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Import Vehicle into USA from Australia

Are you looking for car shipping services to transport your car from overseas into the United States? Well, good news folks, your search ends here. A-1 Auto Transport is a professional auto shipping company licensed and regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration under the United States Department of Transportation. We pride ourselves in offering international auto shipping services of vehicles for the last two and half decades. We know the business inside and out. Our car shipping services are fast, professional and above all, safe. Customer satisfaction is a guarantee.

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Among our international car shipping services, includes our busiest voyages; import vehicle into USA from Australia services. We offer international car shipping services via ocean and air freight. Our importing process is efficient, straight forward and efficient.

Cost & Time Examples for Import a Car from Australia

Melbourne to (New York port)
to New York, NY
$2300$27536+5 days
Sydney to (California port)
to Los Angeles
$3600$35026+5 days
Sydney to (New York port)
to Boston, MA
$2300$40036+5 days
Melbourne to (California port)
to Portland, OR
$3600$47528+6 days
Melbourne to (California port)
to Phoenix, AZ
$3600$55028+6 days
Sydney to (New York port)
to Detroit, MI
$2300$57536+6 days
Sydney to (New York port)
to Atlanta, GA
$2300$70036+6 days
Sydney to (California port)
to Denver, CO
$3600$77526+7 days
Melbourne to (New York port)
to Memphis, TN
$2300$80036+6 days
Melbourne to (California port)
to Dallas, TX
$3600$1,02528+7 days

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and the type of vehicle.

*Save the ground transport cost by delivering the vehicle to the nearest port.

*Allow an additional 10 days to process the documents.

*Prices are for 1 car in a dedicated 20ft container. This is the safest and most reliable way to transport a vehicle internationally. Other items may be included in the container to help save you money when moving.

*Using the RoRo (roll on, roll off) method is less expensive and shipments can be completed in fewer days. Contact us now for a free RoRo quote.

Our Import Vehicle into USA from Australia Process

You would want your car to be in safe hands all through the transport process. What better automotive shipping company to use than one that has been in business for two decades? Get in touch with us and let us work with you to ensure safe delivery of your vehicle. We are available 24/7, 7 days a week. Our personnel will work hand in hand with you on the specifics.

A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.

Location & Shipping Port

The most important factor that should be taken care of is knowing the precise location of where your vehicle is in Australia. This includes the location of the warehouse or car manufacturing industries in Australia.  Knowing the precise location of your car makes it easier to plan the on-road transport to the major ports in Australia for the car to be shipped. This is of course, in the case where the car manufacturing company does not provide hauling services to the ports.

This step is crucial as our personnel in Australian ports need to create a work schedule. Imported vehicles are shipped in enclosed freight containers. Each vehicle needs to be allocated its own freight space. Cargo vessels operate under schedules which our personnel need to synchronize with the specific port authorities.

This step also involves factoring in the location in the United States to which the car will be shipped to. This will determine which U.S. port is more convenient to ship your vehicle to from Australia. The closest one to the pickup terminal or precise location is the most conducive.

Cost Calculator

Once the location of the vehicle and shipping port is known, then the next step is the cost estimation. We offer precise figures of how much it will cost to import vehicle into USA from Australia. We have a comprehensive post of how much it would cost to ship a vehicle from overseas. This is dictated of course by the size and weight of the car, the year of manufacture, the vehicle model, the car’s condition and the total distance covered. It is not possible to generalize, but in most cases, larger heavier vehicles are more costly to transport. This is because they require larger freight space in the cargo containers, measured I square feet. Shipping a normal sized vehicle from Australia into the US will cost you approximately $2,950.

The total transportation distance will, of course, include the starting location until the shipping terminal, the voyage distance and the delivery from the arrival port to the pickup terminal for terminal – terminal delivery or the residence for door – door delivery services. Get a quote for your shipment

The Actual Shipping

After all the specifics are taken care of, then the actual shipping starts. A delivery date will be sent to the client. A-1 Auto Transport offers our clients voyage tracking services, so you can always know how far your shipment is to delivery. This creates trust and credibility with our clients, especially thanks to the sensitivity of car shipping.


Upon arrival at the U.S. port, the client will be informed of how long the actual delivery to the terminal or port will take. This is to alert the clients to make arrangements on their side.

Why Choose Us to Import Vehicle into USA from Australia

We understand the sensitivity of shipping foreign vehicles, especially exotic and luxurious cars. It is for this reason that our international car shipping services are completely insured under air and ocean freight. Our clients are rest assured that should the unimaginable happen, not only are their vehicles covered, but also them and any other belongings in the vehicle.

Joe Webster

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.

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