Car Shipping Australia to New Zealand & Vice-Versa

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Are you looking at shipping car to New Zealand or Australia? Dolphin Shipping has significant expertise in importing vehicles into Australia or car shipping Australia to NZ and car shipping NZ to Australia.

Whether you’re looking to shift between countries and need help moving your car and/or other household effects, or you’re looking to transport specialist vehicles between countries, we can offer the best car shipping Australia to New Zealand or car shipping NZ to Australia services.

We provide all sorts of specialist shipping expertise when shipping car from Australia to New Zealand or shipping car from New Zealand to Australia. We will walk you through the process of preparing your goods, sea freight, customs clearance, right through to the finish line.

We also do fun things like shipping race cars for events, ensuring vehicles are arriving in the country ready to race. With such events, we take in consideration the event dates and the availability of shipping car from Australia to New Zealand or shipping car from New Zealand to Australia on different vessels. The Dolphin Shipping Schedule can be seen here.

There are two common ways of shipping car to New Zealand or Australia. (Ro/Ro) Roll on roll off shipping New Zealand or Australia involves cars driving on and off a vessel. Container shipping involves a car, or any other vehicle packed and unpacked into a container that is then transported on and off a vessel that is able to proceed with shipping car to New Zealand or Australia.

Not only can we handle car shipping Australia to NZ; we also offer full package car transport Australia to New Zealand and vice versa. This means that we can pick up your car at a given address and deliver it to an address in the destination country.

From any location in one country to any location in the other, we are the best team to move your goods through car transport Australia to NZ or car transport NZ to Australia.

The Australian government has stricter restrictions in place than New Zealand when it comes to car shipping NZ to Australia. Car shipping Australia to NZ tends to be a cheaper and quicker process than car shipping New Zealand to Australia.

Another thing you must take into account when looking for car transport Australia to New Zealand is the ESC (Electronic Stability Control) function of your vehicle. Aside from some special cases, most vehicles shipped in New Zealand now require to have the ESC function. 

 

Shipping a Car from Australia to New Zealand Cost:

If you are wondering about shipping a car from Australia to New Zealand cost, it will likely be between $2000 to $5000 AUD. The exact quoted price will depend on the shipping method (Ro/Ro vs Container), sea freight charges (fluctuating), service type (door to door vs port to port), amongst other details that come on a case by case basis.

You are able to get a shipping a car from Australia to New Zealand cost (and vice versa) through our quoting form available on our website.

 

Car Shipping Australia to New Zealand - GST Exemption:

When considering shipping a car from Australia to New Zealand cost, GST is payable to New Zealand Customs upon arrival and includes Cost of Vehicle + Insurance + Freight.
You may be eligible for shipping car to New Zealand exempt of GST, however, you must be able to prove the following:

  • Have arrived in NZ and by the date of importation of the goods and hold NZ Residency
  • Have for the whole period of 21 months preceding your arrival resided outside of New Zealand
  • Have owned and used the vehicle overseas for at least one year before the date the vehicle is surrendered for shipping

To arrange shipping car from Australia to New Zealand GST Exclusive, we can prove this with a copy of your passport and a vehicle registration documentation older than one year with your name & vehicle details on it, or a vehicle sales agreement older than one-year-old.

 

Car Transport Australia to New Zealand - Vehicle Compliance:

Anyone who is looking for car transport Australia to New Zealand must take in consideration that every vehicle that is imported into New Zealand must go through a Compliance Inspection before it can be registered for New Zealand roads. Compliance is usually not included as part of a vehicle shipping Australia to NZ quote, therefore you must check your vehicle is able to comply in New Zealand before embarking on car transport Australia to NZ. You can view a list of approved vehicles at the New Zealand Transport Agency, older ‘classic cars’ are exempt. Dolphin Shipping has built strong relationships with Compliance Centers near every port in New Zealand. We can recommend the best option specifically catered to you to ensure that your vehicle can be registered and get on the road as soon as possible.

 

Car Shipping NZ to Australia - GST & Duty:

When shipping car from New Zealand to Australia, you must consider that the Vehicle or Goods will be subject to 5% duty and 10% GST. The duty is calculated on the value of the vehicle / goods and the GST is calculated on the value of the vehicle/goods plus Duty and Freight (we can estimate this value for you). For high value car transport New Zealand to Australia, Luxury Car tax becomes applicable at AUD $67,525.00 (AUD $75,526 for fuel efficient vehicles) which is calculated on the value of the vehicle plus Duty, Freight and GST. For more information on duties and GST when looking at car transport NZ to Australia see; http://www.border.gov.au/Busi/Impo/Impo-1#Duty

 

A Step-By-Step Guide for Vehicle & Car Shipping NZ to Australia:

  • Enquire and provide details of your vehicles.
  • We’ll send you a comprehensive quote.
  • Next, you’ll be required to meet the required Vehicle Import Approval. Please contact us for more information or click here for information on the Australian import approval process.
  • Once approval is granted, a booking is made, and shipment details are provided to you.
  • International car shipping New Zealand to Australia right to your final destination.

 

All-Inclusive Vehicle & Car Shipping Australia to NZ Packages Can Include:

  • Vehicle Purchasing in either country
  • Export bookings
  • Full ocean freight for car shipping Australia to New Zealand or car shipping New Zealand to Australia.
  • Marine Insurance during vehicle shipping Australia to NZ or vice versa
  • Shipping line surcharges
  • Document handling
  • Arrival port service charges
  • Arrival Customs clearance and handling

 

Contact us to arrange your package and service for shipping car from Australia to New Zealand or car transport New Zealand to Australia.