This post will help you in filling out the new import application form for Australia. The form can be filled out ONLINE HERE, or you can download and fill out the paper forms(links at the end of this post).
There are 8 steps to importing a vehicle. See the chart here.
There are two parts to each import application. You have to fill out the application for importing a vehicle, and you need to fill in the appropriate addendum. For Small Road trailers (This scheme allows for the importation of road trailers that have an Aggregate Trailer Mass (ATM) not more than 4.5 tonnes.), the link is here.
|VSB1 can be found here.|
1.2 - VSB1 can be found here.
1.3 - NO. Proceed to part 1.4
1.4 - General caravan requirements. Prior to registration the vehicle will be brought into compliance.
1.5 - Aussie Spec US Caravans
1.6 - Statement Example : Click Here
1.7 - Fill in appropriate box. Most likely Caravan.
1.8 - Length in metres
1.9 - Width in metres (over 2.5 metres wide can not be road registered)
2.0 - Height in metres
1.11 - Class of trailer. Most likely it is a Pig Trailer. 5th wheels are considered Pig Trailers. See the below chart to help determine
|GVWR = Aggregate Trailer Mass. UVW = Tare Mass.|
|GVWR = Aggregate Trailer Mass.|
1.12 - Aggregate Trailer Mass is the same as GVWR. If it is over 4500 kg, you can not use this form.
1.13 - NO
|UVW = Tare Mass.|
1.16 - Gross Trailer Mass is normally 90% of the ATM or GVWR. It is a proportion of the load(A), plus the mass on the tires(B). This does not include the weight on the coupling, or tongue(C). Please see diagram below. Except for semi-trailers, the difference between ATM and GTM is usually small.
Except for semi-trailers, the difference between the ATM and GTM is usually small.
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We can convert your US specification caravan, motorhome, or 5th wheel to meet Australian compliancing standards.