How much does it cost to import a car from Japan ?

The total cost will depend on car purchase price, your location, vehicle size, import taxes, clearance costs and compliance procedures.

Your costs will include:

  • Car purchase price

  • Export agent fee (varies depending on car price and includes inspection, purchase, transport to Port, deregistration procedures, export paperwork and postage of original documents)

  • Shipping (roll on / roll off or container)

  • Import taxes, Customs, Quarantine and clearance charges

  • Transport from the Port to you or a workshop

  • Compliance procedures for imported cars

  • Normal licensing and registration costs

Our Service Fee is in addition to the above costs and ranges between $660 and $1,100 AUD per vehicle depending on the type of service required. Find out more…

Discover the real cost with our Japanese car import cost calculators for Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, UK, Germany and Hong Kong.

If you’re in another country we can advise you on customising for your situation.

Download our latest Japanese car Import Cost Calculators (MS Excel required)

 Japan to Australia (0% import duty – Japan / USA built vehicles OR over 30 years old)

 Japan to Australia (5% import duty – European built vehicles under 30 years old)

Japan to New Zealand

Japan to Canada

Japan to USA

Japan to UK

Japan to Germany

Hong Kong to Australia

The following resources are also available to assist you

Online Auction Search

View available auction vehicles plus 3 months of past auction sales data

FREE Auction Alerts

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Auction Guide

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Preparing to Bid at Auction

Avoid missing the perfect vehicle

Vehicle Search Commencement package

Start actively searching, includes our account details and service conditions

Example Vehicle Inspections          

View past inspected vehicles for a better idea of what you’d receive as a client

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