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Vehicle shipping to Australia and New Zealand
We specialise in shipping cars, 4x4’s, Motorhomes, Campervans & Camping trucks to Australia and New Zealand, offering shipping services on fast, frequent Roll on Roll off (RORO) and container vessels to all major Australian ports including Freemantle (for Perth), Adelaide, Melbourne, Port Kembla (for NSW and Sydney) & Brisbane. New Zealand ports serviced are Auckland, Wellington, and Lyttelton (for Christchurch).
RORO departures are from major European (EU) ports including the UK (Southampton), Belgium (Zeebrugge, Antwerp), France (Le Havre), Germany (Bremerhaven) , Netherlands (Amsterdam) and others.
Services from Europe take 40-60 days depending on route and carrier.
Services also operate from the USA, with sailing time of around 30 days, Panama 25 Days, South Africa 26-30 days & some East African ports.
Shipping to and from Australia and New Zealand
There are regular services to both Australia and New Zealand. The shipping times are between 4 and 9 days depending on the port.
The are regular, reliable Roll on Roll off services to and from Europe, we recommend people to book on direct services that go non stop between Europe and South Africa as these provide a little more peace of mind regarding security than the stopping services via the Americas or West Africa.
The services are good value for those with oversized vehicles, but also provide comparative costs to sharing a 40ft container for a smaller vehicle.
Import / Export Requirements – Australia and NZ
For Australia and New Zealand for tourism purposes we recommend shipping with a valid Carnet. If the vehicle is to be imported permanently a carnet is not required, however taxes and duty will be payable.
For import we ask that the original carnet is with our local agents at least a week prior to the ship’s arrival so that they may complete the necessary customs formalities.
For export under normal circumstances the vehicle is dropped off at the port 48 hours before the vessels arrival.
Europe To Australia and NZ start from USD $100 per cubic metre + port fees and customs clearance, special rates are available for vehicles under certain heights / volume.
Australia to and from New Zealand start from AUD $70 per cubic metre + port fees and customs clearance, special rates are available for vehicles under certain heights / volume.
We recommend booking Australia and New Zealand bound services 2-3 months before departure due to the high volume of cargo on this route. To obtain a quote please complete our online quotation form
Australia & New Zealand quarantine regulations
Both Australia and New Zealand operate strict import and quarantine regulations. All vehicles must be “factory clean”, with no dirt, mud, seeds or any other biological material.
The Department Of Health (Quarantine) will inspect the vehicle on its arrival. The Quarantine inspection fee is AU$250
depending on the port of entry. Please ensure your vehicle is thoroughly cleaned and vacuumed prior to shipment, paying particular attention to the wheel arches, the underside, radiator, air filter and engine compartment and interior, passenger and boot compartments. In the event that Quarantine fails the vehicle you will incur a charge of approximately AU$ 475 (Motorcycle) or AU$595 (Motorcar) for steam cleaning and subsequent re-inspection.
We would strongly recommend a Travel insurance policy for travel in Australia and New Zealand . Read more about Australia and New Zealand Travel Insurance.
Recommended Reading / Information
The Overlanding & Touring Australia and NZ facebook group is the best resource for travellers with their vehicles, providing information on routes, campsites, visas, and much more. Join today and meet other travellers.
Port Connections to / from to and from Australia & New Zealand
Vehicle Shipping Services
Why ship with us?
We offer fair and reasonable pricing for our services and negotiate rates with our partners to provide you the best possible price.
If you already have a quotation, we will do our best to match or beat any valid quotation.
We have the knowledge, information and the contacts to ensure your vehicle safely reaches its destination. We can advise on permanent & temporary Import requirements, Carnet Requirements, Local laws and customs, Insurance providers and Local agents & partners.
We specialise in shipping vehicles, whether for touring purposes, expeditions or for business.
Every shipment is treated equally no matter the size.
We only use known / trusted agents to clear your vehicle. This helps avoid unexpected costs and complications.
We believe communication is of the utmost importance. During the shipping process we will keep you informed every step of the way.
We understand your needs
We have shipped our own vehicle to many places around the world, and fully understand your needs and requirements as a customer.