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  1. As a bonus, you don't have to pay tolls with an internationally-registered vehicle either (I hope you realised that!). Legislation on tolls only governs Australian-registered vehicles. Regarding the customs value issue, the easiest solution is to get an independent valuation done. It saves a significant amount of money in taxes.
  2. Legally possible, but generally frowned upon by Department of Infrastructure. Good to read of your experiences NSA. I usually advise people against doing it.
  3. No tax issues, you will need to pay tax on it, regardless of how long you own it. Bear in mind owning for less than 12 months means you may not be able to import under the Personal Import Scheme.
  4. As I often say, if it was easy, I'd be out of a job ;)
  5. Hi Deb, welcome to the forums, that's what I do, see my link below.
  6. Somewhat surprisingly, there seem to be LR specialists in every capital city, and a number of regional centres too. It won't be hard to find someone to work on it. If you go via the website in my signature, fill out the contact form and I'll send you a breakdown of costs.
  7. I'm surprised the Australian price is that low! I have a mate who runs a Land Rover specialist workshop, he always talks about the yawning gap between examples that are well maintained and ones that have been used for 'bush-bashing'. Most here fall into the latter category, where they have been used by grey nomads to drive through some very rough terrain in the middle of Australia. Despite the calculator saying otherwise, I'd seriously consider bringing it.
  8. Welcome to PiO ? I suggest selling it before you leave - although they're a great car for the money, the lack of availability in Oz, combined with a lack of appeal to enthusiasts means it would be a tough sell when the time came. The only exception would be if you planned to own it for another ten years and run it into the ground.
  9. I see you've chosen the best city in Australia! This is one of those cars where it's probably debatable whether to bring it or not, but if you love the car and know its history, it's worth considering.
  10. My apologies to you and everyone else for my slow response - negotiations with the federal government over import law changes have finally reached the pointy end, so I seem to be spending more time in Canberra than at home lately. Then we had a cabinet reshuffle as a result of a pointless prime minister change and we lost the minister we've been dealing with for the last 3 years! Very frustrating from our end. Anyway, to answer your question, I would sell it off before leaving - while we got the 1.0 litre engined Clio here in Oz, it wasn't a big seller, making yours a pretty tough sell when the time came. Financially it doesn't make sense based on the numbers you've listed currently.
  11. Bear in mind you have up to 6 months after you arrive in Australia to lodge your application, so you can still do it if you think her visa will arrive soon enough.
  12. Welcome, and my apologies for the slow reply! Both car and bike would be worth bringing over. You may need to apply for the bike in your name and the car in your wife's, as the regulations only allow for one vehicle per person.
  13. My apologies, I missed a couple of replies in the middle! Based on those numbers, I'd suggest selling in the UK ?
  14. No chance of allowing any parts in with asbestos. Remove it in the US and send it as a non-runner, then refit here.
  15. Realistically, it's probably not worth bringing financially, but if you've looked after it and plan to keep it for another few years, then it's worth considering.