Additional Drivers | Budget Australia Car Hire

Share The Drive…

Add one or more additional drivers to your rental agreement so you can take a moment to relax while someone else is covered to get behind the wheel. By sharing the driving responsibilities, you can lower the risk of having an accident. Please be aware that if an unnamed driver has an accident, your cover will be invalidated.


Additional drivers are permitted to drive provided they meet the following requirements:

  • At the time of picking up the vehicle, all Additional Drivers must be present with their driver licence.
  • If the Additional Driver is below the age of 25, they will also be charged the underage surcharge.

Additional drivers must meet the same terms and conditions as the main driver to be covered under the same rental agreement.


It is FREE for Budget Fastbreak members to add drivers to their rental agreement.

It’s also FREE to add the following people as Additional Driver’s:

  • The main driver’s spouse.
  • The main driver’s employer, employee, fellow employee or partner, if it is disclosed by you that the vehicle is being rented for business purposes.

There’s no need to add this to your online booking– the additional driver just needs to be present with their driver licence when you pick up your vehicle.


For all other bookings

The additional driver fee will be charged for each additional person added:

Product Cost per person / per day Maximum cost per person
Additional Driver $5.00* $25.00*

*Price excludes GST, Taxes and Location Surcharges