THOSE TYRES AIN’T LEGAL!
YOU may be wondering how Kim and Heidi are able to legally drive on Australian roads with 40-inch tyres, nine-inches of lift and wheel spacers. Australia offers a few different methods for international travellers bringing their own vehicles to our tracks. The first and most obvious is a temporary import permit. However, the most commonly used method is a Carnet de Passage en Douane (CPD), which essentially functions as a passport for your vehicle.
To be eligible, the vehicle needs to pass a basic safety test in Australia and be insured with third-party property damage at a minimum. International travellers are also required to bring with them registration papers from their home country. Once here, the vehicle can only be driven by nominated drivers and must be exported before expiration of the CPD. The best part is, we can use the same system to take our vehicles overseas.