Shipping a vehicle from the United States to Melbourne Australia is a very wise decision if you plan on staying in the beautiful city for a while or even for permanent residency. Located in the state of Victoria, Melbourne has been named one of the most liveable cities. It appeals to everyone, even families.
The roadways in Melbourne are similar to that of the United States. They are paved and well constructed. Traveling is simple and public transportation is accessible. Like most everyone else in Melbourne, having your own transportation in the city will make travel easier.
Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Melbourne
|New York, NY to (New York port) to Melbourne||$275||$2600||5+38 days|
|Melbourne to (California port) to Los Angeles||$350||$1500||5+28 days|
|Boston, MA to (New York port) to Melbourne||$400||$2600||5+38 days|
|Melbourne to (California port) to Las Vegas, NV||$450||$1500||5+28 days|
|Seattle, WA to (California port) to Melbourne||$550||$1500||6+28 days|
|Detroit, MI to (New York port) to Melbourne||$575||$2600||6+38 days|
|Chicago, IL to (New York port) to Melbourne||$675||$2600||6+38 days|
|Melbourne to (California port) to Denver, CO||$775||$1500||7+28 days|
|Memphis, TN to (New York port) to Melbourne||$800||$2600||6+38 days|
|Melbourne to (California port) to Dallas, TX||$1,025||$1500||7+28 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.
What are the Shipping Method Choices?
When considering vehicle shipment from the U.S. to Melbourne, consider these two popular options, the roll on, roll off method and the container method. These methods are the cheapest of the options.
The RO/RO method allows an empty to vehicle to simply roll on to and off of the ship. The vehicle can only contain a car jack, a spare tire and floor mats.
The container shipping method is popular amongst those trying to ship other belongings as well. The vehicle can be filled as well as the remaining space in the container size you selected. The container can also be shared with another person willing to split the shipping costs.
What Will I Need to Ship a Vehicle?
Considering that regulations are subject to change at any given time, it is always best to contact the Embassy of Australia to find out exactly what is needed. With that being said, there are certain criteria that must be followed and specific forms of documentation that are always necessary for shipment.
- Title and registration.
- License or picture ID.
- Proof of purchase.
- Submission of a letter of compliance to the government of Australia.
- Vehicle must be left-handed or older than 1989.
- Fill out approval for shipment form and have it accepted.
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.