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please call 1300 310 381

Last Minute Car Hire

Woman searching for a last minute rental car at the airport

Planning a last minute car hire can be stressful, especially when it is under unexpected circumstances such as family emergencies or urgent business travel. Dealing with the practical requirements of the trip like booking a rental car and planning accommodation is something you do not want to think about.

What we can do to help

  • CarHire.com.au is here to assist you in finding a hire car on short notice. While we strongly recommend to book your rental car well in advance to take advantage of the best rates, we understand this is not always possible. 
  • Our system allows you to search for a rental car and compare vehicles of all types. We partner with trusted car hire companies to provide you reliable, quality vehicles. Using our comparison system you can compare all of the lowest rates from these suppliers in one location. 
  • Each of our suppliers have a lead up time, so it may be that no vehicles are displaying on your screen when searching for a rental within the next few hours. If this is the case, simply contact us. We would be more than happy to help.

Where to find the best prices on last minute car hire

Either rent a car at the airport or hire in the CBD. But first, allot extra time to compare and check the prices for depots both at the airport and also in the surrounding area (CBD depot locations). While the most convenient option when flying into a new city, please note that airport rental cars prices can be higher.

Last minute car rental requirements

Driver's Licence - Please note that if you've held a valid drivers license, for a minimum of 12 months and it is in English you will not need an international permit. Note that all documents must be original and photocopies are not recognised or accepted.

Credit/Debit Card - Most rental car companies require a credit card upon pick up and the credit card owner must sign the Rental Agreement when collecting the car. Pre-paid credit cards will not be accepted. Read our FAQ page and refer to the supplier terms and conditions for more information on using debit cards.

Booking number - You'll receive a confirmation right away after you've completed the booking. There are two options: have it sent via email or SMS. Just show the booking number from your phone upon arrival at the counter. No need to print it out.