Options for Permanent Import of Cars in Australia

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 vehicles and trailers to Australia […]

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Options for Temporary Import of Cars in Australia

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 motor vehicles intended to be […]

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8 Steps to Import a Vehicle in Australia

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 or not. Check http://www.raws.com.au/SEVSRegC.asp Apply […]

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Import Cars Process in 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 obtained by downloading the Importing Vehicles […]

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Custom Duty, GSt and LCT on cars in Australia

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 of the goods.

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Import of Car by Temporary Residents and Tourists in Australia

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 be subsequently exported from Australia […]

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Import a used car in Australia

Importing a Second-hand Road Vehicle in Australia – Import Declaration and VIA is Required Provided you obtain a VIA prior to importing a second-hand road vehicle, you may make use of the available concessional treatment under Item 59 Schedule 4 to the Tariff which exempts an importer from the special duty of $12,000 that is applied to second-hand road vehicles. […]

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Import Disassembled or partly Disassembled Cars and parts into Australia

Import Disassembled and partly Disassembled Cars and parts into Australia Partly Disassembled Road Vehicles – Import Declaration and VIA is Required Importations of road vehicle kits including disassembled or partly disassembled road vehicles are subject to an assessment made by Infrastructure. If you wish to import a road vehicle kit, you must submit a full application to Infrastructure with all the relevant […]

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