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Do you have questions about Tasmanian car rental? Take a look at our FAQ’s below, call us during business hours or contact us via the contact page on this website. We look forward to assisting you soon!
Overdirve Luxury Vehicle Hire

Can I take vehicles off road?

Vehicles are permitted on unsealed roads (gravel roads) provided they are properly formed and council maintained roads shown on tourist maps. 4wd tracks, beaches, Forestry maintained roads and washed out tracks are not permitted.

Can I take my car into National Parks?

Yes. Vehicles are allowed in to all national parks provided roads are open for use.

Can I take my vehicle to Bruny Island?

Yes. Vehicles are allowed on to Bruny Island. You are covered under our Rental Agreement for use on Bruny Island and travel on the Bruny Island Ferry. Due to the nature of roads we recommend an SUV type of vehicle for this purpose.

What do I do in the event of an accident or breakdown?

You are covered by a 24 hour breakdown service, details of which will be on your Rental Agreement. If you are a member of a motoring organisation (RAC) cover is extended to you by RACT in Tasmania.

Can I drop my vehicle off at a different location to pick up?

Yes, we have office locations in Hobart City, Hobart Airport and Launceston Airport. Devonport returns can be arranged with prior notice. Return location must be nominated at time of booking.

Additional fees may apply.

What do I need to provide for car rental?

You need to provide a valid driving licence issued in your home country. If not in English a certified translated copy or an International Licence is required. You will also need a valid credit card. (Visa or Mastercard only). We dot accept AMEX or Diners card.

Can I rent a car with an international drivers licence?

The renter must have a valid drivers licence for at least 12 months, be over the age of 21 and must be present at the time of rental. The licence must be valid at time of rental and remain valid throughout the rental period. A licence issued in a foreign country is acceptable, however if not issued in English language it must be accompanied by an International Driving Permit.

Can I use a debit card?

Debit cards can be used for the payment of car rental balance, however a credit card must be presented as security for the booking and any additional charges. Prepaid and Reloadable debit cards as well as Travel money cards and EFTPOS cards are not acceptable. Special conditions may apply to anybody using a debit card.

Do I need to pay a Security Bond?

A bond is required when you hire the vehicle. This is processed to your credit card and refunded within 14 days of return. Depending on level of Damage Liability you select, the amount can be $100 – $500, the latter being applicable to the Standard (higher) excess amount. Refund amount may include any charges such as fuel, parking fines, damage etc. You would be advised separately if any such charges are made.

How old do I have to be to rent a car?

You have to be at least 21 years of age and have held a driving licence for a minimum of 2 years. Some vehicle categories such as 6 cylinder vehicles, Minibuses, 4WD’s, sports & prestige vehicles require drivers to be at least 25 years of age.

Can I drive the car outside of Tasmania?

No.

If I pick up my car at 10am, must I return it at 10am?

We base our rentals on 24 hour periods or part thereof, so if you wish to return the car at a later time to when you collected, you will be charged for an extra day. We do have a 1 hour grace period for returning, so if you collect at 10am, you can return at 11am without incurring additional charges.

Can I book more than one vehicle at a time?

Yes, but please make note that you are requesting more than one vehicle, so that they don’t appear to be duplicated.

Why is my flight number required?

Because we provide a personal pickup service from airports, we need to be able to monitor flight arrivals so as we are prepared for early or late arrivals.

What else do I need to provide?

Accurate flight details and times, along with your contact details, email & mobile number ensures we have all we need to provide a smooth booking and delivery service.

How will I know if my booking is confirmed?

If you are pre-booking your rental vehicle, please provide us with an email address and we can confirm your booking through an email.

What is the cancellation policy?

We require a deposit of $100* to confirm your booking. This is non-refundable however it is held in credit for 12 months. (*200 deposit is required on minibus, AWD & Special vehicles)

Can I return my vehicle early?

Yes, however there would be an adjustment to the rate to reflect a shorter term plus an additional day’s charge applies and a minimum of 48 hrs notice is required.

Can I tow using your vehicle or fit racks?

No. Vehicles are not equipped for towing and objects carried on the roof are not permitted.

Can another person drive my rental vehicle?

Yes, provided they meet age & experience criteria and provide us with a copy of their driving licence. Additional fees may apply.

Can I hire a baby or child seat?

Yes, we offer up-right forward facing baby and child seats. If you require a baby capsule, please provide prior notice. Special seats & capsules can be arranged through a third party supplier who will fit the item to the car prior to arrival.

Do you have GPS or maps?

Yes, GPS units are available at a cost of $7 per day. Regional maps are available FOC. And comprehensive Tasmanian Touring Maps are available for $2

What about bike or roof racks/wheelchairs/pets?

Roof racks cannot be fitted to vehicles. Wheelchairs can be accommodated in wagons, minibuses & SUV type vehicles. Larger SUV’s can generally accommodate bikes. Pets can be transported provided they are restrained in a carrier.

What is a single vehicle accident?

A Single Vehicle Accident (SVA) is defined as any accident or damage not involving another vehicle or where the vehicle and driver cannot be identified. SVA’s are commonly but not limited to accidents that occur between the vehicle and wildlife.

What is my insurance liability?

There is a range of options to provide suitable cover for damage. These can be selected any time prior to hiring your vehicle. At all times reversing, undercarriage and overhead damage is excluded, as is negligence, DUI, or where the terms and conditions of the Rental Agreement are breached. Towing/retrieval costs are at your expense.

What if the accident is not my fault?

Irrespective of cause or fault, you are liable for the excess amount up front. If recovery can be made from the other party or their insurer then a refund would apply. It should be noted that recovery can be a lengthy process and if successful, legal and/or administrative costs may apply and be deducted from any amount reimbursed.

What if my Credit Card covers my excess?

Some credit cards offer Damage Cover subject to their conditions. You need to ascertain the limit of cover and whether it covers third party property etc. In the event of accident you must pay us the excess amount immediately and then seek reimbursement from the card company.