Thrifty car hire    Thrifty car hire 

So you’re in the market to hire a car with Thrifty, but you’re not 100% sure if they're the right company to go with? Don’t wooly, if Thrifty car hire has you confused, Baaaney can answer all your curly questions!

Get geared up and ready to go with all our handy faq's below.

Who are Thrifty?

Thrifty Car Rental has deals for cars, trucks, utes, vans & mini-buses Australia Wide. Whether you're in Brisbane or Broome, Darwin or Dubbo, they're never far away. They have more than 177 locations at all major airports and metropolitan locations, plus one of the best networks throughout rural and regional Australia. 

Who can hire a car with Thrifty?

Any authorized driver who holds a current license (not provisional or probationary). The required driver's license must be in English with photo and produced at the commencement of the rental. Should the license be in another language or have no photo, an International Driving Permit must accompany it.

What are their age restrictions?

Those over 21 years of age are eligible to hire.

Are any roads off limits?

Yes, you must only use your hire vehicle on roads which are properly formed. You must not use the vehicle on an unsealed road unless it is a four wheel drive (4WD) vehicle.

Do they pose any distance restrictions?

You are not authorised to drive their vehicles nto or out of the Northern Territory, Western Australia or Tasmania. See their PDS for full details on where you cannot drive. 

Do Thrifty cover items stolen from within the hire car?

No, there isn't cover for luggage and personal effects of the driver or passengers.

Use of vehicle

Like any rental car companies, you cannot use their vehicles for any illegal purposes, racing, contests or performance tests of any kind. You must not be under the influence of alcohol, drugs or have a blood alcohol content that exceeds the legal limit in the State or Territory in which the vehicle is driven.

Extra benefits

Hiring a car with Thrifty allows you to earn points with Velocity frequent flyer. Additonal benefits include snow cover, and 24-hour emergency roadside assistance.

Exxy collison waiver fees

If you hire a vehicle with Thrifty and it is damaged during your care you are required to pay damage liability of approximately $4,000 unless you take out their Loss Damage Waiver. This costs over $27-$33 dollars a day which reduces your damage liability to around $300-$500.

Additional amounts payable

Even if you accept their Loss Damage Waiver option and pay their Excess Reduction, you still have to pay the full amount for any overhead, underbody or water damages, plus any repairs on tyres. 

Don’t get fleeced

You’d be baaarmey not to buy car hire excess with Baaaney instead. A policy with CHE could cost as little as $11* a day and if you do have an accident, no matter if it's to the underbody or tyres, you pay nothing, zero, zilch, nada!

Further reading

Going from A to B? Car Hire Excess saves your wallet from a wipeout!  

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