Young Driver Surcharge
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 aged 21-24, regardless of length of rental.
Budget: A surcharge of $16.50* per day (inc GST) applies for drivers aged 21-24. Note that this surcharge is not reflected in the Estimated Cost and will be added to your rental fees.
East Coast Car Rentals: A young driver surcharge of $9.90* per day applies for drivers aged 21-24.
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.