One might consider shipping a personal vehicle to Sydney from the U.S. if they are planning on residing there or even to stay there for a long while. This will help anyone who might need to travel the country often for employment or even sight-seeing.
Sydney is a populous, but beautiful place. Bordered by the Tasman Sea, many surf and enjoy the water. While there are means of public transportation and the city is very easy to navigate, having your own vehicle will be very helpful.
Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Sydney
|New York, NY to (New York port) to Sydney||$275||$2800||5+37 days|
|Sydney to (California port) to Los Angeles||$350||$1500||5+27 days|
|Las Vegas, NV to (California port) to Sydney||$450||$1500||5+27 days|
|Sydney to (California port) to Portland, OR||$475||$1500||6+27 days|
|Phoenix, AZ to (California port) to Sydney||$550||$1500||6+27 days|
|Sydney to (New York port) to Columbus, OH||$550||$2800||5+37 days|
|Charlotte, NC to (New York port) to Sydney||$575||$2800||6+37 days|
|Sydney to (New York port) to Chicago, IL||$675||$2800||6+37 days|
|Miami, FL to (New York port) to Sydney||$925||$2800||7+37 days|
|Sydney to (California port) to Dallas, TX||$1,025||$1500||7+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.
What Is Needed for Vehicle Shipment to Sydney
When you have made the choice to ship a vehicle from the U.S. to Sydney, make sure that all of the proper documentation is gathered. As you will find below, there is a long list of documents needed.
- Title and registration.
- License or Picture ID.
- Proof of Purchase.
- Vehicle Import Form Approval.
- Submit a Letter of Compliance to Australia.
It is always best to contact the Embassy of Australia to find out exactly what is needed for shipment. Regulations are always changing so it is best to stay current.
Which Method of Shipping Is Best?
The method of shipping you choose is really all a matter of what works best for you and what fits into your budget. There are three ways to ship the vehicle, but one of them is rarely ever used. Air shipping is very expensive and not many can afford to ship a vehicle this way.
Container shipping requires the vehicle to be shipped in a container. There are different sizes of containers to choose from and they can not only hold your vehicle, but other belongings as well. The vehicle is also allowed to hold possessions. A person can cut the costs of container shipping by splitting the container with another individual.
RO/RO shipping also referred to as the roll on, roll off method. The vehicle is rolled onto and off of the ship. It must remain empty except for the floor mats, a spare tire, and a car jack. This method is the cheapest.
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.