I have started compiling a list of relevant information I can find so I can post it all in one document for all so see on cruisers forums
. I have read this whole thread plus many more. It has taken me over 8 hours of reading banter and off topic arguments to filter out incorrect and useless info. After all this I still have some important questions with conflicting info. It would be great if someone could clarify these before I show the first draft
of the document. This summery will make it much easier for newbies to understand and reduce the amount of questions repeated on a daily basis.
Is there a fee for this payable on top of the 10% GST and 5% duty when importing to Australia? When does it apply?
Does a foreigner have to pay US based sales tax when buying a boat in the US?
How long does is really take to gain Australian registration
? I have heard 3 months. But also much shorter periods. I would like to hear first hand experiences on how long it took various people. I know it took MarkJ 3 months, but other are claiming much less. Dragon lady how long did it take you? Did you pay $500 in fedex fees to process documents?
Also. It appears a few people did not bother getting AU registration
and they dealt with it once they got here. Others say this is dangerous or impossible. I would like to know how you can get around this legally.