When your personally imported vehicle has cleared customs, you need to drive it directly to a weighbridge (if it's a make and model not normally available in Australia), and/or a safety check station (AUVIS).
Registration is exempt on this journey, as long as you don't break the journey, or take the vehicle home (unless it's being transported on a trailer).
The AUVIS examiner will:
- ensure the vehicle complies with minimum safety standards
- complete the Personal Import Plate Order (included with your Vehicle Import Approval (VIA) documents).
A personally imported vehicle plate will be sent to you, which you must attach in accordance with the instructions supplied.
The vehicle then needs to be re-inspected at the AUVIS, before you can apply to register it.Find a service centre