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    Hello all
    Does anyone have a ball park figure on what the cost of shipping a car from France to Australia would be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deja vu 25 View Post
    Hello all
    Does anyone have a ball park figure on what the cost of shipping a car from France to Australia would be?
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    Its expensive Luke compared to other countries like the UK and Germany.
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    Whatever you are quoted for shipping cost add on Aussie port and clearance charges of about 2 grand for Roll on Roll off or 3 grand for container

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    Quote Originally Posted by julian b View Post
    Whatever you are quoted for shipping cost add on Aussie port and clearance charges of about 2 grand for Roll on Roll off or 3 grand for container
    Also GST. I paid about $5,000 for freight and import duties and other charges to bring a 505V6 from the UK. This was a lot more than what I paid for the car. This was about 10 years ago. The Aussie $ was low compared to the US$ at the time. At that time US$ was the method of payment - it probably still is.
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    Thank you for the advice all. Very much appreciated. It certianly helps to put things into perspective, but minimum $5k is looking like a standard figure. At least our dollar is strong at the moment.
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    Get a quote from Cargo On Line

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    Quote Originally Posted by deja vu 25 View Post
    but minimum $5k is looking like a standard figure.
    Say what?

    I move a few containers each year from various destinations enough to call nonsense on that (charges around the world are pretty consistent), you seriously need to shop around.

    Let me have a quick look ....

    Australia Car Import Guide. Car shipping customs regulations Australia GST and LCT

    Have a read of that but I suggest you simply try 3 different Customs/Shipping Agents, last time I shipped from Oz in 2013 I used Seaway Local Experts in Global Shipping Seaway they were go getters but don't know if they ship cars or not (of course they do in a container).
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    Thanks Kram, very good to hear that there may be light at the end of the tunnel! The links are very helpful- it is great to know that the shipping container companies can act as agents. Should make life a lot easier.

    I will have a read of the car importing customs regs. Thanks for the info :-)
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    I just remembered I have a friend who will have some info, I'll ask him tomorrow.

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    First step is you must have a vehicle import approval. Your shipping agent will give you advice on this.

    My advice is you read the ADR website on importing a vehicle. To register the car once it arrives it must pass the ADR engineers inspection. There are strict guidelines on what can and can't be imported and under which scheme a car can be imported privately. I have imported two cars from the UK separately. Its not difficult if you follow all the required steps. I used Cargo On Line as my agent, roll on roll off is the cheapest shipping method. $5k is a good budget if the car is under $10k price to purchase.


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