Vehicles important information

When booking vehicles through Qantas, it's important you're familiar with the following information. We've partnered with our preferred car providers, Avis, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty to provide a quick, convenient and easy-to-use vehicle hire booking service.

Fees and surcharges

Payment will be collected by individual car rental agencies at collection or return of the vehicle. Other charges such as tolls, fuel, local fees may also be payable.

Vehicles booked using money

Fees and charges when booking car hire using money as the payment method.
Payment details Avis Budget Hertz Thrifty
Credit cards accepted Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Diners. Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Diners. Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Diners. Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Diners.
Credit card fees and/or surcharges

Within Australia:

1.29% (including GST)

1.17% (excluding GST)

Payable on all credit and debit transactions

Outside Australia: contact Avis for more information.

New Zealand:

Visa and Mastercard: 2.2% + GST

Diners and Amex: 3.1% + GST

Within Australia: 

1.29% (including GST)

1.17% (excluding GST)

Payable on all credit and debit transactions

Outside Australia: contact Budget for more information.

New Zealand:

Visa and Mastercard: 2.2% + GST

Diners and Amex: 3.1% + GST

1.5% on total booking value.  Visa: 1.10%
MasterCard: 1.10%
Diners: 3.29%
Amex: 3.75%
Cash payment Accepted at selected locations only. Contact Avis for more information. Accepted at selected locations only. Contact Budget for more information. Not accepted. Contact Hertz for more information. Not accepted. Contact Thrifty for more information.
Bond/Security Hold A valid credit or debit card will be required when the vehicle is collected. If paying by debit card a 'security hold' of $400 in addition to the 'Estimated Total' value of the rental will be placed on the card account provided. The cardholder will not have access to these funds until billing is finalised at the completion of the rental. A valid credit or debit card will be required when the vehicle is collected. If paying by debit card a 'security hold' of $400 in addition to the 'Estimated Total' value of the rental will be placed on the card account provided. The cardholder will not have access to these funds until billing is finalised at the completion of the rental.

A valid credit card will be required when the vehicle is collected. Deposits range between $100 and $550 depending on the vehicle type, pickup location and payment type. Debit/EFT and cash cards are not accepted.

A valid credit or debit card will be required when the vehicle is collected. Deposits range between $200 and $1,100 depending on the vehicle type, pickup location and payment type. Debit Cards are only accepted at select Thrifty locations and usually incur a higher deposit. Cash deposits are not accepted.

Cancellation fees None None None None
Change fees Contact Avis Contact Budget Contact Hertz Contact Thrifty
No show fees None None None None
Additional charges for drivers under the age 25

Within Australia: A$37.90 max per day.

Outside Australia: charges vary, contact Avis for more information.

Within Australia: A$22.72 per day.

Outside Australia: charges vary, contact Budget for more information.

Within Australia: A$16.50 per day.

Outside Australia: charges vary, contact Hertz for more information.

Within Australia: A$27.50 per day.

Outside Australia: charges vary, contact Thrifty for more information.

Additional driver charges

Within Australia: A$7.49 per day, max A$37.43 per person.

Outside Australia: charges vary, contact Avis for more information.

Within Australia: A$7.49 per day, max A$37.43 per person.

Outside Australia: charges vary, contact Budget for more information.

Within Australia: A$5.50 per day.

Outside Australia: charges vary, contact Hertz for more information.

Within Australia: A$5.50 per day.

Outside Australia: charges vary, contact Thrifty for more information.

Vehicles booked using Qantas Points

Valid for vehicle rentals booked using Qantas Pointswithin Australia and New Zealand only.

Fees and charges when booking car hire using Qantas Points as the payment method.
Payment details Avis Budget Hertz Thrifty
Minimum Qantas Points required 3500 3500 N/A N/A
Deposit/Security bond A valid credit or debit card will be required when the vehicle is collected. If paying by debit card a 'security hold' of $400 in addition to the 'Estimated Total' value of the rental will be placed on the card account provided. The cardholder will not have access to these funds until billing is finalised at the completion of the rental. A valid credit or debit card will be required when the vehicle is collected. If paying by debit card a 'security hold' of $400 in addition to the 'Estimated Total' value of the rental will be placed on the card account provided. The cardholder will not have access to these funds until billing is finalised at the completion of the rental. N/A N/A
Cancellation fees None None N/A N/A
Change fees Changes can't be made using Qantas Points. Changes can't be made using Qantas Points. N/A N/A
No show fees Qantas Point will be refunded. Please allow 6-8 weeks for point to be added to your accounts. Qantas Point will be refunded. Please allow 6-8 weeks for point to be added to your accounts.
N/A N/A
Additional charges for drivers under the age 25

Within Australia: A$37.90 max per day.

Outside Australia: charges vary, contact Avis for more information.

Within Australia: A$22.72 per day.

Outside Australia: charges vary, contact Budget for more information.

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N/A
Additional driver charges

Within Australia: A$7.49 per day, max A$37.43 per person.

Outside Australia: charges vary, contact Avis for more information.

Within Australia: A$7.49 per day, max A$37.43 per person.

Outside Australia: charges vary, contact Budget for more information.

N/A

N/A

Total price

The rental price and any quoted taxes and charges are approximate only and include GST. Refer to the table above for other fees and charges, including credit card fees and/or surcharges, or contact your car provider for details.

Qantas Frequent Flyer vouchers

Avis and Budget Qantas Frequent Flyer vouchers can be redeemed for car bookings made on qantas.com. Redemption is subject to availability of cars. The Frequent Flyer voucher must be presented to Avis or Budget upon collection of the vehicle. Each voucher can be applied to the total cost of one rental only and credits will be issued for unused portions. One way rentals are not permitted. Vouchers can only be redeemed at Australian locations for bookings made on qantas.com at least 48 hours prior to pick up. A valid credit card must be presented at the time of rental. View all terms and conditions for Avis and Budget.

Special requests

Availability and cost of an in-car navigation system, if requested, will be confirmed upon vehicle collection.

For other special requests, such as a child seat, contact the car provider directly. Additional fees apply and are payable directly to the car provider. Their contact details will be provided in your booking confirmation e-mail.

Collecting your vehicle

On collecting the rental vehicle at the pick-up location, you're required to show your driver's licence, provide a credit card, and to read and accept the car provider's rental conditions. A deposit or security bond may apply, please see the fees and charges outlined above for more information.

Licence requirements for commercial vehicles

The following licences are required to operate commercial vehicles rented through Avis and Budget.

Avis

Vehicle class Licence required
4x2 Light Tray (Group A)
Car
4x4 Single Cab Tray (Group B) Car
4x2 Dual Cab (Group L) Car
4x4 Dual Cab (Group D) Car
4x4 Wagon (Group E) Car
4.2m Moving Van (Group G) Car
Hitop Van (Group H) Car
1 Tonne Van (Group P) Car
6.4m Moving Van (Group X) MR
Large Bus 22-25 seater (Group K) LR
12 Seater Bus (Group W) Car
1 Tonne Van Refrigerated (Group XH) Car
4.2M Metre Refrigerated Van  (Group XK) Car
4.2 Metre Tautliner  (Group XA) Car
6.4 Metre Tautliner  (Group XB) MR
7.3 Metre Tautliner  (Group XC) MR
8.5 Metre Tautliner  (Group XD) HR
4.2 Metre Tray (Group V) Car
6.4 Metre Tray (Group S) MR
7.3 Metre Tray (Group XF) MR
8.5 Metre Tray (Group XG) HR
4.2M Tray Crew Cab (Group XE) LR

Budget

Vehicle class Licence required
4x4 Dual Cab (Group D) Car
4x4 Wagon (Group E) Car
4x4 Single Cab Tray (Group B) Car
4x2 Single Cab Tray (Group A) Car
4x2 Dual Cab Ute (Group L) Car
1 Tonne Delivery Van (Group C) Car
Hitop Van (Group H) Car
4.2m Moving Van (Group F) Car
6.4m Moving Van (Group X) MR
7.3m Van (Group V) MR
4.2m Tray (Group G) Car
6.4m Tray (Group XZ) MR
7.3m Tray (Group P) MR
8.5m Tray (Group XG) HR
12 Seater Bus (Group W) Car
Large Bus (Group K) LR
1 Tonne Refrigerated Van (Group XH) Car
4m Van Refrigerated (Group XZ) Car
4.2m Refrigerated Van (Group XK) Car
6.4 Metre Refrigerated Van (Group XZ) MR
2 Tonne Freezer Truck (XZ) Car
Prime Mover (Group XS) HC/MC
Crane Truck (Group XP) HR
Isuzu GVD Single Drive Prime Mover HC/MC
18 Seater 4WD Truck (Group XZ) LR
4.2m Tautliner (Group XA) Car
6.4m Tautliner (Group XB) MR
7.3m Tautliner (Group S) MR
8.5m Tautliner (Group XD) HR
2m Tipper (Group XL) Car

Travel insurance

Qantas Insurance international and domestic comprehensive travel insurance policies and the annual multi trip policy cover rental car insurance excess (subject to the applicable limit). You can purchase these policies here. The Australian Cancellation and Baggage insurance policy does not cover rental car insurance excess.

Price Promise

Read more about the vehicles Price Promise for Australian vehicles booked online at qantas.com.

Important information

Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.