A passport for your car
A carnet (pronounced car-nay) is a simple customs document that acts as a passport for your car when you take it overseas.
How it works
Carnet contains a set of vouchers used by customs officers every time you pass in and out of a country. This allows the temporary importation of vehicles with a minimum of customs formalities for international drivers.
Where you’ll need a carnet
A Carnet is essential for the temporary importation of vehicles into African, Asian, Middle East and South American countries and New Zealand. A Carnet is not required for cars, campervans and motorcycles entering all countries in Europe or North America for touring purposes.
The Australian Automobile Association is a member of the AIT/FIA Carnet network. This network guarantees to customs authorities around the world payment of customs duties on motor vehicles temporarily imported for touring purposes.
How to get one
Effective 1 January 2017, the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) will be processing all Carnets. Customers are to post applications to:
AAA - 02 6247 7311
GPO Box 1555 Canberra ACT 2601
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