Options for Temporary Import of Cars in Australia

Import Vehicles in Australia on a Temporary Basis

  • Carnet

    This ‘Carnet de Passage en Duane’ is an international agreement which allows the temporary import of a vehicle for up to 12 months by visitors to Australia. The carnet is obtained in the country of residence.

  • Exhibition Vehicle Option

    This scheme allows for the importation of motor vehicles intended to be used primarily for exhibition purposes.

    It is also possible to import exhibition vehicles permanently.

  • Vehicles in Transit Scheme

    This scheme allows the importation of vehicles for the purpose of having modifications, repair or other work performed on the vehicle. The vehicle is to be re-exported without being used as transport in Australia.

  • Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA)

    This agreement allows for the importation of road vehicles by military personnel temporarily posted to Australia under the terms of an intergovernmental agreement.

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