Australia Car Importation regulations
Major maritime ports of the Australian continent i.e. Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney
Used Japanese vehicles must be on the Dotars list of compliance cars. Cars not on the list must have a special permit.
Road worthiness Inspection
Inspections are not required for cars older than 1990 into Australia
Each vehicle imported must have an Import Approval Permit completed and approved by the Dotars government Agency.
Australian Expats living in Japan
Any Australian citizens living abroad or specifically in Japan can export a car back home to Australia as long as they have owned the car for
over 1 full year and have evidence of ownership etc.
Import taxes rates
|Vehicles over 30 years old, and Motorcycles||0%||10%|
|New and used Vehicles up to 30 years old||10%||10%|
|Four Wheel Drive Off Road / Commercial Vehicles||5%||10%|
|A depreciation allowance for vehicles purchased
prior to March 2nd 1998
|up to 76%|