Are there taxes, duties or VAT?
We have a great set up between Australia and the UK and many people are eligible for duty and VAT exemption,meaning you pay NO taxes on import.
In general if you meet below criteria, you will be successful in gaining a tax exemption:
• That you have lived outside the UK for at least 12 months.
• That you have possessed and used the vehicle outside the UK for at least 6 months.
• That you are moving to the UK to live for at least 6 months in the following 12 months.
• That the vehicle arrives no more than 6 months after you arrive.
• That you do not sell the car for at least 12 months after UK customs clearance.
If you are unsure if you meet the above criteria then please contact us and we can provide you with more information on the local taxes.
Our experienced team will take care of everything. We will even guide you through the collection of all documentation requirements.
Shipping to the UK from Australia can be a profitable exercise!
Both Australia and New Zealand have a treasure trove of vintage vehicles that are worth a lot more over in the UK than they are here to our local markets. We’ve had clients make thousands of pounds on imports over the years through buying, importing, and selling vehicles that are worth a pretty penny over in the UK.
Willship is more than happy to act as the intermediary party on your behalf to work with the seller, organize payments and so on to ensure the process is smooth and easy.
The UK also has great incentives to import classic cars of historical interest. That means, if you buy a classic car, you could import the vehicle without needing to pay any import duty, and with a reduced VAT rate of only 5% – making it potentially very lucrative!
How do I handle compliance and registration?
Willship can assist you with all necessary safety and compliance checks in order for the vehicle to be registered in the UK. We can even organize the registration for you so all you have to do is drive away.
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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!
A big thanks to the Team at WillShip International.
They’ve just shipped my Triton from Perth to Wellington.
If you want a totally Stress free, reliable company these guys are the ones to use.
Fantastic Price and I was always kept up to date on the arrival of my Ute.
Thanks so much!
Highly professional company who do what they say they will. I was extremely happy with their efforts to assist me in importing my car into NZ recently. Highly recommended!
Easy straightforward service and great advice they gave us saving hundreds of dollars. Great companies highly recommend if we ever move vehicles and are so affordable. We are happy customers
Shipped our vehicle from Brisbane to Auckland New Zealand. The process was a total breeze.
The whole team was fantastic to deal with. Prompt communication, forwarded all necessary information and very pleasant to deal with. Answered all of our questions. Compliance was pre-paid through Willship International and was the best decision we made.
Thank you to the Willship team.
They looked after me and kept me up to date on both sides of the Tasman. Every person I spoke to was courteous and happy and that includes the pick of and delivery guys.
The staff in both Brisbane and Wellington were amazing. They made the process so much less stressful than I had anticipated. The team in Wellington kept me updated several times a day on what was happening with my car.
I would highly recommend Willship to anyone needing to ship their vehicle overseas.
I have to say that Carol & I are extremely happy with the service provided, both in Australia and New Zealand in these difficult times, instant responses to emails and questions and we would have no hesitation in recommending Willship International to future customers
Thanks to the team at Willship for making the movement of my 2 cars from Aus to NZ so smooth and effortless, awesome people to deal with, highly recommend them
We used Willship International to bring our truck to NZ from Brisbane. From organizing our quote, insurances to dropping the truck into Brisbane and getting it to our doorstep in NZ was AMAZING!!!
Communication from The Brisbane Crew to the Great Team in NZ made the whole process so easy and stress-free. Definitely recommend these guys to anyone wanting to move vehicles over the water.
Five-star service guys and girls. ☆☆☆☆☆ Very grateful.
I couldn’t be happier with the service I received from Willship when I sent my car home to Wellington from Melbourne.
The team were out of this world helpful, answered all my questions, there were no surprises at all and even the paperwork was made easy with their help.
Thank you all so very much. Totally recommend them.