General Conditions for car rental in New Zealand


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:
New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
• Minimum age:
21 years. A Young Driver Surcharge of NZD 25.00 + GST per day per driver will apply to drivers under 25 years of age. 
• Driver’s License Requirements:
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. 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. International Driving Licence together with the Driving License of the country of origin.
• 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.
Payment by credit card will incur in a Transaction Fee, that varies depending on the credit card used. The credit card must belong to the main renter, no exceptions.
• 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.

Optional Insurances / Coverages

• Motor Vehicle Insurance (MVI) is mandatory and included in the rate (taxable)

• New Zealand Excess Reduction (ER) is optional (taxable)
In case of accident or damage, if Excess Reduction (ER) is not purchased the renter will be liable for an amount ranging from NZD$3,000.00 + GST to NZD$3,750.00 + GST, depending on the car group rented. Purchase of Excess Reduction (ER) reduces the renters liability to NZD$300.00 + GST for all vehicle groups.

• Theft Protection (TP) is included with MVI

Global insurance coverages are always subject to change. Please verify at time of rental.

• Corporate Bookings
If you are making a contracted corporate reservation using an Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) or Avis Preferred number, please check your company's rates and insurance coverage before booking. Standard Motor Vehicle Insurance is mandatory on all Avis leisure rentals, but contracted corporate rates and insurance coverages may differ.

Please Note: If you require additional insurance coverage you may purchase locally to reduce/remove the insurance excess. Just ask at the Avis rental desk when you collect your vehicle. 

Estimated Totals

Optional services, special equipment and one way fees are subject to tax in certain locations.

Travel into other countries

Vehicles are not permitted to leave New Zealand.

Last Update: 01/25/2018