Motorcycle Shipping & Import to Australia

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With the massive selection of Motorbikes available on-line overseas, it makes sense to cut out the middle man and import your own motorbike. However, Australia is rather unique in its import restrictions, so before you get out your credit card to pay for your sparkly new Ducati , or Harley Davidson, do keep reading our guide to shipping motorbikes.

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Costs to Consider When Shipping a Motorcycle to Australia

If you already own the motorbike, and have done so for more than 12 months, then it’s a no brainer.

Pricing of motorbikes overseas is considerably cheaper than in Australia. So if you were to take the loss on selling the bike in the foreign country you’re in, and purchase the same motorbike again on arrival in Australia, it would generally be more than the cost to ship the motorbike to Australia and pay GST/Duty.

Changes to Import vehicle approvals from 10 December 2019

Ports We Ship to in Australia

Taurus Logistics can ship your car to all the main ports across Australia, including Brisbane, Sydney and Fremantle. Crated motorcycles are available from our depots, or alternatively we can arrange straight to your home. This makes for a more seamless shipping process, taking the hassle out of the equation.

Ports we ship to in Australia:

  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Fremantle (Perth)
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney (Port Kembla)
Locations we ship to in Australia

How Long Does It Take to Ship a Motorcycle?

While it’s not possible to list the shipping times for every route Taurus Logistics offer, below are a few of our most popular routes. These are indicative transit times , and does not include all shipping lines, containers, or part container options. Please contact us to discuss container sailing dates, or for roll on roll off please refer to our RORO Sailing Schedule.

  • Australia to New Zealand – 10 days Approx.
  • New Zealand to Australia – 8 days Approx.
  • Europe to Australia – 45 days Approx.
  • USA to Australia – 25 days Approx.
  • Australia to Europe – 40 days Approx.
  • Australia to USA – 25 days Approx.

Information about shipping motorbikes to Australia

Before you purchase your motorbike, DO NOT proceed unless you meet the following criteria. Otherwise you will not be able to get an import permit for the motorbike, and you will not be able to uplift form the port(under any circumstances).
  • If you have not owned the motorbike for minimum of 12 months, and been out of Australia for that time then you are restricted to pre 1989 motorbikes.
  • When importing a motorbike into Australia, the first requirement is that you’re an Australian permanent resident or plan to be. For example if you’re in New Zealand and moving to Australia, they will not give you final import approval until you're in Australia and have the immigration stamp in your passport.
  • Only one motorbike per person is allowed which must have been owned and used by the person for 12 months, and not have been out of that country for more than 42 days in the year that you have owned it. Anyone can import a motorbike built before 1989.
  • You need to apply for an import permit before the motorbike leaves the country at a cost of $50 AUD.

 We strongly recommend reading our comprehensive motorcycle Pre-Shipment Checklist before buying or shipping your motorcycle to Australia.

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What our customers say

  • David MurrayThe motorbike arrived on time and in the same condition it left in, I have no reservation recommending Taurus Logistics to anyone. David Murray

  • John Ruskinexceptional piece of workmanship and I was more than happy with the due care taken John Ruskin

  • Richard JacombYou and Hayley were most helpful… And I would have no problem using Taurus again or recommending you to others Richard Jacomb

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