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mporting my van with my tools and clothes etc inside?

Hi there, great forum

 

I've been reading through a few threads which have been very informative, but i have a specific question.

 

i would like to export my 2004 Ford Transit Connect SWB ( value £3500 ) from England to Aus with my work tools and my clothes, computer, books etc inside the van.

 

My thinking is that i can turn up in Aus with everything i need to live and start work.

 

I know about the modifications that may be necessary to the van and the cleaning of the tools etc and i'm not bothered if it costs me as much as buying the van in Aus

 

So my question is, am i allowed to put my belongings in the van ( in crates ) and export it?

 

Connect's seem rare in Aus and i think it would be unique and eyecatching once sign written plus it's a diesel ( most vans are petrol in Aus ) so would be much better on fuel, also commercial vehicles only attract 5% tax or so i'm led to believe

 

A good plan? Or not? It doesn't have aircon but my mates car doesn't either and he lives in Sydney.

 

Thanks, Aaron.

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mporting my van with my tools and clothes etc inside?

Hi there, great forum

 

I've been reading through a few threads which have been very informative, but i have a specific question.

 

i would like to export my 2004 Ford Transit Connect SWB ( value £3500 ) from England to Aus with my work tools and my clothes, computer, books etc inside the van.

 

My thinking is that i can turn up in Aus with everything i need to live and start work.

 

I know about the modifications that may be necessary to the van and the cleaning of the tools etc and i'm not bothered if it costs me as much as buying the van in Aus

 

So my question is, am i allowed to put my belongings in the van ( in crates ) and export it?

 

Connect's seem rare in Aus and i think it would be unique and eyecatching once sign written plus it's a diesel ( most vans are petrol in Aus ) so would be much better on fuel, also commercial vehicles only attract 5% tax or so i'm led to believe

 

A good plan? Or not? It doesn't have aircon but my mates car doesn't either and he lives in Sydney.

 

Thanks, Aaron.

 

 

Hi Aaron,

I wanted to ship out my Merc Vito 115 CDI Sort X, and had also planned on filling the inside up with a motocross bike, tools and as much household goods as I could fit,

I couldn’t find any actual guidelines regarding the contents of the rear of the van but after speaking to people on here and shipping company’s I was told that the I would be taxed on the value of the entire contents of the van as well as incur the standard import 10% tax and 5% duty charges.

 

I have found it quite difficult to get a true costing therefore decided to sell my van here in the UK as it cost me close to 30k when it was new I thought I would get hit hard with the Oz valuation taxes etc.

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And the vito sport will cost you about ten grand more there if your buying with sterling ! I looked at transporter sport ,Hyundai iload nice can with good write ups $28000 if your abn , nice looking as well .You've got to be one tough mother to go without aircon !

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Thanks for the reply guys, i don't mind paying a bit of tax on my belongings, surely it's got to be easier than having to buy new tools and a van in Aus, i'll ring a shipper and see what they have to say for themselves, any recommendations?

 

Thanks again, Aaron.

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Thanks mate, the plan is to use the van for a business with my friend and also buy a HSV Maloo:biggrin:

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I'm thinking of doing the same( I'm a joiner) but I intended to build fitted racking out of Birch ply and am concerned how it should be treated to pass quarantine. I am moving to the Melbourne area.

Anyone got a clue?

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Been thinking about this myself for ages.... Got a minter 2004 LWB Vauxhall Vivaro Van (exact same as Renault trafic sold in OZ), Full Vivaro roof rack, tow bar, fitted mobile phone hands free kit, 2.5L Diesel with 30,000miles on the clock but worth in the UK maybe £7000 tops and 28 years worth of Carpenters power/hand tools.

 

Like has been said before you just cant seem to get a definitive answer regarding the taxes you will pay for importing your van and also what taxes you would pay for filling the back of your van (say £10,000 worth of tools).........................

 

maybe if "IRON CHEF" reads this post he could comment......would be very interested...

 

Cheers

 

Carlos

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I'm thinking of doing the same( I'm a joiner) but I intended to build fitted racking out of Birch ply and am concerned how it should be treated to pass quarantine. I am moving to the Melbourne area.

Anyone got a clue?

 

http://www.daff.gov.au/aqis/import/timber/ispm-15-faq

 

Have a search online for further details of ISPM15


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mporting my van with my tools and clothes etc inside?

Hi there, great forum

 

I've been reading through a few threads which have been very informative, but i have a specific question.

 

i would like to export my 2004 Ford Transit Connect SWB ( value £3500 ) from England to Aus with my work tools and my clothes, computer, books etc inside the van.

 

My thinking is that i can turn up in Aus with everything i need to live and start work.

 

I know about the modifications that may be necessary to the van and the cleaning of the tools etc and i'm not bothered if it costs me as much as buying the van in Aus

 

So my question is, am i allowed to put my belongings in the van ( in crates ) and export it?

 

Connect's seem rare in Aus and i think it would be unique and eyecatching once sign written plus it's a diesel ( most vans are petrol in Aus ) so would be much better on fuel, also commercial vehicles only attract 5% tax or so i'm led to believe

 

A good plan? Or not? It doesn't have aircon but my mates car doesn't either and he lives in Sydney.

 

Thanks, Aaron.

 

When we shipped a car in 2004, the car had to be empty. We were told we were not allowed anything extra in it, we did leave a few bits and pieces in the glove compartment and they were taken out and put in a box. Sorry, this is probably not what you wanted to hear...

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You can fill the back of the van with whatever you want (within reason) but only if you are shipping it in a container, if it goes roll on/roll off you are not allowed to keep anything in the van

 

My van is en route now in a 20 foot container and its filled with all sorts of stuff, including tools and lots of spare parts.

 

Contact cargo online, http://www.cargoonline.com.au they are Australia based and specialise in vehicle shipping, reasonable prices too.


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I'm thinking of doing the same( I'm a joiner) but I intended to build fitted racking out of Birch ply and am concerned how it should be treated to pass quarantine. I am moving to the Melbourne area.

Anyone got a clue?

 

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You can fill the back of the van with whatever you want (within reason) but only if you are shipping it in a container, if it goes roll on/roll off you are not allowed to keep anything in the van

 

My van is en route now in a 20 foot container and its filled with all sorts of stuff, including tools and lots of spare parts.

 

Contact cargo online, http://www.cargoonline.com.au they are Australia based and specialise in vehicle shipping, reasonable prices too.

Thanks brew

Any idea on what the damage will be tax wise on arrival?

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Thanks brew

Any idea on what the damage will be tax wise on arrival?

 

Well as far as i am aware you will only pay tax on the vehicle, for me its 10% but i think you will also be subject to an additional 5 or 10% (my van is pre 1989 so exempt from this)

 

You also have to pay AQIS fee, cleaning fee, port handling charges etc, i would say, all in all that it will have cost me £4500 to get my van there, thats with paying $2200 for import tax.


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