IMPORTED CARS & BIKES INTO AUSTRALIA CONTAINING ASBESTOS – PROHIBITED

ASBESTOS PARTS ON IMPORTED MOTOR VEHICLES & MOTORCYCLES INTO AUSTRALIA PROHIBITED

ASBESTOS PARTS ON IMPORTED MOTOR VEHICLES & MOTORCYCLES INTO AUSTRALIA

Any used vehicle or motorcycle imported into Australia must be free of asbestos.  As the importer, it is your responsibility to ensure your vehicle is not fitted with Asbestos components.

 Do your goods contain asbestos ?

This may relate to brake linings, clutch linings, brake disc pads, gaskets, seals or any other parts of the vehicle.

This has became a major pitfall with importing used vehicles since this rule was enforced in early 2017. Customs have been penalising importers where asbestos is found where first offence can be up to $8000. When the asbestos testing is done in Australia costs of the testing are varying from $800-$1000 per vehicle.
See link for further information: https://www.border.gov.au/Busi/cargo-support-trade-and-goods/importing-goods/importing-motor-vehicles

Ameroz will not ship any vehicle unless it has been tested in USA for asbestos.  If customs require further testing in Australia, customers would be liable to all costs and penalties.

5 thoughts on “IMPORTED CARS & BIKES INTO AUSTRALIA CONTAINING ASBESTOS – PROHIBITED

  1. John Kalathas
    18/07/2018
    Reply

    Hi all 🙂
    My 1973 Mitsubishi coupe’ vehicle is about to be shipped to W.Australia, THOUGH, I’d like to have it tested prior to leaving Japan for asbestos related parts etc…
    Could you advise whether you have such services offered in japan ? If so, associated costs please ?
    Thanking you in advance.

    • 20/08/2018
      Reply

      Hello John, unfortunately we do not have any testers in Japan for asbestos. You might need to search Japan for a company that can test for Asbestos as a Certificate will be required upon entry into Australia, otherwise you will have to undergo testing once arrived, It will be expensive in Australia.

  2. steven heffernan
    17/11/2018
    Reply

    Hi mate I want to import a 1965 austin healey from the us it does contain some asbestos on the firewall and a heat sink around the carbys are you able to organise the removal in the us and at what cost do you think

  3. Fab
    19/04/2021
    Reply

    Hi I’m looking to purchase a motorcycle in Pennsylvania USA….the seller will organise the bike onto a trailer only. What services can can you provide to see if it is legit?

    • jkernutt
      15/06/2021
      Reply

      Hi Fab,

      Could you please send your enquiry to: sales@ameroz.com.au

      We’d be very happy to quote.

      Blog comments come through to the content and digital team.

      Thanks.

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