Importing Food Trucks/Trailers

Importing food truck trailers can be a complex process, with a variety of potential pitfalls. Our team of experts have extensive experience in importing food trucks and can help you navigate the process. We can assist you with everything that you need to know about importing food truck trailers before you even purchase the food truck trailer.

We understand that every customer’s needs are different, and we will work with you to find the best solution for your unique situation. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how our expert brokers can help you import your food truck trailer.

Why Choose Platinum® Freight Management To Import YOUR Food Truck Trailers?

If you’re in the market for a food truck trailer, you may be wondering why you
should choose Platinum® Freight Management to help with the importing process.

We’re experts in importing Food Truck Trailers – we have over 22 years of
experience and know exactly what needs to be done to have your trailer processed
through the Australian Border Force quickly and without any issues.

We’re a full-service customs broker – not only will we help you with all of the
paperwork and documentation required for importing but we’ll also liaise with your
your overseas supplier on your behalf.

When looking for someone to help with the importing process of your Food Truck
Trailer, Platinum® Freight Management is a clear choice. We’re experts in the field and can take care of everything from start to finish, so you can focus on what’s important – running your business. Contact us today to get started.

Importing a food truck

Types of Food Truck Trailers That We Can Customs Clear

At Platinum® Freight Management, we can help you to import the following types
of Food Truck Trailers:


  • Food Truck Trailers
  • Custom Food Trucks
  • Small Food Trailer

    Food Truck Trailers

    Food truck trailers are becoming increasingly popular, especially among young
    people. They offer a unique and convenient way to get food, and they can be found
    in many different locations.

    Food truck trailers usually have a kitchen area, where the food is prepared, and a
    dining area, where customers can eat.

    Custom Food Trucks

    Custom food trucks are specially designed vehicles that are used for the purpose of
    cooking and selling food. There are a number of customisations that can be made
    to food trucks and in order to import a custom food truck into Australia, it must
    meet a number of requirements set by various Australian Government

    These requirements include having an import permit before arrival. When
    purchasing a custom food truck, it is important to ensure that all of the required
    approvals and permits are obtained before starting with the purchase.

    Small Food Trailers

    Small food trailers are a great way to get started in the food business. They’re
    relatively inexpensive to purchase, and they’re easy to operate and maintain, which makes them an ideal option for small businesses.

    One of the great things about small food trailers is that they’re highly mobile. This means that you can take your business where the customers are, whether that’s at a farmers market, a music festival or even just a busy intersection; and because they’re small, you can set up and take down your operation quickly and easily,
    which is ideal for busy events.

    If you’re thinking of starting a small food business, a small food trailer is definitely worth considering. With its low cost and high mobility, it's the perfect way to get started in the food business.

    Contact Platinum® Freight Management Today!

    At Platinum® Freight Management, we understand the unique challenges that come with importing food truck trailers. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of services to make the process as smooth and seamless as possible.


    From shipping your goods to Australia to customs clearance and the multitude of
    documentation that is required – we have the experience and expertise to handle
    every aspect of your importation. So if you’re looking for a hassle-free way to get
    your food truck trailer shipped from overseas to Australia, contact us today.


    We’ll be happy to provide you with a free quote and answer any questions that you may have.

    1300 882 877

    Frequently Asked Questions About
    Importing Food Trucks

    Can I import food trailers into Australia?

    Most food trailers can be imported to Australia. As food trailers quite often include
    fridges, timber components and are to be driven on the road; there are a lot of
    requirements that need to be met to have the food trailer processed through the
    Australian Border Force and Department Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

    What food trucks cannot be brought into Australia?

    If you do not have an import permit before the food truck arrives in Australia, you
    will incur at least 30 days of storage at the sea freight depot or wharf [as it takes at
    least 30 business days to receive the import permit]. Any food truck that has
    asbestos parts [such as brake pads are prohibited].

    What do you need to import food truck trailers?

    The very first step in the process of purchasing a food truck trailer is to apply for
    the import permit. Once you have the import permit the goods can then be shipped
    to Australia [after we have reviewed all of the import paperwork].

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