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Car Shipping to Brisbane

Car Shipping to Brisbane

  • Fast Information
  • Cost starts from: £795
  • Roll on/Roll off: Yes ✓
  • Container Shipping: Yes ✓
  • Frequency of sailing: weekly

Ship Cars Ltd offers weekly car shipping to Brisbane from the UK by RORO (roll on/roll off), shared container & dedicated container services.  We’ve been successfully shipping saloon cars, 4×4’s, vans, motorhomes and caravans to Brisbane for many years.  Our professional approach will ensure that you will receive a first class service, regular updates and an unrivalled customer service from start to finish.

If you’re looking to relocate to Brisbane then let us guide you through the process. Our very experienced members of staff are able to help you ship your vehicle successfully. Our clear focus using only best practices will ensure that your vehicle is shipped safely every time . Our weekly sailings and competitive rates means that we can serve you more efficiently.

Car Shipping Costs to Brisbane

  • Our roll on/roll off car shipping costs to Brisbane start from £945.00 for saloons with 4 x 4’s costing £1110.00 from Southampton.
  • The cost to ship a car to Brisbane in a 20ft container is £1195.00 and 2 vehicles loaded inside a 40ft or 40ft HC container cost £1895.00 to Brisbane.
  • We also offer shared container services from our loading facility in Rainham at a cost of £795.00 for a saloon car and £895.00 for a 4 x 4 to Brisbane.

Roll On/Roll off shipping to Brisbane

RORO Car Shipping to Brisbane

RORO (roll on/roll off) offers a safe way of shipping a car to Brisbane from the port of either Southampton or Newcastle-upon-Tyne, approximately 2-3 times a month.  These purpose built vessels can carry thousands of vehicles at any one time and are known for their ease of loading and unloading in a short space of time.  All vehicles are driven on to the ship and are loaded inside the vessel away from the wind, sea and air.  All vehicles are secured using straps to ensure that they remain safe on board throughout the voyage. This method of shipment has remained to be the favoured choice by all major car manufacturers to date.

Shared Container Shipping to Brisbane

Our shared 40ft HQ containers are loaded at Rainham on the R-Rack system every week.  The R-Rack system allows us to lower the costs to ship saloon cars, 4×4’s, vans and some motorhomes with ease. More vehicles can be loaded inside the container with this option which means you pay less to have it shipped.  The shared container service to Brisbane means that we can load on average 4 x saloon cars very safely together. The advantage of shipping a vehicle to Brisbane by shared container means that personal belongings can be loaded inside the vehicle for no additional cost.

20′, 40′ & 40′ HQ Container Shipping to Brisbane

Container shipping cars to Brisbane

Container shipping to Brisbane offers a safer way of shipping high valued vehicles from the UK. Vehicles are secured using straps and wooden blocks around each wheel to provide optimum safety. This ensures that your vehicle remains safe in transit in the event of high seas for example.  We have loading facilities in Southampton, Tilbury and Felixstowe where we can safely load your vehicle and take photographs before, during and after having it loaded for that extra peace of mind.  We can load one vehicle in a 20ft container providing the dimensions of your vehicle does not exceed 5.85mtrs long, 2.30mtrs wide and 2.24mtrs high.  Alternatively our larger containers such as the 40ft HQ can accommodate 2-3 vehicles provided they fit along the length of the container only.  The dedicated container services do not have the R-Rack facility, this option is better for larger vehicles such as vans and some motorhomes as the height is 2.55mtrs high in most cases and 11.85mtrs long.

Import Permits for Brisbane

You must first apply and obtain an Import Permit prior to even thinking about shipping a vehicle to Brisbane. The one thing to consider before you ship any vehicle to Australia is that you will firstly need to obtain this Permit by completing the application form where acceptance or denial can take anything up to 6 weeks in busy periods. See more information under the Personal Imports Scheme. If you do not have one of these permits in place prior to shipping your vehicle then you will encounter problems importing it.  Any vehicles arriving in Brisbane without the Import Permit will face having their vehicle shipped back to the UK at their own expense.

Import permit application & guide

Please find the Import Approval Guide and Application below for when you are thinking about shipping your car to Brisbane. Please allow up to 6 weeks in busy periods before you ship it to Australia.

For further information on shipping a car, motorhome, caravan or truck to Brisbane then please contact us today.



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