Surfers Paradise Car Hire

We have been operating since 1979. That means we are not just locals, but we know the seasons and needs of both the visitors and locals alike. We are able to make sure that we have the right cars and more importantly, the right price for Car Hire Surfers Paradise. We are so confident that we guarantee to better any genuine price you receive from any other car rental company for a similar vehicle. From the time of your reservation right through until you complete your hire, you will receive our friendly and personalised service. Best of all, we provide the lowest rates!

Note**: Free unlimited kilometres is applicable to all vehicle types except for the 12-seater minibus.

Note* : The above special rates (in Australian Dollars) 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.

Location Map

East Coast Car Rentals - Car Hire Surfers Paradise

Location Address:
10 Beach Road, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217 Australia
(Rear of the building next to Greyhound Bus Terminal)
Phone: 1-800-EASTCOAST
Fax: +61-7-5570-3098


For booking or quote, please call:

1-800-EASTCOAST (Toll-free Australia)
0-800-447-658 (Toll-free New Zealand)
+61-7-5555-8900 (International)

Office Hours:

Our Surfers Paradise car hire office is open:

  • Monday to Friday
    8:00 AM till 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 
    8:00AM till 12:00PM
  • Closed Sundays

Surfers Paradise Branch

Our rental office is located at the rear of the building at 10 Beach Road, right in the heart of Surfers Paradise. It’s easy to find, we’re in the 4217 Transit Centre Building.  You will find us directly next door to the Greyhound Bus Depot. All the top hotels and service apartments are quite close to our branch. It will take you only a few minutes to walk to the beach, restaurants, cafe, pubs and shops. If you are going to the theme parks such as the Sea World, Movie World and Dreamworld, this branch of ours is the nearest to them. We have large 8-seater minivans and 12-seater minibuses for you to choose from. If you are travelling in a smaller group of people, we have the compact, intermediate and family size cars for you to hire at Surfers Paradise.

Many of our customers come to the Gold Coast via Coolangatta Airport. We have a Tugun branch that is very close to the Coolangatta Airport. Please visit our Car Hire Gold Coast Airport page for more details. Please also check out our full list of other car rental locations along the East Coast of Australia.

Complimentary Accommodation Pick-ups

As part of our service to meet your car hire needs when you rent a car from East Coast Car Rentals. We provide our customers complimentary collection from all accommodations in and around Surfers Paradise. Just contact us and make the necessary arrangement.

Car Rental Review

Through the feedback we receive, we are one of the preferred car rental companies. It is our intention to continually improve our service to better serve our customers. If you are new to our website and services offered. Please take your time to surf our website and also find out what some of our customers have said about us through their testimonials. For Car Rental Surfers Paradise, make the right choice, hire a car from us today!

Popular Things To Do

  1. Of course, surf or learn to surf!
  2. Go on a boat cruise along the beautiful canal and Broadwater areas.
  3. See the magnificent Humpback Whale from a cruise boat.
  4. Go to Sea World and see the dolphins, polar bear, penguins and more.
  5. Go to Warner Brother's Movie World with your kids.
  6. Go up to the QDek to see the spectacular 360 degree views of sparkling ocean and beautiful city. 
  7. Fly a Boeing 737-800 Aircraft Simulator that is also used by commercial pilots. 
  8. Join the Reef and Beef Night Cruise and catch Mudcrabs and cook and eat them onboard.
  9. Try your gambling luck at the Jupiter Casino at Broadbeach.

Customers' Feedback

"The girl we dealt with was excellent, she went through the whole procedure of paper work and going over the vehicle, in all great and very smooth. We had originally picked up our rental, en route to our destination realised the vehicle had an engine light on, on the dash board, when we got to our destination in Shailer Park I immediately rung the Surfers main branch and advised them, the next morning they arrived where we were staying in Shailer Park with another vehicle, the change over out in the field was so easy and Darren the man who done the swap over couldn't be more helpful and more so apologetic about what had happened. Replacement vehicle excellent just what we wanted. Full marks. Excellent again, AB's were fantastic, we got in there and sorted right away and in the coach to the airport. Just keep doing what you are doing excellent, great people and great vehicles." (David from NZ)

"I rang to confirm an online booking as could not wait for online reply and receptionist was very helpful and got me a confirmation within half an hour. Excellent. [East Coast Car Rentals] Surfers Paradise staff friendly and efficient,was impressed with car groomer checking tyre pressures before handing over car, small but important stuff." (Craig)

Brief History

In 1920, Jim Cavill, a well known Brisbane hotelier bought a large parcel of land (about 25 acres). The land area he bought was called Elston. Around 1925, Jim Cavill started a 16 bedroom hotel at a rather secluded spot near a beach. Gradually, with more visitors coming to this hotel and the surrounding area, Elston township grew bigger with people opening more shops and restaurants to cater for the holiday-makers. With the help of Jim Cavill and the locals, Elston, the name was lobbied heavily and finally changed to Surfers Paradise.

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