What do I need to rent and drive a hire car?

  • A valid driver’s licence (current Australian, overseas or International Driver’s licences).  If you have a restricted or provisional licence please contact the supplier to discuss.
  • A credit card or a Visa or Mastercard debit card at the time of rental vehicle collection.

Can I rent a car to drive one way (not return the hire car to the Brisbane office)?

Yes! Select the pickup and dropoff locations in the quote and it will provide a one way rental for you.

Is there any extra charge for multiple drivers?

Yes. There is usually an extra charge for nominating two or more drivers. All drivers must meet hiring conditions regarding driver’s licence, age, etc.

What about drivers aged 21 to 25 years?

Additional rental charges apply to drivers aged between 21 and 25 years.

Who pays for fuel?

You will pay for the fuel you use. You must return the car with the same amount of fuel in the tank as at pick-up.

Where can I go in my rental car?

Most people are traveling to the popular destinations of the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Byron Bay.  You should check with your supplier if you are intending to travel far, or on unsealed roads, or in the outback, or off the mainland to one of the great nearby islands such as Fraser Island, or Stradbroke Island.

Do you provide Roadside Assistance if I have a problem with the hire car?

Yes! All our rental cars are covered by 24-hour roadside assistance. Your supplier will provide you with the telephone number to call for assistance. If the callout is of a mechanical nature you wouldn’t have to pay for it.

Are Street Directories and Road maps provided?

If you don’t have a GPS or a smart phone with a navigation app and sufficent data please ask your supplier for a hire cars with a GPS or a street directory covering the popular areas.

Are baby seats and booster seats available?

Yes! Baby seats and booster seats are available. You fit the seat to ensure that it is fitted to your satisfaction.  The law requires that all children up to 7 years of age are restrained in a baby or booster seat.

What types of cars are available for hire?

A wide range of compact, intermediate, full size, hatches, sedans, SUVs and vans are available.  There is often a choice of manual transmission or automatic transmission.

What is the process for collecting and returning a hire car?

Once you have made your online car hire booking your supplier will allocate a particular hire car for you at the cheap car hire rate you choose (suitable for all budgets).

When you arrive at Brisbane airport, simply collect your luggage and either go to the desk for airport rental companies or contact the supplier for the shuttle for off airport rental companies.

It will take only a few minutes to complete the paperwork and hand you the keys to your rental car. Your supplier will familiarise you with your hire car and answer any questions you might have about the routes you are planning to take your hire car.

What currency are prices listed on the Bargain Rent A Car website?

All pricing shown is in Australian Dollars. A conversion table to other currencies can be found at http://www.xe.com

Can I collect my hire car outside normal business hours?

Yes! Both out of hours pickups and returns can be arranged.  Please enquire on the Quotes and Bookings site.

Do I pay by the kilometres?

Most rentals provide unlimited KMs.  Please check with your supplier regarding any restricted areas or KMs.

Is there a minimum rental period?

No, there is also no maximum.

  1. Does Bargain Rent A Car have a privacy policy?
    Yes! We are committed to ensuring your personal information is protected and that your privacy is respected and strictly observe the requirements of the privacy laws. For general information on current privacy laws please visit the Australian Government website: http://www.privacy.gov.au
  2. Can I drop my car off at the Airport?
    Yes! If you book with an on-airport car hire supplier
  3. Are there any fees if I need to change or cancel my booking?
    There are no additional fees for changing or cancelling your booking.
  4. Can you help me out with paying tolls?
    Yes!  Please discuss this with your car hire supplier at pickup.  for further details http://myetoll.com.au/.

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