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CAR SHIPPING TO AUSTRALIA – VEHICLE TAX RATES
MOTOR VEHICLE TAX RATES FOR 2018
ALL VEHICLES UP TO 30 YEARS OLD: 5% DUTY + 10% GST
VEHICLES OVER 30 YEARS OLD AND MOTORCYCLES: 0% DUTY + 10% GST
(Duty is levied on the customs value (CV) and GST is levied on the CV + shipping costs + duty)
(Luxury Car Tax (LCT) of 33% is additional on vehicles over about £32,500 only)
ALTERNATIVE FALL BACK CUSTOMS VALUE (used in most cases). For vehicles owned in the UK for over 12 months before shipment – an ‘as landed’ valuation is carried out at the Australian arrival port less an allowance and less all costs of shipping and importing the vehicle to Australia. The resulting figure can be as low as half of the eventual ‘Australian full showroom market value’ because the ‘as landed’ value is that of the vehicle before importation, before taxes, before roadworthy and registration etc.
OTHER (NORMAL) CUSTOMS VALUE (only used in very few cases). Mainly used for vehicles older than 1989 which have been purchased and shipped to Australia straight away (unlike vehicles 1989 or newer that have to be owned and used for a minimum of 12 months in the UK first) and based on the original UK purchase price in Australian dollars.
Full, printable information covering everything on this website and more, including a guide to prices and useful website and contact addresses, can be found in the Australia Info Pack (PDF).
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