Australia is best explored using its vast network of open road, transporting you between the vibrant cities, such as Sydney and Melbourne, and immense national parks inland. It’s a good idea to know about the coverage that is included in your Sixt car rental deal in Australia. We also have extra protection options, designed to secure you financially in case the unexpected happens. Knowing the scope and limits of different kinds of coverage can better prepare you for the unexpected.
YOUR COVERAGE OPTIONS FOR RENTAL CARS IN AUSTRALIA
REQUIRED COVERAGE: THIRD PARTY INSURANCE AND LOSS DAMAGE WAIVER INCLUDING THEFT PROTECTION
In Australia, third party insurance and a loss damage waiver are mandatory and included in your rental car deal. While the third party insurance covers you financially in case of damage to property or injury to a third party, the loss damage waiver covers your vehicle but with a current deductible of AUD 4,400.00. If you want to add the top cover loss damage waiver this enables you to further limit your liabilities in case of an event.
COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE: TOP COVER LOSS DAMAGE WAIVER AND TIRE AND WINDSHIELD COVERAGE
With the top cover loss damage waiver option, you can reduce your deductible from AUD 4,400.00 to as little as AUD 385.00, depending on what category of vehicle you have rented. This gives you peace of mind that damage to your vehicle or theft won’t come at a heavy financial cost. For a small daily fee, you can also insure against damage to your tires and windows during your rental vacation.
LIMITATIONS OF COVERAGE
The amount of your deductible for both loss damage waivers depends on your vehicle category; the top cover loss damage waiver can rise to AUD 1,000 for some vehicle types. It is definitely worth checking out the territorial restrictions in the rental information on our website or enquiring with your branch manager when you pick up your vehicle. Traveling to certain areas of Australia, and on unsealed roads, can invalidate your insurance while driving across beaches and through streams, rivers and floods can also exclude you from protection.
WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR RENTAL IN AUSTRALIA
- Make sure you return your vehicle with a full tank to avoid refueling charges when you drop off your rental car.
- To get the best deals, make your reservation online or in the Sixt app in advance, and prepay for your rental. This can save you money as well as give you a wider choice of vehicle categories.
- Check out our special offers online to save money with coupons and see if you are eligible for our discounts that cover a range of occupations, students and seniors.
Andrea enjoys exploring different countries and eating all of their foods, especially if they’re spicy.