Car Shipping to Melbourne
- Fast Information
- Cost starts from: £825.00
- Roll on/Roll off: Yes ✓
- Container Shipping: Yes ✓
- Frequency of sailing: weekly
Safe, Secure and Cost Effective: Our Car Shipping Services to Melbourne
Specialising in international and worldwide car shipping, First Base Freight are here for those of you looking for a company that offers car shipping to Melbourne, Australia. Should you be looking to have your car shipped to Melbourne, we can provide you with a FREE car shipping quote, helping in your quest to have your car shipped overseas.
We are an experienced UK car shipping company, offering many years experience from working within a competitive industry. We maintain excellent working relationships with a number of international agents and have a Melbourne agent who can assist you with customs clearance import procedures and vehicle registration, ensuring a smooth process from start to finish.
Shipping Your Car to Melbourne Quotes
If you are searching for a car shipping to Melbourne quote you don’t need to look any further. Our rates start from £800.00 for a standard size saloon car when using our shared container shipping services from Southampton, where the cost to ship 4x4's up to 2 meters high from Southampton starts from £900.00. If you would prefer to use roll on roll off shipping services however, prices will be slightly higher. Try our car shipping quote form on the left hand side (desktop) or at the bottom of the page (mobile).
Our Car Shipping Services
Our safe and secure car shipping services to Melbourne include:
- Roll on Roll Off Shipping
- Container Shipping
- UK Vehicle Collection & Delivery To Port
- UK Customs Clearance
Roll On / Roll Off Shipping
First Base Freight are able to transport your vehicle safely to Melbourne using roll on roll off car shipping services. This is generally the most cost effective, economical way of doing so.
Our weekly shipping service runs from Southampton, where we are able to safely transport thousands of vehicles to Melbourne at any one time. Vehicles are securely parked on the lower decks to ensure the highest level of safety. They don’t move on board the vessel until it has arrived in Melbourne. Then, at this point, vehicles are off loaded using ramps.
Most people prefer to use container shipping when shipping their vehicle to Melbourne. This method of shipping offers increased security, as all vehicles are locked in containers using a tamper proof seal. At no extra cost, vehicles can be shipped with personal belongings. All items within the container are protected from the threat of theft.
Customs and the port authority are the only ones that can open the container without your presence, and this only happens when your container is randomly selected for checks.
Do I need an Import Permit?
The short answer is yes. Providing you manage to obtain an Import Permit, the typical cost of importing a saloon car to Melbourne by roll-on roll shipping will be around $1480.00 (AUD). This does not include the GST or the cost of the quarantine inspection, should your vehicle be dirty. If your vehicle requires cleaning then it will be sent for a steam clean at your expense. And for those of you sat there wondering what GST is, it is the Goods and Services Tax that will be applied to the figure quoted above.
Before your vehicle can be shipped outside of the UK, it needs to meet with AQIS high inspection standards. This means it will need to undergo a quarantine inspection. If you car isn’t up to standards it will need to be thoroughly cleaned inside and outside. It is the Importers responsibility to ensure every vehicle being imported is clean and free from quarantine risk material (QRM). This includes seeds, soil, mud, clay and animal material, live insects and plant material such as straw and leaves for example.
What paperwork is needed to ship a vehicle to Melbourne?
When shipping any vehicle to Australia, you’ll need to send us copies of the following documents by email, fax, or post:
- V5C (or title document) for the vehicle
- Photo page of the consignees passport
- Purchase/Sales Invoice of the vehicle
For further information about car shipping to Melbourne, we'd encourage you to get in touch.