Importing motor vehicles
Apply for a vehicle import approval
A vehicle import approval must be obtained before importing a vehicle into Australia.
Importing vehicles into Australia - Australian Government Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
Vehicles imported before 1989
If you have an imported vehicle that is pre-1989 and that is right-hand drive please read the following document.
Left-hand drive and 30 years or older
If you have a imported vehicle that is left-hand drive and is 30 years and older please read the following documents.
To apply for a Left Hand drive 'Single trip' Exemption form - Application forms and fact sheets
Left-hand drive and younger than 30 years
Left-hand drive vehicles that are younger than 30 years old will only be eligible for registration in South Australia once the vehicle has been converted to right-hand drive and subsequently had a roadworthiness inspection.
For more information on converting your vehicle to right hand drive please lodge the following application with the Vehicle Standards section of DPTI.
To apply for a Statement of Requirement for a Modified Motor Vehicle - Application forms and fact sheets
Personally imported vehicles
If you have been granted personal import approval papers from the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development you will next need to fill out the following application and submit to Vehicle Standards, who will send you a statement of requirements.
To apply for a Statement of Requirements for a Personally Imported Vehicle - Application forms and fact sheets
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
Phone: 1300 882 248