If your location is not mentioned above, we can still help. Please contact us and let us know where you’re looking to ship from and we’ll be able to advise on availability and price.
If you have any questions, or you’d like to speak with us on the phone then please give us a call give us a call and one of our friendly team can talk through it with you.
To protect our Australian car market our government has set up a complex set of rules and regulations to heavily restrict the import of vehicles and similar cargo into Australia. To try and understand the laws in full would take pages and pages of information so we will do our best to summarise the basics below.
Your first step when importing is to gain an import approval, these are issued through the Department of Infrastructure – the type of import approval depends on the circumstances surrounding the import. For the purpose of this article we will focus solely on vehicles intended to be registered for use on Australian roads.
If you don't intend to register the vehicle on Australian roads then you are welcome to import pretty much anything you like – Race cars, monster trucks, dirt bikes, dune buggies etc will be all OK to import under the ‘Non-Road Vehicles Option‘
Please select each of the following options that apply.
Almost anything with wheels that's imported into Australia requires an import approval, its important that you check to ensure that your vehicle, motorcycle, caravan, camper trailer, motorhome etc is eligible for an approval prior to shipping. Vehicle's and motorcycles are the most complicated, so please read through the below information to check to see if you think you'll be eligible for an import approval. If you have any questions, or you'd like to speak with us on the phone then please give us a call and one of our friendly team can talk through it with you.
You must ensure the vehicle you are looking to import is free of any components that contain asbestos. You now need to check to ensure that no part of the vehicle contains asbestos (brakes/clutch plates/gaskets etc) and you will need to sign a declaration confirming this. If you find that any part of the vehicle contains a part which contains asbestos, this needs to be removed and changed prior to shipping.
Degassing the Air Conditioning
The Australian government restricts the import of pre charged gas. This means that, depending on the year, make and model of the vehicle, the air conditioning may need to be degassed prior to export from the foreign country.
The Australian Government provides an excellent 8 step guide for what you need to do in order to import a vehicle.
Willship can assist you with all necessary safety and compliance checks in order for the vehicle to be registered in the Australia. We can even organize the registration for you so all you have to do is drive away.
No, Willship imports many different vehicle and machinery types every year into Australia. These have included:
Plus much more! Please get in touch and let’s chat about how we can help.
Supporting you to get all key documents together
Organizing all aspects of the transport and freight from your location through to New Zealand
Clearing your car through New Zealand customs and quarantine
Organizing compliance and assisting with on road registration in New Zealand
We have move tens of thousands of shipments in and out of Australia and all over the world. Our team has spent decades building long term successful relationships with our clients and fine tuning every aspect of our process to ensure our service offering to second to none. We are the international shipping partner you can depend on and our past and present clients can attest to our proven track record!
A big thanks to the Team at WillShip International.
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Highly professional company who do what they say they will. I was extremely happy with their efforts to assist me in importing my car into NZ recently. Highly recommended!
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Shipped our vehicle from Brisbane to Auckland New Zealand. The process was a total breeze.
The whole team was fantastic to deal with. Prompt communication, forwarded all necessary information and very pleasant to deal with. Answered all of our questions. Compliance was pre-paid through Willship International and was the best decision we made.
Thank you to the Willship team.
They looked after me and kept me up to date on both sides of the Tasman. Every person I spoke to was courteous and happy and that includes the pick of and delivery guys.
The staff in both Brisbane and Wellington were amazing. They made the process so much less stressful than I had anticipated. The team in Wellington kept me updated several times a day on what was happening with my car.
I would highly recommend Willship to anyone needing to ship their vehicle overseas.
I have to say that Carol & I are extremely happy with the service provided, both in Australia and New Zealand in these difficult times, instant responses to emails and questions and we would have no hesitation in recommending Willship International to future customers
Thanks to the team at Willship for making the movement of my 2 cars from Aus to NZ so smooth and effortless, awesome people to deal with, highly recommend them
We used Willship International to bring our truck to NZ from Brisbane. From organizing our quote, insurances to dropping the truck into Brisbane and getting it to our doorstep in NZ was AMAZING!!!
Communication from The Brisbane Crew to the Great Team in NZ made the whole process so easy and stress-free. Definitely recommend these guys to anyone wanting to move vehicles over the water.
Five-star service guys and girls. ☆☆☆☆☆ Very grateful.
I couldn’t be happier with the service I received from Willship when I sent my car home to Wellington from Melbourne.
The team were out of this world helpful, answered all my questions, there were no surprises at all and even the paperwork was made easy with their help.
Thank you all so very much. Totally recommend them.
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Young Achievement Award 2018 (Nick Proctor)
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