What cars can I import to Australia?
There are a number of options available when applying for a vehicle import approval:
- Vehicles Manufactured before 1989.
- Personal Import Option.
- Australian Plated Vehicles.
- Small Road Trailers.
- Race, Rally and Support Vehicles.
- Letter of Compliance.
- Special Purpose-Built Vehicles.
- Exhibition Vehicles.
Can I import a modified car to Australia?
An import approval is required for all returning Australian road vehicles including road vehicles that have been modified, before we can authorise your vehicle to be released from customs control. This does not apply to vehicles returning on an Australian carnet.
Can I drive left hand car in Australia?
Vehicles registered overseas International tourists and foreign defence personnel are permitted to bring their left hand drive vehicles into Australia to use while they are on holidays or on defence exchange in Australia.
Can I import a Lamborghini into Australia?
Anyone can import a motor vehicle into Australia. However, you will need permission from the Vehicle Safety Standards Branch to import the vehicle and ensure it meets safety requirements.
Does Australia have a 25 year import rule?
The rolling 25-year rule replaces the previous pre-1989 rule (that allowed vehicles built before 1989 to be imported), only now you can bring in younger cars on a rolling 25-year basis.
Can you drive left hand cars in Australia?
International tourists and foreign defence personnel are permitted to bring their left hand drive vehicles into Australia to use while they are on holidays or on defence exchange in Australia.
Is left hand drive legal in Australia?
Unlike 66% of the world’s population, Australians abide by left-hand traffic laws. That also means the steering wheels in vehicles are on the right-hand side, so the driver is closer to the centre of the road. Other countries that do this include New Zealand, India, Japan, and the United Kingdom.
How long does it take for a car to clear customs Australia?
about two weeks
How long does it take for a car to clear customs in Australia? Once your car arrives in Sydney, it will take about two weeks to clear Australian Customs, Quarantine Inspection, and cleaning.
How much is an RHD conversion?
Excluding the cost of purchasing the vehicle, the entire cost for importing, converting, complying and registering any vehicle to RHD generally starts from $45000 and can go right up to $150000 (although luxury car tax can keep this figure increasing even higher depending on the cost of vehicle being is imported).
How do I import a road vehicle into Australia?
Before importing a road vehicle into Australia you must obtain an approval to import the vehicle from the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (the department). There are several options to apply for an approval to import a road vehicle.
Can I import a classic car in Australia?
Some vehicles such as classic cars in Australia may have eligibility requirements that differ from those for newer vehicles. Once you have determined the vehicle import option under which you want to apply, you must obtain Vehicle Import Approval in Australia.
What is the import duty on a car in Australia?
Duties are levied by Australian Customs before your vehicle is imported; if you are staying in Australia on a tourist or temporary visa, you are permitted to import a car for up to 12 months without having to pay customs duty.
What cars are eligible for import in Australia from 2025?
A 1960 vehicle with upgraded engine, transmission or brakes from a 2000 model vehicle would be eligible for import from 2025. Over time, many interesting models will become available under this rule that Australia has not previously had access to.