Shipping to Australia

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Trans Global Auto Logistics helps you import and relocate your vehicle or other large shipments to Australia with ease. Moving possessions overseas or making purchases from abroad can be risky — especially when the process isn’t followed precisely. Our shipping experts navigate every detail of the process of freight shipping to Australia.


Importing and exporting vehicles is a mixture of paperwork, regulation, research and of course the physical moving of your car via roll-on roll-off (RORO) vessel, overseas container, or air freight shipping to Australia. Collectors are well-versed in the intricacies of moving vehicles from one place to another, and we allow high levels of customization to accommodate the requirements for your vintage automobiles.

If you are planning a big move or purchasing a collector’s vehicle, it helps to have someone knowledgeable on your side. Trans Global Auto Logistics helps you get your car safely from point A to B. With over thirty years in the business, we are experts in freight shipping to Australia.


We have our own customs/quarantine depots in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane which specialize in vehicles, however, before deciding to import your vehicle to Australia, there are a few guidelines to recognize.

The first ruling to be aware of would be the “rolling 25 year rule” which allows vehicles that are 25 years or older to be imported simply by meeting basic safety requirements. As of 2020, vehicles manufactured on or before 1995 are eligible for import. Another aspect of this ruling allows vehicles that have been purchased and used overseas for at least one year to be available for import as well. Coming in 2021, new requirements for importing specialty and enthusiast vehicles will take place. Read here to follow updates regarding SEV imports to Australia.

Another concern for the Australian Border Force (ABF) is the potential of importing foreign vehicles and parts containing asbestos. While the responsibility falls upon the importers to confirm that asbestos is not present in the vehicles which will be imported, the ABF is prepared to ask for verification if necessary. Thankfully, Trans Global has worked very hard over the past two years to build a complete offshore pre-cleaning and an asbestos pre-testing/removal program with the ABF. Now the only approved offshore cleaning facility by the Australian government in the U.S.A, our West Coast facility enables us to offer “Guaranteed Pre-Cleaning” meeting the Australian Biosecurity requirements for vehicles and motorcycles.


Trans Global Auto Logistics helps you follow the correct procedure for importing or exporting your vehicle. Our agents can assist you with the little details such as:

  • Identifying required documents
  • Proof that your vehicle meets requirements
  • Preparing to import with required permits
  • Importing your vehicle

Our network of agents and customs brokers works with you to help organize the smaller details of your overseas container or air freight to Australia.


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William Reynolds
William Reynolds
14:10 28 Jan 21
I would like to take the time to thanks Anna Payton for her professionalism and help when getting my vehicle ready to... ship back to the US. She took the time to answer all my questions and concerns about the process and even took pre-shipment photos of my car (I thought this was a great addition). This the fourth time using TransGlobal and I have been impressed with their service each more
Talisman Kreationen
Talisman Kreationen
18:47 15 Oct 20
The representitives here are outstanding, Amanda and Andre were great. They were there every step of the way;... questions, guidance and direction. Great to have a team that I was able to contact by email or phone while they where going through Covid-19 operating hours, never hesitating to answer a question within a reasonable time. Awesomeness at its more
My Blackjacks
My Blackjacks
15:05 24 Jul 20
Great service. Mandy is amazing and super helpful. All my emails and calls were responded to very quickly and once I... had my quote and paperwork complete she coordinated everything else and I had my car shipped to me extremely quick. Driver was friendly and professional. Highly more
Barbara Hutton
Barbara Hutton
12:06 10 Oct 19
I used Trans Global to ship a 1970 Fiat Spider from Florida to New York. I worked with Mandy. She was extremely... courteous and very helpful. She made this whole process very simple. The car carrier they used was very courteous, prompt and ensured that the car was secured safely. Thank you Mandy for a job well more
Sabrina Harder
Sabrina Harder
19:33 25 Mar 19
If I could I would give 5 stars. Brenda has been AMAZING. Seriously highly recommend them to anyone. Quick response to... emails and calls. Brenda has went out of her way to ensure everything is smooth. I can’t give her enough praise! The world needs more people like her - compassionate and caring!read more
Kelly Holliday
Kelly Holliday
23:25 23 Jul 18
Working with trans global has been an amazing experience. From trying to begin a process without hard dates to... suffering mechanical issues and arriving later than expected at the dock, the team that works for trans global have been amazing. They helped our process of getting the truck to its destination and I feel blessed by the angels at Trans Global who assisted us along the way. Mandy was a breath of fresh air as the process for me was a first time endeavor. I feel grateful that she was the one who handled the whole entire process and even helped me laugh when I stressed out and thought I messed up my money order. I will definitely use this company again when we have to ship our truck off of the island in a few more
Cris Madar
Cris Madar
20:22 14 Jul 18
We moved from North Carolina to Hawaii and the process of shipping a car over an ocean seemed daunting. However, Mandy... at Trans Global was absolutely amazing and provided superb customer service. She responded to emails very promptly regardless of time and provided frequent updates. I highly recommend Trans Global and ask for more
Eric Alvarado
Eric Alvarado
05:06 16 Jun 18
OUTSTANDING customer service! THANKS to Mandy Brantley and the Team for tracking my two vehicles and providing all the... details to this picky customer. Couldn't be any happier with the service provided before pick up, in-transit and more
Chop Chop
Chop Chop
04:23 28 Jun 17
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We offer competitive rates and superior customer service on freight shipping to Australia. Contact Trans Global Auto Logistics today and discuss your specific shipping requirements with one of our representatives. No matter what you need transported, we’re here to make the process as effortless as possible.

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