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How to import my car to Australia from Poland?


ewa_marcin 1 | 7
20 Feb 2010 #1
Hi there
Me and my fionce we want to bring our stuff to Australia, one of those things is a car, We have checked that car as we got (Chrysler Pt cruiser -2001-73000km- RHD) will cost in OZ between 11- 15 grand, so with our budget it will a litte to much to spend for a car on the beginning. So we have the valuation of shipping from Poland to for 2000$, this will be a container 20. It will go with other our personal things. Can someone please tell us is this possible to import a car to Australia, and how much will this cost??? What kind of paper work we need to do with this. We will be very gratefull for all Your help. We are going to Perth on end of March 2010, and we have a 1year student visa for the beginning, but we want to do some 2 years more study over there.

ewa_marcin@interia.eu
jamesams1357 - | 35
21 Feb 2010 #2
you better go to there america there laws in australia a strickt they copy laws from england
asik 2 | 220
21 Feb 2010 #3
(Chrysler Pt cruiser -2001-73000km- RHD) will cost in OZ between 11- 15 grand

If made for the Australian market and climate!!!

It doesn't really matter how many kms the car has, it's already 9 yrs old car and made for use in Europe & for cold climate - that's a big difference if compering the price between car made for Australian market or for any other colder part of the world.
dnz 17 | 710
21 Feb 2010 #4
I've looked into this also and it really doesn't seem worth it, I got a quote from a UK based company to ship the car from Southampton to Sydney for 700 GBP. If your car is UK registered the easiest thing to do would be to put 12 months tax and MOT on it and obtain a Carnet du Passage from the RAC in the UK, This would costs around 500 GBP all in and allows you to drive the car in Aus on UK plates for up to 12 months which means you don't have to mess around with getting rego and the like when you get there with the vehicle. Apparently to register a eu spec car in Aus can take weeks or months and the import duty is nearly 50% of the cars value. You need to pay 400 aud when the vehicle arrives in the country for cleaning and sterilising etc.

I was told BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, and the japanese cars are the easiest to get registered but i really have no idea about the US brands.

If the car means that much to you then take it but if not sell it in the UK and buy yourselves a nice soft top to enjoy the Aussie weather Thats what i'll be doing :)
OP ewa_marcin 1 | 7
21 Feb 2010 #5
If the car means that much to you then take it but if not sell it in the UK and buy yourselves a nice soft top to enjoy the Aussie weather Thats what i'll be doing :)

yeah, that will be great, but we have allready registered the car in Poland...
cose we thought we will stay in Poland after being in UK for 7years, we came back Home, and here- local and main gov. dont want you to invest your money and make new work places... they only want your money... so we decided to go Down Under ;))

the sunny place ;))

You need to pay 400 aud when the vehicle arrives in the country for cleaning and sterilising

what if I do this in Poland before the car goes in to container... will they accept that?
dnz 17 | 710
22 Feb 2010 #6
I have no idea how you do it from polish registration, Only from the UK. I guess everything will need to be translated to English

Just out of interest how did you manage to register a RHD car in Poland?
King Sobieski 2 | 716
22 Feb 2010 #7
you better go to there america there laws in australia a strickt they copy laws from england

ahhh, james, what has australia done to you?

you can buy the pt cruisers here.

you're better off selling the car, and either buying one in australia or living in the innercity and using public transport.
asik 2 | 220
22 Feb 2010 #8
More details about importing into AU a second hand car by tourist or temporary residents.

"As a tourist or temporary resident, you may bring a road vehicle to Australia for a period of up to 12 months without payment of duty and taxes, provided a VIA is obtained prior to your importation......"

customs.gov.au/site/page4371.asp#tourists

VIA :

"here are several steps to importing a road vehicle:

1. Obtain a Vehicle Import Approval (VIA) from the Vehicle Safety Standards Branch of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government (Infrastructure). Phone: 1800 815 272 (Australia only) or +61 2 6274 7506, Fax +61 2 6274 6013, email Vimports@infrastructure.gov.au.
..."
OP ewa_marcin 1 | 7
22 Feb 2010 #9
Just out of interest how did you manage to register a RHD car in Poland?

In our case this was just a normal procedure, but we know plenty of people who want to do this and, they local authorities wouldn't allow that. I guess that someone who registered our car in my city is much more open minded -and allready accepted fact that Poland is in EU...

Not like the rest of those Commie Bastards over here... They are happy when you cry ;

Thanks a loot for all your help, we hope to see some of you in Perth at end of the March ;))
ewa_marcin@interia.eu - any one have a place to stay for first mont or maybe longer? within BCD... - there is free communal transport?
dnz 17 | 710
22 Feb 2010 #10
I wish it was that easy for me, I've tried to register several cars here and the people in the registration office treat me like the antichrist so I gave up.

I'll be in Sydney from April and really can't wait, Regarding getting a car if you are going in on a 457 business visa which I am you can always sell your car here and buy another the same when you get there on finance etc or even go down the novated lease route which looks to be a good way.

Anyway good luck with your trip and i'm sure like every other expat over there you won't regret it :)
King Sobieski 2 | 716
22 Feb 2010 #11
any one have a place to stay for first mont or maybe longer? within BCD... - there is free communal transport?

perth has a cbd??

what is NOR?

why did you choose perth? it is quite possibly the hottest place in australia.
jamesams1357 - | 35
22 Feb 2010 #12
when you get to perth dont trust noongars theres lots of them around perth they always stink and hanging around looking bored they like to drink in parks and abuse other people walking past another thing there police they hell strickt they like to pull cars over and search them for weapons drugs stolen property theres this new stupid law comeing up that there cops can stop you on there street and search you for weapons for no reason
TheOther 5 | 3,691
22 Feb 2010 #13
dont trust noongars theres lots of them around perth they always stink

What kind of f*ck*ng poofter are you? Do you even know what you are talking about?
OP ewa_marcin 1 | 7
22 Feb 2010 #14
why did you choose perth? it is quite possibly the hottest place in australia.

that's way we choose Perth, and it has less humidity than other very nice, but over populated big cities in AU ;)

theres this new stupid law comeing up that there cops can stop you on there street and search you for weapons for no reason

don't mind this at all, have nothing to hide ;)) and trouble maker walk away when they see me ;))) 112kg pure muscle.... and great brain skills to make trobles go away from me

;))

Anyway good luck with your trip and i'm sure like every other expat over there you won't regret it :)

we sure we wont ;)) the same for you - all the best...
z_darius 14 | 3,968
22 Feb 2010 #15
(Chrysler Pt cruiser -2001-73000km- RHD) will cost in OZ between 11- 15 grand,

Ouch! pricey!
gtcoglan - | 3
22 Feb 2010 #16
Feb 22, 10, 22:51 - Thread attached on merging:
Importing car to Australia

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I am living in Australia, and am going to Poland for a holiday to catch up with friends and family in August. Its been a while. Anyway I was wondering if anyone knows about the importing costs of bringing a car from Poland to Australia. I am looking at a getting an Audi or Merc, and was wondering if anyone knew of some good dealers in Warszawa or Krakow. Can you post their websites in this thread.

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OP ewa_marcin 1 | 7
22 Feb 2010 #17
you'd better get a car from uk... otherwise you will have to make modification's,
driving wheel from left to right side -aint worth it...
King Sobieski 2 | 716
23 Feb 2010 #18
theres this new stupid law comeing up that there cops can stop you on there street and search you for weapons for no reason

numbnut, maybe it is coz of this, read and expand your mind:

theage.com.au/victoria/call-for-tacstyle-campaign-to-target-knifings-20100222-orup.html

Do you even know what you are talking about?

check the guys posts, 90% involve slagging australia off and the other 10% slagging poland off.

that's way we choose Perth, and it has less humidity than other very nice, but over populated big cities in AU ;)

sydney, melbourne, adelaide are from over populated when compared to major cities around the world.

perth may have less humidity, but the 35+ degrees at 8am are killers.
Malenka 1 | 4
29 Mar 2010 #19
Witam Eva and Marcin

I have been following your car plight on the forum - I hope that you managed to find some sort of solution.

My husband and I are fairly new to Perth (he is from Warsaw, I am Polish/Australian), and we are always keen to meet new people. We live NOR, so if you are keen to meet for a beer or BBQ in the park please drop me a line.

dorota.szczytnicka@googlemail

P.S I should warn you, we have 1,5 crazy monkeys (boys) that restrict our movements a little bit.
Mantvis
13 May 2010 #20
Hi, I am Lithuanian been living in Uk, I also thinking to get a car from Uk to Sydney, the best thing to get a car for 12month, but whats happening next, do I need to get the car out of Australia or I be able to register the car after 12month driving in Australia,

What I need to do in Uk before shipping?

Do I need to report anyone in Sydney the car is comming?

Thanks
plk123 8 | 4,149
13 May 2010 #21
Ouch! pricey!

that's ozzy $.. but still
dnz 17 | 710
14 May 2010 #22
I looked at doing this as i'm moving to Sydney in 2 weeks but it seems too much of a ballache for it to be worthwhille, The import duty is crazy over there as is the registration process.

If you go down the carnet du passage route the car has to leave Australia before the Carnet expires and you can't register it in Aus.

The best place to ask would be pomsinoz.com as theres quite a few knowledgable people on there who've actually done this.

I think the general concensus is that unless the car really is something special theres no point in exporting it.

Also if you decide to import it to Aus permanently you MUST have owned the car for more than 12 months otherwise its seen as a commercial import and the GST is much higher.

Unless the car is something like a BMW, Mercedes, Audi or a Japanese model the chances are it won't be able to reach Aussie compliance without loads of work and if its French just forget it.
Mantvis
14 May 2010 #23
Hi, I am looking to get something like Bmw 5-7 series 2004 and later or Audi A8,its registered in Uk so everithing is the same its got Miles and kms on tacho,where I can find how much will cost everything if the car worth 100000$ in Au.

Thanks
dnz 17 | 710
15 May 2010 #24
Thats probably worth importing though but you must have owned it for 12 months prior to importing, Post on pomsinoz.com mate as theres really loads of people who have experience of doing this.

If you find a solution let me know as I really want to do the same, BTW don't get the new shape 7 series they are hideous compared to the sleek and stylish e38's.
Mantvis
15 May 2010 #25
Ok, the bmw 7 series 2002-2005 is not good after 2005 is good , I let you know, but I am planing to come after 3-4moth to Sydney, Do you know is it hard to get there now for EU members? I use to be there 5 years ago, Find me on skype v.i.p_888 or facebook Manvydas Mantvis
Aussie AL
10 Feb 2011 #26
Hey,
I'm an Aussie, and know for a certainty that importing a car to Australia is very easy. The hard, and costly part is getting it from the port to the open road.

This is a brilliant website i found for those who are considering it (unfortunately i can't put the link in, so i am making reference to it so you know it is not my work) , it is importing from UK to Melbourne, Victoria but is a very accurate guide for those going to other states. I will add here that the different states cost different amounts but this guide is a great ball park figure. New South Wales (NSW) is the most strict and expensive state for "car" things, e.g, licence, rego, fines, etc. The State Government's to blame, and the're still going on about making the roads safer, i'm sure by 2020 they will have us NSW citizens going around in horse and cart again. But that's for another forum.

moving-to-melbourne.co.uk/news/574/general-australian-news/importing-a-car-to-australia/

Hope this helps


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