kevinr

Importing a car from uk

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    Hi

    i want to import my wife's Mini Cooper s into Adelaide and I have obtained a vehicle import licence from Canberra so it can go in the container however does anyone know what else I have to pay on its arrival in Adelaide I know it has to be steam cleaned and valeted clean or customs will do it and charge me but it was more the fees to get it out of customs and to register it so we can drive it. The mini is 10 years old

    thanks

    kevin

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    Customs charges

    Import Duty

    GST

    Modification charges to met Aussie standards if required

    Registration

    Stamp Duty

    Import approval application

     

    Some of the above might be included by your shippers quote. For my Mondeo all the above adds up to about $7,500.

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    What is the recommended fuel for it? UK standard is 95, in Australia it's 91.

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    What is the recommended fuel for it? UK standard is 95, in Australia it's 91.

     

    But you can easily get 91, 95 and 98 ron fuel so there won't be any issues.

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    But you can easily get 91, 95 and 98 ron fuel so there won't be any issues.

     

    Worth knowing though as you wouldn't want to put 91 in a car tuned to 95 too often.

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    what you will need is Australian child seat restraints for the rear seats......./ one of regencys big things ....(regency.. is the place you will have to take it to get it inspected.. ) you will be able to drive it still on British plates to have it inspected and get it from the importers yard but it will cost you about $50. per permit. per trip.. properly easier to get the parts in the uk... and cheaper.

    you may need a new rear parcel shelve..!

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    Hi Kevin, Kristian here from Iron Lady Imports - I'm SA-based so if you need help at this end we can assist. If you jump on the site and fill out the form, we can give you a breakdown of expected costs. Allow $500-1000 for modifications for registration at this end. Regency is a nightmare to deal with - well worth avoiding if you can.

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    would highly recommend using ironlady imports, they have just imported my car over and they are brilliant. They take all the pressure and stress away, there is alot involved with customs, valuation,get etc invloved and i have found it stress free using them, well worth the money

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    Regency is a nightmare to deal with - well worth avoiding if you can.

    ...so does an imported car not have to go through Regency?

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    Hi, i was thinking about bringing my VW Golf in and when i got to about $8000 AUD in costs I gave up as it was no longer worth it.

    i called Motor Registration when last in Adelaide and they said that it would not be able to be driven on the road until it was modified, even if the only modification was the car seat restraints (as the golf has isofix, irrespective of whether you need a child seat or not), so i would need a tow to get the mods done etc. Speak to someone else and you get a different story. I've written to several places to try and get a better idea of other costs, but no one seems to want to commit so I am struggling. I looked up the equivalent of my car on a few car sales websites to get an average price, but i understand you need to pay for a valuation. below is the extract from the spreadsheet i was trying to build to cost out, you can see there are still a lot of blanks.

     

    I'm no expert, but trawled through all of the guidance received from shipping quotes etc and this is my best guess

    Good luck and will be keen to hear if you find out anything different

     

    [TABLE=width: 611]

    [TR]

    [TD=colspan: 2]Pre-Shipping Costs[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Steam cleaning inside and out[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Discharge Aircon Gas[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD=colspan: 2]Shipping[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Freight[/TD]

    [TD=align: right]3300[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Insurance[/TD]

    [TD=align: right]99[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD=colspan: 2]Customs Clearance[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Customs Clearance[/TD]

    [TD=align: right]880[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]McCollough's estimate[/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Valuation for Customs[/TD]

    [TD=align: right]225[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Customs Duty[/TD]

    [TD=align: right]750[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]5% 'value'[/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]GST[/TD]

    [TD=align: right]1500[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]10% GST on value [/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD=align: right]75[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]10% GST on duty[/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD=align: right]330[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]10% GST on freight[/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD=colspan: 2]Quarantine[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Quarantine Entry[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Quarantine Inspection[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Quarantine Cleaning[/TD]

    [TD=align: right]300[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Between $250-350[/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Quarantine Re-inspection[/TD]

    [TD=align: right]90[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD=colspan: 2]Meet Import Approval Conditions[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Modifications[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Testing for Compliance[/TD]

    [TD=align: right]495[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]New plates[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Recharge Aircon Gas[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD=colspan: 2]SA Requirements[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Vehicle Identity Inspection[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Roadworthiness Inspection[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD=colspan: 2]Registration[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Registration[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]any vehicle needs to be registered[/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD=colspan: 2]Total Estimated Cost (incl VAT/GST)[/TD]

    [TD=align: right]8094[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [/TABLE]

     

    Hi

     

    i want to import my wife's Mini Cooper s into Adelaide and I have obtained a vehicle import licence from Canberra so it can go in the container however does anyone know what else I have to pay on its arrival in Adelaide I know it has to be steam cleaned and valeted clean or customs will do it and charge me but it was more the fees to get it out of customs and to register it so we can drive it. The mini is 10 years old

    thanks

    kevin

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    Think of all the people you'd be keeping in jobs though if you did import it. :P

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    would highly recommend using ironlady imports, they have just imported my car over and they are brilliant. They take all the pressure and stress away, there is alot involved with customs, valuation,get etc invloved and i have found it stress free using them, well worth the money

     

    Thank you guys - hope you're enjoying life here! :)

     

    ...so does an imported car not have to go through Regency?

     

    No they ALL have to have a full inspection. Put it this way: I've lived in Adelaide all my life, deal with Regency at least once every week, and STILL pay someone else to take my cars through. It really is THAT bad. As someone fresh into Australia from the UK, trying to do it yourself is extremely unwise.

     

     

    Hi, i was thinking about bringing my VW Golf in and when i got to about $8000 AUD in costs I gave up as it was no longer worth it.

    i called Motor Registration when last in Adelaide and they said that it would not be able to be driven on the road until it was modified, even if the only modification was the car seat restraints (as the golf has isofix, irrespective of whether you need a child seat or not), so i would need a tow to get the mods done etc. Speak to someone else and you get a different story. I've written to several places to try and get a better idea of other costs, but no one seems to want to commit so I am struggling. I looked up the equivalent of my car on a few car sales websites to get an average price, but i understand you need to pay for a valuation. below is the extract from the spreadsheet i was trying to build to cost out, you can see there are still a lot of blanks.

     

    I'm no expert, but trawled through all of the guidance received from shipping quotes etc and this is my best guess

    Good luck and will be keen to hear if you find out anything different

     

    [TABLE=width: 611]

    [TR]

    [TD=colspan: 2]Pre-Shipping Costs[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Steam cleaning inside and out[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Discharge Aircon Gas[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD=colspan: 2]Shipping[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Freight[/TD]

    [TD=align: right]3300[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Insurance[/TD]

    [TD=align: right]99[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD=colspan: 2]Customs Clearance[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Customs Clearance[/TD]

    [TD=align: right]880[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]McCollough's estimate[/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Valuation for Customs[/TD]

    [TD=align: right]225[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Customs Duty[/TD]

    [TD=align: right]750[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]5% 'value'[/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]GST[/TD]

    [TD=align: right]1500[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]10% GST on value[/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD=align: right]75[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]10% GST on duty[/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD=align: right]330[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]10% GST on freight[/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD=colspan: 2]Quarantine[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Quarantine Entry[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Quarantine Inspection[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Quarantine Cleaning[/TD]

    [TD=align: right]300[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Between $250-350[/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Quarantine Re-inspection[/TD]

    [TD=align: right]90[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD=colspan: 2]Meet Import Approval Conditions[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Modifications[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Testing for Compliance[/TD]

    [TD=align: right]495[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]New plates[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Recharge Aircon Gas[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD=colspan: 2]SA Requirements[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Vehicle Identity Inspection[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Roadworthiness Inspection[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD=colspan: 2]Registration[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Registration[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]any vehicle needs to be registered[/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD=colspan: 2]Total Estimated Cost (incl VAT/GST)[/TD]

    [TD=align: right]8094[/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD][/TD]

    [/TR]

    [/TABLE]

     

    I'd be very surprised if we couldn't beat that price by a good margin. PM me or jump on our site to get a full breakdown of costs.

     

    Think of all the people you'd be keeping in jobs though if you did import it. :P

     

    Hear hear!

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    Why would you ever bother? Theres enough hassles getting here without making more for yourself. I know some people see their 1965 Austin Rover Fiat Super Rare XL as part of the family but you're bringing in a pretty standard car. My biggest fear wouldn't be the initial costs but rather the fact that when you want to sell it, its now a foreign car with (as far as a local would see) an untrackable or unknown history hence worth less than an Aussie one.

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