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  1. Thanks that's kind of how I feel about it. I am still waiting to hear. I'm half feeling that I'd be happy for them to say no, it makes it any easy decision and there's all the paperwork hassle but then we could do with a few thousand more dollars towards a house as we settle into Victoria. Anyone know how long it takes for the import licence to come through? I signed up just in case. We're off in just over 2 months...
  2. Apologies for cross-posting, see below, I was advised to post here ... I wondered if you had any advice @Iron Chef? *patiently joins the back of the queue ?*
  3. Thanks for note re @Iron ChefI'll try that ?
  4. Thanks for the quick replies . Crown Relocations who we're using have advised we can put the car in, but my new employer quoted for moving household goods only so they have to agree to the change of contents even though the volume works. I just drive the car to their depot in Ruislip. Yeah you're right about hire car costs snifter. Could run into several hundred quid plus the hassle. We're in Docklands for the first month though so less use for the car I guess. But we will move out to the country (commuting in from a little town called Woodend) so at that point we will def need wheels to get around although I will be training it into Southern Cross for work. So I guess there's a month or so while we wait for the container to arrive when we'd need to hire ... Any feel for costs beyond taxes at all?
  5. Hi there. We're moving to Melbourne on 15 July, new employer is helping with relocation and allowed us a 40 foot container which we're hoping we can squeeze our car into along with the rest of the house. I'm not sure if there'll be an extra charge for that, waiting to hear. I'm trying though to get a handle on the other costs and struggling a bit. It's an old but good car, Peugeot 307 SW 56 plate. 94,000 miles. Auto Trader says 1500 quid now, we bought it for just over 5k in 2011. I'll get less if I have to sell it though as we need it till the last minute so I'll be taking it down a used car yard. I've seen that equivalent cars are much more expensive in Australia (circa £4000 / $6500) so we wanted to try to keep it as long as the costs aren't too great to take over. Taxes don't seem too bad as they are based on the value of the car so only 20% or so of the value at say £1500, so £300 or so. But are there other costs I need to be aware of to get it on the road down under, what are they typically? Registration, modification, roadworthy certificate? I know it'll need a steam clean before it goes ... Thanks in advance for any advice ....