Budget Car Rental in Budget Australia

Driver's Licence in Australia

Driver's licence

Foreigners on short term visit may rent a car and drive with a valid foreign driver’s licence for up to 3 months in Australia. Longer than that, you need to get an Australian driving licence from an Australian state.

 

To drive in Australia, the licence should be a full driving licence held for at least 2 years with no major endorsements. Car renters in Tasmania must have held a Full driver's licence for at least 3 years and not be on a provisional licence. Provisional licences are not accepted in Tasmania.

 

If your domestic driving licence is not in English, an International Driving Permit (IDP/IDL) or an official translation in English is required when you drive in Australia. Please note that an International Driving Permit (often referred to as an International Driving Licence) does not replace the requirement for a regular driving licence. And you must carry your current overseas driver’s licence, IDP or translation with you all the time when driving in Australia.


Tips

Some Australian car rental companies require you to have a photo ID licence. If your foreign licence does not have a photo ID, you should get an IDP before travelling to Australia if you intend to rent a car. UK drivers with the new-style photo card licence will need both the paper counterpart and photo card. UK licence holders who have a paper licence only will also need an official photo for identification when driving in Australia.

 

All states require Australians from other states to get a new state licence after 3 month's residence (with some specific exceptions). Some states also require New Zealanders to get a state driver’s licence after they have been in Australia for 3 months.


Age requirement

To hire a car in Australia you must be at least 21 years old (age may vary by car category). There is no maximum driving age in Australia, however, a medical certificate is recommended for drivers over 75 years old. Ultimately, it is the location's decision if they will rent to a person over the age of 75. In Tasmania, drivers 75 years and over must present a medical certificate at the time of pickup. Each car hire company has its own age requirements. If you're 21-25, you are likely to have to pay a young driver fee. If you're 65 or older, you may have to pay a senior driver fee.

 

*Attention! Some car hire companies would have different requirements. Please check Terms and Conditions during the booking process.


Driver's licence

To drive in Australia, the licence should be a full driving licence held for at least 2 years with no major endorsements. Car renters in Tasmania must have held a Full driver's licence for at least 3 years and not be on a provisional licence. Provisional licences are not accepted in Tasmania.


If your domestic driver's licence is not in English, an International Driving Permit (IDP/IDL) or an official translation in English is required together with your driver's licence when you drive in Australia. 


*Attention! Some car hire companies would have different requirements. Please check Terms and Conditions during the booking process.

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Reviews on car rental in Budget Australia

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Xingzhong Zhu March 3, 2017

Budget in Melbourne

In opposite to the Melbourne Airport, the airport about three minutes to reach the left on the right, Hertz, avis. The car rental price is reasonable, the advance payment to mention the car quickly, change second! Trustworthy!

9
Xiaofeng Lu March 1, 2017

Budget in Launceston

Take the car, return the car, the Taiwan Affairs Office, the car in the parking lot next to.

9
Li March 1, 2017

Budget in Melbourne

The car and the car are not the staff arrived at the scene to help the vehicle, was seeking only to see the body paint, did not pay attention to the glass, the car for second days were about 50 Australian dollars, the rental car, said front glass has a small wound, feeling very Speechless. Fortunately, the purchase of a super insurance to apply for compensation in a timely manner.

10
Peiwei Cai February 28, 2017

Budget in Sydney

Good car rental company, good service.

10
Jiansong Wang February 22, 2017

Budget in Melbourne

Very convenient, thoughtful service, good condition! Worth recommending

10
Liping Zhao February 14, 2017

Budget in Cairns

Car rental, car is simple, fast and efficient.

10
Xiaobo Zou February 10, 2017

Budget in Hobart

Counter in the airport lobby, easy to find. Take the car procedures are not complicated, with a few simple questions in English to give the key.

10
Jian Yan February 8, 2017

Budget in Melbourne

Very good looking, the process is smooth, but there is no Chinese language, English can be completely no problem.

10
Shuoyuan Jiang February 8, 2017

Budget in Melbourne

Very good ~ the RAV4 upgrade to the Highlander models group, and finally gives a discount.

8
Qiuyan Shi February 8, 2017

Budget in Avalon

Staff attitude is good, convenient car rental

10
Guoguang Yang February 7, 2017

Budget in Brisbane

Set up seven models up to 8, very happy trip

10
Yunshi Zhao February 7, 2017

Budget in Melbourne

Store location is significant but the internal facilities simple service personnel is small, but the efficiency is high, the procedure is simple, a few minutes.

9
Hua Jiang February 7, 2017

Budget in Melbourne

I take the car in the city of Melbourne, in the car at the airport, the airport also point to find the car navigation, search, 1 into the parking lot, pay 25 Australian parking fees, parking lot staff is very enthusiastic, personally drove me to the car.

10
Zhenhao Wang February 5, 2017

Budget in Launceston

It's convenient, just inside the airport.

10
Xilin He February 4, 2017

Budget in Gold Coast

Old brand, in the United States is also rented his car, miss

10
Yuandong Gong February 3, 2017

Budget in Sydney

Good service attitude, take back the car is very fast. Worth recommending.

10
Wenjun Li February 2, 2017

Budget in Melbourne

Efficiency is higher than the Australian average, self-service car, there is no special guidance for familiar control, rely on their own. Also want to wait for the store to open the door, the front door to the key to leave directly, fairly convenient

10
Jin Huang February 1, 2017

Budget in Hobart

Very concise and lively procedures, the car quickly

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