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East Coast Car Rentals Rental Terms for travel between 11-Oct-2019 and 31-Dec-2024


Payment made on arrival is in AUD$.
We accept Visa/Mastercard Credit cards, Visa/Mastercard Debit cards, Amex (2.2% surcharge on Amex). 
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 does require a Holding Deposit up to the chosen excess on the hirer's credit or debit card.  Upon return of the vehicle in the same condition as it was when rented, the Deposit will be returned.  The time taken to return the deposit is depending on the customer’s bank.  It can take 3-5 business days for the funds to be fully available.
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.


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 from the insurance they purchase for their private vehicle and that excess are much higher. East Coast Car Rentals provides the following option to reduce your excess in the event of damage.


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. An additional daily charge will apply to reduce this excess directly at the counter.

Vehicle class

Vehicle Example

Damage Liability

Reduced Damage Liability (if chosen LDW)


Suzuki Swift




Hyundai i20




Hyundai Accent




Hyundai Accent




Toyota Corolla




Toyota Camry




Mitsubishi ASX




Mitsubishi Outlander 2WD




Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 4WD




Kia Carnival




Toyota Commuter




Optional services
- Baby seats, $6.05 per day, capped at $66 maximum charge per rental.
- Booster seats, $6.05 per day, capped at $66 maximum charge per rental.
- GPS Units, $8.25 per day, capped at $66 maximum charge per rental.
- Additional Driver Fee, $12.10 per rental, per additional driver.
- Underage Surcharge, $9.90 per day, charged every day of the rental.

***The above pricing INCLUDES GST


Drivers Qualifications

For International Driving licenses, all customers will need to present their locally issued driver's license, a copy of their Passport, plus an International Driving Permit if their local driver's license is not written in Roman Alphabet characters. For example, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic customers, must present a copy of their passport, their locally issued driver's license AND an International Drivers Permit in this situation. If your driver's license Is written in Roman Alphabet characters, then you only need to present your passport and current local valid driver's license.

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 $12.10 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 $9.90 per day surcharge. This excludes the 12-seater Mini Bus (XVAR) where the minimum age requirement is 25 years of age. 
We can rent to drivers over the age of 80 subjects 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

No cancellation nor no show fee from the supplier.  Only deposit is non-refundable within 72h

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.

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. 

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 Group Limited. 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 2/509 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004. Thank you for booking with us.

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