Car hire for under 23 in Australia

Most car rental companies require drivers to be over a required age of above 23 years old. Fortunately some rental companies in Australia have lowered this minimum age requirement in order to offer a car hire service to these individuals.  Below is a list of companies who offer car hire for under 23 in Australia.

Above: Luckily there are car hire options for those under 23 in Australia.

Wicked Campers

(Camper hire for under 23 in Australia)


Wicked Campers offer a range of cheap campervans (2, 3 and 5 seater), 4wd 2-seater and 5-seater vehicles and 4×4 campervans for hire from 15 pick-up and drop-off locations. They offer car hire to under 23 in Australia in the following regions: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Darwin, Perth, Cairns, Byron Bay, Airlie Beach, Alice Springs, Broome, Exmouth, Hervey Bay, Hobart and Kangaroo Island. Wicked Campers also offers car rental services in North America, South America, Africa and Europe.

Cairns Older Car Hire

(Long term rentals for under 23 in Australia)


No credit card is required as Cairns Older Car Hire accept cash deposits from $250. Off-peak and long term discounts are available which is great, seeing as those looking for car hire for under 23 in Australia are generally on a budget. If you’re hiring a car with Ciarns Older Car Hire for more than three days they offer a free pick-up service from the airport which includes 24-hour vehicle pick-up/drop-off. All vehicles are serviced every 5 000 km.

Salmanda Travel

(Range of car hire for under 20 in Australia)


Salmanda Travel act as a travel broker to find you the best deal. A range of modern and stylish campervans are on offer for young drivers between 18 and 20 years old. All campervans for young drivers are only available on the east coast of Australia (Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne). The campervan hire companies also may have special liability conditions compared for 18-20 year old drivers.

Travellers Autobarn

(Old & new rentals for under 23 in Australia)


At Travellers Autobarn, anyone over 18 with a full licence can rent campervans and cars. Perfect for those looking for car hire for under 21 in Australia. They offer both old and new cars with no cash bond or credit card deductions required. There are pick-up locations in Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney. Travellers Autobarn also offer car hire in New Zealand, USA and France.

Gold Coast Car Rental

(Old & new car rentals for under 21 in Australia)


Gold Coast offers old and new vehicles for those searching for under 21 car hire in Australia. They’re also cheaper than most of the other car rental operators. Customers who don’t have a debit or credit card can still rent a car as the Security Bond requirement will be different. The pick-up and drop-off location is Queensland. Pick-up and drop-off transport can also be provided if you are needed to be taken back to the airport, railway or your accommodation.

Aussie Campervans

(Campervan hire for under 21 in Australia)


If you’re 18 and looking for Hippie, Jucy, Nomad and Breezer Campervans in Australia, Aussie Campervans requires a client to be a minimum age of 18 years old. For all other vehicles the minimum age is 21 years. There are loads of pick-up and drop-off locations and Aussie Campervans also provide you with some traveller tips. Car hire is also available in New Zealand and USA.

Flexi Car

(Club for under 23 car hire in Australia)


Flexi Car is a carsharing comany with a once-off joining fee of  $30 to become a member.  Cars are available in Melbourne. Any licensed driver of any age who hasn’t lost their licence in the past three years can join. If you are over 25, have lost your licence and recovered it at least three years ago, they will gladly welcome you. Flexi Car requires you get a driver history from your licence issuing body within a month of joining.

AAA Car Rentals

(Car and station wagon hire for under 21 in Australia)


AAA Car Rentals offers car hire for under 21 in Australia. Their fleet includes medium cars as well as station wagons. Mostly old cars are available through them too. AAA Car Rentals is located in Tasmania, Australia, and are super cheap.

Get Around Oz

(Vans for hire to those under 23 in Australia)


Get Around Oz brings you car hire for under 23 in Oz. Dah! The range for hire includes motor homes, sleepervans and campervans. Rental ocations include Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory. An additional age excess will apply for under 21 drivers. Full payment is charged for cancellations made within 24 hours of travelling and there are no refunds for any special or seasonal offers.

Jack’s Car Rentals

(Full range of car rental options for under 23 in Australia)


Old and new cars are available for hire in Australia if you’re under 23 with Jack’s Car Rentals. They’re very cheap with large, small and medium sized cars that are up for rental. They are located in Gold Coast and have Gold Coast Airport pick-up and drop-off options available. Rented cars can be delivered to your hotel or accommodation.

We hope that this comprehensive list of car hire for under 23 in Australia makes finding the right car a lot easier for you.

Alpha Car Hire

(Full Range of Rental Options for under 23’s in Australia) 


Alpha Car Hire opened for business in 2006 with only one city office and has progressively grown to have 8 locations across 3 different states in Australia. They are Australian owned and operated and pride themselves in providing new cars at discounted and affordable rates with service that sets them apart from the rest.

Drivers between the age of 21 and 24 are required to pay an age surcharge but are still allowed to book with them. Have a look at their clients testimonial page for more info.