You Can Ship a Car from America to Australia with an International Transport Company

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You Can Ship a Car from America to Australia with an International Transport Company

Professional international auto shipping services are the only way to safely ship your car to Australia. To get approval for import, you will have to be mindful of the country’s laws.

The Embassy of Australia can inform you of all that is required to gain entry. Most of this is proof of passed inspections and other simple forms of documentation.


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.


Two Main Methods for Shipping Overseas.

While there are more than two ways to ship a car to Australia from America, the ones listed below are the least expensive and safest options. You have the ability to choose whatever shipping services you feel is best for your car. If you need more advice or help, a customer service rep will be happy to assist you.

A container shipping method is a form of vehicle shipment that requires the vehicle to be set inside a large container aboard a ship. The container and the vehicle can be filled with possessions allowed by Customs. The container can be shared with another individual to help lessen the costs.

RO/RO shipping is a method that doesn’t allow for any other belongings to be shipped with the vehicle. The only items allowed in the automobile at the time of shipment are floor mats, a car jack, and a spare tire. The car must be able to drive onto and off of the ship. Not every port will allow a vehicle to be shipped this way so be sure that there is a port that accepts RO/RO nearby.

Joe Webster

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 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.

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