Pay with Visa, Mastercard or an American Express credit card or a debit card issued by a bank or credit card company when renting a car on our website.
Stress Free Car Rental accepts a huge number of different currencies including US Dollars (USD), British Pounds (GBP), Euros (EUR), South African Rand (ZAR) and Canadian Dollars (CAD).
Would you prefer us to accept payments using something other than debit card and credit card? Please get in touch to let us know. We're open to new ideas about how we can enhance our service to make arranging your car hire as Stress Free as it can be.
Be careful when deciding if you'd like to use a debit card when collecting your car, car hire companies frequently block an excess on the lead drivers credit card, the excess can be a considerable amount of money , if you decide to pay with debit card this will be debited from your bank and not returned until a couple of weeks following completion of your rental contract.
It's worth remembering that quite often car rental companies that will allow debit card on collection are not as cost effective as car hire companies that accept credit card only.
Lots of the Emerald Airport Australia car rental companies we work with accept a debit card when you arrive at the collection desk to pick up the car; some of these do have different T&Cs associated to them. Always be sure to review the terms and conditions if you'd like to use a debit card at the desk when collecting the car.
If you choose Essential or Basic Cover for your rental, it usually means that you will have to have a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the car. You will usually be given the opportunity to pay for a top up policy by the hire partner at the collection desk, this then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
Usually, car rentals that include the Premium Cover option will allow you to use a debit card when you pick up the car with no extra fees. You're able to review if a debit card is allowed, along with all of the different car rental security deposit and insurance alternatives on the second step of the website booking process.
It's really easy on the website to identify which car rental partners can accept debit card. Just use the filters on the search results page to compare the car rental partners do accept your card type when you pick up the car.
We aim to be the best car rental agency around so that you know when you rent through us you're getting the best price, value and service.
Once your booking has been made, managing it couldn't be easier, you'll receive a booking reference which can be used, along with your email address, to check the status of your booking including payments and prices.
All of the deals on our website include all fees including anything that you're required to pay on collection, including (but not limited to) one way fees, extras and young driver fees.
Booking a holiday, let alone renting a car, can be a stressful, surprisingly costly, experience which is why our clever matching technology will find you your dream hire car at your dream price.
When searching on our website for your rental, information you'll need:
To begin your stress free booking process, head over to our homepage and input your desired rental location and dates then in just a few seconds we'll bring up some brilliant deals based on your information.
We don't call ourselves Stress Free Car Rental for nothing! We aim to make the car rental procedure as easy as possible.
When you book a rental vehicle with Stress Free Car Rental you will always know how much you're paying beforehand - no scary fees, no hidden costs.
Booking couldn't be simpler, there are filtering options and everything possible has been explained with key information explained in each section.
Just let us know and we'll do the rest - it really is that, well, simple!
Save on your car rental in Emerald Airport Australia by booking your car well in advance. Take some time to review the various different offers.
Picking up at an airport but not sure of your flight number? It's ok! - you can complete your booking now and add the flight number to your booking later on. Adding your flight number will help the car hire company to wait for you if the flight is delayed. We recommend that you check the terms and conditions to understand what you need to do if your flight is cancelled or delayed.
When you complete your booking on the website you'll receive a confirmation email with all of your rental details included. This email includes directions to the car rental pick up location and opening hours. If your rental includes car hire insurance, all of the documentation will be included with the email
Free Cancellation! You're able to cancel your car hire and get a refund up until 48 hours before collection.
Want to pay with a debit card? Need an extra driver? No problem. You'll find all the options on our website including great deals for extras such as additional drivers and GPS. We provide options to pay with a debit card at most locations. You can use the filters on the website to quickly and easily find them
We're on a mission to make sure that hiring a car at Emerald Airport (EMD) is a Stress Free experience using our simple and quick website
Don't forget to collect your luggage before you head to the car rental pick up location. Often, the car rental pick up desk is groundside at the airport ,so once you've cleared security it will be difficult to return to the luggage belt. For more information regarding the layout of the airport visit the Emerald Airport (EMD) website.
Occasionally the car hire collection location is a shuttle bus drive away from the airport terminal, the transfer bus is provided free of charge by the car rental company. Be sure to review your confirmation email to understand where the shuttle bus will collect you from.
After booking on the website you'll receive a confirmation email including the directions to the car rental collection location
If your rental is meet and greet, a representative of the car hire company will usually meet you at the arrivals location. Once you've cleared the security area, look out for the representative holding a card with the car hire company name or your surname
Always check where the car rental drop off area in Emerald Airport (EMD) is. The drop off area can sometimes be in a different part of the airport from where you picked the car up. This information will be included with your confirmation email and also included within the car rental company's T&Cs.
When your car hire location is within the airport at Emerald Airport (EMD), it will usually be signed within the airport after passport control.
At the car rental collection desk you'll need your driving licence, passport and a copy of your booking confirmation email. In most cases, you will also need a credit card in the name of the lead driver. Be sure to verify the specific requirements of the hire collection before begin your journey
Don't forget to collect your luggage before you head to the car rental pick up location. Often, the car rental pick up desk is groundside at the airport ,so once you've cleared security it will be difficult to return to the luggage belt
Premium insurance is the highest level of car hire insurance we offer.
Many of our clients decide to choose the Premium Cover option when hiring a vehicle because it usually brings the excess down to zero meaning that you have no large security deposit or car hire insurance excess risk. You can also often pay with debit cards with Premium Cover if using a credit card is a problem.
Choosing Premium Insurance is completely optional, you can also choose to purchase Premium Cover at the collection desk, Sometimes it's cheaper to book this in advance on our website at the same time as you make your car hire booking.
You're able to buy Premium Cover alongside your car rental, so that you know the full cost of everything before completing your booking.
The following car rental brands are available in Emerald Airport Australia: Hertz, Thrifty.
Car rentals in Emerald Airport Australia are usually fully insured with an excess amount. You can either purchase Essential cover for the excess or choose Premium cover to reduce the excess amount to zero. We clearly explain all of the insurance details every step of the way.
We work diligently to make sure that the prices you see on our website for your car rental include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car in Australia
To collect your car the lead driver should present a Valid driver's license, Passport or National Identity Card, Credit or debit card in the lead driver's name, Home and local (hotel, villa etc) address and a Booking confirmation email. Any other requirements at collection will be clearly explained in your booking confirmation email.
Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.
Before you start your journey take some time to get used to the car and its controls. This is very important if you're used to driving a manual transmission on the opposite side of the road.
It can be daunting at first to drive in a different country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself used to the differences. Enjoy your trip
If you'd like to leave the car in a alternative place to the place you collected it from, all additional one way charges will be included in the price listed on our website.
Be vigilant if you're driving outside of the main towns in Australia to look out for wildlife in the road.
If you are given a parking or speeding fine when driving in Australia Emerald Airport the car hire company might deduct this amount from the credit card you have on file. If this is the case you'll be notified by email once this has taken place
if you normally drive on the opposite side be extra careful of road circles. Be sure to navigate traffic circles in a clockwise direction, giving way to cars already on the road circle to the right.
If you intend to drive across a border into a different country, be sure to check the conditions of rental for cross border fees and to let the car rental company know. If you don't there's the possibility that the cars insurance will not be valid if you are involved in an accident or the car is stolen
When driving overseas many countries have very strict restrictions concerning consuming alcohol when driving. To avoid any issues, we advise you not to consume any alcoholic drinks at all when driving your rental
you should keep some loose change available in the car to pay for tolls. Many toll roads accept cards but it's always safer to have some change as a backup
Driving in Australia Emerald Airport is on the left side of the road
If your plans change we'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before collecting the vehicle
All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.