Looking for a specialist importer of cars from Australia can be a stressful experience, we are here to guide you through the process every step of the way.

 

We are exclusively represented throughout Australia by our agents, who are fully trained and qualified in the handling of all motor vehicle types.

 

Our loading depots are continuously open for receiving of cars, or we can offer a collection service Country wide.

 

We provide fast shipment times and weekly departures with direct connections from Australia to the UK.

 

Adelaide – Port to port transit time of 44 days

Brisbane – Port to port transit time of 48 days

Fremantle – Port to port transit time of 44 days

Melbourne – Port to port transit time of 44 days

Sydney – Port to port transit time of 44 days

 

With Car Shipping Made Simple, you can export your vehicle from Australia to the UK, safe in the knowledge that your vehicle will be secure whilst in transit.

 

    1. Deliver your vehicle to one of our terminals in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide or Fremantle. Alternatively, we can arrange collection on your behalf
    1. To ship your car we will require
    • Copy of Passport/ License
    • Copy of registration document
    • Copy of the purchase invoice (if available)
    • If any personal effects in the vehicle please supply detailed packing list.

 

  1. We will then deal with any paperwork, carry out a vehicle inspection report and help with specific country regulations.
  2. Our team of dedicated and highly trained professionals will then ensure your vehicle’s safety by loading it into a container for transportation.
  3. Your vehicle will be shipped using the fastest possible direct route to your chosen destination in the UK.
  4. We carry out customs formalities ready for your vehicle’s collection or delivery.

 

You can also choose your departure times and use our tracking service to follow your vehicle on its journey. So get an instant quote today to ship your vehicle with a safe, reliable and trusted service.

 

Click here for a full UK Car Import Guide

How much does it cost to ship a car from Australia to the U.K?

Vehicle Type

From

Ocean Freight From

Car

Adelaide

£1107.00

SUV/4 x 4

Adelaide

£1265.00

Car

Brisbane

£1107.00

SUV/4 x 4

Brisbane

£1265.00

Car

Fremantle

£1107.00

SUV/4 x 4

Fremantle

£1265.00

Car

Melbourne

£1107.00

SUV/4 x 4

Melbourne

£1265.00

Car

Sydney

£1107.00

SUV/4 x 4

Sydney

£1265.00

 


Rates shown are for guidance only and are from Depot to Depot only, excluding any local duties or taxes. They also exclude local handling and clearance fee’s in the U.K.

 

For up to date rates please use our online quotation system.

Importing Back to the UK?

 

Have a read through our information for a guide to the rules and regs.