DIY Car Hire Terms and Conditions

DIY Car Hire acts as a discount broker between you (the client) and the car rental companies. Your booking is subject to the terms and conditions of the rental car company or companies with which the reservation is made. For example: car hire bookings made with Europcar will be subject to the Europcar terms and conditions at the time of booking.

Please click here for a copy of Europcar's Car Rental Terms & Conditions.
Please click here for a copy of Budget's Car Hire Terms & Conditions.
Please click here for a copy of Avis Rent a Car's Terms & Conditions.
Please click here for a copy of Thrifty's  Rental Car Terms & Conditions.
Please click here for a copy of Hertz'  Car Hire Terms & Conditions.

DIY Car Hire Discounts: negotiates volume discounts on car hire, and we pass these savings on to you. To receive the DIY Car Hire discounts all rental car bookings must be made via the site. This will ensure that the discount code is inserted into the reservation form for each car hire company.

Multiple Reservations:

If you wish to hire more than one car, you will need to repeat the reservation process using our simple 3 step booking form.

Limitation of Liability:

DIY Car Hire, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws will not be liable for any loss or damages arising out of or in connection with the use or inability to use the materials, facilities or services offered on this website even if has been advised of the possibility of such damages. If this clause is unenforceable in whole or in part under the laws of any jurisdiction this term may not apply. Your statutory rights are not affected.

Amendments to the Terms and Conditions:

Please check these Terms and Conditions periodically for any changes. The continued use of the website following the posting of changes to these Terms and Conditions (including DIY Car Hire’s Privacy Policy and Customer Service Policy) will mean that you accept such changes.


This policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the internet and world wide web and is therefore beyond's control. These Terms and Conditions contain the full and complete understanding between the parties and supersedes all prior arrangements and understandings whether written or oral appertaining to the subject matter of these Terms and Conditions and may not be varied except by diycarhire. These Terms and Conditions and all representations obligations undertakings and warranties contained in it shall enure for the benefit of any successors and assignees of diycarhire. These Terms and Conditions and any contracts made under them shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Australia whose courts shall be courts of complete jurisdiction.

Optional Excess Reduction Fee:

All car rental companies charge a standard excess when a hire car is damaged. The amount differs with each company and will normally be advised during the reservation process. The excess can be reduced to a lower amount by paying an optional excess reduction fee. For most hire cars, this fee is around $22 to $25 per day.


The rental amount is payable directly to the car rental company when the vehicle is picked up. All major credit cards are accepted. Credit card details may be required to secure the car hire reservation at the time of booking however the amount payable will not be debited to your credit card until you collect the car and sign the car rental contract.

Changes and Cancellations

Once a reservation has been made, amendments and/or cancellations are to be made via the car hire company with which you have a reservation. You will need to quote your Booking Number to modify or cancel a car hire reservation.

DIY Car Hire does not charge a fee for changes or cancellations, however, some car hire suppliers reserve the right to charge a fee if car rental bookings are cancelled at short notice.

Airport Fees

Airport Pickup Fees apply to car rental at most airports in Australia. Airport Fees are charged by the airport operator, not the car hire company, and can be avoided by collecting the rental vehicle from a location away from an airport.

The following surcharges apply for airport car rental in Australia:

Adelaide Airport Car Rental


Armidale Airport Car Rental


Albury Airport Rental Car


Alice Springs Airport Car Rental


Brisbane Airport Car Rental


Broome Airport Car Rental


Canberra Airport Car Rental


Cairns Airport Rental Car


Coolangatta Airport Car Rental


Darwin Airport Car Rental


Hervey Bay Airport Rental Car


Hobart Airport Rental Car


Launceston Airport Car Rental


Maroochydore Airport Rental Car


Mackay Airport Car Rental


Melbourne Airport Rental Car


Newcastle Airport Car Rental


Perth Airport Car Rental


Rockhampton Airport Rental Car


Sydney Airport Rental Car


Tamworth Airport Car Rental


Taree Airport Rental Car


Townsville Airport Car Rental


Note: these charges are subject to change without notice.