Melbourne
car rental

Search for car rental

Pick up location

Drop off location

Pick up and drop off dates

Pick up date

Drop off date

Driver residence

Age

east coast car rentals - melbourne airport car rental companies

East Coast is a family owned and operated business operating on the Gold Coast since 1979. We are the largest independent Queensland Car Rental company that takes pride in offering you a choice of new and near new, clean and tidy vehicles (ALL Air-conditioned). East Coast offer friendly, professional service, baby and booster seats, maps and suggest itineraries.
east coast car rentals depot information

East Coast Car Rentals Rental Terms for travel between 01-Jul-2018 and 31-Dec-2024

BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Payment
Payment is made in full on arrival in AUD$.

We accept Visa and MasterCard Credit and Debit Cards, Eftpos, Cash and Travelers Cheques. Customers choosing to pay by EFTPOS, Cash or Travellers Cheques, it is compulsory for Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) to be accepted at the time of rental. A Visa or MasterCard Credit/Debit Card will also be required for security purposes.

NOTE: In all cases, the credit card holder must be present upon the collection of the vehicle, be included on and sign the Rental Agreement. An additional driver/hirer fee will be charged.

Holding Deposit
East Coast Car Rentals will pre-authorise an amount up to the chosen excess on the hirer's credit card. The pre-authorisation amount will be held by your credit card issuing bank and will automatically be released by your bank. Please allow up to 28 days for the funds to be released by your bank. Debit Cards and International issued Credit Cards may take longer.

Hirers not using the credit card nominated for security as their payment method will automatically have the Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) added to their rental at the prevailing rate.

The use of a Credit/Debit Card will incur a 1.34% surcharge on the full cost of the rental.

Area of Use
Please refer to our current Terms and Conditions of Rental here

Hirer's Liability
It can be challenging for customers to understand the possible liability they will incur if they have an accident in a rental vehicle. Many consumers are unaware that car rental 'insurance' is very different to the insurance they purchase for their private vehicle and those excesses are much higher. East Coast Car Rentals provides the following option to reduce your excess in the event of damage.

Windscreen and Tyre Cover
Windscreen and Tyre Cover protects the renter for damage to these items. Windscreen means "front" windscreen. Windscreen damage refers to chips, cracks or stars to the windscreen. "Tyre" means any one of the four tyres on the vehicle at any given time. Tyre damage refers to punctures, cuts and abrasions due to normal driving conditions. In the event of damage to these items, there will be no charge. The cost is $5.00 per day.

Loss Damage Waiver (LDW)
Loss Damage Waiver protects you against damage caused as a result of Multi-Vehicle Accidents and single vehicle accidents. You are also covered for hail and storm damage (except flood damage), theft, fire and animal damage, to the reduced liability amount where LDW is purchased.

 

VEHICLE CLASS COMPACT, ECONOMY, METRO, INTERMEDIATE
All Drivers  
Multi-Vehicle Liability AUD 3300
Single Vehicle Liability AUD 5500
Price Per Day AUD 16.00
Reduced Liability with LDW AUD 385.00

 

VEHICLE CLASS FAMILY
All Drivers  
Multi-Vehicle Liability AUD 3300
Single Vehicle Liability AUD 5500
Price Per Day AUD 16.00
Reduced Liability with LDW AUD 500

 

VEHICLE CLASS FAMILY SUV & 8 SEATER MINIVAN
All Drivers  
Multi-Vehicle Liability AUD 3500
Single Vehicle Liability AUD 5500
Price Per Day AUD 21.00
Reduced Liability with LDW AUD 500

 

VEHICLE CLASS 12 SEATER MINIBUS
All Drivers  
Multi-Vehicle Liability AUD 5000
Single Vehicle Liability AUD 5500
Price Per Day AUD 21.00
Reduced Liability with LDW AUD 1000

 

Drivers Qualifications
Each driver must be listed on the Rental Agreement and must present their driver's license at the time of collection. An additional driver/hirer fee of AUD 11.00 per driver will apply. Maximum 4 drivers per rental.

Drivers aged between 21 and 25 years of age (as of the last day of the rental period) are still entitled to hire, however, are subject to a compulsory, additional AUD 8.80 per day surcharge.

We can rent to drivers over the age of 80 subject to the approval of the renting officer.

Drivers who hold a valid Provisional License (P Plate) may rent from East Coast Car Rentals under the following provisions;

The "P Plate" driver must have held his P Plate license for a minimum period of the 12 months prior to the start of the rental.
The customer must provide a "P plate" for display on the vehicle. These are readily available from most service stations.
The customer must accept the full LDW option.
The contract will include any under 25 age surcharge, if applicable.
The customer will abide by the terms of the rental contract as well as those restrictions associated with the license.
Learner Drivers (L Plate) are not permitted to rent vehicles with East Coast Car Rentals.

Cancellation Policy

  • 7+ days notice - NO Cancellation fee.
  • 24 hours to 7 days notice - AUD 100.00 Cancellation fee (This will be charged but you will be given an equal amount credit to your next rental).
  • Within 24 hours / No Show - Up to full cost of "estimate of charges".

Reservation Amendments
Confirmed reservations may be altered prior to collection, however, changes to your reservation will be subject to availability. Changes to the original reservation details may also alter daily rates, or any other specially discounted offers. Please contact our Call Centre on 1800 EASTCOAST (Australia), 0800 447 658 (New Zealand) or +6 17 5555 8900 (International) between 8am and 5pm (EAST). Please quote your Reservation Number (or Confirmation Number) and Surname.

Terms of booking on this website

Information disclaimer
The rates on this website are often heavily discounted. This is due to our negotiated rates and bulk buying power. On very rare occasions, a rate may be displayed incorrectly due to our, or a vehicle supplier's error. In such a case, if you book with us at a quoted rate that is incorrect, we will notify you of any price change and give you the option to proceed or cancel. We make every effort to keep information on our site up to date, but we cannot guarantee this website is free of errors or omissions and retain the right to update or change the information published at any time.

Liability
To the extent permitted by law we/the owners of this website will not be liable to you or to any third party (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage (including but not limited to any accident, injury, delay or loss of enjoyment) arising out of your reliance upon information contained on this website, including but not limited to your use (or inability to use) any products or services described or procured through this website.

When you pick up your vehicle, you will be required to sign a rental agreement with the supplier of the vehicle. Your rental and use of the vehicle will be governed by the terms of the rental agreement and any other documentation or information provided to you by the supplier at the time you pick up your vehicle. The rental agreement is between you and the supplier and we will not be liable to you or to any third party in relation to the terms of the supplier's rental agreement or any other documentation provided to you by the supplier at the time of pick up.

While we will make reasonable efforts to ensure we are representing only reputable suppliers, we make no warranty about the fitness or suitability of any third party (supplier) product or service and will not accept responsibility for the quality or fitness of any vehicle. We welcome feedback from our customers on their experience with our suppliers. We may, at our discretion, provide you with reasonable assistance in resolving any dispute you may have with a supplier.

Our total liability to you in relation to your use of this website and the information contained on this website will not exceed the dollar amount of the deposit we have received from you in relation to your booking/rental. Refunds will not be made for bookings cancelled due to inclement weather. Again, we strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance. Your use of this website is governed by the laws of New Zealand and the jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.

Booking information
To make a booking you must complete our booking form which is easy to follow and secured with the latest encryption technology. Once we receive your form, we will, subject to availability, confirm your booking by emailing you a confirmation voucher and invoice.

If you are booking via phone, please make sure you have read the terms and conditions of the vehicle you wish to rent first. Our reservations consultant will ask you if you have read the terms and agree to them before proceeding. The onus is always on the renter to ensure they make themselves fully aware of the terms displayed on our website.

Information disclosure
In booking on this website you acknowledge that we disclose your information to your selected Supplier in order to provide the requested rental services.

Vehicle capacity and fitness to drive
Under no circumstances are you permitted to carry more passengers than the vehicle you rent is legally registered to carry, and if you do your insurance may be invalidated. The number of seatbelts (and passengers) is indicated next to each vehicle on this website. Luggage capacity where shown is an indication only and we will not be responsible should you be unable to fit your entire luggage into a vehicle. It is your responsibility to choose a journey that is within your capabilities. A vehicle supplier can refuse to rent a vehicle to any person who is in their opinion unfit to drive or does not meet eligibility requirements. In such circumstances we will have no further liability to you.

Refund Policy
In the event of cancellation, any deposit amounts paid at the time of booking are non-refundable. 

Disputes
If you are unsatisfied with our service, please contact us within 48 hours of placing your booking or request and we will work to resolve any issues and determine if compensation is due. In the event you have completed your rental and are unhappy with your vehicle, we are happy to assist you in seeking compensation from the operator of the vehicle.


This website is owned and operated by Online Republic Ltd. Our financial centre and marketing office is based at Level 5, 12 Madden Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland, New Zealand. In Australia, we are based at Suite 3.01, 11 Queens Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004. Thank you for booking with us.

Follow Us
facebook twitter googleplus
Subscribe for exclusive rental offers