Whether you’re an Australian national moving to Malaysia for work, or you are a Malaysian citizen returning home after living in Australia, you may be wondering about the cost of shipping a car from Australia to Malaysia. Let’s break down the details.
How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Car From Australia To Malaysia?
Usually, the cost to ship a car from Australia to Malaysia will start at around $2,500 AUD, though this can vary quite a bit. Some of the factors that impact the overall cost of your shipment include car make and model, RoRo (Roll On, Roll Off) vs. container shipping, and the origin and destination port for your shipment.
- Car make and model – Larger, heavier, and bulkier cars will take up more space and will be more costly to transport compared to smaller vehicles.
- RoRo vs. container shipping – In RoRo shipping, vehicles are driven onto and off of a specialized cargo ship that has a hold designed to accommodate hundreds of cars, sort of like a parking garage. Container shipping is another option. Your car will be placed in a standard 20 or 40-foot container. This is a good choice if you’re moving your household goods from Australia to Malaysia, since they can be stored in the same container.
- Origin & destination port – The total distance of your shipment will affect the cost of shipping, as will last-mile trucking services to get your car to the origin port and to your final destination in Malaysia.
These are just a few factors that affect car shipping costs. To get an informed estimate for the cost of shipping your car, we recommend contacting the team at A-1 Auto Transport.
What Taxes & Fees Will I Pay When I Ship A Car From Australia To Malaysia?
You will pay taxes and fees when you ship a car from Australia to Malaysia, and they are extraordinarily high. Malaysia has some of the highest taxes for imported vehicles in the world, with taxes ranging from 60% to 105% of the vehicle’s value depending on the engine capacity of the vehicle.
The only exception to this is if you have a Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) visa. If this is the case, you can typically bring one car to Malaysia for personal use without paying any sales taxes, import duties, or fees.
To be quite frank, this sky-high tax makes it a bad idea to import your car from Australia to Malaysia. You may end up paying more than your car is worth just to bring it into the country. You should consider selling the car in Australia and buying a new one in Malaysia to save money.
Get Help Shipping A Car From Australia To Malaysia – Contact A-1 Auto Transport
A-1 Auto Transport offers reliable car shipping services from Australia to Malaysia, and throughout the globe. Contact us online or give us a call to see how our global transport network can help you ship your vehicle quickly, safely, and conveniently.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.