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Hi,

 

Just thought I would post my personal fees involved in shipping a car or motorbike.

 

Of course every vehicle and cost vary, but just thought it may help some people with the dilemma!!!

 

Overall we are so glad we went through this process and has been totally straightforward.

 

2006 Range Rover Sport value approx 20,000 GBP Ducati 999r Fila edition 15,000GBP

 

Both vehicles were shipped with our personal belongings so it was approx 2000GBP extra for 40ft container.

 

Import licence 50GBP allow 6 weeks for this and you must have this before vehicle can leave the UK.

 

Range Rover 10% customs 10% GST $4000 ( valued UK price )

 

Ducati 999R only pay customs tax on motorbikes 10% $800 ??

 

Range Rover compliance,registration docs application for import plate,safety certs $289

delivery to workshop $165

safety certificate $64.50

environmental fee?? $20.50

engineer inspection,sign off, mod plate and cert $265

personal import plate and fit $101.50

 

Stamp duty is 3.5% upto 6 cyl on Aus value of vehicle which has to be paid one off fee.

Please also note that many say an import is only worth 65% of Aus market, but we have been advised by the official valuers that it is really only 10% maybe upto 20% less.

Rego, 3rd party ins varies from car to car, state to state. $1800

 

Make sure you do lots of homework, but we know for the same spec and condition of car it was just a no brainer not to bring as replacement value would have been at least $60,000.

 

With the crap exchange rate it was worth the hassle.

 

Hope this helps

 

Nicki

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Hi,

 

Just thought I would post my personal fees involved in shipping a car or motorbike.

 

Of course every vehicle and cost vary, but just thought it may help some people with the dilemma!!!

 

Overall we are so glad we went through this process and has been totally straightforward.

 

2006 Range Rover Sport value approx 20,000 GBP Ducati 999r Fila edition 15,000GBP

 

Both vehicles were shipped with our personal belongings so it was approx 2000GBP extra for 40ft container.

 

Import licence 50GBP allow 6 weeks for this and you must have this before vehicle can leave the UK.

 

Range Rover 10% customs 10% GST $4000 ( valued UK price )

 

Ducati 999R only pay customs tax on motorbikes 10% $800 ??

 

Range Rover compliance,registration docs application for import plate,safety certs $289

delivery to workshop $165

safety certificate $64.50

environmental fee?? $20.50

engineer inspection,sign off, mod plate and cert $265

personal import plate and fit $101.50

 

Stamp duty is 3.5% upto 6 cyl on Aus value of vehicle which has to be paid one off fee.

Please also note that many say an import is only worth 65% of Aus market, but we have been advised by the official valuers that it is really only 10% maybe upto 20% less.

Rego, 3rd party ins varies from car to car, state to state. $1800

 

Make sure you do lots of homework, but we know for the same spec and condition of car it was just a no brainer not to bring as replacement value would have been at least $60,000.

 

With the crap exchange rate it was worth the hassle.

 

Hope this helps

 

Nicki

 

 

I'm trying to go through it for my motorbike, so how much was the bike in total? Was the above just for the car? Who does the compliance to ADR's - do they supply someone or do you have to find the person yourself?

 

Cheers

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hi,

 

the bike was $800 customs tax, rough estimate to work to is 10% of value and all the stuff in previous post was approx $1500. rate at 1.6 1400 GBP in total plus shipping costs.

 

We chose to use a company to deal with everything on our behalf, for ease, to be honest all they have charged xtra than the authorities is collecting the bike $145, all other fees have to be paid to re register.

 

Hope this helps.

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hi,

 

the bike was $800 customs tax, rough estimate to work to is 10% of value and all the stuff in previous post was approx $1500. rate at 1.6 1400 GBP in total plus shipping costs.

 

We chose to use a company to deal with everything on our behalf, for ease, to be honest all they have charged xtra than the authorities is collecting the bike $145, all other fees have to be paid to re register.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

Any chance you could name the company?

 

Thanks

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We used a company via crown called new prestige world, based at Rocklea in Brisbane. They dealt with everything within 5 days !!

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This is taken from another Expat site about importing a bike.

 

"Took it for the test yesterday. It passed the safety test but they've failed it because it doesn't yet have the import compliance plate on it. Thing is they needed to examine the bike and fill in the form before I could apply for the compliance plate.

 

This is becoming a costly hassle:

 

1. $50 for the import approval

2. £250 for the bike's crate

3. Shipping ? - well it just went into the container along with the other stuff but it was around two hundred quid's worth of space.

4. $529 Import duty and clearance fees (not sure if this also included the clearance fees for the container stuff).

5. $429 Steam cleaning and re-inspection

6. £18 to replace the indicator that was broken by the shipping people.

7. $35 for the temporary road permit (for one day)

8. $43 for the inspection fee

9. $55 for the compliance plate

10. Future: Perhaps another $43 inspection fee

11. Future: Another $35 for the temporary road permit (for one day)

12. Future: The costs for the vehicle regn plate, rego, etc. Not sure what that'll amount to unsure.gif

 

As I type now I would say that I'd appreciated how much expense and trouble it would be then I'd have sold it and bought another over here. Ah well rolleyes.gif"

 

There can often be more than you expect at the other end.

 

More important. If you ship a bike, it will be at least 10 weeks before you can ride it after shipping. How can you wait that long without going for a ride !!! :arghh:


 

 

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This is taken from another Expat site about importing a bike.

 

"Took it for the test yesterday. It passed the safety test but they've failed it because it doesn't yet have the import compliance plate on it. Thing is they needed to examine the bike and fill in the form before I could apply for the compliance plate.

 

This is becoming a costly hassle:

 

1. $50 for the import approval

2. £250 for the bike's crate

3. Shipping ? - well it just went into the container along with the other stuff but it was around two hundred quid's worth of space.

4. $529 Import duty and clearance fees (not sure if this also included the clearance fees for the container stuff).

5. $429 Steam cleaning and re-inspection

6. £18 to replace the indicator that was broken by the shipping people.

7. $35 for the temporary road permit (for one day)

8. $43 for the inspection fee

9. $55 for the compliance plate

10. Future: Perhaps another $43 inspection fee

11. Future: Another $35 for the temporary road permit (for one day)

12. Future: The costs for the vehicle regn plate, rego, etc. Not sure what that'll amount to unsure.gif

 

As I type now I would say that I'd appreciated how much expense and trouble it would be then I'd have sold it and bought another over here. Ah well rolleyes.gif"

 

There can often be more than you expect at the other end.

 

More important. If you ship a bike, it will be at least 10 weeks before you can ride it after shipping. How can you wait that long without going for a ride !!! :arghh:

Again,

 

Just do homework as to replacement value. Matts Ducati was a ltd edition only 200 made in Europe, so basically irreplacable here!!!

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I am really interested in this post as I plan to take my Harley. People have said to me sell it and buy when you get there but its old and I know the history of it not only that its mine. It falls right on the cusp of 88/89 so I need to check it exact day of registration but if it falls into 1988 does that make any difference to the import apart from not having to own it for 12 months prior to the import.

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Its simple economics for me - I intend taking a Vespa GTS 300 2009 model and the best second hand price I can find out there is around $8000 (about £5000) and the uk second hand value is around £2500. I get a free container (40ft) but one of the restrictions are that I am noy allowed any motorised vehicles in it (employers restriction) which is a shame as I won't be able to fill it. Pickfords have said they'll do it seperately for £650 (although haven't detailed what that involves) any cheaper quotes out there?

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I am really interested in this post as I plan to take my Harley. People have said to me sell it and buy when you get there but its old and I know the history of it not only that its mine. It falls right on the cusp of 88/89 so I need to check it exact day of registration but if it falls into 1988 does that make any difference to the import apart from not having to own it for 12 months prior to the import.

Hi we also have a Harley at home. They too are really expensive here. We are looking to import it under a different scheme as personal import only allows you one vehicle per 5 years now!

The fatboy is 16 yrs old and done lots of photo shoots and calendars so again it's sentimental to us . I know there are other import schemes and I think there is one for vehicles 15 yrs plus. Only collected our vehicles Friday so need a break before more research.

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So You can import after you have moved too? Do you have to own the vehicle or could you have a family member buy something for you and then import it.

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My boyfriend has a Kawasaki kr1s 250 2 stroke which he has spent alot of money on, engine has been tuned suspension reworked race pipes on. He is wanting to bring this with us would he need to make any changings to it first and would it be accepted in Oz.

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So You can import after you have moved too? Do you have to own the vehicle or could you have a family member buy something for you and then import it.

 

Yes but the same rule applies that you must have owned and used it for 12 months (log book in your name) and they ask for copies of your passport pages to see if you've stayed with the vehicle for 12 months too. Importing after you move must be for those that ran out of time to do it before they moved. Anyway here's a link to the official Oz site and there are some useful links on it as well

 

Eligibility Criteria

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Ironduke, what about pulling the engine out and sending the whole thing as parts?

Is it still a motorised vehicle then?

I think this is how even the big manufacturers do it sometimes with cars and then rebuilt in destination country,just a thought!

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Ironduke, what about pulling the engine out and sending the whole thing as parts?

Is it still a motorised vehicle then?

I think this is how even the big manufacturers do it sometimes with cars and then rebuilt in destination country,just a thought!

G

 

They certainly do, however I'd have to send one or the other seperately in accordance with their rules so the expense and bother remain the same

 

Cheers

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My boyfriend has a Kawasaki kr1s 250 2 stroke which he has spent alot of money on, engine has been tuned suspension reworked race pipes on. He is wanting to bring this with us would he need to make any changings to it first and would it be accepted in Oz.

 

 

The bottom line is that the machine would have to follow ADR's (australian design rules) and most vehicles built for or imported in the UK follow them. Obviously anything changed on the bike would be a variation from this. Naturally they won't be inspecting the internals of the engine which just about the only way of knowing its been tuned, however the exhaust would be a big give away. If he were to put the original exhaust back on no one would be the wiser but getting insurance without telling them about any modifications would make it void.

This bike could come under the 'enthusiasts' category where the design rules wouldn't apply or if it was of a certain age. Check the website - it'll all be in there

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I have been searching around the web and found this answer to the question of importing to Australia on yahoo answers

 

Importing a motorcycle from the US, compared to buying the same model in Australia could save you as much as 50% of the purchase price. If buying new from a dealer with the intention of exporting to Australia, you will find some tax exemptions which will save you more money again.

 

I still question why people buy Harley Davidson's off the show room floor in Australia, since an individual can import two of them for a little over the same money.

 

Because Australia does not manufacture any motorcycles, you will not have to pay import duty as you would on a car which is made in Australia. You will have to pay sales taxes which equates to about 24% of your purchase price. If you sell it within a short period of time, you will be hit up for more taxes and GST.

 

There are specialists easily found in the US who ship cars and motorcycles. If you buy from a dealership, as opposed to a private individual, they are likely to arrange it all for you.

 

The cheapest way to transport is to dismantle and box a motorcycle. This means the bike takes up the smallest possible amount of space on the ship. Doing it that way, the freight cost from the US is as little as $400. The road freight cost from the dealership to the coastal port will cost you a little extra of course. Merely putting a whole bike onto a pallet will result in more space taken up and your freight cost will then exceed $1500.

 

 

Also remember, to register a US bike in Australia, you will need to make a couple modifications before it will past roadworthy.

You will need to replace the head light, so on low beam it dips to the left and not the right.

Brake pads and tyres may need to be replaced if they do not comply with Australian Standards.

Some US exhaust mufflers may not be compliant with Australian Standards.

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A buddy of mine imports Harley's for his personal use every few years, then sells them for a profit after the tax period passes to avoid extra tax.

 

Now the question is does anyone know where I can find some official confirmation on this? You see I have an interview tomorrow and if I was to get the job and have to start say in 6 weeks time I will be around 12 weeks off owing it for 12 months.

 

I think its crap that you own something yet you can't take it with me when i could buy a new tv for instance a month before and not have to declare it. :arghh:

 

I might not have to worry but I want to be prepared......dib dib dib :biglaugh:

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If possible it is a great idea to take your car or bike as they are so expensive to replace in Oz, great thread and food for thought for some on here who are moving.

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Hi ,your shipping cost seems reasonable ,but did you steam clean the car & have the aircon degassed in the UK before they were shipped?? I am hoping to ship my van over on a roll on roll off .I think it will be worth it because the cost of low mileage vans are well expensive in OZ compared to the UK, and tried working out the back of ute & it didn't work for me.

 

 

cheers mark:mad:

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I have been searching around the web and found this answer to the question of importing to Australia on yahoo answers

 

 

 

Now the question is does anyone know where I can find some official confirmation on this? You see I have an interview tomorrow and if I was to get the job and have to start say in 6 weeks time I will be around 12 weeks off owing it for 12 months.

 

I think its crap that you own something yet you can't take it with me when i could buy a new tv for instance a month before and not have to declare it. :arghh:

 

I might not have to worry but I want to be prepared......dib dib dib :biglaugh:

 

According to what I've read you can't put a new tv (or just about anything) in and avoid tax - once again you have to have had it a year and if they suspect its just been unwrapped and made to look used they'll ask for receipts to prove its age. Here's the link to the criteria for personal imports:

 

Eligibility Criteria

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I like my 4x4s, I currently have 2 nissan Patrols,old ones and an 05 ford ranger 4x4 double cab, I'm thinking of selling all them but putting an 08 navara in a container and bringing that over, I can get a goodn here for 10k and at least land with something to do for a few good years, similar truck there's about 40-50k what do you think I would pay on all import costs shipping and fees?

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Again,

 

Just do homework as to replacement value. Matts Ducati was a ltd edition only 200 made in Europe, so basically irreplacable here!!!

 

The general rule of thumb with cars & bikes.

 

If its not Rare/antique/sentimental value, it generally isnt worth the hassle.

 

I have a bike that only 350 were ever brought into Australia, and only about 200/250 are left. Its still cheaper to buy here.

 

Im not saying people shouldnt look into impoorting, but just watch out for the pitfalls & hidden expenses.

 

With bikes the biggest drama is if they are not noise/emission compliant or have been heavily modified, it can be a minefield.

 

A freind of mine imported a chopper he built himself ( he has his own business) and it took nearly a year to get registered.


 

 

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I have been searching around the web and found this answer to the question of importing to Australia on yahoo answers

 

 

 

Now the question is does anyone know where I can find some official confirmation on this? You see I have an interview tomorrow and if I was to get the job and have to start say in 6 weeks time I will be around 12 weeks off owing it for 12 months.

 

I think its crap that you own something yet you can't take it with me when i could buy a new tv for instance a month before and not have to declare it. :arghh:

 

I might not have to worry but I want to be prepared......dib dib dib :biglaugh:

 

The post you found is from an Aussie. I am sure that Citizens have different eligibilty than new arrivals and PR's

 

If it was that easy, a lot of my Aussie mates would be bringing bikes over all the time.

 

A warrior (which is what I have) is only worth $6000/6500k US at the moment for a mint model with serious modifications. A real showpiece $10k tops. Here add $6k minimum.

 

I've never heard of one being brought over simply because of the costs/compliance/import issues. It just simply doesnt work out any cheaper in the end.


 

 

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I like my 4x4s, I currently have 2 nissan Patrols,old ones and an 05 ford ranger 4x4 double cab, I'm thinking of selling all them but putting an 08 navara in a container and bringing that over, I can get a goodn here for 10k and at least land with something to do for a few good years, similar truck there's about 40-50k what do you think I would pay on all import costs shipping and fees?

 

You need to have owned the vehicle for at least 12 months before importing, and you need to bring at the same time as emigrating as well (cant leave it in the Uk for 4 months and then ship for example.)


 

 

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According to what I've read you can't put a new tv (or just about anything) in and avoid tax - once again you have to have had it a year and if they suspect its just been unwrapped and made to look used they'll ask for receipts to prove its age. Here's the link to the criteria for personal imports:

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

If you have 20 TV's they might raise a few questions.

 

A fairly recent TV wont even get looked at. So long as its for personal use, and not for resale.


 

 

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