***URGENT READ THIS!!!**** Australian import laws!!

Other News, Views and topics.

Moderators: DLRA, outbacktrev, Peter Noy, Rob Carroll, OLDtimer

Post Reply
User avatar
DLRA 112
Member
Posts: 412
Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2005 2:33 pm
Location: Castlemaine.
Contact:

***URGENT READ THIS!!!**** Australian import laws!!

Post by DLRA 112 » Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:56 pm

A law now being enforced here.

As of now the Australian Government have decided to restrict the importation of modified cars built prior to 1989!! original or restored vehicles are exempt, however if the car was modified before 1989 and you can prove it, it will be allowed in but if it was modified after 1989 it will not be allowed in!

Here is a release from the ASRF(Australian Street Rod Federation) on the matter -

http://www.asrf.org.au/docs/Import-Bulletin-001.pdf

and further pages on the HAMB forum -

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/show ... p?t=472736

I am also told this goes for cars imported for race only purposes.
Member DLRA 112.

blownvn
Posts: 182
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 5:57 pm

Re: ***URGENT READ THIS!!!**** Australian import laws!!

Post by blownvn » Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:32 pm

DLRA 112 wrote:
I am also told this goes for cars imported for race only purposes.
Not sure how they can enforce this for racing purposes. Why block cars that have no intention of being registered?

But yes it's a shit situation for hot rodders and street machiners.

penny
Posts: 319
Joined: Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:30 pm
Location: adelaide

Post by penny » Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:36 pm

rule 5.10 relates to circuit cars, but yes you will have to be prepared. the fine print tounge in cheek is you cant import falcon or holdens or jap bonneville cars.
glengowrie annexe of the Institute of Backyard Studies

Rob
Posts: 1092
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2005 5:30 pm
Location: Richmond, NSW. DLRA #888

Post by Rob » Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:59 pm

I read a few of the linked documents and it does say as an example, that it includes a passenger car modified for drag racing.

I can't fathom their reasoning on that lot and given a street rod would have to be engineered and blue slipped before rego anyhow....

You can import the parts and build it here but not import the finished product.

I'm glad I'm not in the import game any more, that makes it damn near impossible to import a car on a short trip to the US.
I owe, I owe, so off to work I go.

DON NOBLE
Posts: 742
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:37 am
Location: PAIHIA , BAY OF ISLANDS , New Zealand

Post by DON NOBLE » Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:36 pm

Holy heck what next . Are you guys beginning to understand why I left Aussie , rules rules , nothing but rules . Come on over plenty room here .
NOW LIVE IN NEW ZEALAND
RED NISSAN WAGON 1986 # 281
2002 F/PRO 125.4 MPH RECORD
2003 F/PRO 140.2 MPH RECORD
2005 F/GC 137.9 MPH RECORD
2006 F/GC 141.1 MPH RECORD
1/4 mile ( drags ) @ Willowbank 14.15 @ 97.61 mph August 2006

penny
Posts: 319
Joined: Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:30 pm
Location: adelaide

Post by penny » Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:37 pm

OK we now are aware of this on our forum. be aware of any regulations and consult others .but as said on the oz rodders forum after 44 pages dont use the internet to knock this use your clubs and appropriate people
glengowrie annexe of the Institute of Backyard Studies

fredeuce
Posts: 80
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:39 am
Location: SA The Wino State

Vehicle imports

Post by fredeuce » Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:21 am

Penny,

You're quite right about that.

I have been looking into this over recent weeks and there is a lot of other behind the scenes work going on at present.

Cheers,
fredeuce

User avatar
DLRA 112
Member
Posts: 412
Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2005 2:33 pm
Location: Castlemaine.
Contact:

Post by DLRA 112 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:41 pm

penny wrote:OK we now are aware of this on our forum. be aware of any regulations and consult others .but as said on the oz rodders forum after 44 pages dont use the internet to knock this use your clubs and appropriate people
Wise words. I have not been to a DLRA meeting for some time so I hope the DLRA are investigating. I am aware many other groups are looking into this. I did post it for information only.

What was posted on Oz Rodders :shock: as I am not a member of that forum :?:
Member DLRA 112.

Post Reply