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  • Obtain a Vehicle Import Approval (VIA) from the Vehicle Safety Standards Branch of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, and Local Government.

  • Pay customs duty, Goods and Services Tax (GST), and luxury car tax (LCT) where applicable and obtain customs clearance at the port of entry.

  • Obtain quarantine clearance from the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) after the road vehicle has arrived at the port of entry.

  • To gain Customs clearance for an imported road vehicle you must hold a valid VIA for that road vehicle.

  • It is an offense under the MVSA to import, sell, or present new or used imported road vehicles to the Australian market for the first time unless those road vehicles meet the National Standards.

  • If your road vehicle has a value below the import entry threshold (AUD1000) it may be cleared by Customs by lodging a self-assessed clearance (SAC) declaration. A VIA is required regardless of the value of the road vehicle.

  • Get a quote for shipping / customs clearance / quarantine / packing / depot / terminal handling fees / cleaning fees / duties / taxes.

  • Purchase the car in a controlled manner, via an agent, or by a letter of credit through your bank. The risks involved with the loss of money is dependant on the relationship you have with the seller.

  • Make sure all documents are given to a customs broker in your port, or you can have a go at clearing yourself. Mistakes are costly and storage isn’t cheap, so using a broker is a smart move.

  • They have methods of valuing the car less than what you expect to save on duties (usually 10 percent) and GST 10 percent. Also, high price vehicles may attract luxury car tax.

  • Delivery of your road vehicle into home consumption will only be authorized where Customs and AQIS clearance requirements are met.

Import Car From Japan To Australia

Ports, Costs, Tax & Duties!


Ro-Ro Shipping available to Port Kembla, Melbourne, Freemantle, Brisbane, Adelaide ports

Ro-Ro Shipping COST

Car Size in JPY
Under 13.5 m3 150,000.00
Over 13.5 m3 Ask

Tax & Duties

GST And Customs Duties Based On The Total CIF Value.

Custom Duty GST
0% 15%

Calculation Example

Let’s say you bought a car for ¥1,000,000 and want to ship to Port Kembla, Australia.
Your invoice would look as follows:

Car price ¥ 1,000,000
Commission ¥ 120,000
Ro-Ro Freight ¥ 150,000
Marine Insurance ¥ 5,000
In Total ¥ 1,275,000

Other costs

Accident cars

For nonrunning car, none drivable cars 30,000 JPY – 70,000 JPY extra inland transportation cost may apply.

Negotiation fee

110,000 JPY; During the auction, a car may unsold. But there is still a chance to buy it via Negotiation. By the end of the actual auction day, we can apply for negotiation to any unsold car. No matter you BID on it or no.

Cancellation fee

80,000 JPY ( If you Won a car in the auction, you can cancel it within 1 hour); We CAN NOT cancel Cars bought via Negotiation or from Tender auctions!

Resell at the auction

Will cost about 150,000 JPY (auction fee, inland cost, paperwork, etc) depends on car condition, location, etc;

Late Payment

In 5 days after purchase you need to pay out the outstanding balance. 10,000 JPY will be charged weekly for late payment

Lowered Down Cars

Cars with lowered suspensions, low height for e.g. sports cars etc. May be extra inland transportation charged

Oversized vehicles

Trucks, Bus, etc. 30,000 JPY on top of FOB may apply;

De-Gas Certification

10,000 JPY;

Asbestos Declaration

5000 JPY;