If you’re in the process of shifting to Australia, then chances are that you would also want your car to be shipped to its new destination. However, this process may be more difficult in actuality than on paper. Here are some things you should be aware of.There are many restrictions in place for vehicle shipping to Australia. I would recommend that unless the car is a super expensive one, and you have a strong attachment to it, it should be sold off at a bargain, before you make arrangements for moving countries.If on the other hand, you feel that your car is an investment, a luxurious car, you need to get in touch with vehicle import specialists, who can make the process easier for you. They have superior logistics at their disposal, and your car will be imported at basically no financial or damage risks.Importing a car can be a demanding and time consuming process. The Department of Infrastructure and Transport have in issue a pretty thick booklet, which is called Importing Vehicles to Australia, and it is a must read if you are considering it.
You should again ask yourself the question of whether it’s worth the effort to import your car to Australia. Your reasons have to be logical. There are many people who move to Australia on a long term and only if you feel attachment and pride in your car, it’s a feasible option to get it shipped to Australia. You can read more about importing cars by visiting https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_import.
If your mind is set, then the first thing on your schedule is to see if your car is eligible for importing. You also need to do extensive research on the costs, timeframe to receive a permit, the required documentation, as well as the risks involved. If you happen to have a friend living in Australia who had his vehicle imported, it’s a good idea to ask him how the process went with him. You’ll be in a better position to expect what is going to happen. They might also have a few tips and tricks for you; these will help when it comes to the nitty gritty.
After you make sure that you car can be imported, you have to submit a postal or online application. Post application, be sure to check your mail frequently, because the authorities may mail you for further details of your four wheeled beauty.After receiving approval for the car, it has to be sent to customs in order to get it scrutinized before its shipment to Australia. Australia is particularly paranoid when it comes to accidental entry of bio-organisms which have the potential to threaten the ecosystem, so be prepared for quarantine of your car.