Exporting Cars From Australia To Tonga
There is often a thought that purchasing new or second hand vehicles in Australia is preferable to purchasing the vehicles from dealers in Tonga.
Or, they might want to simply send a vehicle to family or friends as a gift.
There are no direct prohibitions to doing any of these, but you need to comply with all regulations in Tonga concerning the importation, registration and compliance..things such as age, value is just one of the questions that may arise from Tonga authorities.
There are no regular car carrying services from Australia direct to Tonga, although there is a service via Japan. As much as possible you would utilise these services for cost benefits; but a faster transit may be preferable, in which case the only option is for you to bring the car(s) to us for stowing into containers, and then being shipped to Nuku’alofa.
Either way, we need to know the full details of the agent in Tonga who will be looking after your import requirements so that we can consign any shipments to them for you, and send them the shipping documents.
Because of international transportation and quarantine restrictions, whether your car is loaded into a container, or by RO/RO vessel directly, you should ensure that your motor vehicle is steam cleaned inside and out, fuel is drained, and the battery is disconnected, and there are no other items in the vehicle that you need. If you leave or stow anything in the vehicle and ship this by RO/RO, then there will be no responsibility or liability from either us or the shipping line.
If you want to do this, you should check with us as to the availability and service options.
If you wish to ship other personal effects, our “self load” container service could well be a viable option and you should check with us.