P Plate Car Rental Australia

P Plate Car Rental Australia

We’re often asked if you can rent a car with P Plate (provisional license) in Australia and whilst most rental agents unfortunately do not accept a provisional license, that’s not the case for all and we’re delighted to say that we can arrange car rental for P Plate and provisional license holders in Australia with certain restrictions.

P Plate Car Rental Australia Provisional License P1 P2

What car rentals agents allow P Plate / Provisional License

The good news for P Plate (provisional license) holders is that you have a choice of rental agents who will accept a P plate license and allow you to rent a car, as there is healthy competition in the market prices remain competitive. Most drivers holding a P1 or P2 license will be under 25 and will also incur a young driver surcharge (see our under 25 car hire discount for more detail) in addition to any other terms set out. Rental agent terms do vary by supplier so it’s worth checking for your specific rental requirements, however the following table outlines those agents that do allow P plate car rentals in Australia.
 
Rental Agent
Provisional License
Terms
Ace
NO
n/a
Alamo
YES
Min 21 years of age, P licence held for min 12 months, $20 per day charge, limited car cateogries only*
Alpha
NO
n/a
Avis
NO
n/a
Bargain
NO
n/a
Budget
NO
n/a
East Coast Car Rentals
YES
Min 12 months, loss damage waiver compulsory
Enterprise
YES
Min 21 years of age, P licence held for min 12 months, $20 per day charge, limited car cateogries only*
Europcar
NO
n/a
Firefly
NO
n/a
Hertz
YES
P2 licence only, min 12 months, over 21
Jucy
YES
P2 licence only, min 12 months, over 21
Keddy
NO
n/a
National
YES
Min 21 years of age, P licence held for min 12 months, $20 per day charge, limited car cateogries only*
Sixt
YES
Min 12 months, loss damage waiver compulsory

*Drivers aged between 21-24 are restricted to vehicles Mini, Economy, Compact, Compact SUV, Compact Commercial Van, Intermediate, Intermediate pickup and Standard only.

Do you need to display a P Plate on rental car?

Yes, if you hold a provisional license (P1 or P2), you are required to display this on a rental car. The driver is responsible for ensuring that the plate is appropriately displayed. Take care not to scratch or damage the paintwork of the rental car as you’ll be liable for any repair costs and don’t forget to remove your P plate from the rental car when you hand it back.

Can I use my Provisional License outside of Australia?

Unfortunately not, car rental agents will only accept a full driving license when renting a car outside of Australia.
Posted: July 09, 2019 by Phil Partridge | with 0 comments
Phil Partridge
About the Author

This article is written by: Phil Partridge - Travel writer, car rental guru, Phil has rented cars all over the world and shares his knowledge and experience on the Rhinocarhire.com Blog. Favourite country to visit: France.

Phil Partridge
Posted: July 09, 2019 by Phil Partridge | with 0 comments
About the Author -

Travel writer, car rental guru, Phil has rented cars all over the world and shares his knowledge and experience on the Rhinocarhire.com Blog. Favourite country to visit: France.

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