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Hi guys,

hope someone could help me here as I am baffled and in desperate need of advice.. I'm just trying to weigh up whether to just wait until we arrive in perth to get a vehicle or get one now while in the UK and import it over with me.. 

I have been told I will need to own the vehicle for over 12months? Is this 100% true or is there any way around this?

The next thing is what tax do we have to pay on our vehicle when It arrives in oz?  I know there is GST & import tax but I have been told we may have to pay luxury car tax? 
Does anyone know anything about this or can offer any advice? 

Thanks in advance

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Can I ask why you are considering bringing a new car with you to Australia?    I can understand if you have a collectors item vehicle and vintage/veteran cars are your passion, but I can't see why you would buy a new car in UK and ship it to Australia.  ! appreciate that European cars are dearer to purchase in Australia, but they are also much dearer to maintain and repair.  

WA is well serviced by secondhand and new car dealers, and there are good deals to be done, especially if you are paying with cash.   You can take possession of a vehicle very quickly, within a day if need be.

There have been other threads about this on our sister site www.pomsinoz that will be able to answer your questions.

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Are you trying to save money?

Unless the car is of some special signiificance (as said above - vintage, high performance or something), I don't think it is worth the hassle and the expense.  

I did send a car from Australia to Ireland in 2007 and yes you needed to own the car for >12 months and couldn't sell it for 2-3 years or something.  I think the 12 month rule is  quite common to protect the car industry.

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If you're shipping a vehicle with you when you move to Australia then read this update regarding new rules about asbestos on vehicles, announced by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service:

Shipping vehicles to Australia: new customs rule for asbestos

My best pall just did this - he used Legend Removals - really helpful and are part of a worldwide network of shippers. The guys that came to prep his Chevrolet were brilliant and the experience was good - admin and presales all good too.

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On 9/11/2017 at 06:07, Rossmoyne said:
On 9/11/2017 at 06:07, Rossmoyne said:

Can I ask why you are considering bringing a new car with you to Australia?    I can understand if you have a collectors item vehicle and vintage/veteran cars are your passion, but I can't see why you would buy a new car in UK and ship it to Australia.  ! appreciate that European cars are dearer to purchase in Australia, but they are also much dearer to maintain and repair.  

WA is well serviced by secondhand and new car dealers, and there are good deals to be done, especially if you are paying with cash.   You can take possession of a vehicle very quickly, within a day if need be.

There have been other threads about this on our sister site www.pomsinoz that will be able to answer your questions.

 

This is why I have asked as were in the dark and needed a bit of advice

Basically we have been holding out buying a new car until we arrive in Perth but our car is just simply too small for our family it's driving us mad! lol  And due to work commitments we could be in the UK for the next 6-12months! Not only this I have seen that Cars are a hell of a lot more over in Perth, which is kind of daunting when purchasing a vehicle. So my thoughts of shipping, were it may have been worth while financially too as could have saved some money overall.

Will take a look on pomsinoz

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