Last Update 2013-05-27
Third Party Liability cover amounts included in the rates:
- For bodily injuries per accident, the amount of liability coverage varies by state and territory.
- For property damages per accident (excluding rented car), up to 30000000 AUD, with excess of up to 3850 AUD (not refundable from EconomyCarRentals).
The following credit cards are accepted: American Express, Diners Club, Master / Eurocard, VISA. Debit cards or cash payments are not allowed.
A valid credit card in the name of the main driver must be presented as guarantee for the rental. Our local car rental partner may reserve an amount of up to 3850 AUD (depending on your selected car group) as guarantee, which will be released after the end of the rental period if no damage/theft has occurred.
Please note that all local payments will be made in Australian Dollar (AUD).
Driver requirements :
Maximum age of driver is 79 years.
Driver must hold a full, valid licence for at least 2 years with no major endorsements.
International customers also need an international driving licence; or a driving licence and a valid passport.
Ferrying the car :
is not allowed.
Across the border rentals :
are not allowed.
In case of offence against Cross Border & Territorial Restrictions all insurances lose their validity.
Exceptions to the EconomyCarRentals Excess Cover service :
Damage caused by vehicle rollover or when driving in reverse, damages caused due to collision with an animal (kangaroo, wallaby, etc.).
Driving Restrictions :
Vehicles rented in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania are only to be driven in any of those states and the Australian Capital Territory. Vehicles rented in Northern Territory and Western Australia are only to be driven in any of those states.
Travelling to Cooktown is permitted only via the inland road (Peninsula Development Road / Cooktown Development Road). Travelling along the Cape Tribulation ‘Bloomfield' Road Coastal route between Cape Tribulation and Cooktown is not permitted.
Vehicles may not be taken to Fraser Island, Jim Jim or Twin Falls, Mereenie Loop Road, Gibb River Road, the Tunnel Creek Road, the Windjana Gorge Road, on the Burke Development Road , on unsealed roads north and west of Mount Isa , on the Savannah Way, the Simpson Desert, on the Warburton Route, on tracks to Lost City (Litchfield NP), Lennard River Gorge Road, the Cape Leveque Road and to the Bungles Bungles. No vehicle may be driven north from the Oodnadatta Track (including Dalhousie Springs, Mount Dare, Witjira National Park, Pedirka Desert). 2WD & 4WD vehicles cannot be driven on unsealed roads, except roads under repair and direct access roads to National Parks, State Parks or holiday accomodation. 4WD vehicles may be taken on unsealed roads, but can only be driven on recognised roads or tracks. 2WD vehicles are not to be driven on unsealed roads on Kangaroo Island. In Tasmania no vehicles are allowed to drive on unsealed roads. Failure to comply will result with the renter accepting full responsibility for all damage.
Vehicles rented in the Northern Territory may not be driven to Mitchell Plateau and Kalumburu, Central Arnhem Road to Gove beyond Bulman, Cable Beach, Tanami Track, Gunbarrell Highway, Plenty/Donahue Highway, Canning Stock Route, Oodnadatta Track, Strzelecki Track, Birdsville Track, the Gulf Track, Cape York Peninsular. - Aboriginal Permit Land – any entry to Aboriginal Land without a permit is illegal. Access to any land requiring a permit for entry is denied without our local car rental partner's approval and entry permit must be provided prior to entry to such lands. Collision Damage Cover is not valid in the event of an unauthorised entry into Aboriginal Land or breach of permit regulations.
Night driving is not allowed in Northern Territory, Kimberley, Exmouth and Kangaroo Island. This is a road safety issue. If an accident occurs in these areas, between dusk and dawn the renter is responsible for all damage irrespective of the circumstances.
Any travel outside of the permitted areas is strictly prohibited and will void all insurance cover.
Local taxes and fees may be applied on the extra services or equipment (babyseats, add. drivers, GPS, etc.) by our car rental partner locally. The price of the extra services or equipment EconomyCarRentals offers is the price without any local taxes or fees.
Our car rental partner may apply a credit card surcharge for all transactions made by credit card locally. More information will be written on your voucher. This fee is common in Australia.
In case you wish to travel, from June to October, above the snow line (i.e. entrance to the National Parks or on any road where snow or ice is present), you must purchase Snow Cover from our local partner.
If you rent a Navigation System - GPS, you may be charged an extra one way fee locally for this equipment. Please contact our local car rental partner, who confirmed your reservation, for more information.