Australia Tourism Guide

DriveNow provides online booking facilities for last-minute and year round Motor Vehicle rentals for major destinations throughout Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North America and the UK. Our mission is to offer flexible travellers a quick and easy way to get better deals on Motor Vehicle Rental.DriveNow delivers the widest choice of rental providers and vehicles to guarantee the lowest prices on car and camper rental in Australia. With international travel likely off the table for a while a self-drive holiday in Australia provides the golden opportunity to explore a different state closer to home. Compare and Save on Car Rental

Q Who are DriveNow and What do they do?

DriveNow is a comparison and booking website that allows travellers to compare pricing on Car, 4 Wheel Drive, Campervan, Motorhome and RV rental around the world then book the vehicle of choice. Founded in 2002 and based in Melbourne, Australia, DriveNow has partnered with the world's leading rental organisations.

Q How old do I have to be to rent a car in Australia?

21 with a full driving license. Renters aged between 21 and 25 inclusive may be charged a young driver surcharge fee and may be restricted on vehicle choice.

Q What Driving License do I need to hire a car in Australia?

A current full and valid driver’s licence held for at least 12 months, without restrictions. Your licence must be shown when picking up your vehicle along with the licenses of any additional drivers. Probationary licences are not accepted. All licences must be in English or supported by a certified translation or International Driving Permit. For non-English driving licenses should be acompanied with an International Driving Permit.

Q Can I use a Digital License to hire a car?

No. You must present the hard copy version of your license when hiring a car. NSW digital driving licenses and those from overseas are not accepted on their own.

Q Can I use someone else's credit card to pay for my car?

No. For security purposes all renters must use a credit card in their name when collecting and paying for the rental vehicle.

Q When should I book my rental car?

Generally, the earlier you book the better the rate and wider the choice of vehicles. Booking early for Christmas, Easter and other holiday periods is strongly recommended. Specialised vehicles such as Passenger Vans or People-Movers will be fully booked out by October for Christmas.

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