Instead of buying vehicles in Australia, many choose to import US cars, particularly American muscle cars. The widespread use of the web allows those down under to locate, purchase, and ship cars and motorcycles from the USA right to their door. This page will guide you on where to find US cars for sale, how to buy them without getting scammed and how to ship and import cars and motorcycles to Australia.
With the car shipping calculator, you can get the rates on collecting vehicles, boats, motorcycles or pallets from anywhere in the United States, and the cost of shipping to Adelaide, Brisbane, Fremantle, Melbourne and Sydney.
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.
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.
Read the top 10 tips on shipping cars to Australia from the US.
WCS maintains a constant flow of traffic to the Australian port cities of Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland in 20, 40 and 45 foot containers. We have strong relationships with major carriers including Happag-Lloyd, NYK, OOCL, and MSC that give our orders priority status. Because we typically ship “high value” cars to this region, we provide secure warehousing, on-line tracking and comprehensive condition reports.
Australians are fussy about how their cars look and perform. They are also fussy about what they emit into the air and how much petrol they consume. Before driving around the outback, check with our trusted, professional agents to see that your car meets all the import requirements. If the car you’re importing was made before 1989 you won’t need to retrofit the steering, but there may be other standards to address before landing.
Are you ready to get started? Use our car shipping calculator to get an estimate on shipping cars from to Australia from the USA.