We have shipping facilities in California and New Jersey, allowing us to load and ship from the East and the West coast. Currently, the cheapest ports to ship cars to in Australia are Melbourne and Sydney. Shipping 1 car from California to Melbourne or Sydney in a consolidated container currently costs $1,500. This rate does not include collecting the vehicle and it does not include destination charges in Australia. Destination charges may include import duties, container unloading, local registration, and conversion of the vehicle to Australian standards.
Cars under 30 years old: 10% Duty, 10% GST
Cars over 30 years old: 0% Duty, 10% GST
4WD or Commercial cars: 5% Duty, 10% GST
Each year, Australians import over 6,700 cars from the United States in containers. Making Australia one of the top importers of American muscle cars and pick up trucks. Some of the most popular models imported are the Mustang, Camaro, Corvette, Challenger and Charger. There is also demand for American pickup trucks such as the F150, Ram, Dodge, GMC and Chevrolet. Lately, with the changing Australian import laws and manufacturers leaving the country it has become profitable to ship new cars from the USA to Australia.
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