Shipping Terminology Here are major shipping terms that are bandied around while vehicle is being shipped.
Import Cars in Australia through Personal Import Scheme This scheme is covered by Regulation 13 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Regulations 1989. The purpose of the scheme The personal imports scheme allows migrants settling in Australia, and expatriate Australian citizens returning permanently to Australia after a long period overseas, to bring their personal road vehicle […]
Importing pre-1989 vehicles in Australia Pre-1989 scheme is covered by Regulation 17 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Regulations 1989. The purpose of the scheme The pre-1989 scheme allows for the approval of the applications to import road vehicles not fitted with identification plates that were manufactured before 1 January 1989. This scheme caters for the […]
Options For Importing Cars in Australia Vehicles supplied to the Australian market in commercial volumes are certified by their manufacturers as complying with Australian safety and environmental standards and approved to be fitted with identification plates. To protect its auto industry, Australian Government has established a limited number of options for the importation of motor […]
COMMERCIAL IMPORT OPTIONS for Import in Australia Full Volume Scheme This scheme is for manufacturers who import new vehicles to the Australian market in unlimited numbers.
Import Vehicles in Australia on a Temporary Basis Carnet This ‘Carnet de Passage en Duane’ is an international agreement which allows the temporary import of a vehicle for up to 12 months by visitors to Australia. The carnet is obtained in the country of residence. Exhibition Vehicle Option This scheme allows for the importation of […]
8 Steps to Import a Vehicle in Australia Here is an overview of all steps involved in importing a vehicle into Australia. This process involves a number of government agencies. You should familiarise yourself with the requirements of these agencies prior to importing a vehicle into Australia. Determine if vehicle can be imported into Australia […]
Process of Importing a Car in Australia There are several steps to importing a road vehicle: Obtain a Vehicle Import Approval (VIA) from the Vehicle Safety Standards Branch of the Department of Infrastructure and Transport. Phone: 1800 815 272 (Australia only) or +61 2 6274 7506, Fax +61 2 6274 6013, email Vimports@infrastructure.gov.au. Further information can be […]
Customs duty, GST, LCT on Cars in Australia Duty rates payable are determined by the tariff classification for your goods. The Customs Tariff Act 1995 (the Tariff) provides the tariff classifications, duty rates, interpretive rules and information on preference schemes, other concessions and exemptions that may apply to your goods. Duty is payable on the customs value […]
Import of Cars by Tourists and Temporary Residents Section 162 – Import Declaration Required/VIA Required As a tourist or temporary resident, you may bring a road vehicle to Australia for a period of up to 12 months without payment of duty and taxes, provided a VIA is obtained prior to your importation. Your road vehicle must […]