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  1. having used several different companies to import trucks and excavators, and all the nightmares that went with them, I was dreading importing my wife’s pride and joy, her Bentley GTC.

    Not only did Personal Import do everything they said they would, they took care of the valuation, the compliance, the rego, they had the car cleaned and even took it to a garage to look into a fault that we had when it left the UK!

    The service has been brilliant and I would recommend this company to everyone who is bringing in a car to Oz. Nothing was too much trouble. . . in fact, it has been a pleasure using their services!

    Dominic, You are a star!!

    Phil. Noosa. QLD

  2. What a great job Dominic did for us at Personal Import organising everything for our vehicle from NZ. Top service and highly recommended.

  3. Thanks for great job bringing my beautiful Peugeot 504 Coupe from East Germany to Sydney. Everything went smoothly, all headaches taken care of compared to when I did it myself. and the car arrived in unmarked from the shipping and transport. Good shipping price too.


  4. Just a quick line to say that the car has speed through unpacking quarantine and compliance and I collected it yesterday. It’s been a few months since I’ve driven it and the wife had even forgotten what colour it was!!!!
    Dominic at personal imports was very efficient and helpful this end and I would gladly recommend him to your future customers.
    Kind regards

  5. This is the second time I used personal imports and had a great experience both times.
    Dominic was very helpful and informative with the whole ordeal of bringing in my car.
    I will never hesitate to recommend Dom to anyone or use him in the future again.
    Thanks again Dom, car is awesome!!!

  6. We brought both our cars over from the UK. Dominic and the team were superb. Made the whole process so straightforward. They helped us get the cars to the compliance engineer and getting them through quarantine and checking was no problem. They really do put the “Personal” in Personal Import. I would not hesitate to use them again if the need arises and I would encourage anyone to transport their vehicles with them. Thanks for all your help!

  7. A huge thanks to Dominic and the team for outstanding Honesty in describing an FB Holden I just purchased from them, “Elly” my new girl arrived to the far south coast NSW with out incident and was better in appearance that described as I bought her sight unseen. I have no hesitation in recommending Personal Import to anyone seeking reputable and ethical service.

  8. I brought my Toyota Landcruiser in from South Africa.The agents I had used did not seem to understand the processes in Australia which caused a lot of confusion and wasted time. We were lucky to make contact with Dominic who took over the processing of the car and got all the outstanding issues resolved very quickly and the car registered and on the road.
    So a big thank you to him for great professional service, nothing was too much trouble, I highly recommend his services.

  9. Would like to add my appreciation and strong recommendation to Dominic at Personal Imports and his Melbourne Compliance Engineer ‘Blake’.
    Seamless import, clearance and registration of a Subaru BRZ from Singapore at competitive rates without any bulls**t. “Service well above and beyond expectations”
    If you are importing a car to Australia you wont find a better team.

  10. Dominic was recommended to me, and his service from end to end right through to compliance and delivery were second to none. Everything was explained clearly being a novice to this sort of thing. I was kept in the loop to where we were at through the whole process and the car arrived quicker and cheaper than expected… Would have no problem recommending him in the future..

  11. Personal Imports organized my 69 Chevelle delivered from the US to Brisbane. Dominic was an absolute pleasure to deal with. He is refreshingly easy to contact, honest and nothing was a problem. His complete service is outstanding. I just turned up and drove my car away, he took care of everything. I would recommend him very highly to anyone. Thanks a bunch Dominic.

  12. Dominic @ Personal Imports turned the dreaded import procedure (Australian Government regulations)into a smooth operation. So pleased that I had P/I do the importing. A fantastic guy/company to deal with, he knows the rules and requirements of yet another over governed Australian business. Dominic is so very helpful everything happened as per the quote, the car wash washed, new number plated fitted and the paper work to hand on the day and on time. EXCELLENT SERVICE! CHEAP AT TWICE THE PRICE, RECOMMENDED.

  13. Dominic at Personal Imports turned the import procedure (Australian Government regulations)into a smooth operation. So pleased that I had P/I do the importing. A fantastic guy/company to deal with, he knows the rules and requirements of yet another over governed Australian business. Dominic is so very helpful everything happened as per the quote, the car wash washed, new number plated fitted and the paper work to hand on the day and on time. EXCELLENT SERVICE! STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

  14. Had to bring a car in from NZ. I had no idea of the proceedures required so found Dominic on the net and got him to do the importation for me. Never made a better decision in my life! Smooth and hassle free – this Guy really knows his stuff.
    I can thoroughly recommend him and will always use him again.

  15. I bought a Karmann Ghia in the States and asked Dominic to bring it to Australia for me. He was always contactable, or quick to return phone calls and e-mails.
    He answered all my questions and his knowledge and advice were invaluable to the process.
    I had friends in the past tell me horror stories about importing cars but Dominic was on top of everything all the time and knows the process well.
    His efficient, friendly manner and attention to details were very much appreciated.
    He helped with picking up the car, transporting it across the USA, all the paperwork, shipping, customs, quarantine and final delivery.
    Nothing was too much trouble and he could give me updates at any time I asked.
    I would not hesitate to use Dominic in the future to import vehicles and highly recommend Dominic and Personal Imports to anyone who was considering importing a car to Australia.

  16. Dominic @ Personal Import did an great job of importing my 1972 Mini from UK to Western Australia, his quotation and final fees were spot on. My first time import a little bit worrying but personal imports operation is smooth as. Highly recommend Dominic’s services they come second to none other.

  17. Dominic and his team were an absolute pleasure to deal with. He got my 66′ Kombi imported from South Africa with no hassles at all. Dominic was always contactable, honest, and was able to answer all my questions. The bus arrived in perfect condition. Excellent Service!

    I am so glad I used Personal Import, and I would definitely recommend to use them to get another vehicle into Australia.

    Thanks Dominic and Personal Import.

  18. Thank you Dominic for doing a great job importing a Bentley GTC from the UK into SA. The process was seamless and trouble-free (for us) from beginning to end and your instructions were very clear. We will definitely approach you next time…

  19. Thank you very much Dominic!
    Brought my car back from Japan. He set up all the contacts and did everything once the car left Japan. Cheers!

  20. Great service provided by Domenic from start to finish in getting my car into Australia.I highly recommend personal imports to look after your import requirements.

  21. Used Dominic to import my Audi from the UK, he organised everything from pick up to drop off including the shipping, compliancing and registration plates – very reasonable fee as well.

    All I had to do was send him a few documents as and when needed

    Great service

  22. I’m extremely glad I chose Dominic to assist with importing our car from Europe. Took away all the guesswork, hassle and saved a packet too by getting all the right outfits lined up at the right price.

  23. I cannot speak highly enough of Dominic. He imported my classic porsche from Asia. The communication end to end was amazing. Any questions I had were answered swiftly and effectively. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him to anyone that wants to import a classic car in to Australia.

  24. Dominic, my wife’s Mercedes was delivered today. No problems with it. I would like to commend you on the service you provided. You were very efficient, and patient with my asking so many questions early on! We would certainly recommend you to our friends and family if they decided to ship a car in the future.
    Kind regards,
    John Williams

  25. Great experience from first contact to car being delivered to our door. Everything taken care of along the way, all questions answered promptly and Dominic was always available to take our calls.Highly recommend and will definitely use Personal Imports again. Cheers Dom.

  26. This is the second time I’ve imported a classic Jag from the UK to Perth but the first time I’ve used Personal Imports. By comparison this experience was an absolute pleasure. The car arrived safely, on time and 100% as it was when it left the UK. If you’re looking for a stress free, hands off experience I’d recommend Personal Imports. Thank you Dominic, great job.


  27. Great experience using Personal Imports, Dominic is great to deal with always answers questions and hassle free delivery.

    Cheers Dominic


    Gold Coast

  28. I just want to thank you for your service. Most importantly you provided everything you said you would, on budget and more, and to top it off the car is a dream come true.

    Andrew J

  29. Personal Import handled my personal import of a MAN campervan from NL to Perth above expectations, Dominic knows all the ins and outs and can prevent a lot of hassle and delay. I was worried with the fact that he is situated on the East cost, but it turned out he has a very good network in Perth.His agents were a pleasure to deal with and all went very smooth.I would not hesitate to use his service again or recommend to others, look no further.Thank you Dominic!

  30. Dominic Bonasia – Personal Import

    We purchased a new motorhome in England in 2013 for travel around Europe. We travelled for 4/5 months a year throughout Europe for six years, a very enjoyable experience. In late 2014 I made enquiries re importing the vehicle to Australia, which we envisaged after our European travels. After reading Aus Gov regulations covering such, it looked a tough ask, as it stated you need to have used the vehicle for 12 months continuously, to meet guidelines. Fortunately I made contact with Dominic to discuss the matter. Dominic advised that a application could be made with supporting documentation being provided to explain why using the vehicle for that period was not possible. Dominic forwarded all documentation to me and a draft as a guide to complete vehicle import application. To my surprise approval was granted in Feb 2015. I contacted Dominic to pay for his services, and he advised no fee was payable!

    In 2018 we decided that following our trip that year we would transport the vehicle back to Australia. Dominic arranged such, and it was shipped from Southampton on a roll on roll off ship. Dominic took care of all paperwork that I needed to complete and arranged insurance cover. We were simply required to deliver the vehicle to a receiving point at the Southampton docks. Dominic as a licensed valuer ensured to vehicle value was kind to minimise import duties, and resulted in a significant saving.

    During ship transport the van was looted as it appears the vehicle was not secured by the shipping company. Thankfully little damage was done to the motorhome, albeit the entire contents were throughly worked through and many items taken. On checking insurance with the shipping group and marine insurance personal items were at your own risk. Dominic advised me to complete a claim on both the shipping company and marine insurer. The shipper covered cost of repairs to motorhome and marine insurer the personal effects loss. Without Dominic’s continued follow up of both groups I doubt my claim would had this success.

    Again Dominic would not accept and fees for his assistance, other than his standard handling management fee as agreed way back in 2015. Small fee for what service Dominic. Fantastic service ethics by a very experienced businessman.

    Thank you Dominic.

    Kind regards


  31. Having decided into the unknown to import my vehicle from Kenya, I stumbled across Personal Imports on google. From the first point of contact with Dominic there was a sense of trust and understanding. Dominic helped in sourcing a local clearing agent for our personal effects too and with the help of Paul and his team in Durban assisted in making the import seamless and very smooth. I would recommend Personal Imports to anyone anywhere in the world.
    Thank you Dominic, Paul and Desmond for a truly amazing job

  32. We just got our car on the road again after moving from Japan, Dominic taking care of getting it here and on the road. It wasn’t trouble free, but Dominic took on the troubles as his own and kept us informed every step of the way.

    I can only hope that I’ll have the opportunity to make use of his services again in the future, and when that happens it’ll be something a lot more interesting than our family wagon. In fact, I’ll look forward to it.

  33. Dominic – Personal Import

    Decided to being back my car from Singapore to Sydney when I relocated back to Australia with my family.

    Originally I was daunting the process and worried that it would be too much hassle. Spoke to Dominic, who was incredibly patient in guiding me through the process and answer all of my queries. His knowledge, professionalism and core values really made the entire experience seemless and smooth. Thumbs up for the great service, clearly client centric and driven.

    No issues in recommending Dominic and Personal Imports for your import needs

    Thank you Dominic.


  34. I could write a bible here with all the issues encountered! Without Dominic’s assistance I would have been completely lost in the maze of customs, quarantine and other regulatory red tape. With his guidance and prompting my import came through without further issues.

    Truly one of the most professional and pleasant services I’ve experienced from any company. Highest recommendation!

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