Prior to setting off spend some time to get used to the car and its controls. This is very important if you're used to driving a manual gearbox on the opposite side of the road.
Be careful if you're driving beyond the main cities in Australia to look out for animals in the road.
Sometimes it's daunting the first time you drive in a foreign country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself acclimatised to the differences. Have a great trip
If you plan take the car across the border into another country, be careful to check the conditions of rental for additional fees and to let the car rental company know. If you fail to do so there's the possibility that your insurance will be invalidated if you are involved in a situation where the car is damaged or stolen
it can be a good idea to keep some spare change available in the vehicle to pay for toll roads. most toll roads accept cards but it's always safer to have loose change as a backup
If you'd like to drop off the car at a different place to the location you picked it up from, all additional one way charges will be already included in the price listed on the website.
Driving in Australia Darwin Airport is on the left hand side of the road
We accept American Express, Visa or a Mastercard credit card or a debit card issued by a bank or credit card company when hiring a car on our website.
It's incredibly easy on the website to filter which car rental brands can accept debit card. Just use the filters on the second page to compare the car hire companies can accept your preferred card type when you pick up the car.
Stress Free Car Rental accepts a number of currencies including Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), US Dollars (USD) and Australian Dollars (AUD).
If you've included Essential or Basic Cover with your rental, it often means that you will be required to present a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the car. You will more often than not be given the opportunity to purchase a top up policy by the hire company at the collection desk, this then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
Would you prefer us to take payment using something other than debit card and credit card? Do get in touch to let us know. We are open to ideas re how to enhance the service we offer to make paying for your car hire a Stress Free experience.
It's worth remembering that often car rental brands that will allow debit card at the desk are more costly than car hire companies that accept credit card only.
It can be practical to understand the alternative currency and payment options for your car hire in Darwin Airport Australia, as payments for add ons (such as GPS and extra drivers) might have to be paid in local currency (by credit card or debit card) at the rental car collection desk.
Premium insurance is the highest option for car hire cover we offer.
So that you're able to make an informed decision relating to which car rental insurance product is best for you, we work closely with our car rental partners to provide you the ability to buy a Premium cover product.
Lots of our clients choose the Premium Cover option when they're are hiring a car because it usually reduces the excess 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 credit card is a problem.
Choosing Premium Cover is totally optional, you can also choose to buy Premium Cover at the collection desk, It can be cheaper to book this up front on our website at the same time as you make your car hire booking.
On our website it's possible to buy Premium Cover along with your vehicle rental, so that you know the total cost of everything before you pay.
As well as being easy to use, friendly and of course, stress free, we also offer two different levels of insurance when you book a vehicle with us.
Essential cover, offered at the same time as you make your vehicle booking, is a car hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a selection of extra charges that standard insurance does not.
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 terms and conditions on the extras page of the website
Essential cover appears as an option in the car hire insurance section. For some partner/geographical car rental combinations the cover might not be available.
Essential Cover comes with key cover, flushing the engine after misfuelling, damage caused to the vehicle, theft, weather and fire and much more.
We're not called Stress Free Car Rental for nothing! We aim to make the vehicle hire process as easy as possible.
You'd like to pay with a debit card? Require a GPS included? No problem. We have all of the options on the website including great prices for extras such as child seats and GPS. We offer options to pay with a debit card wherever possible. You can use the filters on the website to easily and quickly find them
When you book a rental car with Stress Free Car Rental you will always know how much you are spending beforehand - no hidden costs, no scary fees.
When you complete your booking with us you'll receive a rental confirmation email with all of your rental details included. Confirmation emails include directions to the car hire pick up location and opening hours. If your rental includes car hire insurance, all of the documentation will be included with the email
Booking couldn't be easier, there are filtering options and everything possible has been explained with key information explained on each page.
Save on your car hire in Darwin Airport Australia by booking your car well in advance. Take time to shop around the various different deals.
We don't hide any charges, from the get-go, we are completely transparent.
We're here to make sure that renting a car at Darwin Airport (DRW) is a Stress Free experience using our quick and simple booking process
After booking on the website you'll receive a confirmation email including the details of how to find the car rental collection desk location
If your rental is meet and greet, a representative from the car rental company will meet with you at the arrivals area. After you've cleared the security area, find the representative holding a board with the car hire provider name or your surname
You must collect your bags before you head to the car hire collection desk. Often, the car rental pick up desk is groundside at the airport , once you've cleared security it will not be possible to return to the luggage belt. For more information regarding the layout of the airport visit the Darwin Airport (DRW) website.
When you're at the car hire collection desk you must have your driver's licence, a copy of your confirmation email and your passport. In most cases, you will also need a credit card in the name of the lead driver. You should verify the exact requirements of the collection before you leave
When your flight is late always make sure that the car hire provider knows right away. Most car rental companies will endeavour to remain open longer than usual if you inform them that you will be picking up the car late. To assist with late arrival we recommend always providing your flight number with your car hire booking.
When the car hire collection desk location is a minibus drive from the airport terminal, the shuttle bus is provided within the price by the car rental company. Ensure that you review your rental confirmation to understand where the shuttle bus will collect you from.
At Stress Free Car rental, we compare prices on a huge selection of vehicle 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 Darwin Airport | Australia, we’ve got you covered.
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 booking your rental in Darwin Airport Australia.
When you're travelling with 2 large bags, we recommend looking at a rental in the Large Car category. Large cars come with lots of of room for up to 5 people along with 2-3 large suitcases and a couple of smaller bags.
Transporting lots of bags? Need to transport a lot of stuff with you but not quite enough to require a van? Perhaps one of our estate cars will fit your requirements. We compare estate car deals from all of the brands you can trust in Darwin Airport Australia.
If you don't see a people carrier, minibus or car that meets your requirements, or if you have any queries about boot space or car seat set up, please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service team.
Travelling with a larger group in Darwin Airport 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 wide range of van and minibus rental brands.
We provide a wide selection of small cars, including Fiat 500s, Ford Kas, Nissan Micras and many more, ideal for drive around narrow streets ,remember though, but don't forget you will have limited luggage space so it's best to pack light. .
The cars on our website come with a full to full fuel policy. To avoid any additional charges for fuel always remember to fill up the tank before you return the car.
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.
We work hard to make sure 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
Car rentals in Darwin 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.
The following car rental suppliers are available in Darwin Airport Australia: Ace Rental Cars, Alamo, Bargain Car Rentals, Budget, Avis, Europcar, Enterprise, FireFly, Keddy by Europcar, Hertz, National, Thrifty Australia.
Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.
We appreciate how frightening choosing a hire car excess cover product can be. The additional fees that make up the price of hiring a car are often very confusing, these can include:
Stress Free Car Rental offers three levels of 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 can review the details of these on the extras page of our website when booking your rental.
Many car hire websites hide the price of insurance excess and security deposit costs 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 unfair and can really obstruct your holiday plans which is why we work differently at Stress Free Car Rental.
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.