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Shipping my landy to Oz What's involved?

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by trigga72, Jan 25, 2020.

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  1. trigga72

    trigga72 Well-Known Member

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    Has anybody shipped their landy to Oz and gone touring ? What's involved regards shipping , vehicle cleanliness etc and what are the costs ? Also what's the craic with comms in the outback etc , mobiles don't work everywhere

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  2. leeds

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    Yes have shipped our red 110 to Australia 12 years ago.

    Firstly it must be cleaner than clean as clean or cleaner than it left the factory.

    No old winch ropes, straps etc. No wood unless it is certified.

    How long are you going for? More than 3 months than you need to be able to prove your finances.

    You will need a carnet for vehicle. Depending on value of vehicle, length of time away may have to provide a bond of some sort.

    Communication, mobile phone coverage only covers about 5% of country area. Two types of radio, Australian CB about 50 mile range, UHF (?) radio for emergency use or sat phone.

    Get onto AULRO forum f
     
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    trigga72 Well-Known Member

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    I'm just thinking of it at the moment. If I did go I would want to go for possibly a year . The place is so vast , I wouldn't want to feel rushed.
    Did you have any major issues, are spares easily sourced out there ?
    I have a wolf 90 so was thinking towing a penman trailer would be the way to go for me.
     
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    Better have a good stash of cash, and proof of health insurance, and vehicle insurance.
    Those customs/immigration officials are strict. Been watching aussie customs on TV
     
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    In 8 months only saw a small part of Australia. 12 months definitely need to prove your finances, slightly easier if only a single entry visa compared to a 1 year multiple entry visa.

    Travelled as a solo vehicle and did things like Simpson desert etc. No major issues.

    Take notice of advice about road restrictions

    Get new tyres, carry 2 spare + inner tubes and have a good compressor and air tank. Needed a new tyre when was in Darwin, had to come up grom Melbourne, took 3 days.

    Get onto AULRO forum they are a helpful bunch.

    You will need extra fuel tanks. Top up tanks as often as possible as they can be a long way apart. Plan on enough fuel not to next fuel station but the one after it just in case no fuel at the nearest one/pump out of action etc. Yes did come across that situation.

    Allow plenty of time for the shipping a day or two delay in Bay of Biscay may mean a week delay at Singapore if they are trans shipping the container.


    Brendan
     
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    It’s going to take a lot of jiffy bags. :eek:
     
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    To get to Oz you need either a tornado or a hot air balloon.
     
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    Thanks for this advice. I will get on the Oz lro site too :)
     
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    Vehicle insurance maybe difficult to get for a long trip to Oz from the UK

    Australia has a green and pink slip situation. One is insurance and the other is MOT. The Australian MOT used to be less stringent than the UK one.


    Now if you are going to Australia for a long period and have need for regular medicine get a proper letter from your GP. See an Australian GP and they can issue a repeat serial type prescription so you can pick up your medical supplies every month or so as you travel around.


    Brendan
     
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