THE DESERT RAID
The RAID 2020 Committee would like to thank Shayne Harris and the Co-contributors to the RAID 2008 information website. The Structure and some of the following information for RAID 2020 has been taken directly or adapted from RAID 2008 Information.
- Support Vehicles
- Co-Drivers – wanted or needing a seat
- RAID Participant Cost
- Registration Process
- Importing Vehicles
- Temporary Imports (“Carnet” vehicles) Asbestos in vehicle parts and components
Raid Australia is an International Citroën 2CV Enthusiasts Raid touring experience for Citroën 2CVs and other “A” series Citroëns including 2CV Vans, Dyanes, Acadianes, Meharis and Amis.
Modified A-series Citroëns are also eligible, however if you fit a 4×4 or a Visa engine, modify the engine or make other alterations, you need to carry your own spare parts which are specific to the modified vehicle.
If you wish to participate in Raid Australia, are able to have your A Series Citroën prepared, including a UHF radio, suitably licensed for use in Australia and be in Perth WA before the start date, you are welcome to register.
Non A-series cars are NOT permitted.
Those who wish to participate with a support vehicle should apply to the committee separately, identifying the type of vehicle and the support benefits, for example towing or weight carrying capacity. Raid welcomes applications for 4WDs to join as part of the support team carrying tools and spare parts.
CO-DRIVERS – Wanted or Needing a Seat
Would you like to participate in Raid Australia 2020 as a co-driver and do not have a seat?
Are you a participant with a spare seat?
If so, please send your details to RAID Australia here with all relevant information and a short description of yourself. Your information will be added to the website to help you find a RAID partner (email/contact information will be omitted).
Any arrangements made are arrangements between the parties alone.
RAID Participant Cost
- $650AU per person
- $325AU per child under 13 years
The Raid fee will cover the cost of tent sites at caravan parks, but you can upgrade to motels or cabins at your own expense if so desired and where available. The Raid fee will also cover 4 official Raid dinners, apparel (Tshirts), entry permit fees to parks/restricted access areas, car stickers, documentation and various other expenses. There will be no paid officials, all organisers are volunteers and there is no profit.
REGISTRATION PROCESS – Raid Australia 2020 – The Deserts RAID
Registrations Open for 50 A series vehicles from Mon 4th Nov 2019.
Email completed Registration forms to Peter Rasmussen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to download the registration form
Ensure your email contact is correct as Restricted Access Area Permit forms will be forwarded to you for completion and must be returned by a specified date prior to RAID commencing.
Surplus registrations will be placed on a waiting list. Past Raids have shown that about 10% of people who register are unable to attend so the chance of promotion from waiting list to registration is high. The waiting list is in order of date of contact; first in, best dressed.
Registration closes on 1st May 2020.
Support vehicles – please contact RAID organisers directly to discuss participation and complete a registration form.
If you are importing a vehicle from overseas, you need to peruse the information on importing that can be found on the Imports page. Be aware, Australia no longer allows the import of vehicles containing asbestos. If your vehicle is found to contain asbestos (including in brakes) your vehicle will not be permitted to enter the country.
In Australia, vehicle licensing is undertaken by the states separately. You may apply to the department of infrastructure, transport, cities and regional development to import your vehicle.
If you ship your vehicle without an Import Approval, your vehicle may be held in bonded storage and you may incur further costs including storage fees. The issue of a vehicle import approval may be subject to certain conditions. These conditions will be made clear when the permit is granted. And may be unique to that particular vehicle.
Temporary Imports (“Carnet” vehicles)
This is an international agreement which allows the temporary importation of a vehicle for up to twelve months by a visitor to Australia.
A Carnet CPD is similar to a personal passport and contains all the relevant information about the vehicle—make, model, colour, engine capacity, seating capacity, registration number, owner and value. Carnet CPDs can be obtained for motor vehicles, motorcycles, campervans, 4WD vehicles, caravans and trailers.
Your vehicle’s Carnet CPD must be obtained from the motoring organisation in your country of residence before you leave home.
ASBESTOS in vehicle parts and components
The importation of asbestos into Australia is prohibited. You must ensure your vehicle (whether in a commercial or private importation) does not contain any asbestos before you or your supplier ship to Australia.
When the Australian Border Force (ABF) judge that your vehicle is a risk of containing asbestos, the ABF will require assurances that parts or components do not contain asbestos. If adequate assurance is not provided, you will face delays and be responsible for costs incurred if the vehicle is held at the border for the purposes of sampling and testing. Importers should be familiar with the information on the asbestos webpage of the Australian Border Force.
See the factsheet: Managing the risk of asbestos when importing a motor vehicle (127KB PDF)
When importing motor vehicles into Australia, it is your responsibility to ensure each vehicle is clean and free of contamination of biosecurity concern, internally and externally, before it arrives in Australia.
Before release from customs control, Biosecurity Officers from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources inspect road vehicles for cleanliness on arrival in Australia. You are responsible for all inspection charges.
It is your responsibility to contact the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources regional office at the port of arrival to arrange a vehicle inspection. The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources will tell you about the inspection process and required documentation.
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website contains more information on Importing motor vehicles, motorcycles, machinery and tyres.