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Last nail for old SEVS

Last Nail for Old SEVS…

Well, the last week has been an interesting one for vehicle imports to Aust… Thanks to an unexpected announcement from the Govt. Dept. involved, virtually all compliance workshops found themselves way over quota this week on most popular import models in the MA category (this covers all the regular passenger sedans, coupes and some people movers like the Alphard / Vellfire, Elgrand and petr...

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October 18, 2021 / Australian Compliance, General News
Rover import approval application

New ROVER system for import approval applications

After an extended transition phase, the new Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 (RVSA) finally replaced the old Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 (MVSA) on 1 July 2021. Import approvals will no longer be issued for vehicle models under the old regulations after 31 March 2022 and those vehicles must have a compliance plate fitted by 30 June 2022. More info: Last Chance for Old SEVS models An online sys...

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July 12, 2021 / 25 Year Rule, Australian Compliance, Import Regulations
Nissan Ariya EV

2021 Nissan Ariya EV 66kWh & 91kWh

Nissan Japan is now taking pre-orders for the new 66kWh and 91kWh Nissan Ariya electric vehicle. The Nissan Ariya is a sedan / SUV crossover style vehicle with better range and performance than the current  62kWh Nissan Leaf. Both the standard 61kWh battery model (B6) and the 91kWh extended range and performance model (B9 – 290kW / 600Nm) are available in 2WD and 4WD with 4WD models featur...

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June 16, 2021 / Australian Compliance, General News, Hybrid electric, Import Regulations
Car Import times changing

The Times They are A Changin’

Whew, we’ve hardly had a chance to catch our breath the last 12 months. We have been so busy sourcing cars it has simply left no time for Blogging or FB. Time then perhaps for a quick catch up in between the avalanche of auction inspections, bidding, emails, phone calls and SMS ! Here are our quick thoughts on the last year and what we expect in the next year… The global pandemic triggered...

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June 2, 2021 / 25 Year Rule, Australian Compliance, Classic cars, General News, Hybrid electric, Import Regulations
Last Chance SEVS

Last Chance for Old SEVS models

The old SEVS WILL END in the next 12 months. This has been coming for awhile, so what does it actually mean ? Let’s start with what we know. Many popular import models from the last 20 years will no longer be possible to import. The last import approvals will be issued for old SEVS models on 31 March 2022 and the compliance plate must be fitted to the car by 30 June 2022. Petrol and diesel ONLY ...

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May 25, 2021 / Australian Compliance, General News, Hybrid electric, Import Regulations
Latest SEVS update

8 New Models Eligible for Import to Australia

The latest list of approved models under transitional SEVS arrangements is now available. View the latest approved models list here The latest 8 models added to the list are included below. More models will be added and the list updated as time goes on – there are HUNDREDS more models still to come including many hybrid / electric options, kei cars, and rare vehicles. Approved 09 / 1998 &#...

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September 11, 2020 / Australian Compliance, General News
New SEVS Approved Vehicle List

New SEVS Approved Vehicle List

The latest list of vehicle models approved for import to Australia under transitional SEVS arrangements is shown below. You can also check the Aust Govt. website directly for the latest updates. These are models NEVER BEFORE eligible for import to Australia and include hybrid / electric vehicles as well as significantly different versions of locally sold models. NOTE:  Inclusion in this list is...

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August 21, 2020 / 25 Year Rule, Australian Compliance, General News
Interim SEVS Update

6 More Models Added to SEVS List

The latest list of approved models under transitional SEVS arrangements is now available. These are models NEVER BEFORE eligible for import to Australia and include hybrid / electric vehicles as well as significantly different versions of locally sold models. NOTE:  Inclusion in this list is just the first step to importing one of these vehicles – a compliance package must then be approved...

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June 6, 2020 / Australian Compliance, General News, Import Regulations
Subaru Forester STi import

NOW TAKING ORDERS – Subaru Forester STi import

With full compliance estimated to be just 3 to 4 weeks away for Subaru Forester STi import to Australia, we are now taking orders ! Forester STi import has been one of the most common requests we have received for any model over the years and now it is finally possible. The Forester was only sold in STi specification for the Japanese domestic market. It was produced in relatively limited numbers...

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May 25, 2020 / Australian Compliance, Classic cars, General News, Import Regulations
R35 GTR Import

NOW TAKING ORDERS – R35 GTR Import

2021 UPDATE – Sorry, we are no longer taking orders for the R35 GTR as the prices are now too high in Japan for viable import. With full compliance estimated to be just 3 to 4 weeks away for R35 GTR import to Australia under the new SEVS, we are now taking orders ! R35 GTR import has been one of the most common requests we have received since this model was released 13 years ago. Those follo...

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May 23, 2020 / Australian Compliance, GTR, Import Regulations
Import Civic Type R FD2 to Australia

Import Civic Type R FD2 to Australia

Import Honda Civic Type R FD2 to Australia – just added to the list of approved models under transitional SEVS arrangements on 2 April 2020. The ruling covers the October 2006 to December 2011 Honda Civic Type R FD2 4 door sedan. Browse the last 3 months of Honda Civic Type R FD2 auction sales in Japan Free trial our auction alerts system for the Honda Civic Type R FD2 View example Honda C...

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April 3, 2020 / Australian Compliance, Classic cars, General News, Import Regulations
Import Subaru Forester now

Import Subaru Forester STi, Cross Sports & XT turbos to Aust

Latest Update – NOW TAKING ORDERS – Subaru Forester STi import Subaru Forester turbo models were added to the list of approved models under transitional SEVS arrangements on 2 April 2020. The ruling covers the October 2002 to December 2007 range of Subaru Forester SG9 STi 2.5L turbo as well as the 2.0L turbo Cross Sports and XT models with automatic and manual transmission. Browse the l...

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April 3, 2020 / Australian Compliance, General News
Changes ahead

11 More Models Added to NEW SEVS List

The latest list of approved models under transitional SEVS arrangements is now available. These are models NEVER BEFORE eligible for import to Australia and include hybrid / electric vehicles as well as significantly different versions of locally sold models. NOTE:  Inclusion in this list is just the first step to importing one of these vehicles – a compliance package must then be approved...

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March 27, 2020 / Australian Compliance, General News, Hybrid electric, Import Regulations
1993 Toyota Supra widebody 02

Want a Supra widebody under the 25 Year Rule ?

If you’re thinking of importing a Supra under the 25 Year Rule (March 1995 and older are OK at the time of this post), just note that a Supra widebody like this modified example today may not be eligible for import – based on major body modifications. Read more about allowed modifications under the 25 Year Rule here This 1993 Toyota Supra with 120,021 km, Supra widebody kit and other m...

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March 7, 2020 / 25 Year Rule, Australian Compliance, Classic cars, General News
Honda Civic Type R logo

Import Honda Civic Type R EK9 to Australia

If you have always wanted to import a 1997 to 2000 classic Honda Civic Type R EK9 to Australia then you’re in luck ! It is now technically possible to import the Honda Civic Type R EK9 as this model was approved by the Govt. on 10 Feb 2020 under new import regulations. Yes, the Honda Civic Type R FD2 will also be eligible for import soon (application pending approval) and the Honda Acco...

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February 17, 2020 / Australian Compliance, Classic cars, General News
1994 Import MG RV8 01

Import MG RV8 under 25 Year Rule

Looking for a classic car from Japan under the new 25 Year Rule, perhaps something like this 1994 MG RV8 with just 49,970 km auctioned in December 2019 ? A large proportion of the limited MG RV8 production was exported and sold new in Japan (1,579 of the 1,983 produced), but many since then have been exported out of Japan back to the UK, and to other countries such as Australia. That makes the M...

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February 6, 2020 / Australian Compliance, Classic cars
Mazda Autozam Carol

Honey, someone shrunk the Bentley !

Looking for a quirky 600cc kei car like this cute 1997 Mazda Autozam Carol that looks like a Bentley compact ? Good News ! Any kei car is now possible to import to Australia – right up to new models currently on sale in Japan – under the new import regulations. The only conditions are that the same model was not sold new in Australia and the Micro-car (kei-class car) criteria are met...

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January 31, 2020 / Australian Compliance, Classic cars, General News, Import Regulations
Toyota Estima hybrid import modellista

Toyota Estima Hybrid Import to Australia NOW

Toyota Estima Hybrid Import to Australia is now possible with SEVS compliance available in several States for the full build range of Estima 2.4L hybrid. The hybrid Estima is easily identified in searches by using the chassis code AHR20 / AHR20W and is also known as the Toyota Tarago in Australia, and the Toyota Previa in other markets. 7 and 8 seat versions are available and popular factory optio...

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January 24, 2020 / Australian Compliance, General News, Hybrid electric
Mazda 3 hybrid Axela hybrid blue

Mazda 3 Hybrid 2.0L (Axela Hybrid) Aust import in 2020

The 2013 to current Mazda 3 Hybrid 2.0L – known as the Mazda Axela hybrid in Japan – will be eligible for import in 2020. Compliance is currently in progress, so we expect import to be possible in coming months. Prices will start from $16,000 complied in Australia (plus on road costs), based on current market pricing in Japan, and will become even better value as time goes on. The Maz...

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January 24, 2020 / Australian Compliance, General News, Hybrid electric
SEVS transition guidelines

SEVS Transition Guidelines provided for 2019 to 2021

Guidelines are now available setting out how SEVS will work (for the import of vehicles NEWER than 25 years) while we transition from the old (MVSA) to the new (RVS) vehicle import regulations. Transition period 10 Dec 2019 –> 1 July 2021. If you fancy a spot of light reading you can download the SEVS Interim Arrangements Guide here Main points: – creation of separate online registe...

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December 7, 2019 / Australian Compliance, General News, Import Regulations
25 Year Rule guidelines

Import Approval – How to Apply for 25 Year Old Vehicles

2021 UPDATE – From 1 July 2021 import approvals under the 25 Year Rule are handled by the new ROVER system. In December 2019 the Aust Govt. provided a 25 Year Rule Vehicle Import – Guidance (PDF) setting out how the new 25 Year Rule would operate under interim arrangements, the type of vehicles that can be imported under this option, and how to apply for an Import Approval. The new ...

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December 4, 2019 / Australian Compliance, General News, Import Regulations
Leaf Gen 2 Import 40kW

Nissan Leaf Gen 2 Import NOW

Nissan Leaf Gen 2 40kW 2017 to 2019 model (AZE1) compliance is now available in QLD, NSW and VIC. Be one of the first to import the Nissan Leaf Gen 2 40kW, with greater range and improved technology and safety features over the previous model. Eligible import date range is 2 Oct 2017 to 25 April 2019 (Nissan Australia is approved to sell the Leaf for models built AFTER 25 April 2019). Secondhand ...

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September 19, 2019 / Australian Compliance, General News, Hybrid electric

Import Nissan Leaf Gen 2 to Australia

September 2019 update – Nissan Leaf Gen 2 compliance now available Be the first to import Nissan Leaf Gen 2 to Australia – the 40kW 2017 to 2019 model (AZE1) was added to the SEVS eligible import list on 9 May 2019. Eligible import date range is 2 Oct 2017 to 25 April 2019 (Nissan Australia is approved to sell them new after 25 April 2019). Secondhand and new Gen 2 Leaf’s are av...

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April 24, 2019 / Australian Compliance, General News, Hybrid electric
Nissan Fuga HYBRID front

Nissan Fuga HYBRID now eligible for import

The 2010 to current model Nissan Fuga HYBRID 3.5L (HY51) / Infiniti M35h is now eligible for import to Australia. Skyline sedan’s big brother. Featured here with Aimgain VIP GT bodykit. Power rated at 268 kW at 1840kg = 145.65 kW per tonne. 0 – 100 in approx. 5.2 sec. Fuel economy ~ 5L / 100 km. Prices from about $20K to $50K complied depending on year, spec and km – please cont...

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March 21, 2019 / Australian Compliance, General News
Good News new import regulation

Import Regulations 2019 RELEASED

So, the new import regulations 2019 were finally released with some major improvements bound to put a grin on enthusiasts’ faces. YES – We have secure indoor storage available now for anyone wanting to get a jump on the market prior to 10 December 2019, which is only 10 months away and will be on us before we know it. Bear in mind that some classics may take months to source so it̵...

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February 27, 2019 / Australian Compliance, Classic cars, General News, Import Regulations
Royal Assent

New Import Regulations START – 10 Dec 2019

OK, the date is set. The Road Vehicle Standards Bill 2018 received Royal Assent on 10 Dec 2018. There is now a 12 month transition period to allow businesses to adjust and new management structures to be put in place. This Bill forms the skeleton of the new laws. The important detail on actual operation will be in the Regulations which have not yet been released. We will update again once this hap...

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December 11, 2018 / Australian Compliance, General News, Import Regulations
Toyota Harrier Hybrid front rear

Toyota Harrier Hybrid available for import

Compliance is now available for the Toyota Harrier hybrid (AVU65W) from January 2013 right up to current models. The Toyota Harrier is a mid-sized SUV crossover with the 2AR-FXE 2.5L hybrid power plant producing 267kW. 2013 to current Toyota Harrier Hybrid (AVU65W) – More Import Information Secondhand import is possible for any Harrier hybrid built from January 2013 onward.  With 250+ Toyo...

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October 29, 2018 / Australian Compliance, General News
Reform of the MVSA

Govt. Announces Costs of New Vehicle Import Laws

The new (Draft) vehicle import legislation was introduced to Parliament yesterday. The Govt. has also released a 32 page draft Cost Recovery Plan setting out proposed costs for the new SEVS. On first glance, some costs seem unreasonably high – particularly application fees of between $700 to $3,500 to evaluate a model for addition to the new SEVS list. Submissions from stakeholders are due ...

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February 8, 2018 / Australian Compliance, General News, Import Regulations
Import reg changes dont hold breath

Vehicle Import Regulation Reform – What is Happening ?

Latest Update December 2017 ~ 2019 Vehicle Import Regulation Changes – Draft Legislation Announced When first announced in Feb 2016 the proposed import regulation reforms sounded very positive — not only for motoring enthusiasts but for all Australians. AND a long time coming. The Need for Import Regulation Reforms The current import regulations are restrictive to trade and lead to much hi...

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July 29, 2017 / Australian Compliance, General News, Import Regulations
Alphard Hybrid front

2015+ Toyota Alphard Hybrid and Vellfire Hybrid – importing now

We are currently sourcing the 2015 to 2017 Toyota Alphard Hybrid and Vellfire 30 Series Hybrid directly from Japan, with auction prices ranging from approx. $55,000 to $115,000 complied depending on specification level, kms and condition. This is the current model now on sale in Japan so we can also order a NEW 2017 model from Toyota for you to your exact specifications. NOTE:  Limited numbers ...

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January 25, 2017 / Australian Compliance, General News, People Movers
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