You can pay with Visa, Mastercard or an American Express credit card or a debit card issued by a bank or credit card company when booking your rental on our website.
We accept a huge number of different currencies including Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), US Dollars (USD) and Australian Dollars (AUD).
It's worth bearing in mind that quite often car rental brands that will accept debit card on collection are more expensive than car hire companies that accept credit card only.
One important thing to consider when deciding if you'd like to use a debit card at the collection desk, car rental companies often hold an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, the credit card hold is often a considerable amount of money , if you choose to pay with debit card this might be debited from your bank and not returned until weeks after your rental has ended.
If you choose Essential or Basic Cover with your rental, this usually means that you'll be required to present a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the car. You will more often than not be given the option to buy a top up policy by the rental company on collection, this then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
Would you prefer us to accept payments using something other than debit card and credit card? Do get in touch and let us know. We're always open to ideas re how we can enhance the service we offer and make booking your car rental a Stress Free experience.
Quite often, car rentals that include the Premium Cover option allow you to use a debit card on collection with no additional charges. You can review if a debit card is allowed, along with all of the different car hire security deposit and insurance options on the extras page of the website booking process.
It's useful to understand the alternative payment and currency options for your car rental in Newcastle Australia, as often payments for extras (such as extra drivers and child seats) might need to be paid for in the local currency (either in cash or by credit card) at the rental car collection desk.
Many of the Newcastle Australia car rental companies we include will accept a debit card when you collect the rental; but some of these do have different T&Cs related to them. Always be sure to understand the terms and conditions if you plan to use a debit card when you collect the car.
It's really easy on the website to filter which car rental companies do accept a debit card. Just use the filters on the search results page to compare the car hire partners will accept your preferred card type at the collection desk.
You'll have been provided with car rental pick up location instructions with your email confirmation. Spend some time to understand how to get to the car hire collection location before you set off
Be sure to check the fuel type for the vehicle and inspect which side of the car the filler cap is on
You should inspect alloy wheels and door locks for issues as well. These are easy to miss if you are in a hurry to start your journey
Before driving away ,review the carhire terms. There could be extra fees for crossing borders etc so make sure you understand these.
Spending some time to take photos and report any issues, whether internal or external, will help to avoid any issues with the vehicle hire company when you return the vehicle
All the vehicles displayed on our web site include a full to full fuel policy. We recommend that you ensure that the fuel tank is full prior to setting off. If it isn't you should report this to the rental company immediately
If you have bought Premium excess cover on our web site or you've a different policy, you should still take some time to check the car for pre existing damage. We advise taking photographs on your phone of each section of the car. If there is damage on the car that isn't highlighted in your rental contract you must report this to the car rental company
Beside the exterior, you should also spend time documenting all damage to the inside of the vehicle and reporting it to the vehicle rental provider prior to driving away
At Stress Free Car rental, we compare deals on a huge range of vehicle types and sizes. 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 Newcastle | Australia, we’ve got you covered.
If your luggage includes 2 large suitcases, we recommend looking at a rental in the Large Car category. These cars have plenty of room for 4 or 5 people and several bags.
Planning a trip with a larger group in Newcastle Australia? Whether it’s a golf trip or a holiday with the extended family, we compare 12 seat and 15 seat van and minibus deals from a huge range of minibus and van rental companies.
Looking to drive something a bit special whilst you’re in Newcastle Australia? The Prestige Car Hire category compares deals for premier car brands such as BMW, Range Rover and Mercedes.
Have a lot of luggage? Need to transport a lot of stuff with you but not quite enough to justify a van? Maybe one of our estate cars will fit your requirements. We compare estate car prices from all of the brands you can trust in Newcastle Australia.
If you’re struggling to find a car, people carrier or minibus that meets your requirements, or if you have any queries about luggage space or seating configurations, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at Stress Free Car Rental.
Enjoy the wind in your hair as you drive around Newcastle Australia in your convertible rental car. Stress Free Car Rental finds great value deals on convertibles of all different sizes from Fiat 500 Cabriolets to Mustangs.
We offer a wide selection of small cars, including Fiat 500s, Ford Kas, Nissan Micras and many more, ideal for navigating narrow city streets but keep in mind you’ll have limited luggage space so be sure to pack light. .
Travelling with more than 5 people? We compares a large variety of people carriers available in Newcastle Australia that can comfortably transport 7 or 8 passengers. For more than 8 people (or for 8 passengers plus a lot of luggage) we recommend reviewing our selection of rental minibuses.
From large SUVs such as the Land Rover Discovery to smaller SUVs like the Nissan Juke and Opel Mocha , we have a huge selection for you to compare on our website before booking your rental in Newcastle Australia.
We work diligently to ensure that our prices on our website for your car hire include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car in Australia
Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.
The cheapest price for a week in Newcastle Australia for November is GBP126.09 with car rental supplier Europcar. We monitor prices from all of the leading car hire companies. Order your search results by price to find the best price
Car rentals in Newcastle 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.
The following car hire suppliers are available in Newcastle Australia: Europcar, Keddy by Europcar, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, Alamo, Enterprise, National, FireFly.
We appreciate how frightening and daunting choosing a hire car excess cover product can be. The extra fees that make up the price of hiring a car are often very confusing, these can 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, your family and your trip. You're able to view the details of these on the extras page of the site when booking your rental.
Many hire car websites hide the insurance excess and security deposit prices in the terms and conditions. Customers are then shocked when the amount is taken from the debit card account or the amount is held on their credit card. We think this is wrong and can really obstruct your holiday plans which is why we work differently at Stress Free Car Rental.
We're not called Stress Free Car Rental for nothing! Our aim is to make the car rental process as simple as possible.
When you book a rental vehicle with Stress Free Car Rental you'll always know how much you are spending in advance - no scary fees, no hidden costs.
Save on your car rental in Newcastle Australia by booking your car in advance. Take time to shop around the various different deals.
Just let us know and we'll do the rest - it really is that, well, stress free!
When you complete your booking on the website you will receive a rental confirmation email with all of your rental information included. This email includes directions to the car hire collection desk and opening hours. If your rental includes car hire insurance, all of the documentation will be included with the email
Booking couldn't be simpler, there are filtering options and everything possible has been explained with key information detailed on each page.
Free Cancellation! You're able to cancel your car rental and receive a full refund until 48 hours before collection.
We don't hide any charges, we are transparent from the get-go.
Picking up at an airport but not sure what your flight number is? No Problem - you can book your rental now and add the flight number to your rental later on. Adding your flight number will help the car hire provider to wait for you if your flight is delayed. Always check the terms and conditions to understand what you need to do if your flight is cancelled or delayed.
You'd like to pay by debit card? Require a GPS included? Not a problem. You'll find 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. You can use the filters on our search results page to quickly and easily find these options
If you plan to fly into Australia, the closest international airport to Newcastle is Sydney Airport, which is 126 kilometres away (in a straight line - driving distance may vary) from central Newcastle. Conveniently located only 15 minutes drive away from Central Sydney, Sydney Airport handles over 44 million passengers annually. You can compare all of the options for car rental at Sydney Airport on our website, along with options that include a low security deposit and low insurance excess. On arrival at the airport, you'll find the car hire collection desks inside the Terminal 1 International Arrivals hall.
We strive to be the best car hire website around so that you know when you rent with us you're getting the best value, service and price.
All of the deals on our website include all charges including everything that you're required to pay when you pick up the car, including (but not limited to) one way fees, child seats and senior driver fees.
Hiring a car, can be a stressful, costly, ordeal which is why our clever car hire matching technology will find you your perfect hire car at your dream price.
To begin your stress free booking process, head to our homepage and type in the required details then in just a few seconds we'll bring up some great value deals based on your information.
Once your booking has been made, managing it couldn't be more straightforward, you'll receive a booking reference which can be used, along with your email address, to check your booking including prices and payments.
When searching on our website for your rental, information you'll need:
Before you start your journey spend some time to familiarise yourself with 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.
Be careful when driving beyond the main cities in Australia to look out for animals in the road.
If you are given a fixed penalty fine when driving in Australia Newcastle the vehicle rental provider might deduct this amount from the credit card you've placed on record. If this is the case you'll be notified by email once this has taken place
If you'd like to leave the vehicle at a different location to the place you picked it up from, any additional one way charges will be included in the price listed on the website.
Sometimes it's intimidating the first time you hire a car in a different country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself used to the differences. Have a great trip
If you intend to take the car across the border to a different country, be sure to check the conditions of rental for additional fees and to let the car rental company know. If you don't there's the possibility that your insurance will be invalidated if you're involved in an accident or the car is stolen
When driving in a different country lots of countries have extremely stringent laws concerning drinking alcohol when driving. To avoid any issues, we advise you not to consume any alcoholic drinks at all when driving your vehicle
Driving in Australia Newcastle is on the left side of the road
When driving on the opposite side than you're used to be cautious with road circles. Be sure to navigate road circles in a clockwise direction, giving way to cars currently on the roundabout to the right.
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.