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.

Importing cars from Japan to Australia
Importing Japanese cars into Australia

How to import a car from Japan to Australia 

Here are the steps to import a car from Japan to Australia: 

  1. Research and Compliance: 
  1. Import Approval: 
  1. Shipping: 
  • Find a reputable shipping agent or freight forwarder to handle the transportation logistics. Here are some options: 
  1. Customs and Quarantine: 
  1. Arrival and Customs Clearance: 
  • Work with your shipping agent or freight forwarder for customs clearance procedures and documentation requirements. 
  1. 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. 
  1. 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. 

If you would like to get a quote to import a car from Japan you can call our Australian office on (07) 3862 4788 from anywhere in the world. Or, complete our Get A Quote Form.