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Man and child use a car equipped with a wheelchair lift

What are some wheelchair-accessible rental cars?

VroomVroomVroom helps you find wheelchair-accessible rental vehicles in selected locations in Australia when you search with our price comparison tool.

For those who are looking for a rental car which allows wheelchair access, VroomVroomVroom can help. Our car rental partners Hertz, Sixt, and Thrifty offer rental vehicles that allow wheelchair access, and you can find them in selected locations. To find an appropriate vehicle, when searching on VroomVroomVroom select “Special” in the “Car type” dropdown and if vehicles allowing access to wheelchairs are available they will be displayed and labelled as such.

How to rent a vehicle with wheelchair access?

Vehicles with wheelchair access are available in selected locations in Australia, but supply — both of vehicles and locations — is limited. Because of this we recommend booking your hire car well in advance.

What type of vehicles with wheelchair access do our car rental providers offer?

  • Hertz: Kia Carnival or similar

  • Sixt: Toyota Commuter vehicle

  • Thrifty: Kia Carnival or similar

Specifications of vehicles that allow wheelchair access

Wheelchair size

  • Width: up to 750mm

  • Length: up to 1300mm

  • Wheelchair occupant

  • Total weight (wheelchair and occupant): 300kg

Dimensional limits

  • Entry height: 1430mm

  • Internal clearance: 1500mm

  • Width of wheelchair space: 800mm

Ramp information

  • Aluminium ramp with spring assistance, approx. 3kg force to lift

  • Ramp angle: 12 degrees

  • Locking mechanism: two-stage locks on each side

  • Ramp release: centrally mounted handle

Wheelchair restraints

  • Front: electrically operated units

  • Rear: manual over centre latch units