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Guest posted a topic in Shipping and RemovalsI came to OZ about 3 years ago on a working holiday visa and have since married an Australian and got my permanent residency. Now I'm settled here I thought that I would ship some of my personal effects that we didn't have room for, or the money to ship previously. I arranged a shipping company and it was all good. Now they are saying that because I haven't been out of the country for over a year (last time was a holiday to Fiji in 2010) I will get charged Duty and GST on all of my items that I'm shipping. Most of the items are of sentimental value only but there are a few bits like an old bike, stereo etc which are well over 5 years old but worth a little more. I am really just wondering if I would really have to pay GST and Duty on the goods just because it's been left so long to ship them? Is there any good resource that would have the answers I need? Any numbers I can call? I don't want to get charged loads in Duty as the goods are of little value. Any help would be gratefully received. Cheers Ross
Cerberus1 posted a topic in Money & FinanceJust a quick reminder that we'll be holding one of our regular chat events tomorrow evening. Plan ahead by moving overseas with the experts! Moving to Australia is not without its ups and downs. To make sure you stay ahead of the game, it pays to be well informed. Everyone wants to start their new life down under with as much money as possible and there are a number of things you can do to ensure you make the most of your funds. Key topics always discussed on the forum include moving your possessions, shipping your car, transferring your money into your new Australian bank account and job hunting. Poms in Oz is hosting Live Chat sessions with leading experts in banking, currency exchange, international removals, job searching & vehicle importation and these sessions will take place on 22nd March 2011 from 8pm-10pm (UK Time). National Australia Bank, Moneycorp, PSS International Removals, Hire A Migrant and Iron Chef Imports will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about your move. To participate, click on the 'chat' menu option at the top of the page. Clicking on chat will launch the chat software. There will different 'rooms' for each of the different companies. Unregistered guests can participate by following this link - Chat with Industry Experts, then, once the chat software has loaded, tick the 'Guest' option at the top of the chat window, then choose a username and click 'Login' and enter the 'Moneycorp, NAB, PSS or Ironchef' chat rooms. National Australia Bank [img2=right]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/chat-nab.png[/img2] Rebecca Joils will talk about the Australian Banking system providing you with some insights as to what is different between the UK and Australia. She will also talk about how straight forward it is to open an Australian Bank account before you leave home and some of the services you should consider. Moneycorp [img2=right]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/chat-moneycorp.png[/img2] Whether you are moving to Australia, or living there already, John Kinghorn will bring you the latest updates on the Aussie dollar and provide insight into the key factors influencing market movements. Exchange rates are constantly fluctuating and transferring your funds at the right time, via the right channel, can make a big difference to the amount of money you actually end up with. PSS International Removals [img2=right]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/chat-pss.png[/img2] One of the key ingredients when you are moving overseas is the planning of your removal. Liam Witham will be on hand to offer advice and answer any questions you may have regarding the packing and shipping of your household effects, including what items you can ship to Australia, Australian Customs procedures and AQIS. Whether you are importing household effects or just a vehicle, it is never too early to start researching or to start the process. Hire A Migrant [img2=right]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/hireamigrant.jpg[/img2] Jamie Smith will answer questions about how Hire A Migrant can find your next employer while you remain at home with family - and your existing employer . Learn how Hire A Migrant makes direct approach to targeted employers, avoids unhelpful recruiters, impersonal job boards and taps into the 75% of jobs that are not advertised in Australia - so you can keep earning a wage in current employment and keep your family together. You'll also find out the true costs of doing-it-yourself to find a job in Australia. Iron Chef Imports [img2=right]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/ironchef.gif[/img2] Iron Chef Imports is a small, Australian-based business that specialises in arranging transportation of vehicles from anywhere in the world to any port in Australia. For a fixed brokerage fee, we can help arrange your vehicle's import approval paperwork, shipping, customs clearance and registration in Australia. Aside from our fee, all other costs are invoiced to you directly - no hidden markups! We're also happy to advise you if it's worth bringing your car over before you start (that part's free!).
Hi we're moving to Queensland and trying to decide whether take our car. We've heard that imported cars are indicated as such on the license plate, and we'd rather not stand out as foreigners! - can anyone advise if this is the case please? thankyou!
Just wondering whether it's worth bringing our car with us to oz. They have the same make and model over there but seems quite expensive, so as our cars only 2 years old would it make sense to bring it along. also does anyone have any idea of the cost of importing and who is best to use. Thanks for any info.:jiggy: