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Airport Surcharge

airport fee

Many airports around Australia charge what is known as an Airport or Premium Location Fee. This is a percentage-based fee levied on the car rental providers by federal airports and on depots within a city’s central business district. Furthermore, this fee will also be added to any extras you decide to take out when collecting the car.

Where permitted, these fees may apply to rental cars at airport locations and selected off-airport locations. The fee included in your reservation will vary depending on where you collect from. Remember that rates for airport vehicles are generally higher due to the Aviation Authority charging the car rental providers.

Keen to know more? Check out our airport rentals page.


Tips to avoid paying for airport fee

In some cases, you can avoid these excess fees by choosing to pick up your car from depots not on airport grounds (off-airport locations). In most instances, savings can be made. You can still return your vehicle to Airport locations without incurring the Airport or Premium Location Fee although some suppliers do charge a Premium Location Fee for some City locations but considerably less than Airport Location Fees. Keep in mind also that all of our suppliers have off-airport locations in all capital cities.