Posted by Amy on 26/02/2012

461 visa - can I take my car to Brisbane with me?

My husband is kiwi and Im from Germany.
I m applying for 461 visa to live in Brisbane.
We have a car registered under my name. Can I take the car to Brisbane?
Do I have to pay lots of import tax for the car?

#1 response from wills at 07:08 on Sun, 26 February 2012

@Amy - you might want to start by looking at this information from the Department of Infrastructure and Transport, if you haven't seen it already:


Generally it isn't financially worthwhile taking your car to Australia unless it holds a particular sentimental value, or has been modified etc. Otherwise the shipping and other importation costs are typically more than buying an equivalent car in Australia.

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