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Ship Car To Canberra

🇦🇺 Australia, (AU)

Ship Car To Canberra
🇦🇺 Australia, (AU)

Car Shipping Canberra

The capital of Australia is Canberra and has a population of over 380,000 people and is the largest inland city located in Australia. Canberra is found at the north end of the Australian Capital Territory, or ACT and is 280 km southeast of Sydney and 660 km northeast of Melbourne.

If you want to ship your vehicle to Canberra, you will need to work with a reputable shipping company like A1 Auto Transport Service because the rules and regulations of shipping a vehicle to Canberra can be very difficult and therefore, a shipping service with a good reputation can make the process hassle free and avoid delays.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Canberra

To/FromGroundOceanEstimated Time
New York, NY to (New York port) to Canberra$275$29005+37 days
Canberra to (California port) to Los Angeles$350$17005+27 days
Las Vegas, NV to (California port) to Canberra$450$17005+27 days
Canberra to (California port) to Portland, OR$475$17006+27 days
Phoenix, AZ to (California port) to Canberra$550$17006+27 days
Canberra to (New York port) to Columbus, OH$550$29005+37 days
Charlotte, NC to (New York port) to Canberra$575$29006+37 days
Canberra to (New York port) to Chicago, IL$675$29006+37 days
Miami, FL to (New York port) to Canberra$925$29007+37 days
Canberra to (California port) to Dallas, TX$1,025$17007+27 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.

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How to bring a Car to Canberra.

You will need to prepare your vehicle for the importing process, including gathering up all the necessary paperwork that will be required. You will first need to obtain an import permit from the Infrastructure and Regional Development Department. This process is all regulated and is handled through the Registered Automotive Workshop member that is familiar with these sets of rules and requirements. You can find out other rules and regulations that are associated with importing by contacting the Customs Authority of Australian. Here are just a few steps you will need to take to import to Canberra.

  • File an Import Declaration once you arrive.
  • Need to pay all taxes and duties.
  • Have all modifications done or installed if required.
  • Apply for a license plate and register your vehicle in Canberra.
  • Vehicle must be a left-handed or must be older than the year 1989.

Duties and tariffs. 

It is important to note that there are plenty of taxes and duties that have to be paid, as applicable. This will ensure you are bringing the vehicle to Australia legally. Some of the taxes include:

  • Any vehicle up to 30 years old will be charged 5% duty and 10% GST
  • Any vehicle over 30 years old and motorcycles will be charged no duty but 10% GST
  • Duty is determined by customs value or CV.
  • GST is determined by taking the customs value and adding the shipping cost and any duties owed.
  • A luxury car tax or LCT is 33% and is added on to the value over 32,500 only.

Preparing your vehicle.

Before you can ship your vehicle, you will need to have your vehicle scheduled for import. You will need to prepare your vehicle for that import so you will need to do the following prior to your scheduled import date:

  • The car will need to be steam cleaned to avoid being quarantined once it reaches Canberra.
  • Air conditioning gasses must be removed.
  • Vehicle must meet the eligibility criteria in Title 19 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations to be imported.
  • You will need to file a Letter of Notification with U.S. Customs. You will receive a notification with your intent to export with at least a 72-hour notice.

Shipping Options.

One detail that A1 Auto Transport will discuss with you is the shipping specifications. You will need to choose which shipping option works best for you. There are two to choose from. The first option is the Roll On/Roll Off shipping method. This method is more affordable and requires that your vehicle is secured on an open deck during the trip. The second option is container shipping method. This method of shipping requires that the vehicle is placed inside of a secured container for the trip. This is a more expensive way to ship a vehicle however it is also the safest way of protecting your vehicle from the harsh elements of the sea.

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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. 

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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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NO. 018191NF
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Paramount, CA 90723
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Boca Raton, FL 33431
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Elizabeth, NJ 07201
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