EXPORTING A VEHICLE FROM NEW ZEALAND TO AUSTRALIA
THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT HAS SET UP A COMPLEX SET OF RULES AND REGULATIONS TO HEAVILY RESTRICT THE IMPORT OF VEHICLES INTO AUSTRALIA
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Australia unfortunately has some very strict import vehicle laws and unless you meet specific personal import criteria, or the vehicle is older than 1989 then it’s almost impossible to import a vehicle into Australia to be used on the roads.
If you have owned and used the vehicle in NZ for more than 12 months, and are moving to Australia to live permanently for the foreseeable future then you may be eligible for a ‘personal import approval’ More information here – https://infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/imports/import_options/pis.aspx
If you are granted a personal import approval then we are to move your vehicle into Australia, however it will need to be valued on arrival and then duty and GST will be payable on it.
The only way to avoid paying import tax is if the vehicle is a returning Australian vehicle that has previously been shipped out of Australia and is now moving back, or if the vehicle has been left to you in Will.
All vehicles coming into Australia need to be free of any parts that contain asbestos and you will need to be willing to sign a declaration to this effect.
There are quite a lot of hoops to jump through when trying to import a vehicle into Australia so it’s often best if you give us a call to discuss your personal circumstances before we offer up pricing and information as this varies dramatically depending on the port combination, vehicle type, and your personal circumstances.
UNRIVALLED CUSTOMER SERVICE
We here at Willship pride ourselves in excellence in customer service – It’s our number one priority. We know an international move can be daunting and we aim to remove that worry and ensure the whole process is smooth and simple. All of our staff have extensive experience and there isn’t a question we can’t answer. If you choose to ship with us, you will be kept well in the loop through the journey, we can provide tracking information for the vehicle so you know where it is at all times and we can also assist with advice on compliance and registration. Our staff here have more than 50 years combined experience in vehicle shipping and we particularly specialize in the Trans-Tasman route. Your vehicle will be in safe hands.
PRICE BEAT GUARANTEE
Not only do we strive to the best in the industry in terms of customer service and knowledge, we also want to be able to offer the best pricing to our clients. We have worked long and hard on negotiating great rates with shipping lines, tow companies, stevedores and customs depots to be able to pass on the best possible rates to everyone that ships with us. We feel our rates are highly competitive although if you do happen to receive a cheaper quote with all the inclusions that we offer, please feel free to send this through and we will ensure we beat it.
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