Car rental companies in Australia have their own insurance for their vehicles, however an excess amount will still apply. The Rental Vehicle Excess amount, or the Damage Liability Fee, is the amount that the customer is liable to pay if any damage is caused to the vehicle while it is in their possession.
In Australia, this amount generally ranges from $4000 - $8000. The amount is dependent on the car type, the pick-up location and the specific supplier. This means that customers are not liable to pay the full replacement cost of a vehicle, however they may be charged up to the rental vehicle excess amount.
To find out how you can reduce your rental vehicle excess amount, click here.