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Tax Fee
It's Tax Free
If you're a first time immigrant or a returning resident, and you have owned and used the vehicle for in excess of 12 months then you are likely eligible for the import GST exemption meaning you pay no tax on arrival! More Information below.
Vehicles in NZ almost always cost
It’s Cheaper Than You Think!
Vehicles in NZ almost always cost more than the same vehicle would in Australia, so don’t waste time with tire-kickers and lose money selling your vehicle before you move. You could actually be saving money by bringing it with you!
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Purchase Of A New Vehicle In NZ At An Inflated Price
On average, vehicle prices in New Zealand are around 10% higher than they are here in Australia, you’ll be paying more for the same vehicle in NZ. It will often be more cost effective to ship your car to New Zealand, even with the additional cost of the freight it will still likely work out cheaper overall than buying a similar car once you arrive in NZ.
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Loss On The Private Sale Of Your Vehicle In Australia
It’s often a far better option to ship your car to NZ rather than dealing with the hassle of selling it here in Australia and losing thousands on its value.
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Keep the vehicle you know and love.
You know it, you love it - keep driving it!
Ship Personal Items FREE
Ship Personal Items FREE
Our container service means you can also utilize the space around the vehicle to load your personal items.

Will I have to Pay Tax When Importing into New Zealand?

We have a great set up between Australia and NZ and many people are eligible for GST exemption, meaning you pay NO taxes on import. In general if you meet below criteria you will be successful in exemption.

1. Be a first time immigrant or a returning New Zealand citizen
2. If a returning citizen, you must have been out of New Zealand for over 21 months.
3. Be prepared to sign a deed where you agree not to sell the vehicle for at least 2 years.
4. Vehicle must have been owned and used for last 12 months.
5. You must be physically in New Zealand in order to claim exemption.

And, You Must Provide The Following Documents:

1. Proof of ownership over the last 12 months (registration certificate / insurance document)
2. Purchase receipt / bill of sale for the vehicle

How do I handle compliance and registration?

All imported vehicles entering New Zealand for the first time need to undergo compliance in order to ensure it’s safe for use on NZ roads. The best way to think of compliance is like a safety certificate or a warrant of fitness, although a little more thorough.

Willship International has a network of experienced teams all over New Zealand who can either handle this process on your behalf or guide you through what you need to do to get your vehicle on to New Zealand roads.

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It’s Fast and Easy

Shipping a car between Australia and New Zealand is very simple, transit times can be as little as 4 days on the water and the whole process can take as little as two weeks. The documents we require are minimal and we handle everything for you from start to finish.

We are always a phone call or an email away for advice on anything that might come up during the shipping process, and always do our best to pre-empt any problems that might arise

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This includes:
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Supporting you to get all key documents together
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Organizing all aspects of the transport and freight from your location through to New Zealand
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Clearing your car through New Zealand customs and quarantine
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Organizing compliance and assisting with on road registration in New Zealand

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Client Testimonials

We have moved thousands of vehicles in and out of Australia. Our team understands how important it is to safely move your goods from one place to another. That is why we will look after your asset while in-transit and deliver it to the designated location whilst taking the utmost care. Whether you are purchasing aluxury or classic car from overseas or you're moving aboard and want to take your cargo with you, you can trust Willship with your shipping needs. We are the international shipping partner you can depend on and our past clients can attest to our proven track record!

Common Questions And Responses

Australia To New Zealand RoRo Shipping

+ 1. Am I allowed to leave items in my vehicle?
+ 2. Why is it prohibited to leave items in my car when shipping Roll on, Roll off?
+ 3. Can I still ship my car while it’s still under finance?
+ 4. What if I am unable to obtain a registration certificate or a purchase invoice/bill of sale?
+ 5. Should I apply for GST exemption?
+ 6. Can I drop my car off or pick it up directly from the port?
+ 7. Do you have to be present when the vehicle is picked up?
+ 8. Do I have to be in New Zealand to pick up my car?
+ 9. Is it okay to leave a baby seat in my car?
+ 10. What is the compliance process like?
+ 11. Why do I need to have my car inspected?
+ 12. Can I get my car roadworthy here for it to be complied in New Zealand?
+ 13. If I want to proceed with a booking, what steps should I take next?
+ 14. When must I pay my invoice?
+ 15. How clean should my car be?
+ 16. Are you able to assist with compliance in Lyttleton or Nelson?
+ 17. How long does it take to receive my vehicle after the vessel arrives?
+ 18. How much does quarantine cleaning cost if my vehicle fails it’s inspection?