THINKING ABOUT MOVING ACROSS THE TASMAN?

Shipping From New Zealand To Australia Has Never Been Easier!

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Willship Pioneered The Trans-Tasman Shipping Route For Personal Cargo

Willship established the first Trans-Tasman route for personal cargo back in 2014, ever since then we have helped tens of thousands of people move across the ditch. We have offices in both Australia and New Zealand with a highly experienced team specializing in much more than just the shipping process.

We are here to answer any questions you might have on import approvals, insurance, compliance, registration, transit times, COVID-19 restrictions, hotel quarantine requirements or anything else you can think of.

The vast majority of our clients are people doing this for the first time, and we understand that it could get confusing when navigating the complexity of an international move, but that's what we are here for.

At Willship, our goal is to make this process as simple and easy to understand. Our shipping experts will be right by your side for the entire journey to ensure things go to plan.

Route Map

What Routes Are Available?

The main departure ports in New Zealand are: Auckland, Wellington, Nelson, and Lyttelton (Christchurch)

The main arrival ports in Australia are: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle (Perth)

Willship has a substantial road and rail freight network across New Zealand and Australia. So even If you're origin or destination is quite distance from these major ports, don't you worry...we will simply use a combination of road or rail to move your cargo to the most economical port for collection or delivery. This means we can collect and deliver from literally anywhere in either country!

What Am I Able To Ship?

Willship primarily specialized in the movement of Automotive cargo, this means we generally ship:

But that's not it! We can also move:

Trucks

Trucks

Camper Trailers

Camper Trailers

Quad Bikes

Quad Bikes

Trailers

Trailers

Commercial Goods

Commercial Goods

Containers

Containers

Transportable Buildings

Transportable Buildings

Pools

Pools

Options To Ship Your Vehicle

Important Information

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.

First Step: Obtaining An Import Approval

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

My vehicle is older than 25 years old

My vehicle was manufactured in the last 25 years

My vehicle has been owned and used by an individual for in excess of 12 months in a foreign country.

My vehicle was originally exported out of Australia and is now returning

What Australian Import Taxes Apply?

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.

My vehicle is a returning vehicle to Australia

The vehicle is less than 25 years old

The vehicle is older than 25 years old

The vehicle is worth more than AUD 68,740.00 (The 2021 luxury car tax (LCT) threshold)

What Additional Restrictions May Apply For Vehicles Being Imported Into Australia?

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Asbestos

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.

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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.

Get More Information

The Australian Government provides an excellent 8 step guide for what you need to do in order to import a vehicle.

Compliance Check

How Do I Handle Compliance And Registration?

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.

Leave It All To Willship

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Supporting you to get all key documents together

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Organizing transport and freight between New Zealand and Australia

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Clearing your car through Australian customs and quarantine

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On road compliance and registration (Optional)

IMPORT INTO AUSTRALIA

Client Testimonials

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!

OUR TRACK RECORD

$1.4B

WORTH

Over $1.4 Billion worth of cargo is trusted to Willship to be shipped every year

< 0.1 %

INSURANCE CLAIMS

Extremely safe and proven process

125+

TRUSTED NETWORKS

Deep relationships with our trusted network of staff and contractors ensures that your goods arrive safely

Priority service every time

Award Winning Industry Leader

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WINNER

Best International Automotive Cargo Logistics Enterprise - 2021

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WINNER

Award for Innovation in End-to-End Freight Transport - 2021

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FINALIST

Freight Forwarder of the Year Award - 2018

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FINALIST

Young Achievement Award 2018 (Nick Proctor)

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FINALIST

Young Achievement Award 2018 (Mel Mather)

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FINALIST

Freight Forwarder of the Year Award - 2017

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FINALIST

Young Maritime Professional of the Year 2016