Some rental companies have blanket rules regarding this. They will only accept a credit card in the name of the renter. Others will accept it if the card holder signs a credit card authorization form. This form gives the renter permission to use their card and stipulates how much the renter is authorized to charge on it and for what services such as the rental, extras, bond (security deposit)/excess (deductible) etc. Before you make a booking, contact us to find out if the rental company will allow you to use a credit card in the name of someone other than the renter.
Most of the major car rental companies will not allow you to rent one of their vehicles if you are on a P plate license in Australia. This includes Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Budget. Red spot will allow you to rent one of their vehicles but not without a charge. The charge is $22AUD per day with a cap of $308.00AUD. Drivers who have held a license for less than 12 months are not permitted to drive their vehicle at any time. This fee is on top of the young driver surcharge for ages 21 - 24 of $16.50 per day with a maximum of $231.00AUD
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