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Adding Another Driver to Your Car Hire in Australia

Additional driver

It can be a good time sharing the driver's seat, especially on long road trips. Rather than one person doing all the driving, it is much better to give them an opportunity to take a rest. VroomVroomVroom has put together this simple guide if you are planning on adding another driver to your rental car in Australia.

How to add additional drivers?

Extra drivers must show their licence to the rental staff, in the presence of the primary renter at the time of pick up. They must sign an "Additional Driver" form to be attached to the Rental Agreement and must pay the additional driver fee. Note that the same licence requirements will apply for additional drivers.

See How to Add Extra Driver for more information.

Is there a fee for additional drivers?

Most car hire companies may allow other persons to be added to the booking with a fee. Keep in mind that fees for additional drivers are different at each location, and may vary between car rental companies. You may contact our Customer Care Team should you require any further assistance.

Read more about Additional Driver Fee.

Can I add a spouse as a driver and how much is it?

It is free to add the main driver's spouse or life partner as an additional driver to your rental car. There's no need to add him/her to your booking as he/she just needs to be present with their driver licence when you collect your hire car.

Click Spouse Additional Driver Fee to know more.

What supplier is the best to deal with for additional drivers?

Enterprise is the best companies to deal with if you want to add an additional driver to your rental. Many rental companies charge a fee for additional drivers in Australia. However, currently Enterprise does not charge for additional drivers given they meet all age requirements, and they appear at the rental counter along with the main driver.

How many drivers can I add when renting a car in Australia?

Drivers can add as many drivers as there are seats in your hire car provided they are aware that an additional daily charge may apply for additional drivers. Most suppliers like Europcar, allow you to add as many additional drivers as you can fit in your rental car. For example, if your car has five seats, you may add up to four additional drivers. Note that drivers under 25 years old may be asked to pay an age differential fee at the time of reservation.

Generally, additional drivers can be added during a rental provided the term and conditions are being complied with. All additional drivers are required to show a valid driving licence at the time and place where they are added onto a rental agreement and must meet the same supplier's terms and conditions.