We encourage you to contact us. Please call us at 877.784.2111 and/or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote or you can simply fill out the form below. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
The following important information will help you prepare and avoid unnecessary delays:
Vehicles must be in operating condition when shipping abroad, with a working emergency brake, and must either be licensed or qualified to be licensed for operation on public streets or highways. We will not accept cars if these standards are not met.
All vehicles must have a clean exterior so that a vehicle inspection may be performed at the port. Dirty vehicles will not be accepted. Clean cars are necessary because we want to be able to take note of if any preexisting damages on your vehicles. The ocean carrier cannot ship vehicles with cracked or damaged windshields or windows and must be fixed prior to shipment.
All personal belongings must be removed. No exception. The only items acceptable for shipment in your automobile are those tools and accessories normally attached to the vehicle, or permanently installed in the dash, doors, rear deck, or console. If it is not bolted in, you must remove it from your vehicle. You can choose to leave the car alarm in your vehicle, make sure that the system is disengaged prior to shipment. Fire extinguishers can not be left in the vehicle and must be removed. You will need to have your registration and car information in the glove compartment.
Vehicles with propane tanks for auxillary uses must be delivered for shipment with the propane tanks empty of any liquid or fumes. The empty tank must be tagged and certified as "gas free" by an authorized propane dealer or service company. We recommend that you verify the cost of emptying and certifying propane tanks. It may be less costly to purchase a new tank at your destination.
Please deliver your vehicle to port with 1/4 tank or less fuel. The port personnel will receive and inspect your vehicle and make sure your vehicle is ready to go to its destination. If you are shipping a vehicle powered by an alternative fuel -propane, electric, natural gas, etc., do let us know and we can make the necessary arrangements.
There are multiple methods to ship your household goods: cargo containers, 100 cubes, lift vans, and 20 and 40 foot steel containers. You can self load with cargo containers and steel containers; however, lift vans will require us to load due to liability.
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Every shipment must go through the Australia Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS); or customs. The cost a lift van is around $300.00 whereas the 20 and 40 foot container is around $500.00 and $900.00 respectively.
Getting a survey done prior to your move is recommended because not only can we can provide you with a quote based on the estimated and volume of your shipment, we can help you stay within a budget so that you don't get a shocking invoice.
Make Premier Van Lines International your mover to Australia!
We at Premier Van Lines International with many years of experience, specialize in moves to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra to name a few.
Moving to Australia is a complicated process and it's our goal to mitigate the stresses and answer all of your questions about your move. Take a look at the most frequently asked questions and our answers.
LIABILITY DISCLAIMER: If you are having your automobile trucked to port, Premier Van Lines Intl. and the auto transportation company cannot be responsible for any minor paint chips or windshield cracks due to loose rocks/pebbles on the highway. If you are concerned about your automobile's exterior, there are a couple different options. You can purchase a car cover. Or, you can request an enclosed truck trailer. Keep in mind that the availability, transit time, and price for an enclosed truck trailer to pick up your vehicle may vary significantly from your originally quoted price and transit time. We appreciate your understanding of this matter.
Premier Van Lines International is a seasoned company and we know how to get your shipment and/or vehicles to Australia. We are licensed, bonded and insured.