Want to import a new car to Australia ?
Disappointingly, on 16 August 2017 the Australian Govt. announced they would not follow through on their 2016 promise to allow the parallel import of new cars.
This would have introduced competition into the new car market and allowed the Australian consumer to directly import their own vehicle at international pricing.
We can still assist you to directly import a new car to Australia providing that it:
was not sold in full volume by the manufacturer
meets one of the six new SEVS eligibility criteria
See 2019 Import Regulation Changes Media Release for full details.
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The most cost effective way to import a new car from Japan is to source ex-dealer stock vehicles at auction in either new or near new condition.
This generally saves 10-15% off the new price for the current model year and as much as 30% for 2 to 3 year old vehicles, as well as saving the 8-10 week production time for a new car order through the manufacturer.
Please note that the following information was posted in March 2016, and reflects the Govt. plans at that time.
From 2018, changes to the Vehicle Import Regulations will make it possible for you to do just that.
Private individuals will be able to personally import a new car to Australia for themselves every 2 years.
This will apply to new cars and motorcycles from another country with comparable standards to Australia’s (including Japan and the UK).
The vehicle must:
be a motorcycle or right hand drive passenger vehicle
be less than 12 months old, and;
have no more than 500 km on the odometer