Car Hire Need to know

Reducing Your Liability

In the event of an accident, our reduced liability excess reduction options can save you money and provide peace of mind.

 

 

2WD Liability Excess reduction options

  • Pay an extra $5.50 per day to reduce excess down to $1650
  • Pay an extra $11 per day to reduce excess down to $750
  • Pay an extra $22 per day to reduce excess down to $100

4WD Liability Excess reduction options

  • Pay an extra $22 per day to reduce excess down to $2500

Extra kilometres

Each rental from Advance Car Rentals includes 100 free kms per day. Planning a longer trip and need more kilometres? Our extra kilometres package options are just for you, allowing you to drive your rental car further.

 

2WD Extra Kilometres Package Options

  • Pay an extra $10 per day to increase your kilometre allowance to 200km per day 
  • Pay an extra $25 per day to increase your kilometre allowance to 300km per day 
  • Pay an extra $40 per day to increase your kilometre allowance to 400km per day 

Enquire about unlimited kilometres – minimum of 3-day hire, excludes travel to Arnhem Land, Kununurra or further south than Mataranka.

4WD Extra Kilometres Package Options

  • Pay an extra $15 per day to increase your kilometre allowance to 200km per day 
  • Pay an extra $25 per day to increase your kilometre allowance to 400km per day

Enquire about unlimited kilometres – minimum of 7-day hire, excludes travel to Arnhem Land, Kununurra or further south than Mataranka.

Driver Requirements

We have some basic requirements for the drivers of all of our rental cars, to keep you and us safe.

 

4WD Rental Requirements

  • Driver’s minimum age is 25 years old and hold a full, non provisional license
  • Credit cardholder must be present upon collection of the vehicle
  • Payment of rental from credit card upon collection of the vehicle
  • $1100 bond may be taken upon vehicle collection from the credit card

2WD Rental Requirements

  • Driver’s minimum age is 21 years old and must hold a full, non provisional license
  • Credit cardholder must be present upon collection of the vehicle
  • Payment of rental from credit card upon collection of the vehicle

Deposits & Bonds

To book your rental car for travel during the Top End Dry season (April thru September) a non-refundable deposit of 10% deposit of the total hire is required. This can be paid simply, by credit card, over the phone.
Note: A surcharge of 2.86% applies for Amex or Diners Card.
If using a Visa or Master Debit card for your hire we process a Bond of $500. This is refunded in full, when the vehicle is returned, on time, undamaged and with a full tank of fuel.

Darwin Airport Drop-Offs

Advance Car Rentals currently do not have an office at the airport precinct – all vehicle movements are from our office located in the heart of Darwin City, at 86 Mitchell Street, which is approximately 15 minutes away from the airport by taxi. 
If your flight departure time is during our normal operating hours (0830 – 1730) then we can offer you a transfer service to the airport free of charge. This is strictly subject to availability  – Terms and Conditions apply. 

After Hours

(24 Hr) Drop Off

After Hours (24 Hr) Drop Off

Vehicles returning after normal business hours (0830 thru 1730) can be parked on the street in front of the office, at 86 Mitchell Street, in the designated council parking bays. Keys can be placed in the safety deposit drop box. Be advised the vehicle remains your responsibility and you are liable for any damage until our staff have taken possession of the vehicle early the following morning. 
Alternatively, by prior arrangement only, vehicles can be left at hotels and accommodation located within the Darwin CBD. Leave keys at reception and our staff will arrange collection of the vehicle accordingly.

Child seat Rental

Please note that due to public liability legislation child seats must be installed and fitted by the client
  • Booster seat rental = $5/day
  • Reversible Child Seat rental = $5/day

Payment Options

We accept all major Credit Cards and Debit cards
Note: Amex or Diners cards incur a 2.86% surcharge.
For Visa Debit or MasterCard Debit, a $500 BOND is processed upon collection of the vehicle and refunded in full once the vehicle has been returned according to contract stipulations.

General Exclusions

All 2WD vehicles must remain on sealed bitumen roads at all times. Any excess reduction coverage is null and void if you have an accident on an unsealed road. Cars that have travelled on unsealed roads incur a Cleaning Fee of $150 (does not apply to 4WD’s).

Cars are smoke free

Be advised smoking is not permitted in any of our vehicles. Any breaches or failure to comply incurs a $150 cleaning fee.

No animals or pets allowed

No cats, dogs, galahs, snakes, cockatoos, dingos, llamas (you get the drift) allowed in any of our vehicles – failure to comply incurs a cleaning fee of $150.

Early returns

There are no refunds for the early return of a vehicle – please choose your hire period carefully. If unsure, you can always extend an existing hire (subject to availability).

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