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Old 08-02-2010, 07:25 PM
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thats good advice Terry ...


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Old 25-04-2010, 07:15 AM
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Currently researching this subject, as I've just booked my first inspection for a US based vehicle & need to figure this **** out.


Here's some useful links:

DOTARS - Importing Vehicles to Australia

DOTARS - Import Approval Application Forms




A few NSW specific links:

NSW RTA - VSI 40 - Registration of left hand drive vehicles .PDF File

NSW RTA - VSI 15 - Engineering signatories .PDF File

NSW RTA - VSI 07 - Australian design rules .PDF File
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Hey Russ - you doing your import yourself, or using an importer? Am looking about myself...
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I'm using USAtoAUS - Been communicating with Phil over the last few weeks, and my first car should be inspected in the next day or 2.

I looked over everything, and it's a pretty daunting task. The only way I would consider doing it myself, was if I went to the States and handled everything personally, and didn't leave until the vehicle was on the boat. And then I'd only consider doing that is I was a multi-millionaire that didn't need to work

For the sake of an extra few bucks, have someone do it for you.


Had I not gotten a reply from USAtoAUS, the other company I would have gone through would have been Shermatt - have heard nothing but praise for them.
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Got a question for all ...

What's the process if you decide to buy a bunch of parts and chuck them inside the vehicle you're importing? New set of rims etc? Not asking for me, it's just come up on another forum, and I'm curious.

What sort of paperwork etc is needed? Is it as simple as adding them & their value on the shippers cargo inventory/invoice so GST & Customs fee's can be calculated once here?

Or is there something specific needed to be done on the importer/buyers end here in Oz?

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The vehicle importer will usually have their own way of doing it.. however the items will need to be itemised with values as you said, not only for GST/Duty, but insurance and buyer checking at the receiving end..
Have heard a number of people complain that parts have gone missing when shipped with a car.
If they are wholey USA made, make sure it is documented and you wont (shouldn't) get hit with duty.. just GST.
From what I have been told GST WILL apply to parts shipped in the container, even if the parts order is sub $1k..

I brought over a heap of parts through Phil (USA2AUS) and it was pretty painless on my end.. was only the long wait for them to arrive.
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...and another importing related question:

Once the ship gets into it's designated port, assuming there's no trouble, what sort of time does it take for things to get processed once the containers are unloaded off the ship?

The Ship with the Chally arrived in Sydney on Sunday night.
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Got a question for all ...

What's the process if you decide to buy a bunch of parts and chuck them inside the vehicle you're importing? New set of rims etc? Not asking for me, it's just come up on another forum, and I'm curious.

What sort of paperwork etc is needed? Is it as simple as adding them & their value on the shippers cargo inventory/invoice so GST & Customs fee's can be calculated once here?

Or is there something specific needed to be done on the importer/buyers end here in Oz?

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What i did was to get the guy i was buying the car of to put on the receipt that the car was sold with new parts as part of the sale. I didnt have to pay any extra.
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...and another importing related question:

Once the ship gets into it's designated port, assuming there's no trouble, what sort of time does it take for things to get processed once the containers are unloaded off the ship?

The Ship with the Chally arrived in Sydney on Sunday night.
Took mine about a week...
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Cool.

Apparently in recent weeks they've "upgraded" some sort of system at Port Botany, and everything is in a shambles - with a backlog of over 4000 containers.

Hopefully that's all been dealt with.
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I've bought 2 firebirds on Ebay USA - first one a 69, last year in may, took 6 weeks to arrive to my door - looked good in photo's but when paint came off, was a pile of rust - lucky i sold for same price I bought, minus the 4K in cost to bring over. my new one (a 68) arrived last week, pretty much as the photo's and description, except the front floors worse than was told.
I reckon much better to spent the couple of thousand and go over and check out yourself if you wanna be 100% sure.
even in OZ, I bought a 67 bird of Ebay, lost my 500 deposit coz turned out to be a heap of **** - was sold by some bikers in adelaide.
funny thing about my new bird was that the wrong car was delivered to my door last week, a 77 firebird - of-course I freaked, would have been great if it was instead a shelby or Z28
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pretty tough call buying off Ebay US especially if it hasn't been pre checked, good luck with the new one
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I bought some floorpans a headliner set and carpets from classic industries and had them shipped to one world shippers in LA where my 68 bird was waiting to be shipped over with the car - gave instructions, tracking numbers etc - goods arrived in LA ok, car took less than 3 weeks to come from LA to melbourne, took nearly 4 weeks for customs to clear - seems january is not a good month for containers at the port of melbourne.
well, car arrived with one of the two boxes - floorpans and headliner failed to show up.
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