How does moving a car work in Australia?


Many of our first-time clients ponder, “How exactly does the process of moving a car across Australia unfold?”

Here’s a step-by-step overview:

  1. Vehicle Condition Report: Whether you’re delivering your car to a depot or opting for a door collection, a detailed vehicle condition report is prepared. This report documents any existing dents, marks, or scratches. You’ll have an opportunity to review and sign this report, ensuring transparency from the outset.
  2. Carrier Assignment: Once your car is at the depot, it’s assigned to the next available carrier for transport.
  3. Battery Charge: It’s advisable to fully charge your car’s battery prior to transport. This is crucial because if your vehicle needs to be shifted between carriers and fails to start due to a flat battery, it’s classified as a “non-runner.” This categorization might lead to additional charges.
  4. Fuel Recommendation: It’s a good practice to have your car fueled to about a quarter of its tank capacity. This ensures it has enough fuel for necessary maneuvers without adding unnecessary weight.
  5. Destination Arrival: On reaching its destination, you’ll be notified via phone. Depending on the service you’ve chosen, you can either collect your car from the destination depot or wait for it to be delivered to your door.

Transporting a car in Australia is a systematic process designed to ensure your vehicle’s safety and your peace of mind.