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Take bike to australia

Postby alphadiz » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:36 pm

Hello,
I'm from Thailand and will go to Brisbane next month with work and holiday visa.Anyone know if I take a new one road bike there Is it need to pay more taxs or thoers expense.
Thanks.
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Re: Take bike to australia

Postby pawnii » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:45 pm

why don't you ride the bike for more than 1km, then it's not new :)
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Re: Take bike to australia

Postby alphadiz » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:58 pm

why don't you ride the bike for more than 1km, then it's not new :)

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I'll do that mate.

what do you think about these stuff between Bianchi impulso 105 , Trek Madone 2.1 , Merida Scultura 904 .
the price in Thailand About 1100k Is it worth.
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Re: Take bike to australia

Postby Ross » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:46 pm

You will have to weigh up the cost of shipping your bike to Australia and compare to what it's worth. If it is only a cheap bike it might cost more in freight than what the bike is worth and therefore better to buy one in Australia.
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Re: Take bike to australia

Postby gavinr » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:51 am

Also if you do bring a bike over, make sure it is CLEAN.

The biosecurity folk at the airport will take a dim view of you bringing any mud or muck in on your tyres (or anywhere else).
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Re: Take bike to australia

Postby pawnii » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:51 pm

the weight of the bike will count towards your luggage limit (or standard weight penalties will apply).
Go to the airport and purchase a cardboard 'bike box' from a carrier. I know Qantas have them for about $17AU. This will ensure that the it meets the size requirements.

what do you think about these stuff between Bianchi impulso 105 , Trek Madone 2.1 , Merida Scultura 904 .
the price in Thailand About 1100k Is it worth.

Sorry I don't know these bikes so I can't comment. Maybe check prices in Australia...
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Re: Take bike to australia

Postby alphadiz » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:30 pm

Really thank to all answer.

It's a good first impression for me to aussie you are so kind.
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Re: Take bike to australia

Postby jasonc » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:33 pm

for prices, have a look on bikeexchange.com.au
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Re: Take bike to australia

Postby RonK » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:47 pm

If you are coming here on a holiday visa and will take the bike away when you leave there will be no import duties, even if it is new.
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Re: Take bike to australia

Postby ironhanglider » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:45 pm

RonK wrote:If you are coming here on a holiday visa and will take the bike away when you leave there will be no import duties, even if it is new.


Are you sure?
http://www.customs.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/GuideforTravellers-WEB2.pdf
Customs - Guide for Travellers p 15 wrote:Duty-free concessions
Duty-free concessions in Australia are different to those in other countries. Most personal items such as new clothing, footwear, and articles for personal hygiene and grooming (excluding fur and perfume concentrates) may be brought into Australia in your accompanied baggage, free from duty and tax.
Personal goods are free from duty and tax if they are:
• owned and used by you overseas for 12 months or more
• imported temporarily (a security may be required by Customs and Border Protection)
For other goods, limits apply. These include goods that
are purchased overseas and goods that are purchased in Australia duty or tax free (that have been previously exported), or from an inwards duty-free shop on arrival into Australia. Also included are goods for which a Tourist Refund Scheme claim has been made. Duty- free concessions do not apply to commercial goods.
General goods
If you are aged 18 years or over, you can bring up to A$900 worth of general goods into Australia duty-free. If you are under 18 years of age there is a A$450 limit. General goods include gifts, souvenirs, cameras, electronic equipment, leather goods, perfume concentrates, jewellery, watches and sporting equipment.


I don't know if that means 12months old or imported temporarily.

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Re: Take bike to australia

Postby RonK » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:21 pm

ironhanglider wrote:
RonK wrote:If you are coming here on a holiday visa and will take the bike away when you leave there will be no import duties, even if it is new.


Are you sure?
http://www.customs.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/GuideforTravellers-WEB2.pdf
Customs - Guide for Travellers p 15 wrote:Duty-free concessions
Duty-free concessions in Australia are different to those in other countries. Most personal items such as new clothing, footwear, and articles for personal hygiene and grooming (excluding fur and perfume concentrates) may be brought into Australia in your accompanied baggage, free from duty and tax.
Personal goods are free from duty and tax if they are:
• owned and used by you overseas for 12 months or more
• imported temporarily (a security may be required by Customs and Border Protection)
For other goods, limits apply. These include goods that
are purchased overseas and goods that are purchased in Australia duty or tax free (that have been previously exported), or from an inwards duty-free shop on arrival into Australia. Also included are goods for which a Tourist Refund Scheme claim has been made. Duty- free concessions do not apply to commercial goods.
General goods
If you are aged 18 years or over, you can bring up to A$900 worth of general goods into Australia duty-free. If you are under 18 years of age there is a A$450 limit. General goods include gifts, souvenirs, cameras, electronic equipment, leather goods, perfume concentrates, jewellery, watches and sporting equipment.


I don't know if that means 12months old or imported temporarily.

Cheers,

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I think "imported temporarily" adequately describes what I have said.

From another perspective, I have have read the journals of a great many cycling tourists who have visited Australia and I'm yet to find any complaints about import charges being levied on their bikes. And I've never been charged import duties on any of my overseas tours.
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Re: Take bike to australia

Postby kyap » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:44 am

alphadiz wrote:Hello,
I'm from Thailand and will go to Brisbane next month with work and holiday visa.Anyone know if I take a new one road bike there Is it need to pay more taxs or thoers expense.
Thanks.


No concern on the new or used.
Clean it thoroughly and pack it in box. Any bike box will do. Can get an old one from bike shop. Tape and strap up securely.
Check-in as oversize baggage/ sports equipment. Can also put the helmet shoe or whatever bike related together in the box.

You'll be fine.

I do that all the time in and out of Australia.
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Re: Take bike to australia

Postby elantra » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:01 pm

kyap wrote:No concern on the new or used.
Clean it thoroughly and pack it in box. Any bike box will do. Can get an old one from bike shop. Tape and strap up securely.
Check-in as oversize baggage/ sports equipment. Can also put the helmet shoe or whatever bike related together in the box.

You'll be fine.

I do that all the time in and out of Australia.


Yes agree, BUT Brisbane airport is quite a long way from CBD and it will be difficult to get bike in bike box from the airport to the city.
Best option is to get a taxi, but these are EXPENSIVE :shock: and unless it is quite a small bike box it will not fit in a standard Taxi, you might need a MAXI taxi !
There is a bus service http://www.con-x-ion.com/Home.aspx and a train http://www.airtrain.com.au/ - but the bus and train services donot operate with all flight arrivals.

Good luck. you might like to look at the Queensland sub-forum http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewforum.php?f=15 for more ride ideas in Brisbane area
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Re: Take bike to australia

Postby alphadiz » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:43 pm

Thanks for all advise I really apprecite,Now I have other Idea about my ride.suppose to get a used caad 10 I saw many positive review bout it both from Thai and others country site. Thanks again aussie
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