Prior to setting off spend some time to get used to the vehicle and its controls. This is very important if you're used to driving a manual transmission on the opposite side of the road.
Be extra careful when driving outside of the main cities in Australia to look out for animals in the road.
It might seem intimidating at first to hire a car in a foreign country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself used to the differences. Have a great holiday
It's worth have some change ready in the vehicle to pay for tolls. most toll roads will accept cards but it's always safer to have some change as a backup
When driving abroad lots of countries have very stringent laws regarding drinking alcohol when driving. To avoid any issues, we advise you not to consume any alcoholic drinks at all when driving your vehicle
If you're used to driving on the opposite side of the road be careful with road circles. Always navigate road circles in a clockwise direction, giving way to cars currently on the road circle to your right.
Along with being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we also offer two additional levels of insurance when you book a car with us.
Our essential cover doesn't cover things like loss of theft/damage to content in the car, third party injury mechanical repairs, cleaning fees. To view the detailed information see the terms and conditions on the extras page
Our essential cover, offered at the same time as you make your car hire booking, is a car hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a wide-range of additional charges that standard insurance doesn't.
Be sure that hiring a car at Newcastle Port Hunter Airport (PHJ) is a Stress Free experience using our hassle free and easy to use website
After booking on the website you'll receive a confirmation email including the details of how to find the car hire collection location
Always remember to pick up your luggage before heading to the car hire pick up location. Usually, the car hire pick up desk is groundside at the airport ,so once you've cleared security it will not be possible to return to the luggage area. For more information regarding the layout of the airport visit the Newcastle Port Hunter Airport (PHJ) website.
If your flight departure is delayed you must make sure the car hire provider knows right away. Many of them will endeavour to remain open longer than usual if you inform them that you will be arriving later than expected. To make sure the car rental company know your arrival time we recommend always providing a flight number with your car hire booking.
Always remember to pick up your luggage before heading to the car hire pick up location. Usually, the car hire pick up desk is groundside at the airport ,so once you've cleared security it will not be possible to return to the luggage area
When your car hire location is inside the terminal building at Newcastle Port Hunter Airport (PHJ), it will be signed inside the airport after passport control.
Be sure to figure out where the car rental drop off location in Newcastle Port Hunter Airport (PHJ) is. The rental return area can be in a different part of the airport from where you have picked the car up. This information will be included with your confirmation email and also included within the car hire provider's T&Cs.
For meet and greet car rentals, an agent of the car rental provider will meet you near the arrivals area. Once you've cleared the security area, find the representative holding a board with the car rental company name or your family name
All car hire locations on our site are always within the Newcastle Port Hunter Airport (PHJ) building or a short free shuttle bus drive away.
Sometimes the car rental pick up location is a minibus drive from the airport terminal, the shuttle bus is provided free of charge by the car rental company. Ensure that you check your rental confirmation to understand where the bus will pick you up.
We don't call ourselves Stress Free Car Rental for nothing! Our aim is to make the vehicle rental process as easy as we can.
As soon as you complete your booking with us you will receive a booking confirmation email with all of your rental information included. This email includes directions to the car hire pick up location and opening hours. If the rental includes car hire insurance, all of the documentation will be included with the email
Collecting at the airport but not sure what your flight number is? It's ok! - you can book your rental now and add the flight number to your rental later on. Including your flight number will help the car hire provider to wait for you if the flight is late. We recommend that you check the terms and conditions to understand what you need to do if your flight is cancelled or delayed.
Booking your car hire couldn't be easier, there are filtering options and everything possible has been explained with key information detailed in each section.
When you book a hire car with Stress Free Car Rental you'll always know how much you're spending in advance - no hidden costs, no scary fees.
Just get in touch and we'll sort everything out - it really is that, well, stress free!
Need to pay by debit card? Need a GPS included? Not a problem. We have all the options on the website including the best prices for extras such as additional drivers and GPS. We provide options to pay with a debit card wherever possible. Use the filters on the website to easily and quickly find these options
We don't hide any fees, from the get-go, we are completely transparent.
Save money on your car hire in Newcastle Port Hunter Airport Australia by booking your car in advance. Take some time to shop around the various different deals.
Free Cancellation! You can cancel your vehicle rental and get a full refund until 48 hours prior to collection.
Car rentals in Newcastle Port Hunter 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.
All of our rentals in Newcastle Port Hunter Airport Australia include a full to full fuel policy. You'll pick the car up with a full tank and be asked to leave a small deposit for fuel when you collect the car. The deposit is refunded when you return the car with a full tank.
The following car hire brands are available in Newcastle Port Hunter Airport Australia: Europcar, Keddy by Europcar, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, Alamo, Enterprise, National, FireFly.
We work hard to ensure that the prices you see on our website for your car hire include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car in Australia
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.