Vehicles temporary imported into Australia without a carnet will be required to provide security with Australian Customs and Border Protection Service on arrival in Australia. The vehicle cannot be released until all Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development requirements have been fulfilled.
If you import a vehicle without a carnet, you will require a Vehicle Import Approval (VIA), fees are applicable. To apply for a VIA from the Vehicle Safety Standards Branch of Infrastructure.
Phone: 1800 815 272 (Australia Only) and select 2 at the prompt or for calls outside Australia+ 61 2 6274 7444 during AEST 9.00am -5.00pm Monday – Thursday or 9.00am -4.00pm Fridays. Applications forms are available here.
An application for a VIA can take up to 20 working days from receipt. It would be visible to have this VIA approval done prior shipping your vehicle to Australia, otherwise you will not be allowed to move the vehicle from the wharf or airport.