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Australia's Leading Car Hire Company For Value and Quality

East Coast Car Rentals is one of the largest independent car hire providers, offering you a wide range of great quality vehicles at the lowest possible rates in Australia. Basically, as a customer, you would be paying less and getting more value for your money. In addition, you are dealing with a trustworthy company operating since 1979 that consistently delivers you great rates and good quality cars at major cities and strategic locations in Australia. Our popular car hire locations include Brisbane CBD, Brisbane Airport, Sydney CBD, Sydney Airport, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne Airport, Adelaide CBD, Adelaide Airport, Cairns CBD, Cairns Airport, Gold Coast Airport (Coolangatta Airport), Surfers Paradise, Canberra CBD, Canberra Airport and Sunshine Coast Airport. Read on and find out how you as a car hirer can benefit more from choosing us. Also, please check out our tips on how to be a savvy hirer and ensure a better car rental experience.


Great Rates

Great Rates

We have the cheapest price when it comes to renting a new or near new car. You can basically rent a reasonably good compact car from as low as $27 per day*. Go on, check our rates for different vehicle types. You can get an instant quote or booking, by submitting the form above. You pay nothing until you collect your car.

Good Quality Vehicles

Quality Cars

All of our rental vehicles are of new or near-new models from reputable automobile manufacturers such as Hyundai, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Suzuki. Our extensive fleet categories include the Compact, Economy Manual and Automatic, Metro, Intermediate, Family, Family SUV Wagon, 8-seater Minivan, 12-seater Minibus and 1-Tonne Van.

Major Locations Available

Major Locations

We have offices and depots at major cities, as well as on-site and off-site airport locations around Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. You can hire a car from any one of our branches for Cairns, Sunshine Coast Airport, Brisbane, Brisbane Airport, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Airport, Canberra, Canberra Airport, Sydney, Sydney Airport, Melbourne, Melbourne Airport and Adelaide.

established since 1979

Established Since 1979

Established in 1979, East Coast Car Rentals has been serving fellow Australians, New Zealanders and other international customers for more than 35 years. We are committed to serve our customers by providing good quality cars and service. East Coast Car Rentals is a reliable brand that people trust, when it comes to renting a vehicle.

Free shuttle bus pickups and unlimited kilometres

Included Free

We offer free pick-ups for our off-site airport locations. As a customer, you also get free unlimited Kilometres for all vehicle types except for the 12-seater minibus and the Hyundai iLoad (where available). For easy toll payment, all our vehicles are fitted with an e-Tag. While waiting to be served, enjoy the free WIFI access available at majority of our offices. In the unlikely event that your vehicle has a breakdown, your rental also comes with free mechanical breakdown service.

Get an instant quote or a booking online

Instant Quote & Book

We have a secured, user-friendly and mobile-friendly online booking system that can give you an instantaneous quote or reservation confirmation. Don't forget, you pay nothing until you pick up your car. Therefore, make use of our booking form to get a quote now, with absolutely no obligation.

Note: *Special rates are valid for hirers of age 25 and above, paying by credit card, minimum rental duration of 7 days and during off-peak seasons. Other terms and conditions may also apply.

Be A Savvy Hirer And Ensure A Better Car Rental Experience

Book Your Car Early

Plan ahead and make your booking as early as possible to secure a rental car. This is because during the peak seasons or some on-going special events, the availability of rental cars can be scarce. After all, you really have nothing to lose if you make your reservation earlier, as you do not have to pay anything until you get your car. So, book now and If you change your mind later, just cancel your booking at least 7 days before the pick-up date and we will charge you nothing.

Use A Credit Card Instead Of A Debit Card

If you have the choice, always use a credit card instead of a debit card. When you use a debit card, you have to pay an extra 5% surcharge on top of your rental. Moreover, you are required to pre-authorise an amount up to your chosen excess on your debit card as a form of security deposit. This amount would be 'frozen' by your bank, and it would take your bank some time to release this fund back to you.

Reduce Your Liability

No matter how careful you are, sometimes accidents do happen. We recommend you to take out our Premium Reduction Waiver (PRW) to reduce your liability. As long as you do not break any traffic rules or regulations to involve yourself in an accident, or breach any terms and conditions of the rental agreement, our PRW would significantly limit the amount of damages you have to pay.

Specify Additional Drivers

If you are going to have more than one person driving the car, please specify any additional driver(s) that you have. In the event of an accident, if the driver of the rental car is not named in our contract, any PRW purchased would be void. Therefore, please include any additional driver(s) that you may have during the booking process or inform us when you pick up your car at our office.

Allow More Time During Peak Seasons

To avoid delays, organise well to allow yourself some buffer time for collecting and returning your car, especially during the peak seasons. At peak times, it may take longer than expected to wait for your turn to get served at our office. Try to select a suitable pick up or drop-off time to allow yourself more flexibility such that you do not have to rush to the airport or other destination. While you are waiting in our office, do enjoy our free WIFI service.

Observe and Obey The Traffic Rules

Traffic Infringements can be very costly and inconvenient. On top of paying for the fine, issued to you by the Australian authorities, you are also required to pay us an administrative fee for handling the time-consuming paperwork involved. For your own safety and pocket, please do not go over the speed limit or break any traffic rules or regulations.

Pay Your Parking & Fines

It helps to find out beforehand where you can park. Always remember to pay your parking. Do not park illegally and if you unfortunately receive a fine, please pay on time to avoid further penalties or charges. If we have to process your fines, you will be required to pay an administrative fee.

Child and Booster Seat

Depending on the age of your child traveling with you in a car in Australia, by regulation, you may require either a child seat or a booster seat for your child. A front/rear facing baby seat is suitable for a newborn weighing up to 18kg. Whereas, a booster seat is suitable for a toddler weighing between 14kg to 26kg. Both the baby and booster seats are available for hire from us.

Required Age & Surcharge

To hire and drive our car, you must posses a valid appropriate driver's licence and be at least 21 and not over 80 years old. There would be a young driver surcharge if you are between 21 to 24 years old.


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