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Importing cars

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ELIGIBILTY FOR VEHICLE IMPORTATION: -

  • You have owned and used the vehicle overseas for a period of not less than twelve continuous calendar months
  • You are of driving age
  • You are an Australian citizen
  • You are a migrant holding permanent residency in Australia
  • You are not allowed to import any vehicle which is 15 or more year old on the date it lands in Australia
  • Cars are required to be right hand drive


CUSTOMS DUTY AND SALES TAX

All motor vehicles imported into Australia after 1 July 2000 are subject to duty and Goods and Services Tax (GST), calculated on the Customs Value of the vehicle.


IMPORT PERMIT

Before your vehicle can be imported you must obtain a Vehicle Import Approval from the Federal Office of Road Safety in Canberra. If your vehicle arrives at destination port without the approval import approval, the vehicle may be sent back to origin or destroyed.

  • Address enquiries to Administrator: -
    Vehicle Safety Standards Branch,
    Dept of Transport and Regional Services,
    GPO Box 594,
    Canberra, ACT, 2601,
    Australia
  • Phone: (02) 6274 7506
  • Fax: (02) 6274 6013
  • Email: vimports@dotars.gov.uk
  • Alternatively, website is: www.dotars.gov.au

This information is not definitive and is intended as a guide only. Destination regulations can change without notice and for specific guidance we strongly recommend that you obtain direct rulings from the Motor Vehicle Standards Federal Office Of Road Safety GPO Box 594, Canberra, ACT, 2601, Australia

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