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Shipping a car from HK to Aus

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    Quote Originally Posted by MovingIn07
    Or ship to melbourne, fly down and then drive it over. Quite an epic (3 -day) drive but I've been told it's a great trip.
    The only thing risky about this is that since the car is not registered in any state of Australia, one might get stopped by the police. I once drove my NZ registered car around Melbourne CBD and I was told my car is not covered with TAC since it is not Vic registered yet and if you hit a pedestrian, you might get sued. The TAC actually helps to cover the accident costs in Victoria and that people cannot sue you.

    Epic 3 day journey it might be, MI7... wouldn't want to think about it at all!!!

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    Sorry to revive a dead thread.

    Anyone have any success shipping a car from hk to Australia recently?

    Thinking of doing the same but most of the RORO lines I have contacted say they don't facilitate this.

    TIA


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    calling @Skyhook he knows his shit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk3y_88
    Sorry to revive a dead thread.

    Anyone have any success shipping a car from hk to Australia recently?

    Thinking of doing the same but most of the RORO lines I have contacted say they don't facilitate this.

    TIA
    Yes, there hasn't been any RORO service from HKG to AUS for few years now.

    Now, what is it that you are thinking about privately importing to Australia, what brand, model, year and how long have you owned and had the particular car insured for?

    Answer these questions and I'll offer some pertinent advice specific to that vehicle and what will be involved and what to expect in regard to DOTARs regs/Compliance and registration requirements of a privately imported car into Aus etc. From a ' local ' perspective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk3y_88
    Sorry to revive a dead thread.

    Anyone have any success shipping a car from hk to Australia recently?

    Thinking of doing the same but most of the RORO lines I have contacted say they don't facilitate this.

    TIA
    Try a relo company called regalworld. I think they are on here:


    http://www.regalworld.com.hk/mobile/...?content_id=46
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    Hi

    Thanks for your reply

    It is a 2012 Audi A4 1.8T sedan.

    Owned and insured under my name since first registration.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    Try a relo company called regalworld. I think they are on here:

    Thanks will hit them up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk3y_88
    Hi

    Thanks for your reply

    It is a 2012 Audi A4 1.8T sedan.

    Owned and insured under my name since first registration.
    Well that should be tediously straight forward enough via your Aus passport, personal import requirements ie ( under PIS requirements ) .

    So you have the 1.8T version of this car below ?
    https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/res...2).)&offset=12

    I'd get a quote from these guys ( below ) for all that is required and see how you go. It might be just simpler to sell your car in Hong Kong and just buy something else in Australia. The Turbo Diesel version of the A4 for that year is definitely more popular in Australia, the 1.8T not so much, so it might be sensible to weigh up all the costs involved if its worth shipping the car here.

    Contact these guys
    https://prestigemotorsport.com.au/fa...m-any-country/

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk3y_88
    Hi

    Thanks for your reply

    It is a 2012 Audi A4 1.8T sedan.

    Owned and insured under my name since first registration.
    Not sure if it is worth sending that car back home.

    I sent a MR2 AW11 back to Melb on the "manufactured before 1989" scheme. Got a RWC and put on club plates. Vicroads did not inspect the vehicle at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    Try a relo company called regalworld. I think they are on here:


    Car Shipping - Regal World Transport System Ltd.
    I know the people running this company as they are business associates, very trustworthy, good customer service and very decent prices esp when compared to the big relocation companies in HK.
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