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Budget Car Rental in Australia: Hire a Vehicle from Budget with Our Help

Budget offers rental cars suitable for value-conscious travellers and those looking for a wide range of car options. Here are things you need to know when hiring a car from Budget through VroomVroomVroom. We've compiled contact details, an excess reduction guide, and general terms and conditions. If you can't find what you are looking for, feel free to contact us so we can help you. Our friendly and committed customer care experts can be reached via email, chat, or phone call. You can also get in touch with us through Facebook and Twitter.


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About Budget

Budget Car Rental is renowned for meticulously maintained vehicles with a huge range of cars, 4WDs, and minibuses. Budget also has Australia's largest fleet of trucks and commercial vehicles. The fleet is constantly being updated to ensure that you'll enjoy the best in comfort and safety.

With more than 240 locations throughout Australia, you know you are never far from a Budget Depot. Budget Car Hire offers some of the best services around, at brilliant prices, for whatever you need. Not just great rates but a variety of additional services to provide you with added value each time you rent.

For those enrolled in Frequent Flyer programs, members can now avail of Australia's best rate of the day with Budget. In addition, Budget recently announced that Qantas Frequent Flyer customers can earn 4 Qantas Points for every dollar consumed on time and kilometres charges in Australia.

Frequently Asked Questions on Budget Car Hire

What cars does Budget rental have?​

Budget offers a wide selection of vehicles including economy car, compact car, van and SUV. Click here​ to see Budget’s vehicle fleet.

​​How can I pay for my car hire with Budget?​​

You can pay your rental car with Budget using a credit or debit card. The accepted credit/ charge cards are as follows: American Express, Budget, Diners Club, Mastercard and Visa. Prepaid and Reloadable debit cards or gift cards, as well as Travel cards and EFTPOS cards, are not accepted. Click here​ to learn more about the different payment methods.

What is the minimum age to hire a car from Budget in Australia?​​

Budget requires drivers to be over the age of 25. However, some locations accept drivers as young as 21 years old. Drivers age 21 to 25 may have to pay a young driver surcharge. For more information on minimum age requirements, click here​.

What type of driving licence does Budget Australia accept?​​

Budget accepts a valid driving licence from the renter’s country. It must include a photo and be written in English. If the licence is not printed in English, the renter should also present a valid International Driving Permit (IDP) or full English translation from an approved translator. Read our article on driving licence requirements​ for more information. ​

​Does Budget car rental include insurance?​​

Yes. Basic cover is included in the rental quote. However, if the car is damaged, stolen or a third-party loss occurs during your journey, you must pay up to the Rental Vehicle Excess amount listed in your rental agreement with Budget.

How do I pay for road tolls with a Budget rental?​​

You can pay the toll road charges using the RMS E-Toll Facility, which will be available by RMS to you when you rent a vehicle from Budget. The amounts payable include the toll charges and service fee. Read Budget's terms and conditions​ for more information.

Do I have to clean the rental car before returning it to Budget?​​

Budget does not require you to clean the rental car upon returning it. However, you may be charged a cleaning fee if the vehicle is returned excessively dirty.

Do I need to refuel my rental car before returning to Budget?​

To avoid refuelling charges, you are required to return the vehicle with a full tank of fuel. If you are running late, Budget will refuel the vehicle on your return but you would need to pay a refuelling service charge. Another option is to add the Prepaid Fuel Service to your rental when you collect your car. This service prepays the cost of a full tank at the time of rental.

How do I extend the booking period of my Budget rental car?

You can extend the booking period of your Budget rental by modifying your booking online​ or contacting our customer care team​. This is applicable if you haven’t collected your vehicle yet. If the rental has commenced, you must contact the location from which the car has been rented. Any changes in your rental may result in a change in rate.

Do you offer Budget discount codes?

Yes. Budget applies the discount code that we can offer our customers into the rates that are displayed once you complete a search on our website. There’s no need to input any code to avail of discounts.

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