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Japanese Mini Trucks in Australia

How to Import Mini Trucks to Australia

Importing mini trucks to Australia is the same as any other JDM import, and thousands have been imported already. We’ve laid out the two main ways you can go about importing them, anyone can do it!

The Specialist & Enthusiast Vehicle Scheme (SEVS)

The 25 Year Import Rule

Learn More About Australia’s Vehicle Import Laws

Australia Import Process

For either of the import methods, you need to go through the following steps:
1

Purchase and Shipment

2

Customs and Port Clearance

3

Domestic Transport From Port

4

Registration For Street Use

Mini Truck Purchase and Shipment

First of all, you need to find your mini truck and purchase it in Japan. Minitrucks.net supports you 100% of the way with this step. Our team of experienced buyers inspect all mini trucks before purchase, and our logistics team can organize shipments worldwide. We also translate and prepare all necessary documents for customs clearance. Dereg documents are sent to all parties once the vehicles are paid for and en route to the arrival port.

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Customs and Port Clearance

There are two options to handle customs and port clearance:

Customs Broker: Hire a firm to receive and process all paperwork to get the mini truck through customs. This is the safest and easiest way to get your mini truck imported.

Self Submission: Handle all paperwork on your own. This option is possible for anyone and could save you money in customs fees.

We will support you and/or your customs broker with all necessary paperwork and information needed to get your mini truck through customs.

Domestic Transport

If you have a trailer and live close to a major port, then you are free to get your truck directly from the port. Customs brokers can aid in getting clearance to retrieve your vehicle from the port.

If traveling to the port is too far, or you don’t have a trailer, then you would need to arrange domestic transport to the final location. Many transport companies offer port-pickup for individual vehicles.

Local Registration

The final step is registering your mini truck for street use at your local transport office. This process may be a bit different in each state, so please check your local laws to be sure.

Differences between Japanese and Australian market cars may cause confusion to local staff.

Be sure to come prepared with all documentation, and a healthy dose of patience. After that you should be able to get your plates and drive home in your mini truck!

Mini trucks must be on the SEVS list or be 25+ years old to be registered for street use. See more information about street legal mini trucks in Australia below.

Model
Chassis Code
Year
Suzuki Carry DD51T 1991-1999
Suzuki Carry DA16T 2013-Present
Suzuki Every DA17V 2015-Present
Daihatsu Hijet Cargo S200 Series 1999-2007
Daihatsu Hijet Cargo S321 2008-Present
Daihatsu Hijet Truck S500 / S510 2014-Present
Mitsubishi MiEV Truck U68 2013-Present
Mitsubishi MiEV Van U60 Series 2011-Present

Source: Australian Government

Contact Our Mini Truck Experts

Importing cars is not easy, and we know that there are many small details that need to be covered. Contact our international sales staff to get more information on importing mini trucks to Australia.