Exporting a Vehicle from Australia to New Zealand
If you want to export a vehicle from Australia to New Zealand, AUTOHUB are the experts when it comes to exports! Here is everything you need to know when exporting a vehicle from Australia to New Zealand.
The first step is to check that your vehicle meets a range of approved standards before it can be registered for use on the road. Refer to the NZTA page – Used vehicles from Australia.
You will also be required to pay 15% customs GST on the total value of the vehicle. You can calculate this by adding the declared value of the vehicle to the total cost of international freight (CIF) and multiplying this by 15%.
This amount may be reduced, depending on how long you have owned the car. Depreciation ranges from 13% – to 75%. For example, a $20,000 car that you’ve owned for 9 months can be depreciated by 35%, making the Value for Customs only $13,000. This lowers the GST you would have to pay considerably. Use our table below to work out your value for customs GST purposes.
Period of ownership and use overseas:
- Less than 90 days – 0%
- 3 months or more, but less than 4 months – 13%
- 4 months or more, but less than 6 months – 20%
- 6 months or more, but less than 9 months – 27.5%
- 9 months or more, but less than 1 year – 35%
- 1 year or more, but less than 2 years – 50%
- 2 years or more, but less than 3 years – 60%
- 3 years or more, but less than 4 years – 70%
- 4 years or more – 75%.
For more information, visit the New Zealand Customs Service website.
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For more info please go to:
Criteria For GST Exemption on Imported Cars
Please go to:
Open: Concessionary entry for motor vehicles
You will also need to apply for a customs client code. Please fill in the required form and return to Autohub NZ Ltd: