Approximate Charges Payable on Arrival in Australia
Port and Container Unpacking Charges:
(A$800–1000) – payable to the local Shipping Line Office if the Vehicle is unpacked at the port ‘LCL’ warehouse which is not normal OR (A$1200–1400) – payable to the Clearance Agent if the container is moved away from the port for unpacking at a private ‘FCL’ warehouse facility.
Australian ‘As Landed’ Valuation (if necessary):
($300–$550) – payable to your Car Valuer. The cost varies from state to state.
Customs fees etc:
Customs Fees ($100–150) – payable to the Australian Customs Service, Customs Clearance (if carried out by an Agent) ($350–$500) – payable to the Clearance Agent, Quarantine Inspection ($120–$200) – payable to the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service, Cleaning Fees (if ordered by the AQIS officer) ($250–$400) – payable to the Cleaning Contractor/AQIS.
On the road:
We will recommend a specialist compliancing company who can prepare your vehicle for registration in VIC, NSW, QLD and SA. Each vehicle should be assessed on its merits. In WA and ACT the owner will usually present the vehicle to the registering authority prior to any compliance work being carried out.