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Driver's Licence Requirements For Rental Cars in Australia

Highway bridge with cars passing by, driving on the left in Tasmania

Before you book a rental car with VroomVroomVroom, there are some things that you need to consider and one of those is presenting a valid driver's licence. While you may have one already, you may still end up not being able to hire a car if you don't meet the other requirements such as licence validity and international permit.

What driving licence do I need to hire a car in Australia?

To avoid the hassle of renting a car, it is important to know the required driving licences in Australia. Since requirements may vary per car rental company, we have listed down the valid and invalid driver's licences as well as minimum age to rent a car for Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty. 


Car Rental Company

Valid Drivers Licence Invalid Drivers Licence Minimum Age
Avis logo

Full driver's licence held for a minimum of 12 months.
  
International and overseas licences written in English.

Non-English licence need to present an international driving permit written in English or translation document such as China Notaries Certificate (CNC) for renters from China.

Learner's Permits, Provisional or Probationary licences.

Suspended, revoked, expired, cancelled or surrendered driver's licence.
21 for all car groups.

Young driver surcharge applies to drivers aged 21-24 years old.
Budget logo

Full driver's licence held for a minimum of 12 months.

International and overseas licences written in English.

Non-English licence need to present an international driving permit written in English or translation document such as China Notaries Certificate (CNC) for renters from China.

Learner's Permits, Provisional or Restricted licences. 21 for all car groups.

Young driver surcharge applies to drivers aged 21-24 years old.

Groups available for drivers 21-25 are mini to intermediate (subject to availability).
Enterprise logo

Full driver's licence held for a minimum of 12 months.

Probationary license held for a minimum of 12 months with an additional Probationary License Fee.

International and overseas licences written in English.

Non-English licence need to present an international driving permit written in English or translation document such as China Notaries Certificate (CNC) for renters from China.

Learner's Permits. 21-24 for Economy, Compact, Intermediate and Standard vehicle classes.

Young driver surcharge applies to drivers aged 21-24 years old.
Europcar logo

Full driver's licence held for a minimum of 12 months.

International and overseas licences written in English.

Non-English licence need to present an international driving permit written in English or translation document such as China Notaries Certificate (CNC) for renters from China.

Learner's Permits, Provisional or Probationary licences. 21-24 for Economy, Standard Intermediate and Fullsize vehicle classes.

Young driver surcharge applies to drivers aged 21-24 years old.
Hertz logo
Full driver's licence held for a minimum of 12 months.

Probationary license held for a minimum of 12 months with an additional Probationary License Fee. (Accepted in certain locations) 

International and overseas licences written in English.
  
Non-English licence need to present an international driving permit written in English or translation document such as China Notaries Certificate (CNC) for renters from China.
Learner's Permits.


Provisional licences are not accepted in Tasmania.


21 for Economy Manual, Compact Manual, Compact Auto, Intermediate Auto, Fullsize Auto, Premium Wagon, 4WD and Luxury
8-seater vehicle classes.

Young driver surcharge applies to drivers aged 21-24 years old.

Thrifty logo

Full driver's licence held for a minimum of 12 months.

International and overseas licences written in English.

Non-English licence need to present an international driving permit written in English or translation document such as China Notaries Certificate (CNC) for renters from China.

Learner's Permits, Provisional or Probationary licences. 21 for Standard vehicle class.

Young driver surcharge applies to drivers aged 21-24 years old.

We hope that these drivers licence details and other useful information would help you have a fuss-free car rental booking experience with VroomVroomVroom. If it is your first time to hire a car and drive in Australia, you may want to check out these Driving Tips.  For other queries or concerns, feel free to contact us anytime. You can also reach out to us via Facebook and Twitter.


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