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Car Rental in Australia

A full range of manual and automatic vehicles is available from Hertz Car Hire, from a Toyota Yaris 1.5 litre manual to a 6-seater Kia Grand Carnival people-carrier. With depots throughout Australia, contact our team for details regarding the vehicle categories available at specific locations.

Please note that named vehicles are given as examples only – similar vehicles may be used within each group.

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Fleet Information

hertz australia corolla hatch

CCAR - Compact: Toyota Corolla Hatch

  • Automatic
  • 5-door hatchback
  • Radio, CD
  • Driver airbags, dual airbags
  • Power steering
hertz australia corolla sedan

ICAR - Intermediate: Toyota Corolla Sedan

  • Automatic
  • 4-door sedan
  • Cruise Control
  • Radio, CD
  • Driver airbags, dual airbags
  • Power steering

The following vehicles are also available

Rental terms and conditions

Please contact our expert team for full details regarding insurance excess reduction options, minimum hire periods, one-way rental fees and other local payments. These do vary depending on the location and category of vehicle hire.

Licence Requirements

All drivers must be 21 years old or over and hold a current full resident driver’s licence (with an English translation shown on the licence) from their home country. An International driver’s licence will be accepted as long as it is accompanied by a home country licence. Group M vehicles have a minimum age requirement of 25 years. Drivers from 21 to 24 years will be required to pay a young drivers surcharge of AU$27.50 per day which is payable locally. Maximum fee AU$192.50 per rental. There is no set maximum driving age, however, a medical certificate is recommended from drivers over 75 and rental is subject to the discretion of the local depot.


Hertz has a non-smoking policy for all its vehicles.

Insurance Policy Upgrade

You may want to consider taking an upgraded cover with Insurance4CarHire, which must be purchased before your departure from the UK. Take advantage of an excess protection package from just £3.99 per day or an annual policy from £49.99.

How does Excess Reimbursement Insurance work?

Excess Reimbursement Insurance is a voluntary insurance, which is useful if there is an excess applicable to your car hire. The cover applies to the individual, so you are covered, even if you change the car hire company or the type of car that you have hired.It is designed to repay the excess or repair costs you have to pay under the terms of the rental agreement following damage to the rental vehicle. The reimbursement of the excess is subject to the exclusions detailed in the terms and conditions.

The policy can be bought up to 364 days in advance, right up to before you collect the rental vehicle.You can choose to buy either an Annual policy, which will provide cover for multiple hires throughout the period of cover, or a Daily policy which will provide cover specifically for the days that you request it.

What is covered

Key features and benefits include:

  • Excess on damage and theft up to £6,500 per year
  • Drivers aged 21 to 85 years old (inclusive)
  • Covers damage to the windows, undercarriage, roof, tyres and headlights not otherwise covered by damage waivers from car hire companies
  • Damage caused by using the wrong type of fuel: up to £500 per claim and £2,000 per year
  • You (the policyholder), plus up to seven additional drivers named on your rental agreement

What is not covered

Please be aware that for this policy is only valid for residents of the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Sweden or the Netherlands. Coverage exclusions include:

  • Damage to the interior or contents of the car
  • Drivers must be aged between 21 and 85 years of age
  • Rentals contracts cannot be longer than 60 continuous days
  • Where damage is the result of driving off-road
  • If the market value of the Rental Vehicle exceeds £120,000

Full details of what is and isn’t covered can be found in the policy wording. The policy documents are available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Swedish and Dutch. These can be found on the product description pages of the insurance4carhire website.

You can buy this insurance through the following link: or call 0844 892 1770.