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Title: Export bike to Aus
Post by: WimC on June 12, 2013, 01:58:24 pm
I need an export company to export a bike to Australia. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: Fudmucker on June 12, 2013, 03:15:18 pm
Australia is FULL of Sh1T when it comes to bringing any anything.
Expect paper work - tons of it.
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: blauth on June 12, 2013, 03:53:32 pm
I assisted SteveInDAR to prep all the paperwork for export to Tanzania....

It's a ball ache!!!
- Will need police clearance for export. For this, you will need the Certificate of Origin for the bike.
- Will need MicroDot.
- Letter of Authority from owner of motorcycle.
- Need letters from the person purchasing the bike (if this is the case) with their details (ID's etc, address where it's being exported)
- Invoice for Customs purposes.

and I am sure there are a bunch of other things they will need.
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: chickenbadger on June 12, 2013, 04:20:58 pm
Temp export or permanent?
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: badballie on June 12, 2013, 04:48:56 pm
Check this :

Automobiles/Motorbikes:
IMPORTING VEHICLES TO AUSTRALIA
Overseas vehicles are generally built to different specifications to those required for the Australian market; Do
not assume that a vehicle which seems to be similar in appearance is identical to a model already available in
Australia.
An importer needs to obtain a Vehicle Import Approval before the vehicle is shipped available from DOTARS:
http://www.dotars.gov.au/
http://search.dotars.gov.au/search/search.cgi?collection=Dotars&form=simple_dotars&query=importing%20moto
r%20vehicles

For vehicles imported before an import approval is given
The Commonwealth Department of Transport and Regional Services has advised that an import approval cannot
be granted [under Section 19 of the Act or under the regulations made pursuant to Section 20] where the
vehicle(s) has been imported without an import approval.
The Motor Vehicle Standards Act (MVSA) 1989 and the Regulations do not allow the Administrator of Vehicle
Standards to issue an import approval where a vehicle has already been imported into Australia.
It should be noted that importation occurs once the vehicle is landed or brought within a port for the purposes of
landing it. Under Section 18 of the MVSA, it is an offence to import, without an import approval, a nonstandard
vehicle or a vehicle that does not have an identification plate.
The origin office must ensure that client applies for the permit prior to shipping.
You are required to complete an import application form from available from: http://www.dotars.gov.au/ and
forward along with your cheque to Federal Office of Road Safety in Canberra to obtain your Import Approval
Document.

The vehicle will not be handed over to you without this approval, and any delays may prove costly.
Import permits are also required for motor bikes, motor scooters, vespa's, and scooters, even including
some of the larger childrens replica motor cars /bikes/scooters such as miniature Harleys . This is without
exception and also applies to caravans, sidecars and trailers, from box trailers up .
Import approval will be granted if the following requirements are met:
 a number of firms in Australia have approval to fit compliance plates to a limited number of imported models.
Some of these firms will modify individual vehicles for you, and fit a compliance plate. If you wish to import
under this category, you must obtain a written agreement from one of these firms stating that the vehicle will
be modified to comply with the Australian Design Rules and a Compliance Plate fitted. Vehicle Standards
Bulletin No 8 may be viewed on the internet at http://www.dotrs.gov.au/ and gives details of those firms
which have approval; or the vehicle is a Standard Vehicle, ie the vehicle is already fitted with an Australian Compliance Plate; or
 a Letter of Compliance has been issued by the Compliance Plate Approval holder eg BMW, Mercedes Benz
etc, who holds full volume compliance plate approval, ie those who import or manufacture vehicles for the
Australian Market in large numbers. Vehicle manufacturers or distributors have no obligation to fit an
Australian Compliance Plate or issue a Letter of Compliance for vehicles built overseas (for further
information see Page 6); or You have owned and used the vehicle overseas for a period of not less than twelve continuous calendar
months, you are of driving age and are an Australian citizen or a migrant holding permanent residency in
Australia: or the vehicle is 15 or more years old on the date it lands in Australia, or, for small trailers (less than 4.5 tonnes
laden vehicle mass) was manufactured before I July 1988.
Usually vehicles for use on public roads in Australia are required to be Right Hand Drive (RHD), contact your
local State or Territory Registration Authority for information on acceptance of Left Hand Drive (LHD) vehicles.
Before importing a vehicle, you should make sure you meet one of the import requirements, or you may have to
export the vehicle, scrap it, or face a fine of up to 120 penalty points, 1 penalty point equals A$110 (as at
2/2/00), for each offence.
For the customs clearance of motor vehicles (including motor cycles) the client must personally produce the
following documentation upon arrival:
 Original Import Permit.
 Identity page of passport.
 Export permit (if applicable).
 Proof of purchase that states the date of purchase, as well as the price paid. If not available owner may
arrange valuation on arrival, charges will apply.
 Brisbane only- a valuation is mandatory for all vehicles, including motor bikes and trailers etc.

 Any other documents relating to the motor vehicle that shows the length of ownership. (Eg: Insurance
papers/certificates, registration papers, logbooks and service books).
 One off import letter
 Australian Customs Service form titled “Statement for Vehicle Imported by a Passenger” (B357). Not
mandatory but will assist in the clearance.-
Important Notes:
It is most important that clients bring the above documentation into Australia with them personally and
do not pack it in their household goods shipment.
The Department of Environment & Heritage has advised that a new document is to be completed and signed
by the client in order for clearance to be obtained for motor vehicles being imported into Australia..
Attached please find a template:
t should be noted that Motor Vehicles do NOT qualify as Personal Effects and a permit from the Department of
Environment and Heritage is still required to allow importation
Full details available @ http://www.customs.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/FS_Ozone040819.pdf

Demurrage charges may accrue at the port until this document  is obtained.
 The client must have Permanent Residency before an Import Permit will be granted.
 A client may bring a vehicle in under a “Carnet” (if the client is not taking up permanent residency).
However, the vehicle must be re-exported within 12 months.
 New Zealand citizens only- MUST NOW ALSO HAVE PERMANENT RESIDENCY PRIOR TO SHIPPING
AND BEFORE IMPORT PERMIT WILL BE GRANTED.
 DUTY/TAXES CALCULATIONS - visit Austalian Customs website full full details


Get a Internation Removal company to assist - not just a freight forwarder. What happens is Freight forwarder charges you up to port in Aus, then your indaba. So you end up with running around looking for someone to assist and they charge what they want because you in the crap. And you end up paying demurrage.
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: WimC on June 12, 2013, 11:19:20 pm
Temp export or permanent?
Permanent export. My XT660Z Tenere has a lot of extras and would be extremely expensive to buy over there. SW-Motech protection, Trax topbox, SW- Motech pannier frames, Hyperpro suspension, Power Commander and Autotune, Leo Vince pipes, Garmin Montana mount, SW - Motech footpegs, Yamaha LED indicators, high screen etc.

Badballie. I am looking for a shipping company that can do all the paperwork that is necessary.

Thanks for everybody's contribution, all info would be helpful.
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: IRISH on June 12, 2013, 11:54:03 pm
WimC, I have just exported my bike to NZ for much the same reasons that you have stated. NZ and OZ have similar requirements. I used Stuttafords Van Lines to transport my container and the bike went with my furniture and personal effects. They e-mailed me all the hoops that I had to jump through and they were largely what Blauth stated. The micro-dot is something I can't fathom out as I am the owner and in NZ I will still be the owner and they make a flippen mess of your bike. Just about every part gets painted with some horrible glue and then the dots are stuck to the bike. You will also have to have the bike stripped and cleaned properly and that includes a new airfilter or a very clean one. I had to show invoice evidence of this. A good idea is to get hold of the AA in Aus. If you find someone there to help you, take a photo of your frame tag with the VIN number on it and e-mail it to that person. You will then be told if your bike complies with brake standards and structural requirements. If it does not you will not be able to export it, but most Jap bikes do conform so you should not have a problem. They will milk you for money that side as you cannot ride the bike until it is registered and insured and the testing/scrutiny address is not the same as the warehousing at the harbour. You will also get charged storage fees and they will want to charge you for transport unless you have a trailer to borrow.
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: Aquatic on June 13, 2013, 12:09:57 am
Temp export or permanent?
Permanent export. My XT660Z Tenere has a lot of extras and would be extremely expensive to buy over there. SW-Motech protection, Trax topbox, SW- Motech pannier frames, Hyperpro suspension, Power Commander and Autotune, Leo Vince pipes, Garmin Montana mount, SW - Motech footpegs, Yamaha LED indicators, high screen etc.

Badballie. I am looking for a shipping company that can do all the paperwork that is necessary.

Thanks for everybody's contribution, all info would be helpful.

Bikes are expensive here, yes. But it will cost you way more to bring your bike here. Way more!!!! Promise
Return your bike to OEM. Put your farckles in a box and buy another XT when you get here.

Unless you have the money burn and the bike has sentimental value.

Where you landing? Good luck
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: Mzee on June 13, 2013, 05:37:13 am
Why is it so difficult to export something you intend to use?
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: Veldbrand on June 13, 2013, 07:22:13 am
Temp export or permanent?
Permanent export. My XT660Z Tenere has a lot of extras and would be extremely expensive to buy over there. SW-Motech protection, Trax topbox, SW- Motech pannier frames, Hyperpro suspension, Power Commander and Autotune, Leo Vince pipes, Garmin Montana mount, SW - Motech footpegs, Yamaha LED indicators, high screen etc.

Badballie. I am looking for a shipping company that can do all the paperwork that is necessary.

Thanks for everybody's contribution, all info would be helpful.

Bikes are expensive here, yes. But it will cost you way more to bring your bike here. Way more!!!! Promise
Return your bike to OEM. Put your farckles in a box and buy another XT when you get here.Unless you have the money burn and the bike has sentimental value.

Where you landing? Good luck
Sounds like a much better idea than the schlepp and costs of shipping the bike in its current state.
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: Fudmucker on June 13, 2013, 07:35:33 am
Why is it so difficult to export something you intend to use?

Fortress Australia, mate!
Don't you watch "Border Control"?
That's the polite, happy face of Australia Customs and Immigration.
Catch them on a bad day... ?!!

On my visit to Sydney in 2000, the beagle drug sniffer dog was walking up and down the line of waiting passengers, sniffing their hand luggage.  As a dog lover, I said "Hullo boy" to him and got shat out by the B-with-an-Itch handler.
"DO NOT ADDRESS THE CANINE CUSTOMS OFFICER!"
No 'please' or 'sir' like the movie...

She didn't get it all that morning - for sure!
 
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: Chuck U Farley on June 13, 2013, 08:48:13 am
Temp export or permanent?
Permanent export. My XT660Z Tenere has a lot of extras and would be extremely expensive to buy over there. SW-Motech protection, Trax topbox, SW- Motech pannier frames, Hyperpro suspension, Power Commander and Autotune, Leo Vince pipes, Garmin Montana mount, SW - Motech footpegs, Yamaha LED indicators, high screen etc.

Badballie. I am looking for a shipping company that can do all the paperwork that is necessary.

Thanks for everybody's contribution, all info would be helpful.

Wim, do you want to "export" the bike i.e...... only the bike goes to Oz & not you?
OR: If you are either immigrating or going over to work on one of the regognised work visas, the you can take the bike with you & not pay import duties provided it has been registered in you name for longer than a year.

Bikes are expensive there because they attract import duties. If you do qualify to take it exempt of this tax, it makes a lot of sense to do so. Best to use an agent that has had experience with this before & has a connection with an import agent on that side.

Keep us updated on your progress.
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: lecap on June 13, 2013, 08:56:41 am
Why is it so difficult to export something you intend to use?

Fortress Australia, mate!
Don't you watch "Border Control"?
That's the polite, happy face of Australia Customs and Immigration.
Catch them on a bad day... ?!!

On my visit to Sydney in 2000, the beagle drug sniffer dog was walking up and down the line of waiting passengers, sniffing their hand luggage.  As a dog lover, I said "Hullo boy" to him and got shat out by the B-with-an-Itch handler.
"DO NOT ADDRESS THE CANINE CUSTOMS OFFICER!"
No 'please' or 'sir' like the movie...

She didn't get it all that morning - for sure!
 

Well at least she spoke to you ???

Mrs. Le Cap thought of it being appropriate and polite to greet the passport control customs fart at Munich International with a friendly "Good Morning!" and only got an empty look in reply ::)
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: chickenbadger on June 13, 2013, 09:38:42 am
Im glad Econotrans has not been mentioned yet.

They will do the job that you require them to, but faaaaark it is a ball ache trying to deal with them, and two weeks after you dropped your bike off because "you need to get your bike here yesterday" and the bike is still milling somewhere in the country and they wont give you ANY information on anything to do with anything, so you start doing your own research with the shipping companies like MSC and the shipping companies tell you the real information that contradicts what Econotrans tells you, now its a fight, but your baby is still somewhere in someone elses possession.

Fark it.

Dont use them.

This was our experience shipping our bikes from Cape Town to Mombasa under Carnet, I cant imagine permanent import to Australia. Incompetence and lack of transparency from the start. And they nominated one hell of a corrupt deconsolidation company in Mombasa to receive our bikes, they tried to charge us a whole host of made up costs just to release the bikes, these made up costs came to the same amount as it costs to ship the bikes to Mombasa.

Try see how much it will cost to just take a whole container, I know it would have been cheaper if we just took one whole container for ourselves (two of us). But Paperwork might be a hassle...
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: Aquatic on June 13, 2013, 10:31:47 am
You can bring the bike over quite easily if you plan to park it in a show room.
You will pay duties and possibly tax on the bike.
 Getting it compliant to use on the road is when you hoes.
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: Chuck U Farley on June 13, 2013, 10:47:22 am
You can bring the bike over quite easily if you plan to park it in a show room.
You will pay duties and possibly tax on the bike.
 Getting it compliant to use on the road is when you hoes.

I'm half way thru the process. I have PR & have been told I will not have to pay duties as long as the bike has been registered in my name for longer then 1 year. I desparately want to take my airhead with because it's special, sentimental etc, but I'm starting to think it might be too much of a ball ache to to get it compliant for rego etc. Tough call, I might rather take a GSA with or just can the whole thing & take a serious beating & buy when I get there!
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: Wolweseun on June 13, 2013, 11:04:24 am
Sell your XT and just take the Farkles buy a new and fit there
Will probably end up cheaper and far less hassle

Mike same for you strip bike and send pieces, buy another one there and rebuild into that frame
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: Chuck U Farley on June 13, 2013, 11:19:14 am
Sell your XT and just take the Farkles buy a new and fit there
Will probably end up cheaper and far less hassle

Mike same for you strip bike and send pieces, buy another one there and rebuild into that frame

Good idea! It's just that I stretched my skills to the limit to build the bike the first time & I'm not going to have Volker to run to everytime I get stuck!!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: WimC on June 13, 2013, 11:39:42 am
@ Aquatic: I am landing at the end of the month in Rockhampton. My family and container will join me in December.

I am already paying for the container for my household goods, so there is no extra costs involved for shipping the bike, just all the hectic paperwork.
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: Chuck U Farley on June 13, 2013, 11:46:26 am
@ Aquatic: I am landing at the end of the month in Rockhampton. My family and container will join me in December.

I am already paying for the container for my household goods, so there is no extra costs involved for shipping the bike, just all the hectic paperwork.


I'm about a year behind you. Sterkte boet!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: Aquatic on June 13, 2013, 02:35:19 pm
@ Aquatic: I am landing at the end of the month in Rockhampton. My family and container will join me in December.

I am already paying for the container for my household goods, so there is no extra costs involved for shipping the bike, just all the hectic paperwork.


Just up the road a ways. I'm in Buddina, about 100km north of Brisbane. Did you get a mining job? What visa? 316 or 457



You can bring the bike over quite easily if you plan to park it in a show room.
You will pay duties and possibly tax on the bike.
 Getting it compliant to use on the road is when you hoes.

I'm half way thru the process. I have PR & have been told I will not have to pay duties as long as the bike has been registered in my name for longer then 1 year. I desparately want to take my airhead with because it's special, sentimental etc, but I'm starting to think it might be too much of a ball ache to to get it compliant for rego etc. Tough call, I might rather take a GSA with or just can the whole thing & take a serious beating & buy when I get there!

You sir are in a different boat all together. Older airhead GS's are pretty scarce here. A decent one can set you back almost AU$20K. I would bring your bike.
If you still had you HP2. Apparently there only about 30 here in Aus.

When and where are you landing Mike?

Have a look here - http://advrider.com/forums/search.php?searchid=25366418


Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: badballie on June 13, 2013, 02:42:34 pm
@ Aquatic: I am landing at the end of the month in Rockhampton. My family and container will join me in December.

I am already paying for the container for my household goods, so there is no extra costs involved for shipping the bike, just all the hectic paperwork.


Best is to let the the removal company doing your household goods - do the bike as well - if they can not do it, get another removal company to do household and bike  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: Chuck U Farley on June 13, 2013, 03:53:35 pm
@ Aquatic: I am landing at the end of the month in Rockhampton. My family and container will join me in December.

I am already paying for the container for my household goods, so there is no extra costs involved for shipping the bike, just all the hectic paperwork.


Just up the road a ways. I'm in Buddina, about 100km north of Brisbane. Did you get a mining job? What visa? 316 or 457



You can bring the bike over quite easily if you plan to park it in a show room.
You will pay duties and possibly tax on the bike.
 Getting it compliant to use on the road is when you hoes.

I'm half way thru the process. I have PR & have been told I will not have to pay duties as long as the bike has been registered in my name for longer then 1 year. I desparately want to take my airhead with because it's special, sentimental etc, but I'm starting to think it might be too much of a ball ache to to get it compliant for rego etc. Tough call, I might rather take a GSA with or just can the whole thing & take a serious beating & buy when I get there!

You sir are in a different boat all together. Older airhead GS's are pretty scarce here. A decent one can set you back almost AU$20K. I would bring your bike.
If you still had you HP2. Apparently there only about 30 here in Aus.

When and where are you landing Mike?

Have a look here - http://advrider.com/forums/search.php?searchid=25366418




I'm most likely heading for WA. Coming over in September to activate the PR visas but will only land permanently end of next year as my kids finish school then & want to do so here. I may start the move on my own mid next year.

Glad to hear your thoughts on airheads there, I figured they were scarce given the prices! So your advice would be to pursue that option? Mine is really special (if only to me!), with LOTS of effort & farkles gone into it.
What you say, try to bring this with....?
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: buzzlightyear on June 13, 2013, 04:20:44 pm
I would not want to leave this behind  8)
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: Aquatic on June 13, 2013, 04:30:55 pm
Yes, bring it!
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: BlueSky on June 13, 2013, 05:26:39 pm
I am flying end June to activate my PR visa. next year my Triumph is more than year old and going with in container, rather leave fridge behind. applainces cheap, european bikes expensive
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: BlueSky on June 13, 2013, 05:28:42 pm
Aquatic, any idea how many dogs in Brisbane area?
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: Chuck U Farley on June 13, 2013, 06:13:07 pm
I am flying end June to activate my PR visa. next year my Triumph is more than year old and going with in container, rather leave fridge behind. applainces cheap, european bikes expensive

More or less the same plan!

WimC, hope you don't mind the slight hijack of your thread, but I think there's quite a few of us in the same boat & some info sharing here could be a good thing.
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: Chuck U Farley on June 13, 2013, 06:16:01 pm
Some useful info regarding personal imports here:

http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/imports/import_options/pis.aspx

Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: Aquatic on June 14, 2013, 12:24:18 am
Aquatic, any idea how many dogs in Brisbane area?

Inglsman and myself are here on the Sunshine Coast.
There is a Dog down on the Gold Coast. - Hilton Berry.

These are all I know of. But it will surprise you how many Saffers are around here.
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: WimC on June 14, 2013, 12:44:57 pm
@Aquatic I'm in the medical field. Working for Queensland Health.
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: Aquatic on June 14, 2013, 02:00:16 pm
@Aquatic I'm in the medical field. Working for Queensland Health.

You aren't pretending to be a prince from some island?
Hopefully the payroll system is sorted by the time you get here.

google both

There has been a lot of advertising lately to try get health workers out of the cities and into rural centres

Seriously, If there is anything I can help with, just ask mate ;-)
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: IRISH on July 03, 2013, 12:23:03 am
WimC I received my bike yesterday and all was good. All the paperwork done by myself and Stuttafords was correct and the process was fairly painless but it costs plenty. One issue was that HondaSA imported my bike as a Euro spec bike with the low beam pointing right instead of left. It had to be modified at cost and the maccie said that he often has this problem with SA imports. This says to me that a lot of guys are doing it but it is a hassle. That bike of yours definitely must stay with you. All the best.
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: WimC on March 22, 2014, 12:28:26 am
Got my bike roadworthied and registered yesterday. Heaps of paperwork and dollars but at the end of the day still worth it. The shop that did the roadworthy has the KTM agency. A new 300 EXC is a R130 000!!
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: Ace Venture on March 22, 2014, 06:05:35 am
How did you apply for residence, did you use an agent?
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: Aquatic on March 22, 2014, 07:57:35 am
Got my bike roadworthied and registered yesterday. Heaps of paperwork and dollars but at the end of the day still worth it. The shop that did the roadworthy has the KTM agency. A new 300 EXC is a R130 000!!

Where in Aus Mate?

Bugger bike prices, what do you think of the house prices?
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: GSpear on August 23, 2014, 09:38:58 pm
Hey guys, just found this thread and I'm in the midst of applying for my Oz visa.
Finding all of this quite interesting!
I have a 2012 - F800GS that I have owned for two years and was wondering if I should float it across.

Any ball park figures as to what it will cost in total?
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: WimC on September 09, 2014, 11:24:53 am
I will search through my documents this weekend. I estimate that my total cost was about R15 000.
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: GSpear on September 10, 2014, 05:10:45 pm
I will search through my documents this weekend. I estimate that my total cost was about R15 000.

Thanks, no need to dig through the papers. Just wanted to get an estimate.
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: WimC on September 17, 2014, 02:52:20 pm
Got my bike roadworthied and registered yesterday. Heaps of paperwork and dollars but at the end of the day still worth it. The shop that did the roadworthy has the KTM agency. A new 300 EXC is a R130 000!!

Where in Aus Mate?

Bugger bike prices, what do you think of the house prices?
Sorry Aquatic. Noticed your post only now. We are in Yeppoon on the Capricorn coast and house prices are ridiculous. I need to build a 3 car carport and the quote is $15000.
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: DakarDirk on October 26, 2014, 10:14:06 pm
Also contemplating taking my 2011 800GS with farkles over next year or buying new over there.
To sum it up a new bike there costs about R 40 000 more than here. A new 800GS is about R 170 000 and 660tenere  about R 130 000 at R10/$AU.
Tough decision to make but worth it if you want to go to the trouble. A decent export company will be an advantage
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: DakarDirk on December 27, 2014, 12:06:40 pm
Just an update to fellow dogs who are in the same boat (and it seems that there are a few) taking their bike to Oz with them when emigrating.
I'm visiting my family on the Gold Coast at the moment and have paid some visits to the local bike shops, especially interested in buying a 660 Tenere in a year's time. The manager was not very keen to talk cash deals and quoted me AU$ 15500 for clean bike on road (which includes about $500 rego for a year).
I can buy a new bike in SA for R95 000 and kit it out for another R20 000. If it costs me another R15 000 to get it on the road over there, I reckon I'll still save R25 000 by importing it plus I'll have it farkled out already.
Anything I've missed ?
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: Aquatic on December 28, 2014, 03:00:43 pm
While you're here, go to the nearest transport department office and go and enquire the cost of putting a foreign vehicle on the road. Try and contact customs as well and see if/how much duties will be applicable.

Just an update to fellow dogs who are in the same boat (and it seems that there are a few) taking their bike to Oz with them when emigrating.
I'm visiting my family on the Gold Coast at the moment and have paid some visits to the local bike shops, especially interested in buying a 660 Tenere in a year's time. The manager was not very keen to talk cash deals and quoted me AU$ 15500 for clean bike on road (which includes about $500 rego for a year).
I can buy a new bike in SA for R95 000 and kit it out for another R20 000. If it costs me another R15 000 to get it on the road over there, I reckon I'll still save R25 000 by importing it plus I'll have it farkled out already.
Anything I've missed ?
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: 10Klr on March 06, 2015, 02:55:06 pm
Hi All

Great thread, something i will be looking at too. 

Any idea of the on-road costs etc?

Cheers
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: IanTheTooth on March 06, 2015, 05:03:51 pm
Yes. I'm planning to take my DR650 and TDM900 to Brisbane but I'm really not sure about the WR250. It is licenced for the road here (haha) and it would be for off road use only there but I'm not sure about the paperwork in the middle!

Anyone taken Ski boats and caravans?
Title: Re: Export bike to Aus
Post by: DakarDirk on March 06, 2015, 09:41:51 pm
A good site to check out what is needed to import your bike into Aus:
http://rvcs-prodweb.dot.gov.au (http://rvcs-prodweb.dot.gov.au)

If you're going to Queensland here is another site with info regarding rego of vehicles in QLD:
http://www.qld.gov.au/transport/registration/roadworthy/index.html (http://www.qld.gov.au/transport/registration/roadworthy/index.html)

I have decided to sell my bike and buy new over there. Actually I've already bought a 660 tenere in Aus which I'll rego when over there in May. Cost quite a bit more there than here, but got a nice bike with lots of farkles on a promotion deal. If adding the R15000 importing expenses and trouble, it was not that much extra.