Wondering how much you’ll pay if you want to ship your car from Australia to Canada as part of your international move? Curious about shipping costs, taxes and fees, and other related subjects? Get the answers you need below.
How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Car From Australia To Canada?
It’s typical for the cost of shipping a car from Australia to Canada to start at around $3,000 AUD, but the costs can be much higher if you’re shipping a larger car or are shipping to a port on the east coast of Canada. There are a lot of other factors that can affect vehicle shipping costs, too.
If you want to make sure you get an accurate quote for the cost of shipping your car, we highly recommend contacting A-1 Auto Transport or another experienced international car shipping company. With some information about your car and your situation, you can get an informed, accurate estimate that you can use to plan your budget.
What Taxes Will I Pay When I Ship A Car From Australia To Canada?
Cars built in the US, Mexico, or Canada will be exempt from taxes when imported into Canada, but all other cars are subject to taxes and duties. A 6% GST (Goods and Services Tax) will be levied on the gross value of the car, and you will have to pay additional fees, such as a provincial tax, depending on the province where you’re importing the car.
What Cars Can I Ship From Australia To Canada?
In Canada, you can only bring in a car that’s less than 15 years old if it was built according to the standards of the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Act. Cars manufactured outside Canada and the US do not meet this requirement, and cannot be imported.
This means that it’s quite unlikely that you can bring in a right hand drive (RHD) car from Australia. Cars made in Australia and built to Australian standards will not meet Canadian requirements.
However, there is an exception if the car is over 15 years old. If your car is over 15 years old or older, you can bring it into Canada without worrying about complying with the Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
Need To Ship A Car From Australia To Canada? Turn To Our Experts!
At A-1 Auto Transport, we can transport vehicles anywhere in the world, including from Australia to Canada. Whether you’re relocating temporarily or permanently, our global transport partners are here to help you through the entire process. Contact us online or call now to get started.
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.