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Importing a Vehicle From Singapore to Australia


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Professional Shipping Services: Importing cars from Singapore to Australia

AUTOHUB offers professional international car shipping services around the world, including from Singapore to Australia.


  • Door-to-door fixed-price service for a straightforward importing experience.
  • RoRo (roll-on, roll-off) shipping.

We offer import and export services from Singapore to Australia

AUTOHUB’s streamlined process and years of experience shipping cars ensure your vehicle is kept safe throughout the entire importation process from Singapore to Australia. We ensure your experience shipping vehicles from Singapore is worry-free.

Why choose AUTHOHUB 

  • We are trusted shipping partners and will take complete care of your vehicle when shipping it from Singapore to Australia.
  • We offer several shipments each month from Singapore to Australia. 
  • We offer buyers and sellers complete security, including facilitating payment, to help ensure a smooth and secure transaction.
  • We take care of the many factors involved in shipping cars from Singapore. We offer a single fixed price, which gives you peace of mind that you won’t be faced with any hidden shipping-related costs.

AUTOHUB vehicle shipping services from Singapore

When shipping a vehicle from Singapore we can help with the following services:


  • Receive the vehicle at an export centre.
  • Take care of the necessary pre-export Singapore clearance process.
  • Provide full shipping services to import the vehicle to Australia.
  • Collect the vehicle from the port of discharge.
  • Transport it to your specified destination address in Australia.

Services provided by AUTOHUB

AUTOHUB can transport your vehicle from Singapore using our comprehensive Door-to-Door (D2D) service. Below is a list of the services we offer.


  • BAF (Bunker Fuel Charges)
  • Payment of applicable duties and taxes
  • Total loss insurance while your car is in our care
  • Customs clearance (if required)
  • Quarantine inspections (if required)


NZ Compliance and tax requirements

Australia has strict quarantine rules when you wish to import a vehicle into the country. For example, all vehicles must arrive without any biological material or dirt. So, while Australia is a relatively close neighbour to Singapore, it’s still important to understand and follow car importation guidelines.


The most common reasons for importing a vehicle from Singapore into Australia are when someone is migrating to live in Australia, and bringing their car, or temporarily importing a vehicle. As well as passing compliance requirements, the following applies:


Migrating to Australia. If you are migrating from Singapore to Australia, the government has a vehicle import permit specific to your situation. You must have lived overseas and owned your car for more than 12 months to be eligible under the Personal Import Scheme and you can only import one vehicle every five years.

Temporary imports. For Temporary Importation, you must have a Carnet de Passages. The car must not be sold in Australia and must be re-exported back to the originating country within 12 months. You will also have to pay a bond or have a bank guarantee covering the import taxes for customs purposes.

Vehicle compliance requirements in Australia


To import a vehicle into Australia, you must first apply for approval under the Road Vehicle Standards (RVS) laws for a single road vehicle approval. Most vehicles can be imported through the Register of Approved Vehicles, which is a database of vehicles that have met the requirements of the RVS legislation and are approved for the Australian market.


Who can apply:

  • Car enthusiasts wanting to import specialist or older vehicles.
  • People moving to Australia who wish to bring their car with them.
  • Manufacturers or importers of special-purpose vehicles.


Note: You’ll need to apply even if you’re not intending to use the vehicle on public roads, for example, for exhibitions, races, or test vehicles, or if you’re reimporting a vehicle previously approved for use on Australian roads.


To begin the process of importing a vehicle into Australia you will need to complete an online application through their online portal ROVER. Processing of this application can take up to 60 days.


Australia has a zero-tolerance policy for asbestos and all vehicles must be tested and confirmed as asbestos-free before obtaining customs clearance. AUTOHUB can provide contacts for the pre-shipment inspection and certification of vehicles, so that affected parts can be replaced before shipping.

Vehicle exporting from Singapore

As well as the cost of shipping the vehicle to Australia, you will also need to pay import taxes and duties, depending on the age and type of vehicle.

  • Import duty – 5%. For vehicles up to 30 years old. Import duty isn’t charged on vehicles over 30 years old.
  • Import GST – 10%.
  • Luxury car tax – 33% on luxury cars costing over AUD $57,180.


Vehicle exporting from Singapore

Exporting a vehicle from Singapore has several requirements. Here are some of the main ones:


  • Certificate of Entitlement (COE). The vehicle must have a valid COE – a permit that allows it to be used on Singapore’s roads – if it is to be driven to the port for shipping.
  • Road tax. The road tax for the vehicle must be up to date. 
  • Export documents. The vehicle owner must obtain the necessary documents for exporting the vehicle, including an Export Certificate, a Customs Permit, and a Carnet de Passage. 
  • Additional taxes. Depending on the vehicle’s age and value, the owner may need to pay additional taxes before the vehicle can be exported. 
  • De-registration. The vehicle owner must de-register the vehicle with the Land Transport Authority (LTA) before exporting it. This involves returning the number plates to the LTA, cancelling the road tax, and surrendering its COE.


Note: It’s recommended you seek professional advice before proceeding with the export process. AUTOHUB can help with this.


You must give AUTOHUB the exact dimensions of any vehicles over 20m3 in size, so we can provide an accurate quote.


If you are unsure if the vehicle you’re considering importing from Singapore meets Australian vehicle import criteria, our expert team can provide you with advice and give you peace of mind before you make a purchase.

Insurance cover

Customers who import vehicles into Australia from Singapore with our Door-to-Door (D2D) package benefit from comprehensive insurance coverage.


Your car will be covered under Institute Cargo Clause A, which provides cover for all risks associated with loss or damage to the vehicle. It commences when AUTOHUB takes care and control of your vehicle and continues during transit until it is delivered to your nominated local delivery address in Australia.


Insurance covers total loss, collision damage, and fire and theft of non-modified, driveable, road-going vehicles and items only.

Learn more about our comprehensive insurance coverage on our transit insurance for vehicle shipping page.


Customer Feedback

We have many satisfied customers who have used our services to import vehicles from Singapore to key destinations around the world, including New Zealand, New Zealand, the UK, and Japan.

Here’s what some of our clients have to say:

Awesome to work with!

The service Autohub team provides is always professional and impressive. Very easy to communicate with, fast reaction and always friendly. They try to respond to my multiple requests and it is major help for my business.

Thank you for Autohub team.



Miyako(Mia) Murahigashi

As a leading company in the motor vehicle industry, it is vital that our suppliers have equally high standards to our own to ensure a supply chain that is as seamless as possible.

From the time Autohub were established, they have played an important part of that equation for us.

Always professional and available, experienced staff have dealt with any issues quickly and with a result that reiterates how importantly Autohub value us as a customer, helping to ensure our clients are getting the best buyding and ownership experience from us in a competitive environment.

Kind Regards,
Jason Wood
Paul Kelly Motor Company

If you are in Singapore and need to export a car to Australia AUTOHUB offers a complete package to handle every aspect of the export, all for a fixed price.

Services provided by AUTOHUB

You can either use AUTOHUB to ship your vehicle Door-to-Door (D2D) or choose which elements of our professional service meet your needs. 


As part of our service, we will ensure the vehicle is suitable for export to Australia, including passing a quarantine inspection. This could include steam or high-pressure cleaning, disinfecting, and vacuuming.

Shipping services

For those exporting a vehicle from Singapore to Australia we offer:


  • A Gate-In survey and photos in Singapore when we take control of the vehicle
  • Steam cleaning of the vehicle
  • Removal of air-conditioning gas (if required)
  • Testing and removal of asbestos (if required)
  • Odometer check
  • Singapore Port service charges
  • Freight
  • BAF (Bunker Fuel Charges)
  • Payment of duties and taxes 
  • The arrangement of Australian Customs clearance
  • Quarantine inspection through the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
  • Full insurance while the car is in our care.


To facilitate the shipping of your vehicle to Australia, we have three services available:


  • Landed Door to Door (D2D). This includes receiving the vehicle at one of our export centres, surveying and photographing the vehicle’s condition upon arrival, conducting the pre-export clearance process, shipping, customs clearance, collection from the port of discharge, and transporting the vehicle to your specified address. It excludes any applicable duties and taxes in Japan.
  • FOB Price (Free on Board). This includes the vehicle shipping cost plus any inland costs in Singapore to get the vehicle onto a vessel. 
  • CIF Price (Cost, Insurance and Freight). This includes the vehicle cost plus inland costs in Singapore, loading costs in Singapore, freight to Japan, and marine insurance. All other costs are at the expense of the buyer.

Additional considerations

Please check if the vehicle you wish to export can be imported into Australia and apply for approval under the Road Vehicle Standards (RVS) laws for a single road vehicle approval. This can be done by completing an online application through their online portal ROVER. Processing of this application can take up to 60 days.


In 2017, the Australian Border Force changed the import requirements for used vehicles and all vehicles now need to be tested for asbestos before gaining customs clearance in Australia. Classic and vintage cars, in particular, are at a high risk of containing asbestos.


AUTOHUB can provide contacts for the pre-shipment inspection and certification of vehicles so that any affected parts can be replaced before shipping.


If the vehicle you’re shipping from Singapore is larger than 20m3 please provide AUTOHUB with the exact dimensions of the vehicle when requesting a quote. This will help us provide a more accurate price based on shipping requirements.


If you’re shipping a vehicle that cannot be driven, please provide AUTOHUB with details of why the vehicle isn’t operational, so we can arrange for the appropriate shipping type and provide an accurate quote.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to import a car from Singapore to Australia?


The shipping costs of importing a car from Singapore to Australia depend on the make and model of the vehicle and the type of shipping. Factors to consider are Singapore customs clearance charges and the cost of shipping, then transportation within Australia.


Typical costs associated with importing a car from Singapore include: 


  • Purchase price. The cost of a car in Singapore is the first major cost to consider. This will vary depending on the make and model of the car, as well as its condition. 
  • Shipping fees. The cost of shipping the car from Singapore to Australia will depend on the distance and the mode of transportation. Shipping costs can range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. Contact AUTOHUB for a quote.
  • Customs duties and taxes. Australia may impose customs duties and taxes on imported cars.
  • Inspection and certification. Australia requires imported cars to undergo inspection and certification before they can be registered for road use.
  • Registration and licensing. The cost of registering and licensing an imported car in Australia will also vary. This will include fees for license plates and other administrative costs. 
  • Other costs. Other costs associated with importing a car from Singapore may include insurance, storage fees, and any modifications needed to comply with Australian regulations.


Overall, the cost of importing a car from Singapore can range from several thousand dollars, depending on these factors. AUTOHUB can guide and advise you on all the costs associated with importing a vehicle from Singapore.


Is it worth importing a vehicle from Singapore to Australia?


The answer to this question depends on various factors, including the make and model of the car, the cost of the car in Singapore, the import regulations and taxes in Australia, and the overall cost of importing and registering the car. 


Here are some pros and cons to consider when deciding whether to import a car from Singapore to Australia.



  • Lower cost. In some cases, the cost of purchasing a car in Singapore may be lower than in Australia. 
  • Availability of rare models. Singapore is a hub for international trade, which means you may have access to rare or hard-to-find car models that aren’t available in your destination country. 




  • Shipping costs: The costs of shipping a car from Singapore can add up, especially if your destination country is far away. 
  • Modifications required. The imported car may need to be modified to comply with Australian standards, which can be expensive and time-consuming. 


Whether it’s worth importing a car from Singapore depends on your specific circumstances and the many factors involved. For this reason, it’s recommended you seek professional advice from experts in the vehicle import-export industry, like AUTOHUB.

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