Experts in Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific

Car hire

Explore some of Australia and New Zealand’s most scenic countryside, rugged coastlines and wild outback at your own pace with Avis Car Hire. Hiring a car on your holiday to Australia or New Zealand allows you to discover hidden gems and plot your itinerary to your needs enabling you to stop at the little café or take a photo of a stunning sunset.

Car Hire Prices Include

  • Unlimited miles (excludes certain vehicle types)
  • Collision/Loss Damage Waiver (CDW)
  • Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Vehicle registration fee (VRF)
  • Premium Location Surcharge (PLS)

Prices Exclude (payable by renter at time of vehicle collection)

  • One-way rental fees
  • Refuelling service fees
  • Excess reduction (optional)
  • Excess kilometres charged at A$0.28c per km over 100 kms per day for remote locations excluding Northern Territory and 4WD vehicles
  • Optional extras (e.g child seats)

Avis Australia Car Hire Conditions

  • Rental period: Prices are calculated on 24-hour periods (1 day).
  • Age/licence: Group A – D minimum age 21. Other groups minimum age 25. Surcharge of A$27.50 per day applies for renters between 21 and 24 years. A valid and full driving licence is required and must be held for a minimum of one year.
  • Additional drivers: There is no charge for additional drivers.
  • Airport Concession Recovery Fee: This varies between 5% and 20% dependant on which airport you are collecting the vehicle from. A valid credit card must be presented to pay for all additional charges.
  • Multiple Hire: Rent in more than one Australian location and you can combine the total rental days, which may qualify for a lower daily price.
  • Insurance excess: A$4,400 is the excess for vehicles A – V, but this can be reduced to A$605 by paying A$27.50 per day at the time of vehicle collection. Excess for group W is A$5,500 and can be reduced to A$1,100 by paying A$33 per day.
  • One-way rental policy: Continuous rentals of a minimum duration of 72 hours do not incur a one-way rental fee (with some exceptions, please ask for details). 
  • Restricted driving roads/areas: Your Travel Designer can provide you with a list of restricted roads/areas. Should the vehicle be driven over the restricted roads/areas your insurance cover will be void.
  • Vehicle types: please note the vehicles shown are examples of the type of vehicle you will receive. We cannot guarantee a specific make or model.
  • Tolls: A number of motorways and city link roads in Sydney and Melbourne are electronic tolls only and do not have toll booths. Please see your Avis Rental Sales Agent upon collection of your vehicle for advice.
  • Deposits: Please ensure you have a credit card in the main driver's name for your deposit, and remember to take your drivers licence and passport. Without these you will be unable to collect your vehicle.

Avis New Zealand Car Hire Conditions

  • Rental period: Prices are calculated on 24-hour periods (one day) and a minimum three-day rental period applies.
  • Age/licence: You must be 21 years of age and have held a valid and full driving licence for at least a year.
  • Additional drivers: There is no charge for additional authorised drivers.
  • Country locations: A remote location surcharge of NZ$50 plus GST is applicable to rentals commencing at the following locations: Greymouth, Hokitika, Westport and Gisborne. Applies to all car types.
  • Crossing from one island to the other: When travelling between the islands, change-over vehicles are supplied in Wellington and Picton. Avis will also offer this service between Rotorua and Christchurch and vice versa. This is calculated as one hire, provided the vehicle is picked up within five hours. A minimum three days’ hire on each island applies and at least five days’ notice is required. Groups F, P, V and W require a minimum five days in each island.
  • Insurance excess: Groups A, C, G, D, E and H have an excess of NZ$3,000 + GST which will be reduced to NZ$225 by paying NZ$25 + GST per day. Groups F, P, V, W and K have an excess of NZ$3,750 + GST which will be reduced to NZ$225 by paying NZ$29 + GST per day. Must be paid by credit card. Debit cards are not accepted.
  • Road restrictions: Driving on the following roads is not permitted: Tasman Valley Road, Skippers Road, Ninety Mile Beach and unformed roads including beaches.
  • Vehicle types: Please note the vehicles shown are examples of the type of vehicle you will receive. We cannot guarantee a specific make and model.
  • Deposits: Please ensure you have a credit card in the main driver's name for your deposit, and remember to take your drivers licence and passport. Without these you will be unable to collect your vehicle.

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