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Car Shipping

From the USA to Australia

At Direct Express Inc., we understand the complexities of international auto shipping. Whether you’re relocating, purchasing a vehicle, or exporting for business, transporting your vehicle from the USA to Australia is a significant task. Our goal is to make this process as smooth and worry-free as possible.


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Cargo Type

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Destination Overseas

In addition, we offer marine insurance @2% declared value of the vehicle. Insurance is additional at 2% for full coverage with a minimum fee of 125.00 USD.

In case of a claim, there is a 500.00 USD or 3% deductible that must be met in order for the claim to be processed. UNIRISC Insurance Terms and Conditions.

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Contact Information

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Freight Type

Ocean Freight

Ocean Freight

Air Freight

Air Freight

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Open Car Carrier

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Inland Shipping

Open Car Carrier

Do you need help with the In-land shipping of your vehicle to one of our ports?

Our departure ports are Los Angeles, CA; Houston, TX; Savannah, GA; New Jersey, NJ. 

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Marine Insurance

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In addition, we offer marine insurance @2% declared value of the vehicle. Insurance is additional at 2% for full coverage with a minimum fee of 125.00 USD.

In case of a claim, there is a 500.00 USD or 3% deductible that must be met in order for the claim to be processed. UNIRISC Insurance Terms and Conditions.

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Your final estimated price is:

*Please note the above rate excludes;

-customs inspections if applied. Their charges will be additional

-Destination charges such as drayage, unloading, customs clearance, taxes and duty..etc

***rates subject to change without notice, prior to booking please confirm rates with DEI sales representative***


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USA – Australia

Major Australia Destinations we service:




Gold Coast






Your #1 Export & Import

1. Why Choose Direct Express Inc.?

  • Experience & Reliability: With years of expertise in international auto shipping, we have successfully shipped thousands of vehicles across the globe.

  • Customized Solutions: Every vehicle and every client’s needs are unique. We provide tailored shipping solutions to ensure safe and timely delivery.

  • Competitive Rates: Our vast network and partnerships allow us to offer competitive rates without compromising on service quality.

  • Full-Service Approach: From pickup to delivery, and all the steps in between, we handle it all.

2. Understanding the Shipping Process:

a) Vehicle Inspection:

Before shipping, our team will conduct a thorough inspection to note the condition of the vehicle. This ensures any pre-existing damages are documented.

b) Pickup & Delivery:

You can opt for door-to-door service or deliver the vehicle to one of our designated drop-off locations.

c) Shipping Options:

  • Roll-On/Roll-Off (RoRo): The vehicle is driven onto the ship and secured inside. This is the most common and cost-effective method.

  • Container Shipping: Your vehicle is placed and secured inside a container. This method offers added protection, especially for luxury or classic cars.

d) Customs Clearance:

We navigate the complexities of both U.S. and Australian customs, ensuring all required paperwork is in order.

3. Preparing Your Vehicle for Shipping:

  • Clean Inside & Out: This aids in a more accurate inspection.

  • Remove Personal Items: Australian customs regulations prohibit the shipment of personal items inside vehicles.

  • Disable Alarms: To prevent unnecessary battery drain or disruptions during shipping.

  • Check Fluid Levels: Ensure all fluid levels are appropriate, with no leaks.

4. Australian Import Regulations:

Australia has stringent vehicle import regulations. Some essential things to consider:

  • Vehicle Approval: You’ll need a Vehicle Import Approval from the Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.

  • Taxes & Duties: Be prepared to pay the necessary taxes and import duties.

  • Quarantine Inspection: Australia has specific biosecurity requirements. Your vehicle will be inspected and may need cleaning to meet Australian standards.

5. Why Ship a Vehicle to Australia?

  • Expats & Relocation: For those moving to Australia, having your vehicle can offer a sense of familiarity.

  • Purchasing Rare or Unique Vehicles: Australia’s car enthusiasts often look to the U.S. market for unique finds.

  • Business & Export: The USA and Australia have strong trade relationships, and vehicles are a significant part of that exchange.

Your #1 Export & Import

International Auto Shipping

Our car shipping services are tailored to meet the unique requirements of classic car enthusiasts and aficionados, with the necessary expertise and equipment to handle any type of classic car transport, whether it’s a vintage or modern classic car, muscle car, or exotic car. Our team of professionals will work with you to customize a shipping plan that suits your specific needs, including inland transport services from any location in the USA.

Air Freight

At Direct Express Inc, we understand the importance of timely delivery, especially for time-sensitive car shipments required for events or exhibitions. When time is of the essence and you need your car to arrive abroad as quickly as possible, we've got you covered with our reliable air freight shipping services. Our team of experts is experienced in handling car shipments of all sizes, ensuring swift and safe delivery to its destination. With Direct Express Inc's air freight shipping services, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your car is in good hands. We prioritize your needs and preferences, providing fast and reliable services. Contact us today to discuss your air freight shipping needs and let us help you get your car abroad as quickly as possible.

Inland Transport

Looking for a stress-free and worry-free way to transport your car to its new home? Direct Express Inc offers an excellent inland transport service that takes care of everything, from picking up your car from any location in the USA to delivering it to its destination. Our experienced drivers handle your car with care and ensure it's secured with specialized equipment, arriving in perfect condition. We can also arrange for crating and packing to give your car the love and attention it deserves. Sit back, relax, and let us take care of the transportation, knowing your car is in good hands with Direct Express Inc's inland transport service. Contact us now for more information and a quote on our reliable and efficient transportation services.


Warehouse and Loading

At Direct Express Inc, we offer secure and reliable warehousing facilities for your car before or after shipping. Our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with advanced security features, such as surveillance cameras and restricted access controls, ensuring that your car is protected from theft and damage. Our facilities can accommodate cars of all sizes, providing both short-term and long-term storage options to cater to your needs and preferences. You can trust that your car is in good hands with Direct Express Inc, so contact us today to learn more about our warehousing services and how we can help you with all your car shipping needs.

Ocean Freight

RORO shipping is an efficient and cost-effective way to transport your car. With RORO shipping, we can safely and securely load and unload your vehicle onto the shipping vessel using specialized equipment. This method of shipping is ideal for larger cars or cars that cannot be disassembled. On the other hand, containerized shipping provides extra protection for your car during transit. We offer different container sizes to accommodate various types of cars and equipment. Containerized shipping is an excellent option for smaller cars or cars that can be disassembled. Our team will work with you to determine the best shipping solution for your needs and budget, whether it be RORO shipping or containerized shipping. We also offer additional services such as crating and insurance to ensure that your car is protected during transport.





230 West Carob St. Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220

Direct Express, Inc. is a leader amongst shipping companies.