Has anyone shipped a Motorbike to Australia?

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Has anyone shipped a Motorbike to Australia?

Post by AnExpatLeaving » Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:04 am

Am heading back in December - possibly Sydney.
Wondering if anyone has ever shipped a bike to Australia?
Mine is ten years old 650CC - has server me well for years and I'd like to take it with me. Just not sure who to speak to about taxes, duty, etc... I will have a 20ft container but I am sure it won't be allowed in there. Do I need a special packing crate? etc... any help appreciated

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:52 pm

My old next door neighbour in Seletar Airbase, decided to 'gift' his 750 Magna to me rather than go through the hassle. ;-) Kept it about half a year then sold it as it had too high of a CG for my liking (me with 28" inseam).
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Post by PNGMK » Fri, 18 Jul 2014 6:58 pm

Bikes are not that hard to ship and re-register in Australia.

You'll need to factor in shipping, GST and then the inspection / registration fee. Because your bike will not have a "ADR" plate (Australian Design Rules certified plate) you need a special inspection which does vary state by state - so look up and research that.

HOWEVER bikes in Oz are SO much cheaper used than here I don't see the point.

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Post by AnExpatLeaving » Sun, 20 Jul 2014 3:02 pm

Thanks. I bought my bike for $3500 in SIngapore. A good price. Second hand in Aus it will cost $3-4000 so it the cost of shipping isn't too great, or I can include it in my container, I'd rather take my bike (as it has been looked after well). I was asking if anyone had a ballpark idea on cost of shipping.

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Post by luminicious » Mon, 21 Jul 2014 1:49 pm

$2000 from Singapore to Perth Only. Time taken is 2 weeks. :O

Shipped earlier this year!

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