You'll have received car hire pick up location instructions with the email confirmation. Take some time to read through how to find the vehicle hire pick up location before you leave
Spending a little time to take photos and report any issues, whether internal or external, will help to prevent any disagreements with the car hire provider when returning the vehicle
Beside the exterior, you should also spend time documenting all damage to the inside of the vehicle and informing the vehicle rental company prior to starting your trip
Be sure to double check the fuel type for the vehicle and inspect which side of the vehicle the petrol cap is on
All the rentals displayed on the web site include a full to full fuel policy. Always check that the tank is full prior to setting off. if you find that it isn't you should report this to the car rental company before driving away
If you've not already ,review the vehiclehire terms and conditions. There might be additional fees for crossing borders etc so ensure that you understand these.
You should inspect alloy wheels and locks for issues as well. These are easy to miss when you are in a rush to begin your journey
We compare deals on a huge selection of car makes and models. Whether you’re looking for a small car to run around town, or perhaps a large SUV, a people carrier or a convertible for a road trip around Gold Coast | Australia, we’ve got you covered.
Looking to hire a car that's extra special whilst you’re in Gold Coast Australia? Our Prestige Car Hire category compares car hire deals for premier car manufacturers such as BMW, Range Rover and Mercedes.
From large SUVs such as the Land Rover Discovery to smaller SUVs like the Nissan Juke and Opel Mocha , we have a wide selection for you to compare on our website before you book your rental in Gold Coast Australia.
Is your trip with more than 5 passengers? We offers a variety of people carriers available in Gold Coast Australia that easily accommodate 7 or 8 people. For more than 8 passengers (or for 8 passengers plus lots of luggage) we suggest comparing our range of minibuses for hire.
Vacationing with a larger group in Gold Coast Australia? Whether it’s a golf trip or a holiday with the extended family, we compare 12 seat and 15 seat minibus and van prices from a vast array of minibus rental companies.
Enjoy the wind in your hair as you navigate around Gold Coast Australia in your convertible rental car. We find low cost deals on convertibles of all different shapes and sizes from Fiat 500 Cabriolets to Mustangs.
We compare a wide range of small cars, from Ford Kas to Fiat 500s, perfect to drive around narrow streets but keep in mind that you’ll be restricted on luggage space so it's best to pack light. .
If you don't see a people carrier, minibus or car that meets your requirements, or if you have any questions regarding boot space or seating configurations, don’t hesitate to contact the team at Stress Free Car Rental.
Transporting lots of bags? Need to transport quite a lot of stuff on your trip but not enough to require a van? It could be that one of our estate cars will meet your requirements. We include estate car deals from all of the brands you can trust in Gold Coast Australia.
When you're travelling with 2 large bags, we recommend looking at something in our Large Car category. Large category cars come with plenty of space for 4 or 5 passengers along with 2-3 large suitcases and a couple of smaller bags.
The rental cars on our website include a fair full to full fuel policy. To avoid any additional charges for fuel remember to fill up the tank before you return the car.
If you plan to jump on a flight into Australia, the nearest international airport to Gold Coast is Gold Coast Airport, which is 0.13 kilometres away (as the crow flies) from Gold Coast. Conveniently located less than a 30 minute drive from the centre of the Gold Coast, Gold Coast Airport services almost 6.5 million passengers per annum, making it Australia's 6th busiest airport. If you intend to collect your car rental in Gold Coast Airport for your trip to Gold Coast you can find the car hire collection desks located opposite to the arrivals area.
You could also consider the option of arriving into Brisbane Airport which is approximately 94 kilometres from Gold Coast. Only a 20 minute drive from Central Brisbane, Brisbane International Airport is Australia's third busiest airport, handling more than 23 million passengers each year. If you plan to collect a car for your journey over to Gold Coast, you'll find all of the main collection desks for car hire in Brisbane Airport located within the Domestic Terminal, on level 1 near the baggage claim area.
Before driving away spend some time to get used to the vehicle and its controls. This is very important if you're used to driving a manual gearbox on the opposite side of the road.
If you'd like to take the car across a border to a different country, be careful to check the T&Cs for additional fees and to let the car rental company know. If you fail to do so there's the possibility that the cars insurance will be void if you are involved in a situation where the car is damaged or stolen
it can be a good idea to have some loose change ready in the car to pay for toll roads. most toll roads will accept cards but it's always safer to have some change as a backup
Sometimes it's intimidating the first time you hire a car in a different country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself acclimatised to the differences. Have a great holiday
If you are given a traffic violation fine when driving in Australia Gold Coast the vehicle hire provider might take this amount from the credit card you've placed on file. If this happens you'll be notified via email once this has taken place
When driving in a different country lots of countries have extremely strict restrictions regarding drinking alcohol when driving. To avoid any issues, we advise you not to consume any alcohol at all when driving your car
Driving in Australia Gold Coast is on the left hand side of the road
Be careful when driving beyond the main towns in Australia to look out for wildlife in the road.
The cheapest price for a week in Gold Coast Australia for June is GBP138.24 with car hire supplier Budget. We compare prices from all of the leading car rental companies. Order your search results by price to find the best deal
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.
All of our rentals in Gold Coast Australia include a full to full fuel policy. You'll collect the car with a full tank of fuel 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.
Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.
An example average cost for 5 days in Gold Coast for June is GBP391.13 for a lead driver aged 35
Premium cover is the highest option for car hire insurance we provide.
Choosing Premium Cover is totally optional, you can also decide to purchase Premium Cover at the car rental counter, Sometimes it's cheaper to buy this in advance on our website when you make your car hire booking.
Lots of our customers choose the Premium Cover option when renting a vehicle because it usually reduces the excess to zero meaning that you have no large security deposit or car rental insurance excess risk. You can also often pay with debit cards with Premium Cover if credit card is a problem.
On our website it's possible to buy Premium Cover along with your car rental, so that you understand the total cost of everything before you pay.
So that you're able to understand all of the options relating to which car rental insurance product is right for you, we work closely with our car rental partners to give you the option to buy a Premium cover product.
We appreciate how daunting and frightening choosing a rental car excess cover product can be. The fees that make up the price of hiring a vehicle can be very confusing, these include:
Stress Free Car Rental offers three options for car hire excess cover, premium, essential and basic and we help you find the hire car that suits you and your trip. You're able to view the details of these on the extras page of our website when booking your rental.
Many car rental websites hide the expensive insurance excess and security deposit costs in the fine print. Customers are then surprised when the amount is taken from the debit card account or the amount is held on their credit card. We think this is unfair and can really obstruct your holiday plans which is why we won't do that at Stress Free Car Rental.
Along with being easy to use, friendly and of course, stress free, we offer two additional levels of insurance when you hire a vehicle with us.
Essential cover appears as an option in the car hire insurance options. For some geographical/partner car rental combinations the cover isn't always available.
Essential cover doesn't cover things like loss of theft/damage to content in the car, third party injury mechanical repairs, cleaning fees. For more info see the T&Cs on the extras page
Essential Cover comes with key cover, flushing the engine after misfuelling, damage caused to the vehicle, theft, weather and fire and more.
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 range of additional costs that standard insurance does not.
We'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before you collect the vehicle
All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.