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Is It Too Difficult to Ship a Car to Australia from America?
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Learn if It Is Too Difficult to Ship a Car to Australia from America

The process of shipping a car to another country, especially to a nation across the ocean, is one that should be handled by professionals. Anyone unfamiliar with foreign import policy or without the right transport equipment would find it impossible to ship a car to Australia from America. Luckily, it’s easy to find a transporter with the proper qualifications and experience.

Search the Internet for the most reputable and dependable shipping services near your home in the U.S. Make sure they offer international transport and that they have the dates you need available. Ask about their services, insurance plan, and see if you can get a free quote. Compare several companies before you hire one to ship your car to Australia.

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.

What Is Needed for the Car to Be Imported Lawfully?

Getting a car into Australia is a little tricky, but it can be done. The country has some strict regulations when it comes to vehicle import. It all depends on what kind of vehicle you are having shipped over. You can call the Embassy of Australia for current import regulations.

  • You must have owned the car for at least 12 months before the transport date.
  • All tariffs and duties must be paid in full.
  • You must prove long-standing residency in Australia.
  • An application to the PIA should be submitted within your first 6 months of being in the country.
  • Must be old enough to obtain a driver’s license in Australia.
  • Have all documents and proof requested ready to present to Customs. This is how you gain import approval for the car.
  • Prepare the car. Clean the inside and outside. Fill all fluids but the fuel. Take pictures of the entire car.
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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.

Email me - info@a1autotransport.com

Satisfied Customers

“Most of the time people take the time to write a complaint letter. I am very happy with your service so far so I thought I would write and tell you. In today's world where mediocre service is the norm your company has proved your commitment to customer service is far above that of your competitors. I have not received my car yet but I felt compelled to write this email and commend A-1 Autotransport for the job well done thus far. Here are some points I would like to make. Your dispatcher Marie Ferguson upgraded my cars transportation, at no extra cost, to an enclosed transporter. My car is a rare SS Camaro Convertible with only 4,000 miles and is perfect in every way. I can't tell you how much I appreciate her concern for my cars safety. When the seller of the car was a little on the uncooperative side your agents offered to pick the car up where it was at the sellers residence. Again at no extra cost to me. The seller of the car called me after the car was picked up and mentioned how professional the driver was and how he moved cars off the transporter to put my car in the best location for it's long ride to Oregon. When I heard that I felt reassured I had chosen the right company to move my car. The system you have to track the progress is really fun. It took me a little while to figure it out but I had a blast watching the progress. Your driver didn't waste any time. The car was picked up in Ft Lauderdale Florida on Tuesday evening and was in Watsonville California Saturday afternoon. Great Job! I thought I might hear from you Sunday to arrange pick up of my car, most likely I hear from you Monday morning. Thank you again for all you folks have done for me. I would be happy to recommend your service to anyone who asks. Best Regards, Brian Hewgill”

“To whom it may concern: I currently work out of the Auto Driveaway Co - Atlanta, Georgia location. At this moment I would like to take this time to say "THANK YOU" to one of your representatives Ms. Cherie Morse. Repeatedly she has presented herself ( and a reflection on A1 Auto Transport ) to be quite capable to me - promptly answering my questions ( mostly quotes @ competitive rates ) and assisting me in tracking down those trucking movements - done in the past. Unlike other companies wherein I get a "machine" and MIGHT get an answer back that day - Even with her voice mail, her response is immediate and for the want of nothing else, I wanted someone to know at A1 Auto Transport that I "at least" sincerely appreciate all her efforts. Thank you again. Sincerely, Phillip Raila Auto Driveaway Company, Atlanta”

“My family planned to spend our yearly vacation in our home town of Kentucky. I searched online and looked for a company which I could trust. I heard positive feedback from previous customers of A1 Auto Transport. And to my surprise, my son also used their services and told me to take his word. I trusted his advice, and it was the best decision I've made in a while. I do not usually listen to my son, but starting today, I will pay more attention to his recommendations. A1 Auto Transport made started our family vacation with a cheer. So far, this is the best auto transport experience.”

“We had to move a car from Austin to Ohio, so we picked A1 Auto Transport to do it. Joe was fast to take our order and we were scheduled for transport immediately. I first talked to him on Monday, and the truck arrived on Thursday morning. I was also kept in the know throughout the move. I called several times, perhaps too many times, but they always answered promptly. The arrival was a bit troublesome. The car was supposed to arrive in Ohio between 10am and 3pm. Later, he called saying he’ll arrive an hour or 2 later due to traffic, so we had to spend some time waiting. But considering everything that can happen on the road these days, we’re glad it wasn’t delayed more. The car arrived as we sent it, clean and without a scratch. We double checked just in case.”

“I was having a hell of a time with a broker, so I started looking for alternatives. From the first moment Joe picked up the phone, I knew this was the company I needed. There was something about the tone of his voice, the way he explained everything that reassured me. After my husband’s dad passed away, his mother wanted to leave her vehicle to our son. It was a barely driven Pontiac, and at 18 years old, it was all our son needed. But how were we supposed to get it to him to Delaware? I searched online and spoke to a broker who promised he’d find a carrier within 2 days. 4 days later, I called back to learn he’d forgotten all about our arrangement. He asked for 2 more days, but I was over it. A friend from work wanted to help and found A1 Auto Transport online. We both went through the site, and we were sold. Joe was very attentive and the door to door service was awesome. 2 years later, our son wanted to move closer to home, so we once again called A1. The car didn’t fare too well to my son’s driving. It was in need of multiple repairs, and he was worried something might happen during transport. I explained to Joe the situation, and after getting all the details on the Pontiac’s condition, he agreed to help. Just in case, the driver inspected it carefully and was even more careful loading it onto the truck. I called a couple times to check its condition and the driver also sent me regular texts letting me know it was ok and how much he had to go until the destination. My son was technically the client, so I was happy he took the time to inform me as well. I give A1 Auto Transport my honest praise and thanks for their great service!”

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