Car Hire in Australia
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Our Australia Car Hire Prices Include: Unlimited kilometres (except remote locations), goods and service tax, insurance (excluding excess) and third party liability and one extra driver. Mechanical breakdown assistance is included to cover non driver faults. Additional Roadside Assistance to cover driver fault incidents including lost keys, battery jump starts and vehicle lock out is available to purchase locally.
Not Included in the Price: Airport collection fees, additional driver fees, accident excess reduction (unless Excess Reduction cover booked), fuel and optional extras such as baby seats and booster seats and one way fees where applicable. All extras are subject to government taxes and are payable locally.
Car Types: Car types shown are subject to availability and Avis reserve the right to substituted with a similar model if necessary.
Driver Qualifications: Drivers must be a minimum of 21 years of age (25 for Groups E to W) and have held a valid driving licence for at least one year. Drivers under the age of 25 incur a surcharge of $27.50 per day. One additional driver is included within the rate. There is a $5.50 per day additional driver fee (max $38.50) payable locally for further drivers to be added to the hire.
The Rental: When taking delivery of your car, you will be asked to sign Avis’s own terms and conditions of hire making the rental subject to a direct contract between each driver and the car hire company. A credit card bond will be taken to cover additional costs such as fuel, damage excess and optional services. All major credit cards accepted.
Restrictions and One Way Rentals: Cars may only be driven on properly formed, sealed, metalled or gravel roads and may not be taken on any boat or ferry (Cape Tribulation ferry, Kangaroo Island & Magnetic Island crossing permitted). Cars may not be driven on the Gibb River Road, Birdsville Track nor various other unsealed roads.
A one way fee is payable locally on one way rentals under 3 days (up to $330), one way rentals into or out of WA and NT ($1,100 + min 7 day hire) and one way rentals in WA ($110 – $1,100 + 5 days hire). From April 2023 all one way rentals within the Northern Territory have a one way fee of $550 and a minimum hire duration of 96 hours.
Rates include unlimited kilometres in all metropolitan locations and within the Northern Territory. Remote locations include a kilometre allowance of 100 kilometres per day. Excess kilometres are charged at 27.5c per kilometre.
Damage Excess An excess of $4,400 applies to all accidents (Group W – $5,500). This can be reduced to $605 (Group W – $1,100) by purchase of accident excess reduction locally at $27.50 per day (Group W – $33). Alternatively, the excess can be reduced to nil and may be prepaid in the UK at £16 per day (Group W – £32) or £28 including airport collection fees (Group W – £52).
Damage Not Covered: Overhead and underbody damage, water damage, third party property, damage to the tyre not attributed to normal wear and tear.
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