Importing a Car From Japan
Japanese Car Imports to Australia
We specialise in importing cars from all countries including Japan. We handle all the stages from pickup to handing over the vehicle to the client.
There are multiple stages when importing a car that includes shipping, marine insurance, customs valuations and compliance.
We have developed relationships with car freight forwarders over the years and can manage every aspect of importing cars from Japan.
How to import a car from Japan to Australia
Here are the steps to import a car from Japan to Australia:
- Research and Compliance:
- Check the Australian Government’s Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, and Communications website for vehicle import requirements and regulations: Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, and Communications
- Import Approval:
- Apply for an import approval using the form provided by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, and Communications: Vehicle Import Approval Application Form
- Find a reputable shipping agent or freight forwarder to handle the transportation logistics. Here are some options:
- Customs and Quarantine:
- Visit the Australian Border Force website for information on customs requirements: Australian Border Force
- Learn about the quarantine requirements from the Department of Agriculture, Water, and the Environment: Biosecurity Import Conditions System
- Arrival and Customs Clearance:
- Work with your shipping agent or freight forwarder for customs clearance procedures and documentation requirements.
- Compliance and Modifications:
- Check the vehicle compliance requirements on the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, and Communications website.
- Find an authorized workshop to conduct compliance checks or modifications if necessary.
- Registration and Roadworthiness:
- Contact your local motor vehicle registration authority for information on registering the imported vehicle and roadworthiness inspections. Each state or territory in Australia has its own registration authority.
Please note that the specific requirements and regulations may change over time, so it’s essential to refer to the official websites for the most up-to-date information.