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Import Regulations for Used Cars from Japan to Australia

  • Inspection
    Inspection required for 15 years or older vehicles
  • Age Limit
    Must be more than 20 years from manufactured year
  • Steering Type
    Right Hand Drive (RHD) permitted

Important Documents:

  • Vehicle import approval (VIA)
  • Import declaration (prepared by Customs broker)
  • Registration papers from country of origin
  • Bill of Lading (B/L)
  • Proof of ownership and purchase receipt

Note: To import a vehicle to Australia, Vehicle Import Approval (VIA) is a compulsory requirement. Importing the vehicle without VIA is considered an offence. The approval is granted by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

Custom Requirements of Australia

  • Duty Rates

    10% GST on vehicles over 30 years old

    10% import duty and 10% GST on vehicles up to 30 years old

    5% import duty and 10% GST on 4WD/commercial vehicles

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