There is always a lot to consider with any relocation. Including whether it is to your benefit to relocate with your current vehicle instead of buying something new when you arrive. Shipping a vehicle isn’t as complicated or expensive as you might think; although there are many factors to consider. If you are planning on shipping your car when you relocate to Australia be aware that changes have been made by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on how this should be done.
The border control changes
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection have recently announced changes on how vehicles should be imported into Australia. It is now required that anyone wishing to import a motor vehicle should complete a declaration that states the vehicles does not contain asbestos.
Manufactured since 1999?
If your vehicle has been serviced only ever through an authorised dealer and was manufactured since 1999 it should comply with the new regulations. If you are unsure whether your vehicle has been serviced under these guidelines or of the history for any vehicle parts, you may wish to not ship. An incorrect declaration could result in substantial fines.
If unsure get your vehicle checked
If you would like to be certain that your vehicle will pass inspection and comply with the new regulations you can arrange for your vehicle to be tested through an ILAC asbestos testing facility.
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