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Queensland Car Hire – Rental Locations
Car and Truck Hire QLD

Queensland (QLD) Car Hire

Queensland is the second-largest state in Australia and has the third highest populations with 4,560,059. It is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales with the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean on the east. Queensland is the leading tourist state in Australia and had forty three Budget car hire locations to accommodate visitors no matter where in Queensland they are spending their holiday.

Destinations in QLD - Holidays & Places to Visit

There is so much to see and do in the state of Queensland, with the main tourist destinations including Brisbane, Cairns, Port Douglas, and the Gold Coast. Some choose to take their car hire and drive to each city to enjoy all it has to offer, others choose to make returning visits so that they can stay in one city at a time. No matter how you choose to visit Queensland on your holiday you will not have a lack of attractions and activities to enjoy.

One of the most popular destinations to visit in Queensland is the Daintree Rainforest where you can relax, get an up close look at the native wildlife or swim in one of the many lagoons and springs. Great Barrier Reef is another favorite, with snorkeling, scuba diving and scenic flights over the reef. Another top tourist destination is Whitehaven Beach with its crystal clear waters and beautiful white sandy beaches.

Anyone looking for a fun filled, family, holiday should drive their Budget rental to the Gold Coast. Often referred to as Australia's theme park capital, the Gold Coast is home to five of Australia's most popular amusement parks. Dreamworld provides everything for a family, from thrills on the Cyclone roller coaster to laughs on the Ogre-Go-Round. Dreamworld is also a great place to meet many of your favorite characters from Dreamwork films such as Madagascar and Shrek. Movie World is the home to many of your beloved Warner Brother characters, as well as thrill and family friendly rides. If you have a love for the animals of the sea then Sea World is also located in Gold Coast, Queensland. Here you can watch as the dolphins do tricks, feed the penguins or enjoy some rides with your family. When the day gets hot the Wet 'n' Wild and WhiteWater World are a great way to cool down and have some fun on the water rides and adventures.

Queensland is also the home of several wildlife parks. Take a drive, in your car rental, to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in Burleigh Heads and get a close up look at dingos and kolas, take a segway safari tour or try your hand at the treetop rope course. The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is another great destination for anyone looking to cuddle up with a Koala, feed a Kangaroo and encounter an array of Australian wildlife. Other great attractions to visit in Queensland include UnderWater World, Australia Zoo, Alma Park Zoo, and the Kumbartcho Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Many of our locations are unable to obtain insurance for under 21 year old drivers who are therefore required, prior to the start of the rental, to present an original Insurance Certificate of Currency - not a cover note - that indemnifies the replacement value of Budget's vehicle and third party property damage up to $20 million for any one occurrence. The certificate must be issued by a reputable insurer (as opposed to a broker) and is accepted at the discretion of the prospective location with which arrangements should be made directly. Please contact us on 1300 362 848.

Payment

Payment must be made by credit card when collecting the vehicle. The credit card holder needs to be present when the vehicle is collected. If your Fastbreak or Corporate Account has a charge back facility, such as Direct Pin, ACTO or OTTO, this does not apply to you.

When you collect your vehicle a pre-authorisation will be made on your credit card for the estimated value of the rental and any applicable security bond. Provided the vehicle is returned undamaged and no additional charges apply (e.g. fuel), the pre-authorisation is cancelled.

Debit Card Policies

Corporate

Budget Australia Corporate locations accept debit cards for rentals with some conditions. The card must:
Be issued by a recognised bank
Display the Visa or Master Card logo and hologram
Display the cardholder name
Display the card number
Prepaid and reloadable debit cards as well as travel cards and EFTPOS cards are not acceptable for rental.
A hold will be placed on your account for total rental charges, and funds must be available at time of pick up.
Charges will be processed after completion of the rental and if applicable the unused portion of the authorisation will be released by Budget. Please note that the hold may take up to 2-3 weeks to be released by your bank.
Budget will not be held responsible for any overdraft fees based on this policy

Licensee/Franchise

Not all Budget Australia Licensee/Franchise locations accept debit cards for rentals.

Conditions apply as per Corporate locations, with a possible additional hold amount. Funds must be available at time of pick up. Check at counter for further details.

Licence Requirements

To rent a vehicle you must present a valid unrestricted Drivers Licence (i.e. not a probationary Licence) that you have held for a minimum of 12 months. The Licence must include a photo of yourself and be written in English. If the Licence is not in English you must carry an English Translation and an International Driving Permit.

Optional Excess Reduction

In Australia, this reduces the excess in most cases by an amount dependent on the age of renter, location, type of vehicle and rate. Please contact your rental location for specific information on the reduced excess. Note: ER does not cover certain loss or damage and cannot be waived in full.

Subject to Budget Terms and Conditions of the rental agreement.

Optional Extras

Budget holds your request with your reservation however cannot guarantee availability until rental pickup.

Vehicle Type

Vehicles displayed are for demonstration purposes only. Brands and models may vary by location. Vehicles are subject to availability at time of rental.

Area of Use Restrictions

Restrictions may apply if you intend to take the vehicle outside the local area in which it is being collected. If you intend to do so, you must contact the pick up location prior to the rental for advice on availability or restrictions that may apply for this rental. In Western Australia and the Northern Territory the use of vehicles in certain areas is restricted to commercial 4WD vehicles only, please contact your rental location for more information. Vehicles are not to be taken off the Mainland of Australia unless connected by bridge (for example, travel between Brisbane and Stradbroke Island or Melbourne and Devonport is prohibited).

During the ski season, vehicles may not be taken above the snowline (unless advised otherwise). Please contact your selected branch for further information. Local driving conditions and restrictions vary between locations. We suggest you contact the pick up location for advice if you intend travelling outside the local area.

Additional Charges

In Australia, GST, Administration Fee, Airport Concession Recovery Fees or Premium Location Surcharges apply to optional coverage's, one way fees and any other miscellaneous charges (e.g. re-fuelling charges or late return fees). Any additional miscellaneous charges will incur these additional fees and taxes. Airport Concession Recovery fees or Premium Location Surcharges are charged at most Major Airport Locations.

Electronic Tolling Program

Budget rental vehicles are now registered on the RMS e-toll system so that tolls incurred by you when using a Budget vehicle on any Australian toll road can be recorded and billed to you by the RMS in an efficient manner. Currently, these toll roads are on the eastern seaboard of Australia (including the toll roads in the metropolitan areas of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane).

The NSW Roads and Maritime Services Service Fee payable by you for each calendar day that you use a toll road is $3.30 (if paying other than by cash) or $5.00 (if paying by cash) in addition to the toll charges. For full details, please view the complete Terms & Conditions of Rental.

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