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Importing Heavy Machinery to Australia

Importing Heavy Machinery to Australia

Before even considering importing any type of heavy machinery or Agricultural machinery into Australia, you MUST consider the Quarantine requirements. Australia has one of the strictest cleanliness requirements in the world, and for good reason to protect our country. We can help, offering machinery washing in most locations.

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Takes approximately 5 minutes. One of our team will email you a quote within 24 hours, Monday to Friday.

Is it worth importing heavy machinery to Australia?

In our experience yes! The selection of equipment and pricing of heavy machinery from overseas auctions and market is vast. We work with many of the major machinery auctions, and if this is your first time, we can help put you in touch.

Before purchasing a machine overseas, please also have a read through our Machinery Pre-Shipment Check List. The Australian Government has strict rules regarding the importation of used machinery, and prior knowledge of these requirements can save you considerable money and aggravation.

How would I get started?

Just contact us and let us know the make and model of machine you are considering importing, and from which country. We have a database of most machinery specification, so can give you solid ballpark figures for you to calculate the total landed cost. If that looks viable, then we just need to know exactly where the machine is located(i.e. a zip code) and we can price for you from the machinery yard, all the way to you. We include all charges possible, and will detail in the quote any charges which we may need to estimate. If in doubt please call as we are happy to discuss on the phone.

What if my machine has air conditioning?

Due to restrictions on importing certain types gases into Australia, any machinery with air conditioning will need to have them degassed and decommissioned prior to export. Failure to do this will incur an expensive pre-charged equipment licenses on arrival. We can apply for this for you, but its best to avoid having to have this license by de-gassing your machinery in advance.

Department of Agriculture - Its so important!


Fail Quarantine

If your machinery is not cleaned to standard, Department of Agriculture has the power to re-export contaminated machinery from Australia at your expense. Here is a guide published by Department of Agriculture to help you get an idea of what’s involved A guide for importing machinery. As part of our service we will inspect and wash machinery that is contaminated to avoid these pitfalls. These washing costs are not included in the quotation unless itemised, as generally only an estimate can be given until we inspect the machine. Our experienced washers have been trained in the Department of Agriculture requirements, to ensure your machinery has minimal delays on arrival.

What our customers say

  • David ClarkAll of this equipment arrived in Lyttelton on Time, on Budget and with not so much as a single scratch on them.

    David Clark Valetta Farm, Ashburton
  • Terry AndrewsWhen your spending this kind of money on equipment, you want a company like Taurus who know what they are doing.

    Terry Andrews
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