General Conditions for car rental in Australia


At time of rental, when picking-up a car, AVIS customers may choose to accept or to decline optional coverage or insurance by checking into the corresponding box (accept or reject). Once the contract is signed and coverage/insurance is accepted, it will not be refundable.

• Currency:
Australian Dollar (AUD)
• Minimum age:
25 years.
Drivers aged 21-24 may drive cars from car groups A, B, C and D. A daily Young Driver Fee per driver applies.
• Driver’s License/Passport:
At the moment the Rental Agreement is opened, a valid Driver´s License and the driver´s passport must be presented. The License should have been issued at the country of origin. An International Driver's License is required for Driver's Licenses written in a language other than English. In those cases where an International Driver´s License is presented, it must be presented with the Driver´s License of the country of origin of the driver and the driver´s passport. 
• Driver’s License Requirements:
Valid driver's license from country of residence is required. International driving license is required only for countries with non-Roman alphabet. International driving license is a translation only.
• Credit Card:
An International credit card accepted by AVIS will be required at the time you collect your vehicle; said credit card will be blocked to be used as a guarantee and to cover any extra charge not included in the Voucher, such as, gas, insurance deductible, etc.
• Debit Cards:
Debit cards are not accepted.
• Additional drivers: All additional drivers must meet the same minimum age and driver's license requirements as the renter. All additional drivers must be present at time of pick-up of the rental vehicle. An additional fee may apply.
One Way Rentals
Avis allows renters to return the car in a different Avis location from where it was picked-up, always within Continental Australia or one of its islands. An additional fee may apply (domestic one-way), depending on the starting and ending Avis locations. One-Way rentals are not allowed from/to Australian islands. Please verify conditions and restrictions at time of booking.
Circulation Restrictions
Unless authorised in writing by Avis, it is not allowed to drive or take the vehicle to certain areas:

(a) to Gove Peninsula or any island off the coast of Australia (including, but not limited to, Kangaroo Island, Bruny Island, Fraser Island, Magnetic Island, Groote Eylandt or the Tiwi Islands); 
(b) into or out of the Northern Territory, Western Australia or Tasmania;
(c) in Queensland: 
     (1) on Highway No.27: beyond Chillagoe in a Westerly direction; 
     (2) on Highway No.1: beyond Normanton in a Southerly, direction and no further North than Karumba;
     (3) if the Vehicle is a passenger vehicle or truck, beyond Cooktown to the North or Lakeland to the West and no further North than Cape Tribulation on the Coast Road;
     (4) on the Coast Road from Helenvale to Cape Tribulation, or from Laura to Lakeland, unless the Vehicle is a 4 wheel drive vehicle;
(d) in the snow (at any time and anywhere (including Tasmania)); 
(e) above the snow line in: 
     (1) New South Wales (being Jindabyne);
     (2) Victoria (being Bright), from the beginning of June until the end of September;
(f) on beaches or through streams, dams, rivers or flood waters; 
(g) in Western Australia, to any parts North of Carnarvon;
(h) in the Northern Territory, on the Jim Jim Falls Road to Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls.

Travel into other countries

Vehicles are not permitted to leave Australia.

( ! ) Information and values are subject to change without prior notice. 
( ! ) All values are subject to tax unless otherwise specified.

Last Update: 02/20/2019