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Offline Aquatic

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Re: Export bike to Aus
« Reply #20 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?

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Re: Export bike to Aus
« Reply #21 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:
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Re: Export bike to Aus
« Reply #22 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....?
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Re: Export bike to Aus
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2013, 04:20:44 pm »
I would not want to leave this behind  8)
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Re: Export bike to Aus
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2013, 04:30:55 pm »
Yes, bring it!
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Re: Export bike to Aus
« Reply #25 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
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Re: Export bike to Aus
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2013, 05:28:42 pm »
Aquatic, any idea how many dogs in Brisbane area?
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Re: Export bike to Aus
« Reply #27 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.
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Re: Export bike to Aus
« Reply #28 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

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Re: Export bike to Aus
« Reply #29 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.
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Re: Export bike to Aus
« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2013, 12:44:57 pm »
@Aquatic I'm in the medical field. Working for Queensland Health.
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Re: Export bike to Aus
« Reply #31 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 ;-)
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Re: Export bike to Aus
« Reply #32 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.
 

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Re: Export bike to Aus
« Reply #33 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!!
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Re: Export bike to Aus
« Reply #34 on: March 22, 2014, 06:05:35 am »
How did you apply for residence, did you use an agent?
 

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« Reply #35 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?
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Re: Export bike to Aus
« Reply #36 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?
 

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Re: Export bike to Aus
« Reply #37 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.
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Re: Export bike to Aus
« Reply #38 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.
 

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Re: Export bike to Aus
« Reply #39 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.
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