Vehicle shipment can be confusing when shipping to a foreign country from the United States, but Australia's rules and regulations aren't nearly as demanding. Shipping a vehicle can be done and it will prove to be very beneficial to anyone moving there or staying in the city of Perth, Australia for a good length of time.
The most important thing is to consider the amount of money it will cost and make sure that you are prepared to pay for the services as well as the duties required. Vehicle shipment isn't all that expensive if you select to ship it by boat.
Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Perth
|New York, NY to (New York port) to Perth||$275||$2600||5+42 days|
|Los Angeles to (California port) to Perth||$350||$1500||5+33 days|
|Perth to (California port) to Las Vegas, NV||$450||$1500||5+33 days|
|Portland, OR to (California port) to Perth||$475||$1500||6+33 days|
|Perth to (California port) to Seattle, WA||$550||$1500||6+33 days|
|Columbus, OH to (New York port) to Perth||$550||$2600||5+42 days|
|Charlotte, NC to (New York port) to Perth||$575||$2600||6+42 days|
|Perth to (New York port) to Atlanta, GA||$700||$2600||6+42 days|
|Denver, CO to (California port) to Perth||$775||$1500||7+33 days|
|Perth to (New York port) to Houston, TX||$1,075||$2600||7+42 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.
Methods of Shipping to Perth.
After deciding to ship your vehicle to Perth, there are two very popular methods in which to choose from. RO/RO and container shipping methods are amongst the most commonly chosen. These methods allow a vehicle to be shipped by sea.
The RO/RO shipping method requires that the empty vehicle be rolled onto and off of the ship. The car must only contain a spare tire, a car jack, and some floor mats. This method is the least expensive.
The container method allows a vehicle to be filled with belongings. The remaining space in the container can also be filled with possessions. The container can be shared with another person to help ease the cost of shipment.
What Is Needed Before Shipping My Vehicle?
Prior to vehicle shipment, contact the Embassy of Australia to see what is needed prior to shipping a vehicle. Also, ask any other questions that you might have before going through with vehicle shipment. They will help to ease any of your concerns. Make sure to address and gather the following:
- 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.