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Dolphin Shipping is an expert in the import and export of quality new and used vehicles to Australia. We ship to and from multiple ports all over the world.

Our door to door service lets you relax knowing we will handle shipping your vehicle from A to Z at a cost effective and simple solution.

We offer 2 types of car shipping, Roll on / Roll off (RO/RO), and containerized. This gives you the best options for high value vehicles that you may want protected by a container, or the cheapest option for shipping by utilizing a RO/RO service.

We offer a simple three-step streamlined shipping process. You tell us what you want. We’ll have it picked up, packed, shipped (handling all relevant documentation) and delivered to your door. We’re the experts so you don't have to be.

Our service is end to end and tailored to suit your needs. It can include: car shipping, customs and quarantine clearance, packing, transport, delivery and insurance. We can even purchase your vehicle from a dealer using our Transit Finance options.

There are often many solutions to your shipping needs. The more information you provide us the better we are able to find the solution that is right for you.

We believe communication is the most important aspect of our job. Usually we will have informed you of any updates regarding your shipping before you even ask us the question. 

Our prices are guaranteed, if we have not quoted you for it, we will not bill you for it. NO hidden fee's or agendas in our car relocation service.


Different Methods for Shipping a Car

Roll-on/roll-off (RORO)

Roll on / Roll off, or “RORO”, is considered the cheapest and most simple option for shipping your car. The cargo is “rolled on” the vessel at the port of loading, and “rolled off” again at the point of destination.

It’s important to note that you cannot ship personal effects while using RORO and any inner cargo will not be accepted on board. 

Dolphin Shipping recommends using RO/RO shipping over Container shipping, unless you have more than 1 vehicle to ship, in which case it is better to use the container option.

Container Shipping

This option tends to be more expensive due to packing / unpacking and container transport costs, but can be a great option if you have more than 1 vehicle or extra items to ship along with your vehicle.

When choosing container shipping, it’s important to remember that all extra items must be accounted for and any boxes marked clearly. Providing us a list of contents will ensure no items are missed when emptied for Quarantine/Customs inspections in Australia.

Transit Times

Transit times vary around the world and also depend on direct or transshipment services. 

Europe and UK - Approximately 55 Days

America - Approximately 50 Days

New Zealand - Approximately 10 Days

Asia - Approximately 20 Days


Australia has strict rules regarding importing vehicles to Australia so it is best to make sure your vehicle qualifies when applying for a Vehicle Import Approval.
Contact our team now to discuss the best option for shipping your vehicle.