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    Young Driver Surcharge

    young renter fee

    In Australia, renters younger than 25 are subject to a Young Driver Surcharge, which is a daily fee applied by the car hire companies. Please note that the amount may vary depending on which car rental company you have rented your vehicle with. Take a look at the list of our suppliers that charge extra below.

    Avis: A Young Driver surcharge of $27.50* per day (inc GST) applies for drivers ages 21-24, regardless of length of rental.

    Budget: A surcharge of $16.50* per day (inc GST) applies for drivers ages 21-24. Note that this surcharge is not reflected in the Estimated Cost and will be added to your rental fees.

    Enterprise: A young driver surcharge of $20* per day which excludes GST applies to all drivers aged between 21-24 years old.

    Europcar: All drivers under the age of 25 are subject to a young driver surcharge of $30.25* per day.

    Hertz: An age surcharge of AUD $16.50* per day, capped at 7 days per 30 day rental period (excluding local surcharges and taxes) applies to those 21-24 years.

    Thrifty: For any driver be they the renter or an additional driver, aged 21 to 24 inclusive, an age surcharge of $27.50* per day applies. No surcharges apply to additional drivers aged 25 years and more.

    *Note that all extra add-ons will attract additional percentage taxes and surcharges. All prices above are subject to change without prior notice. 

    Learn more about age restrictions here.


    Age Surcharge

    Younger drivers ages 21-24 will pay an extra fee when they drive a rental car, regardless of length of rental. Note that they do not include the age surcharge in the Total Cost. Usually, the rental supplier add this to your rental at the time of collection. Make sure you have read and understand the terms and conditions of your rental car agreement.