Bookings are fully cancellable and changeable up to 7 days prior to pick up. Credit card details are required at the time of booking and full payment is required 7 days prior to collection of vehicle. Security bonds (see below) will be charged upon collection of vehicle.
A credit card is required to hire a vehicle from Overdrive. We accept Visa, MasterCard & AMEX. Debit cards may be accepted on the condition that full damage cover is taken. A merchant service fee will be levied at the time of payment (Visa & Mastercard – 1.4%, AMEX – 2.75%).
We accept payment by bank transfer by special arrangement, however the security bond must be placed on a credit card only. Overdrive does not accept cash payment.
Rates are based on 24 hour periods and generally include standard Damage Liability Cover and limited mileage. For an additional fee, you may reduce your liability in event of accident or damage. Options can be selected when booking your vehicle online, or when collecting your vehicle.
The reservation is confirmed according to the details agreed upon at time of making booking. Any changes to the dates or times and vehicle type may cause the rate to change.
Persons aged between 25-75 years and in possession of a valid driver’s licence, may drive the car with Overdrive’s prior permission. Some vehicles have a minimum driver age of 30.
Additional drivers must be fully licensed and nominated on the Rental Agreement.
A valid driver’s licence is required for all operators of Overdrive vehicles. The licence must remain valid throughout the rental period.
Driver’s licences accepted in Australia are:
Individuals with Learner’s Permits, Provisional or Probationary licenses may not operate Overdrive vehicles. Overdrive is unable to rent a car to anyone with a suspended, revoked, expired, cancelled or surrendered driver’s licence. It is an offence in Australia if you do not carry your licence with you when operating a vehicle.
All rentals include an allowance of 200 kilometres per day. This allowance is cumulative over the rental period with excess kilometres charged at $0.50 to $1 per kilometre (depending on vehicle).
A minimum $500 security bond is payable by credit card at delivery. The bond amount is dependent on level of damage liability selected at time of rental. Refunds are made within 7 days of the vehicle being checked in on return. Additional charges, where applicable, will be deducted from the refund amount and a final invoice will be issued.
Your Overdrive vehicle is comprehensively insured, however an excess amount applies in the event of any loss or damage. The excess, and the amount applicable to reduce it, varies in accordance with vehicle type. An additional $2,500 applies to single vehicle damage. Cover is offered subject to conditions of the Rental Agreement.
Specific restrictions may apply to the use of rented vehicles on unsealed roads. There is no cover on the vehicle if it is damaged whilst driven on un-sealed roads. Please check for full details when renting vehicle.
Rental is deemed to commence from the requested time of pickup. We reserve the right to release the vehicle two hours after the scheduled pickup time. Please notify us, by calling our office, of any delays prior to the scheduled collection time. Failure to advise late arrival may result in the forfeit of monies paid.