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Shipping a Car from Australia to UK

We have many years experience of shipping cars from Australia to the UK via both RoRo and container.

Our Car Shipping Calculator gives instant prices not only for the car shipping costs of getting the vehicle from Australia to the UK but also the expected taxes / import duties (if applicable), IVA / MOT testing and DVLA Registration

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Importing a Car from Australia into the UK

If your vehicle is under ten years of age it will require an IVA test, this is a very strict test carried out by the DVSA (formally VOSA) to check the vehicle complies with UK regulations and European standards

From Australia this becomes a problem if you have only recently purchased the vehicle as you will also need to obtain a ‘Model Report’ from the manufacturer which can be very hard to obtain.

If you have owned the vehicle more than 6 months, lived outside of the EU for at least 12 months and are returning to the UK permanently, then a Model Report is not needed in order to test the vehicle and make things much more straight forward

Australian Car Ports

Our Car Shipping Calculator can price up the import from Melbourne, Sydney and Freemantle/Perth so if you have a requirement to export a vehicle from these areas please feel free to try the quote calculator at our website: Australia to UK Car Shipping Quote