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Car Shipping to Sydney

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  • Cost starts from: £1495.00
  • Roll on/Roll off: Yes ✓
  • Container Shipping: Yes ✓
  • Frequency of sailing: Weekly

RORO & Container Shipping to Sydney

Ship Cars Ltd offers international car shipping to Sydney by container or RORO services from the UK. Container vessels sail weekly from Southampton, Felixstowe & Tilbury.  Our roll on/roll off (RORO) car shipping services sail to Port Kembla from either Southampton or Newcastle 2-3 times a month. We have been successfully transporting cars, vans, trucks, caravans and motorhomes to Australia for over 10 years. Whatever method of shipment you choose you can rest assured that we will take care of it from start to finish.

RORO Car Shipping to Port Kembla

RORO car shipping services from the UK to Sydney offers a secure and affordable way of shipping cars, vans, trucks, caravans and motorhomes to Port Kembla. All vehicles are driven or towed on to the vessel and are secured below deck to ensure its safe transit by sea. Transit time to Port Kembla takes approximately 42 days from the UK. These purpose built ships offer an affordable way of shipping to Australia and is commonly sought by our clients when preparing to ship their vehicle to Sydney.

Container Shipping to Sydney

We offer weekly shared container services from Rainham to Sydney. Our shared container service offers a more affordable way of shipping cars to Sydney from the UK. We load between 3 and 4 vehicles together using ramps with vehicles secured on to platforms to ensure maximum space is used to fill the container. Our budget busting shared services allows our customers to load personal belongings inside the vehicle at no extra cost. The shared container system of shipping cars has now been adopted by some of the world’s largest car manufacturers  including BMW, Honda, Jaguar, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Volvo and Ford.

The dedicated container service works out the more favourable option if shipping one or two cars to Sydney. We will load one car in a 20ft container or 2 cars in a 40ft container. Using a dedicated container allows you to be in control of who you use to assist you with the import procedures. With this option you get to choose your own import agent which means you can therefore source the cheapest and best in Sydney. Our dedicated container services sail weekly from either Tilbury or Southampton. Transit time takes approximately 46-49 days by sea.

Importing Cars in to Sydney Port

You must first obtain a Vehicle Import Approval (VIA) from the Australian Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. You need to make sure your vehicle meets the vehicle standards required in order to obtain the import approval. To obtain a VIA, you need to have lived overseas for a period of 12 months or longer, this is called a qualifying period. In order to qualify you should not have lived in Australia anytime during those 12 months. You also should have owned your vehicle for a minimum period of 12 months and have proof of ownership to prove this

For further information on shipping a car, motorhome, caravan or truck to Sydney then please contact us today or visit the AU Government Website.

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