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Domestic RoRo Shipping Australia

Your complete solution for domestic RoRo shipping services across Australia

domestic RoRo shipping

Are you looking for reliable and efficient shipping solutions for your vehicles or heavy machinery? Look no further than our RoRo shipping services! 

At Custom Brokers, we specialise in domestic car carrying service Australia or shipping cars and other rolling cargo across Australia, from cars and trucks to boats on trailers and machinery. With our RoRo services from and to Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, and Adelaide, you avoid the tedious and time-consuming process of disassembling and packing your vehicles and equipment for shipping. 

Whether you’re a business owner in need of freight forwarding solutions or an individual moving overseas, our RoRo shipping services can help you transport your valuable assets safely and securely. Let us take care of the transportation of your rolling shipment! Contact us today to learn more about our RoRo shipping services or request a free quote if you’re ready to get your shipment rolling!

Save time and money with RoRo shipping services

RoRo stands for Roll-on/Roll-off and refers to the transportation of wheeled cargo on ships with built-in ramps, including passenger vehicles, trucks and vans. This allows the cargo to be efficiently rolled on and off the vessel when in port. RoRo shipping is a popular choice for shipping cars and other vehicles because it’s fast, efficient and cost-effective.


With RoRo shipping, there is no need to pack your cargo in a container, transport it and/or store it. This makes the overall costs lower than other shipping methods

Time Efficient

Without the need for extensive preparation, you can get your valuable assets to their destination quickly and efficiently with this service.

Simple and easy

The simplicity of this service means that it’s an easy shipping option for anyone to use. You simply roll your cargo onto the vessel and roll it off at the destination, without needing to pack or prepare your items in any special way.


RoRo shipping minimises the risk of damage to your cargo. With a specialised ramp, your items can be driven on and off the vessel without being lifted, reducing the risk of damage compared to other shipping methods.

Shipping cars and anything that rolls with our tailored Roll-on Roll-off services

Our RoRo shipping services are not one-size-fits-all. We understand that each shipment is unique and requires a customised approach. That’s why we offer a range of solutions that can be tailored to meet your specific needs and budget.

Door to door service

We handle everything from pick-up at your location to delivery at your destination.

Door to port service

We pick up your car and deliver it to the port for shipping.

Port-to-door service

If you prefer to have your goods delivered to your doorstep, we offer port to door service for freight forwarding. This includes wharf access for easy delivery.

Port-to-port service

If you need to ship your rolling cargo between ports, we offer port-to-port service with wharf access at origin and destination.

To ensure efficient and reliable shipping, we have our own tow vehicles in Fremantle and Sydney to collect and deliver your goods as required. In addition, we work with a great team of contractors to offer varied freight forwarding solutions for you.

Our RoRo shipping services are designed to handle a wide range of cargo, including:

  • Passenger vehicles and 4×4’s
  • Heavy goods vehicles and trucks
  • Vans and Campervans
  • Construction equipment and vehicles
  • Mining equipment on wheels and tracks
  • Heavy equipment
  • Recreational vehicles
  • Trailers
  • Railroad carriages and locomotives
  • Specialist vehicles
  • Boats and yachts
  • Camper Trailers, caravans, and motorhomes
  • And much more!
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For all your domestic movement needs, speak to one of our freight forwarding team members today. Let us take care of the transportation of your rolling shipment, so you can focus on what’s important. Contact us now to learn more about our tailored solutions or request a free quote if you’re ready to get started.

RoRo shipping services - Ideal for machinery transport Australia

RoRo shipping services

Thanks to its specialised design and operational efficiency, RoRo shipping actually stands out as the premier choice for transporting large, heavy machinery. Custom Brokers specialises in providing RoRo shipping services tailored to the unique demands of machinery transport. Our approach combines safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness, ensuring your machinery reaches its destination in the same condition it left.

Why Choose RoRo Shipping for Your Machinery Shipment?

Compared to traditional containerised shipping, RORO offers several key benefits for machinery transport:

  1. Faster Loading & Unloading
    Drive-on, drive-off functionality facilitates quicker loading and unloading times, minimising delays and keeping your project on schedule.

  2. Cost-Effective for Oversized Equipment
    For oversized machinery that wouldn’t fit in a standard container, RoRo offers a more cost-effective solution compared to specialised container modifications.

  3. Reduced Risk of Damage
    RORO vessels are designed for efficient cargo movement. Machinery is securely fastened using lashing points, tie-downs, and experienced crews ensure safe manoeuvring, minimising the risk of damage during transit.

While weight and size limitations can vary depending on the specific route and vessel, most RORO vessels we encounter offer the following capabilities:

  • Door Height: A standard door height of 5 metres allows for the loading of most machinery.
  • Ramp Capacity: The RORO ramps are designed to handle machinery up to 100 tonnes, making them suitable for a wide range of heavy equipment.

If your machinery exceeds the standard limitations outlined above, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team can explore alternative shipping options or assist with obtaining  special permits if necessary to ensure your oversized machinery reaches its destination safely and efficiently. Read our comprehensive guides on machinery shipping for more information.

Our RoRo Shipping Process Ensures a Smooth Journey for Your Machinery

Custom Brokers understand the complexities of shipping large and valuable machinery. That’s why we offer efficient and secure RoRo (Roll-on/Roll-off) services as a preferred method for transporting a wide range of machinery across Australia. Here’s what you can expect when you choose us:

  1. Pre-Shipment Inspection
    Our experienced team will visit your site to thoroughly inspect the machinery you plan to ship. This inspection includes:
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  • Machinery Condition: We assess the overall condition of the machinery, identifying any potential issues that might require attention before shipping.
  • Access Assessment: We evaluate the access points at your location for cranes and floats to safely load the machinery onto the RORO vessel.
  • Cleaning Requirements: We determine the necessary level of cleaning required for the machinery to comply with international regulations and prevent the spread of contaminants.
  • Dismantling Considerations: For oversized or complex machinery, we collaborate with you to discuss the need for partial dismantling to facilitate safe and efficient RoRo transport. We can also help identify qualified tradespeople to assist with the dismantling process if required.
Our team is equipped with all the necessary measuring equipment, and our fleet includes 4WD vehicles to ensure we can reach your location, even in remote areas.
  1. Secure Loading and Lashing

    Once the machinery arrives at the port, our team will oversee the professional loading process onto the RORO vessel.

    We utilise designated secure lashing points and tie-downs specifically designed for heavy machinery to ensure it remains stable and protected throughout the journey.

    Our experienced personnel will meticulously secure your machinery, minimising the risk of damage during transit.

roro secure loading


  1. Seamless Transportation
    With your machinery securely loaded, the RORO vessel efficiently transports it to the destination port. 
  1. Delivery and Offloading
    Upon arrival at the destination port, our team coordinates the offloading of your machinery from the RORO vessel. We can also arrange for onward transportation to your final destination if required.
  1. Transparent Communication
    Throughout the entire RORO shipping process, we maintain clear and consistent communication with you. We keep you informed of the progress every step of the way, addressing any questions or concerns you may have.

Shipping cars, high and heavy machinery across Australia made easy: Why choose Custom Brokers for shipping your wheeled cargo

Transporting your valuable vehicles should be a hassle-free experience, not a headache! At Custom Brokers, we’re committed to making your RoRo shipping process as smooth and stress-free as possible. Get your vehicles, boats on trailers, caravans, or machinery where they need to go across Australia, safely and securely with Custom Brokers!

Operational excellence

We specialise in handling the complexities of transporting any wheeled cargo including cars, high and heavy machinery, ensuring every piece of equipment is securely lashed and safely transported under the vigilant care of our experienced crew.

Experience and expertise

Our licensed customs brokers have extensive experience in secure RoRo shipping, including handling car shipping and machinery transport from Australia and other types of rolling cargo. As members of the International Forwarders and Customs Brokers Association of Australia (IFCBAA), we stay up-to-date with industry standards and regulations to provide you with the best possible service.

Flexibility and customisation

We understand that every customer has unique needs and requirements when it comes to RoRo shipping. Sometimes, the best strategy for moving your wheeled cargo involves combining two forms of shipping. This tailored flexibility ensures we find the most effective and efficient transportation solution for each piece of equipment, perfectly aligning with your budget and timeline.

Wide range of services

Custom Brokers offer a comprehensive range of easy RoRo shipping services to cater to your unique needs, including car shipping and machinery transport Australia-wide. Our services range from door-to-door transport to port-to-port solutions, with the flexibility to accommodate any budget and timeline.

Competitive pricing

We strive to provide our customers with competitive pricing for our cost-effective RoRo shipping services, without compromising on the quality of service. With our focus on efficiency, reliability, and affordability, we’re here to make your car shipping experience a smooth and hassle-free one.

Strong partnerships

We work with a team of trusted contractors and partners to ensure that your RoRo shipping needs are met with efficiency and reliability. Our strong partnerships allow us to offer varied freight forwarding solutions to suit your needs, including shipping cars across Australia.

Have A Query About Freight Forwarding?

Contact us now to speak to one of our friendly customs brokers to discuss your shipping and customs clearance needs

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