Shipping Cars to Australia (Brisbane, Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney)

Ascope Shipping offers affordable car shipping from the UK to major Australian cities like Brisbane, Melbourne, Fremantle, and Sydney. As specialists in vehicle shipping to Australia, we have years of experience in both RoRo (Roll-on/Roll-off) and container shipping services. Our team provides excellent customer service and guidance throughout the entire shipping process.

RoRo Car Shipping to Australia

The RoRo (Roll-on/Roll-off) method is a cost-effective way to ship cars, 4x4s, vans, minibuses, buses, trucks, tractors, and other self-propelled machinery to Australia. With RoRo, units are only charged for the space they take on the vessel, making it an economical option. We export both new and used vehicles from the UK, offering door-to-port or port-to-port transport services.

RoRo Car Shipping to Australia

Container Shipping to Australia

For secure delivery of your valuable vehicles and cargo, our container shipping services are the perfect solution. We offer 20ft and 40ft containers that are loaded with the utmost care before departing UK ports on a weekly basis. Enjoy our door-to-port or port-to-port services, as well as loading and lashing options at our Essex warehouses, with convenient delivery to your doorstep in Australia.

Container Shipping to Australia

Shipping Prices to Australia

Vehicle Type RO/RO Prices Container Costs
Saloon Vehicle e.g Peugeot 406 £1795 Enquire (20ft Cont)
4×4 Vehicle e.g. Land Rover Discovery £2525 Enquire (20ft Cont)
Vans e.g Merc sprinter Enquire Enquire (20ft Cont)
2 cars (saloon / 4×4) Enquire Enquire (40ft Cont)

Why Choose Ascope Shipping?

With many years of experience in the freight forwarding and shipping industry, Ascope Shipping can assure you peace of mind. We will ensure your vehicle or cargo arrives at its final destination on time and in the same condition as when it left the UK.

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation quote for your car or personal item shipping needs to Australia. We offer affordable and reliable shipping solutions to Brisbane, Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, and beyond.

Import Requirements for Australia

When shipping cars or other goods to Australia, it’s important to be aware of the country’s import regulations:

  1. Import Permits: While Australia does not require importers to hold general import licenses, specific permits may be necessary for certain goods, including vehicles. It’s advisable to check with the Australian Border Force or a customs broker for the most up-to-date requirements.
  2. Customs Clearance: Local importers are responsible for obtaining formal customs clearance for goods entering Australia. This process involves submitting the necessary documentation and paying any applicable duties or taxes.
  3. Documentation: The minimum documentation required for customs clearance includes:
    • Completed Customs Entry or Informal Clearance Document (ICD)
    • Air waybill (AWB) or bill of lading (BLAD)
    • Commercial invoices
    • Other relevant import documents
  4. Biosecurity Requirements: Australia has strict biosecurity regulations to protect its unique ecosystem. Imported goods, including vehicles, must meet specific cleanliness standards:
    • Vehicles should be thoroughly cleaned before shipping, free from soil, plant material, and other contaminants
    • A cleanliness declaration may be required
  5. Vehicle Compliance: Imported vehicles must comply with Australian Design Rules (ADRs) and safety standards. It’s crucial to check these requirements before shipping a vehicle to Australia.
  6. Temporary Imports: For temporary imports (up to 12 months), certain goods may enter Australia without paying duty or taxes, provided specific conditions are met.
  7. Valuation: The most common method for valuing goods for customs purposes is the transaction value, based on the price paid for the imported goods, subject to certain adjustments.
  8. Inspections: Containers and goods may be subject to inspection upon arrival, especially those from high-risk ports or destined for rural areas.

By understanding and adhering to these import requirements, you can help ensure a smooth shipping process for your clients’ vehicles and goods to Australia. It’s recommended to work with experienced customs brokers or freight forwarders who are familiar with Australian import regulations to navigate the process effectively.

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