The dramatic depreciation in value of most vehicles during the first 3 years after purchase, means you may wish to ship your car along with your personal effects and furniture. The Australian standards for motor vehicle registration are very similar to New Zealand and United Kingdom standards, so most vehicles can be legally imported to these two markets without requiring modifications. There are also concessionary customs entry exemptions available in the UK and New Zealand which may make shipping a financially viable decision.
There are local costs payable at destination for New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries quarantine inspection as well as local RTA structural inspections. Vehicles cannot be under finance when shipped and both the UK and New Zealand have GST and VAT concession restrictions upon resale of imported vehicles. For further information, contact Crown Relocations.
We’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to shipping vehicles and motorcycles to New Zealand
Vehicle shipping form