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Taking a car over to Oz       started by Debra on 26 Jun 2010   (22915)
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From Debra

26 Jun 2010 4:23 AM
(108747)
Hi has anyone taken their car over to Oz what are the pro's and con's -- is it worth it?? Thanks for any info / thoughts anyone can give
From PTIvory52

To Debra

26 Jun 2010 7:20 PM
(108748)
In the same both as you went to oz came home now going back madness or what, was thinking of brining a car but thought what if the car needs parts and they dont have that model out there that may then become expenssive to repair, also dont know if you would be liable for tax on the car when you get there, so just knocked the idea on the head makes life easy if you just buy one out there I think. Good luck with move
From vpopplewell

To Debra

26 Jun 2010 9:16 PM
(108749)
Hi Debra, We shipped our car and moterbike over in Feb this year and so so pleased we did ! Second hand cars here are very expensive !! There is quite a bit of paperwork but well worth the hassle. Both our car and motorbike are worth alot more here than in the UK. Vanesaa and Malcolm
From Debra

To vpopplewell

27 Jun 2010 5:17 AM
(108753)
Hi Vanessa and Malcolm, Did your removal company help you with the paperwork with your car or did you have to sort it all out yourself?? Not sure how to go about it or where to start??!. We brought a new car out there last time but don't want the hassle of car hunting! It seemed the only option with second hand cars being so expensive. Thank you for your reply. Debbie and Sean
From vpopplewell

To Debra

27 Jun 2010 12:47 PM
(108755)
Hi Debra, The removal company will give you the paper work and guide you as to where it needs to go but you will need to fill it all in. And remember you must of owned the car for a full year before you can ship it. Oh, and only one car per person. We had to send the car in my name and the bike in my husbands. Any problem's just give us a shout Vanessa
From morleylamb

To vpopplewell

30 Jun 2010 4:46 PM
(108785)
We took our car. I think it cost about
From Rob

To morleylamb

30 Jun 2010 5:10 PM
(108786)
Can i ask the reason why you have had to own the car for 12mts ? I looking totake our car over but only had it 8mts is there a reason why it has to be 12mts thanks. Can i ask who you used to ship your car with .Rob
From jimboman

To Rob

30 Jun 2010 7:56 PM
(108788)
It is to do with import duty. They don't charge import duty to migrants who bring over their personal possesions and household goods (like TV's, furniture and cars). Twelve months is what they deem to be a reasonable period of ownership overseas, for the item to not attract import duty. For example, you may be tempted to buy something new in the UK, that costs lots more over here, just so that you can flog it to make a profit once you arrive. Traders have to pay import duty so that Australian made goods can compete with cheaper imports.
From morleylamb

To Rob

01 Jul 2010 3:57 AM
(108792)
I really cant remember who we used, but they were very good and collected the car from our uk address. The Aussies bought that regulation (12 months) a few years ago so to stop people bringing cars to sell, and to protect the 'expensive' car market in Australia. Who ever you use will advise you.
From morleylamb

To jimboman

01 Jul 2010 4:00 AM
(108793)
There is import duty on cars, which is determined by the Australian value of the car. Ours was a BMW which are expensive cars in Oz so it was worth it!
From Rob

To morleylamb

01 Jul 2010 5:22 AM
(108794)
Thats what im taking over with me. Did you change from mph to km on your speedo ? the console part lol
From vpopplewell

To Rob

01 Jul 2010 10:53 AM
(108796)
Hi Rob No we didn't. It wasn't a problem. Vanessa
From morleylamb

To Rob

01 Jul 2010 4:38 PM
(108801)
As long as you have KM'S on your speedo as well as mph you should be ok. Once your car arives you will have to take it to a test centre, before you can get your rego.