Rental Car deals in Thredbo with Low Deposits

Car Hire in Thredbo with zero Excess Held on Your Credit Card

The hire car will be fully insured for accidents and theft included in the hire fee you will see displayed on our website. This type of cover is often referred to as Collision Damage Waiver (CDW).

Although all of our hire cars in Thredbo include collision damage waiver in the price displayed, there's often an insurance excess, which is held on your credit card when you pick up the car. The excess is the total amount you would be required to pay if the car is severely damaged, written off or stolen. However, the excess on hire cars can be high. It's normally between £900 to £2,100. If the car is returned damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you'll be required to pay up to the total amount of the excess.

On collection of the vehicle, the insurance excess is held on your card as something called a 'pre authorised' transaction. Pre Auth means that the money isn't charged to your credit card as a normal transaction, it's held as a pending transaction until you return the vehicle. You won't usually have to pay foreign currency fees on credit cards for pre authorised payments, so provided the rental car is dropped off in the same condition as when it was collected, the excess amount is fully refunded to your card with nothing additional to pay.

If you intend to pay for your rental by debit card, the insurance excess amount is taken from your account and fully refunded when the vehicle is dropped off. If you plan to use a debit card on collection, as the excess can be very high, we recommend to either buy Premium Cover on our website or to buy top up cover at the rental desk.

To view rental options in Thredbo with a £0 or reduced insurance excess take a look at our Premium Cover rental options.

How to Hire a Car in Thredbo with a Low Security Deposit

When you pick up the car, you will often be required to leave a security deposit on a credit card or debit card. The security deposit vary significantly dependent on the make and model of the car and the insurance excess amount. Car hire Security deposits in Thredbo can be anywhere between £0 and £2,200.

We compare all of the car hire options with a low security deposit and in some instances no deposit at all except for fuel. If you decide to reserve a rental in Thredbo with Premium Cover included, you can reduce the deposit to cover only the cost of a full tank of fuel (often less than £100), this is refunded when the car is returned with a full tank.

Hiring a Car in Thredbo with One Way Fees included

Most of the car hire providers we include in Thredbo allow you to pick up the vehicle in Thredbo and drop off the vehicle at a different location. If you've chosen a different drop off location for the rental, the prices on the website include any additional fees for this. You can also see a full breakdown of the additional fees on the payment page.

Hiring a Car in Thredbo with Child Seats or booster seats

You're allowed to take along your own child seats and booster seats for your car rental, provided that they meet the legal safety requirements for use in Thredbo.

You will have the opportunity to add them to your rental when making a booking on our website. Child seats are paid for in local currency when collecting the rental.

How to hire a car without a credit card

You can pay for your car hire on our website using any credit or debit card, including Visa, Mastercard or American Express. We also compare car hire deals at 1000s of locations that accept a debit card on collection. You can quickly and easily find these by using the filters on the search results page or taking a look at our Premium Cover options on the extras page.

Car Hire in Thredbo including a Free Additional Driver

We include all of the offers on our website which include a free additional driver bundled with the price. You can use the filters on the search results page to find bundled deals. It's also possible to add an extra driver on the extras page before you enter your driver details.

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Picking up your Thredbo Australia Car rental without a credit card and other payment options.

We accept Visa, American Express or a Mastercard credit card or a debit card issued by your bank or credit card company when renting a car on our website.

One thing to think about when deciding if you should use a debit card at the collection desk, car hire companies sometimes hold an excess on the lead drivers credit card, the hold can be a large amount of money and if you choose to pay with a debit card this can be debited from your account and not returned until a couple of weeks following you've returned the car.

You can book using a huge range of currencies including Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), US Dollars (USD) and Australian Dollars (AUD).

Would you like us to allow you to pay using something other than debit card and credit card? Please contact us to let us know. We're open to ideas regarding how we can enhance our service and make paying for your car rental a Stress Free experience.

Frequently, car rentals that include our Premium Cover option will enable you to use a debit card when you pick up the car with no extra charges. You're able to compare if a debit card is allowed, along with the different car hire excess and insurance options on the extras page of the booking process.

We've made it ridiculously easy on the website to identify which car hire partners do accept debit card. Simply use the filters on the search results page to compare the car rental brands will accept your preferred card type on collection.

When you opt to include Basic or Essential Cover for your car 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 option to purchase a top up policy by the rental company when you collect the car, which then allows you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

It is useful to understand the different currency and payment options for your car rental in Thredbo Australia, as often payments for add ons (like booster seats and Sat Nav) might need to be paid in the local currency (either in cash or by credit card) when you pick up the car.

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Thredbo Australia frequently asked questions

Which car hire brands are available in Thredbo Australia?

The following car hire brands are available in Thredbo Australia: Hertz.

Can I cancel my rental in Thredbo Australia if I change my mind?

Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.

What's the most economical fuel policy for car rental in Thredbo Australia?

All of our rentals in Thredbo 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.

Is the car hire fully insured?

Car rentals in Thredbo 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.

For my car rental in Australia, how can I reduce the security deposit?

Insurance excess amounts vary for each car rental supplier in Thredbo Australia. You can easily find the lowest security deposit options using our search filters

Hassle free Essential insurance options

Along with being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we also offer two additional levels of insurance when you hire a vehicle with us.

Essential cover appears as an optional extra in the car hire insurance section. 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. To view the detailed information see the terms and conditions 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 wide-range of additional costs that standard insurance does not.

Things to remember when driving away your car hire

You will have received car rental location collection details with your email confirmation. Take some time to read through how to find the car rental collection location before you leave

If you've not already ,check the carhire terms and conditions. There could be extra charges for border crossing etc so make sure you understand these.

Spending a little time to take photos and report any damage, whether internal or external, will help to avoid any issues with the car rental provider when you return the car

Beside the exterior, you should also spend time documenting all damage to the inside of the car and reporting it to the vehicle rental company before starting your trip

Be sure to double check the fuel type for the vehicle and check which side of the car the filler cap is on

All the rentals listed on our web site include a full to full fuel policy. Always ensure that the fuel tank is full before you set off. if you find that it isn't you should report this to the car rental company before driving away

You should inspect the wheels and door locks for issues as well. These are easy to miss when you're in a rush to start your trip

Top suppliers for cheap car rental in Thredbo

Would you like to hire an SUV, a convertible, people carrier or minibus at Thredbo Australia?

At Stress Free Car rental, we compare deals on a large selection of vehicle categories. 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 Thredbo | Australia, we’ve got you covered.

Trying to find a car rental that's a bit special whilst you’re in Thredbo Australia? Our Prestige Car Hire category compares car rental deals for prestige car manufacturers such as BMW, Range Rover and Mercedes.

If you're travelling with 2 large suitcases, we recommend looking at something in our Large Car category. Large cars have lots of of room for up to 5 passengers and several bags.

If you can't find a car, people carrier or minibus that meets your requirements, or if you have any questions regarding trunk space or car seat config, don’t hesitate to contact the team at Stress Free Car Rental.

Feel the wind in your hair as you navigate around Thredbo Australia in your convertible rental car. We find great value deals on convertibles of all sizes from Mustangs to Fiat 500s.

From smaller SUVs such as the Rav4 or Jeep Renegade to larger SUVs like the Nissan Rogue and Ford Expedition , we include a huge selection for you to compare on our website before you book your rental in Thredbo Australia.

Driving with a lot of luggage? Need to transport quite a lot of stuff on your trip but not enough to require a van? Perhaps one of our estate cars will fit your requirements. We include estate car prices from all of the brands you can trust in Thredbo Australia.

We compare a wide range of small cars, from Ford Kas to Fiat 500s, perfect to drive around narrow city streets ,remember though, but don't forget you will be restricted on luggage space so be sure to pack light. .

What are we all about?

We work hard to ensure that car rental on holiday is easy!

To be listed on our website, all cars have to include a fair full to full fuel policy and absolute transparency about pay on collection amounts.

Our cars have cover for theft, damage and third party claims.

Confused by security deposits? We are here to guide you every step of the way. We endeavour to provide complete transparency regarding insurance excess and all of the other charges involved.

We spend weeks trawling through detailed T&Cs so that you don't have to. All of the key points of the hire agreement are clearly displayed on every page of our website

If your plans alter you can cancel or change your rental agreement free of charge for up to 48 hours before you collect.

We offer a variety of family cars to twelve-seater MPVs along with convertibles and hatchbacks.

Review the best car rental prices in Thredbo Australia from brands you can trust, including Enterprise, Hertz and Europcar.

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13 Seaters

13 Seaters
If you'd like to share the driving on your trip, we compare all of the 13 seater hire deals that include a free additional driver in Thredbo.

15 Seaters

15 Seaters
All of our 15 seater rentals in Thredbo include free cancellation, so if your plans change unexpectedly you can cancel your rental with a full refund anytime up to 48 hours before you collect your rental.

People Carriers

People Carriers
Hiring a people carrier in Thredbo is a great choice if you're travelling with too many passengers to fit into a standard car along with luggage. We compare a wide range of people carrier rental providers so you can be sure to find a great deal for your rental.


We make it incredibly easy to find all of the cheapest deals for minibus hire in Thredbo wherever they're available, including a broad range of seat configurations from 6 - 15 seater minibuses.

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Extra drivers are available to book in advance on our website on the extras page. In many cases you will pay for additional drivers when you collect the car.

Vehicle types at each car rental location can vary. You will always be provided with a car that’s the same size in terms of body style, passengers and luggage capacity but the exact type may vary from the one booked. If you have a preference for a particular model, at most car rental locations we offer options to book guaranteed models . You can use the filters on the website to find guaranteed model rentals.

You can use the filters on our website to find your ideal car rental, including options with an automatic gearbox, diesel fuel and low insurance excess options.

Car rental prices can vary significantly at different times of the year. Christmas is an important factor to consider that affects car rental prices. Take this into account when planning your rental in advance.

We only offer car hire that includes a full to full fuel policy. Full to full is always a better deal compared with other car rental fuel policies.

Car Hire at Thredbo's Nearest International Airports

If you plan to enter Australia via an airport, the closest international airport to Thredbo is Canberra Airport, which is 155 kilometres away (as the crow flies) from Thredbo. A quick a 10 minute drive outside of Australia's capital, Canberra Airport handles in excess of 3 million passengers per annum. We compare all of the affordable options for car rental in Canberra Airport, so it's easy to book a great deal before you land. At the airport, you can find most of the major car rental brands collection desks within the main terminal.

Tips for Driving your car hire in Australia Thredbo

Prior to setting off take some time to get used to the car and its controls. This is especially important if you normally drive a manual transmission on the opposite side of the road.

If you are given a traffic violation fine when driving in Australia Thredbo the car rental provider might take this amount from the credit card you have on file. If this is the case you will be informed by email once this has taken place

When driving in a different country lots of countries have very stringent laws concerning alcohol consumption when driving. To be safe, we advise you not to consume any alcohol at all when driving your vehicle

Sometimes it's intimidating at first to hire a car in a different country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself acclimatised to the differences. Enjoy your vacation

it can be a good idea to have some change ready in the car to pay for toll roads. Many toll roads accept credit cards but it's better to have some change as a backup

Driving in Australia Thredbo is on the left hand side of the road

If you'd like to drive across the border to a different country, be careful to check the conditions of rental for any cross border fees and to let the car hire provider know. If you don't there's the possibility that your insurance will be invalidated if you are involved in an accident or the car is stolen

Be careful when driving outside of the main cities in Australia to look out for animals in the road.

If you'd like to drop off the vehicle in a different location to the one you collected it from, all additional one way fees are included in the price listed on our website.

When driving on the opposite side than you're used to be careful with roundabouts. Be sure to navigate roundabouts using a clockwise direction, giving way to traffic already on the road circle to the right.

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Why choose during the Covid pandemic?

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.


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