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Old 09-26-2018, 06:46 PM
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Hey, anyone from Australia ever import a car? I assume so. I have an Australian friend wanting to know if a good company to use.
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Where is he in Australia? It's a big island, some 4000km across.
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I have imported 6 cars into Australia, all from Los Angeles to Perth, Western Australia. It is a long involved process now with our government getting very excited about the possibility of any asbestos (or related products) being in the car.

It must all be stripped out and a certificate provided by a shop certifying same.

Then the government must approve importing the vehicle itself.

Then comes the cost.... its about $4000 for the shipping itself inclusive of quarantine service in Australia inspecting the vehicle when it arrives. If it isnt clean of all dirt , dust etc then you face a cleaning bill as well.

You will also pay import duty and goods and services tax on what you bring in, lets call it approximately $2000 plus the taxes.

Gets to be an expensive exercise......


Love your comment Phil, Australia is a big island, sure is !!!
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It's definitely not Austria Bill.
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It's definitely not Austria Bill.
no it isn't Phil
Probably cheaper if it was, I dare say.


And then with petrol tipped to hit $2 per litre (or $5.37 US per gallon for those of you playing at home) who would want to import one now!!
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If in WA you can use America West. If in Queensland Gold Coast Muscle Cars.
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no it isn't Phil
Probably cheaper if it was, I dare say.


And then with petrol tipped to hit $2 per litre (or $5.37 US per gallon for those of you playing at home) who would want to import one now!!
Pah! Here itís NZ $2:50 a litre now, more for 95 octane and 98 will be climbing past $2:75 a litre I dare say!
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Pah! Here itís NZ $2:50 a litre now, more for 95 octane and 98 will be climbing past $2:75 a litre I dare say!
Time to get the pushbike out!!!
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