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#22185 19-May-2008 18:44

I am relocating soon with my company to Sydney from Auckland and I would like to know if I can bring my car and scooter over or there are big taxes and fees if I do that?

Could you show me a webpage where I can look at this answer for my question? Or do you have experience in this? Please share.

I is a kollege stoodent. Bee nice.

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  #131865 19-May-2008 18:47
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My parents took their car about 6 years ago, ended up being quite a mission at the other end getting it all legal.

Check out the value of it here for you to sell it and the cost to buy the replacement there and see how much $$$ the difference is?

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  #132492 22-May-2008 09:53
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sorry pushed the space bar and that posted the reply before i could type the whole lot it. anyway, i helped a friend take their car to oz sometime back and its quite a mission. you will have to pay for shipment (the actual amount depends on how much you bought the car for and how much space it takes and weather you want to get insurance on it as cars do get damaged during shipment).

Also on the other side you will have to pay for quarintine department do clean your car and declare it safe to take out of the airport. then you will have to pay for someone to check the car mechanically and give it a mechanicall certificate and then you will have to pay for its registeration. then you can drive it .

its not just a lot of money its actually a lot of hassel in terms of running around different departments to get stuff done.

good luck.



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  #132672 23-May-2008 02:14

My company is paying the shipment, 30ft container, so that's not a problem.
I might bring over only our scooter. I quite like it and I dont want to sell it. I hope it's not such a big hassle.

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#132689 23-May-2008 07:48
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My uncle bought a brand new Honda Civic about a year before moving to Australia and he really wanted to take it with him but he ended up selling it in New Zealand because it was just too much cost and hassle to get it over there.

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  #133294 26-May-2008 14:16
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paying for the shipment/duty etc is one thing but running around different departments getting clearance and paperwork is a totaaly different ballgame. i wouldnt recommend it unless the car is one of a kind custom made etc etc.


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  #133296 26-May-2008 14:25
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Due to Australia's regulations I recall you can't just import any car. You'd need to check in advance that want you want to bring in can easily be certified for use on the roads there (without it costing an arm and a leg!).

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  #133315 26-May-2008 15:40
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Looks fairly convoluted!!!

And thats just getting it there!!

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