The Personal Import Scheme Explained (New Zealand Edition)
If you’ve taken a look at the Australian government’s information on the Personal Import Scheme and concluded that it’s like playing 3-D chess, you’re certainly not alone. As we often tell our customers: if it was easy to do, we would be out of a job! Our role is to make the process as pain-free as possible, so you can focus on more important aspects of your move, like making sure you don’t ‘accidentally’ leave the kids with their grandparents when you board the plane.
The basic premise of the Personal Import Scheme is that people often love their cars and want to bring them along when they move to Australia. If you’re a NZ citizen who falls into that category, chances are you will be eligible. If you don’t fit that particular scenario, the Personal Import Scheme is one of many different pathways through which vehicles can be imported into the country. If your vehicle is over 25 years old, for example, it will usually be fine to bring over. If you have a race car and have dreams of doing some laps of Bathurst in it, that should be ok too.
Other Vehicle Import Pathways
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