Import Services

Price Guide

How much does it cost to ship a vehicle with AO Car Shop?
*Charges are from Port of Los Angeles, USA to Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne. Additional charges will apply to Adelaide & Perth, and will be quoted on an individual basis. Prices in AUD;

Classics & Muscle Cars (eg; Camaro, Mustang) up to 14 cbm $3,500
Larger Classics & Muscle Cars (eg; Cadillac, Impala) up to 18 cbm $3,800
Pickup Trucks/Utes (F-Series, Rams, SUVs) From $4,400
Motorbikes $1,500
Boats From $3,500
Trailers Based on dimensions
Freight/Cargo (charged per m3) $400

Rate Inclusions

US Export Customs clearance including title clearance
Trucking of container to & from port (both countries)
US packing & bracing
Australian unpack
Port Charges (both countries)
Container drayage (both countries)
Marine insurance up to AUD $30,000 per consignment
Australian Customs clearance
Initial Australian Quarantine attendance
Dunnage Disposal
3 free days storage at destination
Agency fees and documentation

What Additional Fees Can I Expect?

1. Customs & Quarantine Attendance for Vehicles:AUD $410
2. Customs & Quarantine Attendance for Freight/Cargo:AUD $50
3. GST on Vehicle/Freight: Calculated on invoice/bill of sale value + shipping/transport/insurance and is based on Australian rate of exchange upon date of US departure. For further information please refer to
4. Import Duty: An additional 5% Australian Duty is applicable to vehicles 30 years & newer. Vehicles classified as ‘Commercial’ and of US origin/build are Duty free. This also applies to US supplied & manufactured Freight/Cargo. For further information please refer to
5. Luxury Car Tax: Applies to road vehicles that are; designed to carry a load of less than two tonnes and fewer than nine passengers; and are above a Customs Value of AUD $64,132. For further information please refer to
6. Application for import approval: AUD $55. We can process all vehicle applications pre-1989
7. Quarantine: In the unlikely case your vehicle is quarantined by Customs, any charges incurred will be on forwarded accordingly.
8. Degassing where applicable: AUD $285
9. Non-Running Vehicles: Rolling vehicles attract an additional handling fee of AUD $275. Forklift (non-rolling) attract an additional handling fee of AUD $475.
10. Conversions, Compliance & Registration (where applicable): Contact us today for an all-inclusive quote.

Steps & What To Expect

We offer direct shipping to Australia & New Zealand departing regularly from the USA. Shipments vary from 18-28 day sail time.

Found a vehicle in the USA?

Step 1: We provide you with an all-inclusive landed quote.
Step 2: Upon acceptance, we’ll take the wheel. Q: What do you need to do? A: Sit back relax and enjoy the ride! We’ll provide you with weekly updates so you can rest assured your ride is making daily progress.
Step 3: Upon arrival to Australia, you can collect direct, or we can arrange delivery to your drive, hassle free!
Step 4: We will then provide you with a registration pack to assist fast tracking your ride to hit the open roads!

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AO Car Shop pride ourselves on being the first and largest Australian-based social network connecting the Australian buyer direct with American Sources of Hot Rods, Street Rod, Pro Street, Resto Mod, 60s & 70s Muscle Cars, Street Machines, 40s & 50s Classics, Vintage, boats, bikes and trailers...saving you thousands by buying direct!

We have been sourcing and importing cars since 1997. Our car shop will source, supply and import the best-all American rides.

We assist with:

  • Transport within the USA
  • All paperwork associated with US Customs clearance
  • Secure, Safe & Sound Packing of your vehicle
  • Shipping, Insurance and Import Approval
  • All Australian Customs clearance and unpacking
  • Conversions, Compliance & Registration

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