Vehicle Shipping

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Vehicle Shipping


Do you want great value for money without having to compromise on quality?

Then you have come to the right place.

  • With 20 years’ experience in vehicle shipping, McCullough’s expertise in handling this process to the highest standards is second to none.
  • From collecting your vehicle to delivering it in perfect condition, we have refined every step of the way to ensure a seamless experience for our customers.

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We can deal with all your shipping requirements knowledgeably:

  • Car shipping: Got a classic car, Japanese import, family wagon or your dream car that needs to be moved? That’s what we’re here for.
  • Caravan shipping: They may be used to moving around, but they still need tender and loving care when shipped!
  • General Information: We know (almost) everything. At least about shipping! Is your vehicle eligible for free entry or will you have to pay? Ask us.
  • Vehicle Export Statistics to NZ: We know about that too, we’ve got all the numbers!

Vehicle Shipping: as easy as 1-2-3 with McCullough


Step 1: Collection and packing

If you have chosen to deliver your vehicle to the port or the depot yourself, our local agent will inform you of the procedure to follow to ensure it all goes smoothly.

If we are picking up your vehicle, we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for collection.We will process all the documentation required for exporting your vehicle and pack it safely for shipping.

We are committed to delivering unparalleled customer service and you can expect the following from us:

  • Transparent prices: all the fees are quoted upfront and you won’t be hit with hidden charges later (e.g. Temporary Imports or Carnet).
  • Advice on the most suitable shipping method for your vehicle (e.g. covered or uncovered, flat-bed transporters, special ramps for container shipping).
  • Experienced, approved vehicle transporters who will personally transport and look after your car.
  • In-depth inspection and report of your vehicle’s condition before it is collected.
  • Carefully selected local agents specialised in vehicle packing who will ensure that your vehicle is suitably protected before shipping.
  • Roll-on-roll-off (RORO)
  • Container
  • Break-bulk
  • Crate – either steel or ISPM15 timber
  • Trailer

By choosing McCullough, you choose peace of mind as we offer a complete service from the moment your car is collected to its safe delivery. We arrange:

  • All titles and export paperwork, and deliver original documentation by hand or courier to your compliance centre or to a private address.
  • Comprehensive marine insurance from pick-up to delivery at final destination.
  • Competitive currency exchange rates and online trading if required.

For a FREE vehicle shipping quote,simply fill in this Form, email or phone us on 09 303 0075

Step 2: Shipping

With over 2 decades’ experience in the shipping business, we have developed strong relationships with shipping lines which allows us to offer our clients not only the most competitive prices but also expert knowledge and an uncompromising approach to customer service.

Thanks to our high shipping volumes, we can offer you the option to consolidate your shipment, ensuring that you can benefit from the best possible rates.

We have been shipping vehicles all over the world and we therefore thoroughly understand MAF, Customs and Port clearance requirements in Australia and overseas, including bio-security clearance.

For a FREE vehicle shipping quote,simply fill the form, email, or phone us on 09 303 0075. Your will receive your quote within 24 hours.


Step 3: Delivery to your door

Upon arrival of your vehicle/shipment, it will be:

  • Cleared by authorised and experienced brokers
  • Transported to a secure warehouse immediately and unpacked by experienced staff who handles unpacking and discharging of vehicles and shipments on a daily basis.

We will also arrange for:

  • A thorough post shipment inspection of your vehicle, supported by photos, to ensure that no damage occurred in transit.
  • An MAF inspection.
  • Cleaning, if required, which will be carried out at the Customs Bonded Warehouse or on the wharf to avoid extra handling or transportation of the vehicle.
  • Delivery of your vehicle to its final destination on trucks specifically designed and built to do so safely; carried out by local and national freight-transporters specialised in transporting vehicles with the greatest care.

For a FREE vehicle shipping quote,simply fill in this Form, email or phone us on 09 303 0075

Top Tips


Having your vehicle unpacked, inspected and cleaned in one location makes shipping a more efficient process, saves time, eliminates extra handling fees and the risk of damage.

“All I knew was that my rental vehicle was costing me money…daily…and I needed my car back from Brisbane on time and in perfect condition. I had no idea how it would happen. McCullough sorted all the details, red tape and other necessities. They picked up my car, took photos and kept me informed throughout the whole process. And bang on time. Couldn’t be happier with the result.” Julie Gibbs – Jan 2011

For a FREE vehicle shipping quote,simply fill in this Form, email or phone us on 09 303 0075