We offer a variety of American car shipping options for importing classic and muscle American cars to Australia – including shared container services from Los Angeles CA and Charleston SC to All major Australian ports as well very competitive Roll on Roll off services covering all major port in the USA to Australia
Dazmac offers very competitive car shipping prices for both shipping in containers and shipping by Roll on Roll off (RORO). We have regular consolidated containers of cars from Los Angeles CA and Charleston SC to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Fremantle.
Dazmac and our partners in the USA Oceans International have only approved offshore cleaning facility in the USA. Based in Los Angeles we offer regular consolidated containers for vehicles and motorbikes to Australia. Handling quarantine cleaning offshore saves money and removes this hidden cost associated with quarantine and avoids the excessive charges from the quarantine depots in Australia.
We also offer offshore asbestos testing and asbestos removal services. This has became a major pitfall with importing used vehicles since this rule was enforced in early 2017. Customs have been penalising importers where asbestos is found where first offence can be up to $8000. When the asbestos testing is done in Australia costs of the testing are varying from $800-$1000 per vehicle. Our offshore asbestos testing reduces the testing cost as well ensuring you are not liable for any customs penalties on arrival.
All Vehicles imported into Australia an Import Permit from the department of infrastructure.
Importing Muscle & Classic American Cars from USA to Australia
Vehicles manufactured prior to 1989 which do not have any major modifications can be imported under the pre-1989 scheme. Any modifications should be reported to the department of infrastructure to determine if approval will be granted as the they will check the internet for advertisements on the vehicle and decline the permit and demand the modifications removed. If your American car arrives without a import permit it cannot pass through the customs border and will be ordered for re-export or destruction. So shipping you car prior to gaining the import approval is not recommended.
Modern And New American Cars
New cars and any vehicle manufactured post 1989 – Any vehicle manufactured after 1989 which is not eligible for one of the other import permits available is required to get complied to Australian standard by a RAWS approved workshop. The RAWS Workshop must issue you the Import permit and handle the conversation to Australian Standards. We deal with many different American car compliance companies around Australia and can recommend reputable approved companies.
Immigrating With Your Car From The USA To Australia
if you are migrating to Australia the government has put in place an Import permit specific for your situation. As long as you have lived overseas and owned your car for more than 12 months to be eligible under the Personal Import Scheme and you can only import one vehicle every 5 years.
Australia – USA Free Trade Agreement (USFTA)
Australia and the USA have a free trade agreement which allows an American manufactured products including cars and trucks to be imported into Australia and avoid paying any import duty.