New Car Delivery Times in Australia 2024

By Alexi Falson
Updated on 21 Feb 2024 First published 14 Aug 2023
image for New Car Delivery Times in Australia 2024 Having overcome extraordinary times, buyers will be pleased to hear that new car delivery times in Australia have dropped considerably.

With logistical nightmares looking to be well in the rear-view mirror, average wait times for new cars are significantly shorter than their peak right across the board from their all-time highs.

While average wait times are headed in the right direction for buyers, there are still long wait lists for some extremely popular makes and models.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at delivery times for new cars here in Australia in 2024 to see how long you can expect to wait for your new car. 

What is the Average New Car Delivery Time Frame in Australia in 2024?

According to the latest numbers, the average new car delivery time stands at 63 days, which is a massive drop from the 109 days from our latest report.

It’s also a monumental 60 per cent reduction from new car delivery wait times that peaked in August of 2022, where average wait times sat at 159 days, or just under five months of waiting for a new car.

Which Car Models Have the Longest Wait Times in Australia?

According to the latest data, popular models from Toyota like the Hiace, LandCruiser, Corolla Yaris and Kluger currently have the longest wait times for customer deliveries.

This is followed by models like the Renault Trafic, Ford Everest and Toyota Camry.

Which Manufacturers Have the Longest Wait Times?

Currently, customers placing an order for a Land Rover are experiencing the longest average wait times here in Australia, followed by Toyota, Renault and Ford.

Which Car Models Have the Shortest Wait Times in Australia?

If you’re looking for the fastest possible delivery times for your next purchase, you might want to look closely at models like the Volvo XC40, XC90 and XC60, as well as the Ford Transit, BMW 1 Series and the Mazda CX-5.

Which Manufacturers Have the Shortest Wait Times?

Manufacturers currently delivering vehicles with the shortest wait times include Jeep, Volvo, Mercedes-AMG, LDV and Skoda.

Which Australian States & Territories Have the Shortest Wait Times?

For those living in the ACT, you’re likely to experience the shortest wait times compared to other states and territories here in Australia, though the latest dataset does not include timelines from Tasmania, which was the previous winner.

  • Australian Capital Territory (ACT) - 35 days 

  • South Australia (SA) - 38 days 

  • Victoria (VIC) - 60 days 

  • New South Wales (NSW) - 61 days 

  • Queensland (QLD) - 68 days 

  • Tasmania (TAS) - N/A

FAQ: How Long Does it Take to Get a New Car Delivered in Australia?

On average, it takes around 63 days to take delivery of a new car here in Australia, which is a significantly shorter period than the all-time peaks we saw in August 2022, where average delivery times stretched out to 159 days.

FAQ: How Long Does it Take for a New Car to Clear Customs?

The timeframe for clearing customs, unfortunately, depends on a number of factors largely out of the control of the manufacturer.

In the best case, your car will clear customs within a day or two of arriving at an Australian port, while it can take days, if not weeks at some of Australia’s busier ports like Sydney and Melbourne due to the limited resources on hand.

FAQ: Why Are New Car Delivery Times Dropping in Australia?

The main reasons why average wait times for new vehicle deliveries are dropping here in Australia are due to increased vehicle production, added availability of key components like semiconductors and the logistics side of the industry shaking Covid-inflicted problems.

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Alexi Falson

Alexi is an automotive journalist and road tester hailing from Byron Bay. He has an affection for both cars and motorbikes, a great admiration for the simplicity of old-school engineering, and a fascination of new technology making its way to modern cars. When he's not road testing, you'll find him surfing, hiking or helping people find their dream cars.

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