If you are coming from another state or overseas there are a few things you need to know about hiring and driving a car in Queensland. The first being that all Australian’s drive on the left side of the road. This may seem a bit strange if you are used to driving on the right hand side.
What Is The Minimum Age To Hire A Car?
Depending on the company will depend on the minimum age that you are allowed to hire a car in Queensland. At Betta Auto Hire all our vehicles including our Brisbane hire cars, SUV’s, utes and trucks are hired out to those between the ages of 25 and 80 years. This excludes our box and caged trailers.
Hiring to people 25 years and older ensures the hiring company is lending their vehicle to someone with a good amount of driving experience and reduces the risk of accidents. Provisional and learner drivers are considered higher risk so companies may be less willing to lend a vehicle to them as they are more inexperienced.
Can I Hire And Drive A Car With An Overseas License?
You can hire and drive one of our Brisbane hire cars or truck hire options with an overseas English written license. If you have a license in a different language you will need to have an International Driving Permit on hand.
To hire a car in Queensland it is best to have an open license so you have more options. A hire company has the right to refuse hiring their car to someone if they do not meet the relevant criteria. This usually comes down to age or license type.
What Happens If I Damage The Car Or Receive A Fine?
A bond or credit card is usually taken upon signing the contract to hire the vehicle of your choice. If you damage Brisbane hire cars or receive a fine the money will be taken from the bond or credit card. It is important to consider if you can pay the bond or fines when you hire a car. The car hire company contract makes you liable for anything that happens to the vehicle during the time of hire.