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Old 10 Sep 2007
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Insurance in oz

Hello GSdane!

I have just arranged insurance trough RAC vic, it was straight forward and easy. Third party insurance on my 1150gs adv is about 170 aud for a year. Call 137228 and ask for a quote.
If you have some questions about getting the bike trough customs in Melbourn, don`t hesitate to ask.
We`ll be traveling around oz until the end of January, see you out there.

Tom & Linn
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insurance and quaratine

Hello GSDane,

My bike is too arriving at Australia, Brisbane around mid Jan 2008. I was wondering how you went with the insurance part... and uuh, how did quaratine go???
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I did this 2 weeks ago. Full details at Clearing your bike in Darwin, Australia
Be careful of two things. Firstly, in Oz, they separate 3rd party persons and 3rd party property. Only the 'persons' is required legally. Secondly, Darwin is a Territory as opposed to a State and the vehicle office in Darwin said that their cover would not apply in other states.
UK to Australia 2007
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Im having a few issue's here in brisbane regarding the CTP. The bike has been cleared by customs and quaratine. I drove the bike of the wharf onto the public road. The customer broker reckoned the carnet should be enough for insurance, yeah right.

The get the CTP organised is another matter. The CTP is obtained from RACQ refers me to Queensland Transport Organisation. They are not familiar with the carnet and temporarily import. Told me to contact DOTARS, which i believe is completely in the wrong direction as this deals with import cars which will end up with a Queensland plate. Not for me.

Any suggestions? Perhaps I will attempt Queensland transport again with some of the keywords found on this topic....
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This is how it goes down in Queensland.

* Get your bike discharged from the port.
- Got the Carnet stamped in Brisbane Centre
- Quaratine inspection on the wharf. They were mostly interested in tent pegs and some
other camping gear. The bike just got a quick look under the front fender.
- Apparantly the bike cant be driven off the port, just pushed and was ok.

* Unfortuanly the customs broker didnt knew too much on the next part, CTP and rego. So I
just drove the bike from Brisbane to GoldCoast were im staying.

* Get yourself CTP insurance at eg RACQ, 80AUD / year

* Drive over to Queensland transport and bring
- yur bike
- carnet
- your countries registration papers
- pasport
- drivers license
- CTP insurance

* Apply for 'Oversears Vehicle Permit'
- They will quickly inspect the bike for correctness of numbers (frame, rego etc) that you
have provided. Funnily enough they did not do a roadworthy check. Brake light, Horn,
blinkers, etc were NOT checked...

- They will print you a overseas vehicle permit (CTP attached) that you need to keep with
you all the time. This permit was provided at NO cost.

Thats It. There is a lady at queensland transport Upton Rd - Bundle that has dealt with this stuff before. Apparantly there are some desert racers coming over to train for the dakar..
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