The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
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So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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Iám hoping to ship 2 bikes from South America to Austraila in september, we want to spend about 6 months there. Are storage cost´s high as the bikes will probably have to arrive before we do.Any helpfull info on the customs procedures and any info on paperwork needed for travel in Austraila (ie is it best to have a carnet)would be great, We are just trying to sort out a shipping agent so we are only in the early stages so any help would be great
Hi Skip - Be warned that Quarantine may sting you with a big bill if your vehicles are not super clean. Their mandate is "vehicle must be AS CLEAN AS NEW"; it is certainly worth scrubbing the undercarriage with a toothbrush before shipping it out. It cost us over A$3,000 just to get our car through customs. Upon arrival you must register your vehicle in the state of arrival - third party insurance is mandatory. Enjoy.
NB - It is possible to just drove off from the docks, and not inform the authorities of your arrival (as we learnt from a US motocyclist), but you are risking your whole trip and some more, if you crash and injure someone or even an expensive car.
I don't really get it! I've just been in Oz for 3 months and came in at Darwin. I needed an "Exception of registration"-form and a compulsary third party insurance and off I went.So i don't know what you guys are talking about? Permits and stuff like that?
Hope this helps anyway!
Enjoy it over there!
I had a quick read through the link posted above and every state in Oz has different regulations. I think the form you had to fill in is the permit referred to. It's just another bureacratic hoop to jump through, nothing to worry about.
im hoping to get into Oz later this year and i contacted the ozzy custome asking about these UVP or whatever they are.
I got a reply from a senior customs officer saying:-
It is my understanding that vehicles imported under carnet do not require a vehicle import approval. The vehicle import approvals are controled by the Dept of Transport and regional services. Go see them.
thought i had it sussed, but may have to look at it again.
Vehicle Import Approval is only for those permanently importing a vehicle, eg if you are emigrating to Oz. Otherwise its a carnet and some forms, which probably (can't swear to it) include all the relevant paperwork you need.
Originally posted by Sian Mackenzie: Vehicle Import Approval is only for those permanently importing a vehicle
Unregistered Vehicle Permit - in NSW, is intended for vehicles that are not registed (and most people coming form overseas would have their registration from their country) only issued for restricted journeys for durations up to 28 days. http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/publicatio...s/45070190.pdf
I'd not take the Automobile Associations word - they are not the law makers/enforces ... .. and think their page is for guidance only. However it is clear that the requirements change from state to state - and from the AAA web page http://www.aaa.asn.au/touring/bringing.htm
"New South Wales
A vehicle that is in New South Wales (NSW) temporarily is exempt from NSW registration requirements providing that vehicle is registered in another, state, territory or in a foreign country (if you drive into one of our other state/territories it is compulsory to have Third Party Insurance). "
An overseas visitor may apply to Queensland Transport for the issue of an "Overseas Vehicle Permit". This permit will allow the vehicle to be driven on roads without being re-registered. The overseas registration label (or equivalent) and number plates must remain on the vehicle."
After the vehicle has been cleared by Customs, a temporary permit must be obtained from the Department for Planning and Infrastructure to authorise the vehicle to be driven from point of entry to any vehicle examinations centre to have the vehicle examined for roadworthiness " ...
"Once inspection is passed, an Overseas Visitors Permit will be issued (Third Party Injury Insurance fee only). "
An overseas visitor may apply for an Unregistered Vehicle Permit to drive an overseas registered vehicle in South Australia. "
If the overseas registration is current, an Unregistered Vehicle Permit is not necessary, however Non Registered Vehicle (NRV) cover must be taken out."
Hi Knobbly - I can confirm that you do not need a import approval if you have a carnet. You need your UK registration (it is not necessary for a MOT or UK tax disc), an Aussie version of a MOT (in some states called a pink slip - easily done - only A$28 and less strict than MOT), and proof of address in Australia (even if you are travelling!!! We got a mate to give us a letter confirming that we lived in his flat and lent us a bank statement of his. If u are staying in a hotel upon arrival, a letter from the hotel will suffice). Most officers in the road authority offices have not heard of a carnet - so a smile and gentle bullsh*t worked wonders for us - and saved a few hours! PS. When they ask about your REGO, give them your UK registration and when they ask when it runs out, inform that the carnet's expiry date is your REGO replacement when you are out of the UK. IE your UK registration expires when your carnet does. No worries, mate!
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