Waiting in Darwin for customs to release my bike

I’m in Darwin, Australia!

Australia seems to be very bureaucratic! I knew it is hard to get the bike through the inspection and customs. But I’m already here for a week and I don’t even had the first appointment with them!!
And nobody wants to tell you, what is needed and where to go. They want you to hire an agent, which will do the paperwork and appointments for you (for about 250$!).
I thought the main paperwork processing will be done by the company which shipped my bike and would be included in the shipping price. But the local Bollore/SDV office does not communicate with the one in Dili, they didn’t even know that a container is coming and I had to relay all information by myself!

I will keep you updated next week how it’s going…

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