Rental Conditions


Lo Cost Auto Rent car rental Tasmania provides statutory limits of liability insurance and damage cover as shown on the rental agreement at time of rental. Please contact your rental location for additional information.

The renter is responsible for damage to or theft of Lo Cost Auto Rent vehicles up to the nominated excess as described in the Lo Cost Auto Rent rental agreement. For an additional fee, Lo Cost Auto Rent Car Rental Tasmania will reduce the renter's liability through the purchase of Damage Reduction at the time of rental.

In some cases, renters may be covered for loss or damage to the rental vehicle by their own insurance or charge card. Such coverage may contain a deductible or may not be primary. Please check with your insurance company or charge card company before you rent. If the vehicle is damaged, full excesses are paid to Lo Cost Auto Rent and the renter must seek reimbursement from their insurer.

Rate basis

Rates are based on 24 hour periods and generally include basic damage and limited mileage. For an additional fee, you can upgrade mileage and reduce your damage liability. Vehicles are early to late models, well maintained, clean and guaranteed reliable. Available from central city locations, airports or local accommodation.

Age Restrictions

Minimum age is 21. Drivers under the age of 21 may be considered at discretion of Lo Cost Auto Rent.

Drivers License

A valid driver's licence is required for all operators of Lo Cost Auto Rent vehicles. The licence must be valid at the time of commencing the rental and remain valid throughout the rental period.

Driver's licences accepted in Tasmania are:

  • any licence issued by any Australian state or territory
  • a licence issued by a US State, territory or possession
  • a licence issued by a country that participated in the 1949 Geneva convention on Road Traffic or the 1943 Convention on the Regulation of Inter-American Automobile Traffic
  • a licence issued by a country that has a reciprocal agreement with the US

International Driver's Permits are only valid if presented with the original local license. An International Driver's Permit is not acceptable by itself. Individuals with Learner's Permits, Provisional or Probationary licenses may not operate Lo Cost Auto Rent Car Rental Tasmania vehicles. Lo Cost Auto Rent Car Rental Tasmania is unable to rent a car to anyone with a suspended, revoked, expired, cancelled or surrendered driver's licence.

Each operator of the Lo Cost Auto Rent Car Rental Tasmania vehicle must be a licensed driver with a valid driver's licence in his/her possession at all times while operating the Lo Cost Auto Rent Car Rental Tasmania vehicle. All renters and additional drivers must present their valid licence at the time of rental. For more information please contact Lo Cost Auto Rent Car Rental Tasmania.

Distance Charges

All rentals include 100 kilometres per day unless otherwise indicated or agreed at time of rental. It is possible to remove the mileage restriction through payment of an additional fee.


Subject to level of damage liability selected, a bond is required. If damage liability is reduced to the lowest amount, a minimum $100 bond of is required. If damage liabilty is not reduced a $500 bond is required. Refunds are processed 7 days after the vehicle is returned.

Payment methods

Cash, cheques (cleared in advance), credit cards and EFTPOS facilities are available. Cash rentals subject to approval & damage liability must be selected.

Vehicle Usage Restrictions

Specific restrictions may apply to the use of rented vehicles on gravel and dirt roads. An additional excess applies if the vehicle is damaged whilst driven on un-sealed surfaces. Please check for full details when renting vehicle. Rental charges commence from the time the vehicle was due to pickup.

Rate Guarantee

The reservation is confirmed according to the details agreed upon at time of making booking. Any changes to the date's, times and vehicle type may cause the rate to change.

Holding Vehicles

We will make available the vehicle confirmed for a period of up to two hours after the scheduled arrival time. Please notify us, by calling our office, of any delays prior to the time of arrival. Failure to advise late arrival may result in the release of the vehicle.

Who Can Drive:

The renter and nominated drivers are able to drive the vehicle. Nominated drivers must meet license and age requirements. Additional drivers are charged a flat rate of $14.

Deposit & Cancellation amendments:

A deposit of $100 is required to confirm your booking. The deposit is non-refundable, however it may be help in credit for future use within a 12 month period. A $25 fee will apply to amendments.


Lo Cost Auto Rent has been providing cheap car rental at affordable car hire rates in Tasmania for the last 30 years. We're a family owned and operated business with offices all around Tasmania. Our car rental Tasmania prices cannot be beaten and with our friendly customer service you wont want to rent from anywhere else. Make sure you head over to our specials page and grab yourself a bargain.


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