Who we are
Byron Bay Rent-A-Car is an independent, family owned and operated car hire business providing modern and affordable car rentals for tourists and Byron Bay locals.
With car hire locations in Byron Bay, Ballina and Brisbane, we are able to service the entire Northern Rivers all the way up to Gold Coast Airport and Brisbane.
We have a great fleet of vehicles to suit everyone’s needs, including MG3 Auto hatchbacks, budget-concious secondhand cars, family SUVs, rugged 4WD utes, Mystery Machine campervans and 8 seat people movers.
Why choose us
Cars to Suit Your Budget
Great prices – more often than not, we deliver the cheapest car hire Byron Bay has to offer.
Airport Pick Up and Drop-Off
Free Ballina Airport Pick Up & Drop-Off
We offer a free shuttle service from Ballina Airport to our Ballina car hire depot (only 3 mins away).
We Hire to P Platers
P platers are in the clear with us. We accept both green and red Ps, and international licences.
No Young Driver Fee
Young drivers enjoy the same great prices on our fleet of rental cars with no added fees.
24/7 Roadside Assist
All our vehicles are covered by 24/7 roadside assist, so you can drive with peace of mind.
Unlimited KMs as Standard
Explore the beauty of Byron, Gold Coast, Brisbane and surrounding areas with unlimited KMs. (Within a 250km radius of Byron Bay.)
Got a Question?
Byron Bay Car Hire FAQs
What is the cost of renting a vehicle?
Prices on the vehicles vary dependent on type of vehicle chosen. Our most affordable cars are our range of secondhand cars.
Do you offer liability reduction?
Yes, we offer two levels of liability reduction:
Partial: for $19 per day you can reduce your liability excess down to $550.
Full: for $29 per day you can reduce your liability excess down to $1.
Our standard cover provides insurance with a $3000 excess.
Do you provide refunds for cancellations?
We have a strict NO REFUND policy. If you are unable to take up your booking or end it before the designated date for whatever reason, we can offer you a Credit on future hires with Byron Bay Rent-A-Car.
Do you offer a shuttle service to Ballina Airport?
Yes. We offer free shuttle transfers from Ballina Airport to our local Ballina depot. Within 5 minutes of landing and collecting your luggage, you can be behind the wheel of your rental car, ready to start your holiday.
Simply choose Ballina Airport as your pickup location when booking online, and one of our drivers will send you a text to organise your pickup.
Can I pick up my vehicle from Gold Coast Airport?
Yes. For a small relocation fee, we will deliver your rental car to you at Gold Coast Airport. Simply select this option when booking online. Our team will contact you 2-3 hours before your flight to arrange a convenient location for you to collect your vehicle.
Can I pick up my vehicle from Brisbane Airport?
Do you hire baby seats?
Byron Bay Rent-A-Car can hire you baby seats & booster seats as safety is paramount, however customers are required to fit these themselves for legal reasons.
What driver's licence do I need?
Do you hire to P platers?
Please note that our minimum booking age is 18.
What do I need to bring to collect the car?
You will need to bring your drivers license and credit card with you when collecting your vehicle. Please also bring along a copy of your booking confirmation email either on your phone or a printed copy.
Will I be charged for extra kilometres per day?
No, you have unlimited kms per day.
Are there any restrictions as to where I can drive?
Byron Bay Rent-A-Car allow our vehicles to travel anywhere within a 250km radius from Byron Bay. Vehicles travelling outside of this area will breach terms and conditions of contract and roadside assist will be void.
Is there a minimum hire period?
There is NO minimum hire period. Our rates are based on a 24 hour hire period with vehicles expected to be returned at the same time of day as they were picked up.
Can I pick up the vehicle from one location and return it to another?