Armidale - Airport, Australia
Terminal rental counter and pick-up
Your vehicle will be supplied with a full tank of fuel. To avoid incurring fuel charges you will need to return it full. You may be required to leave a fuel deposit reserved on your credit card that will be released when you return the car full. Missing fuel will be charged on your return. The price per litre charged by the rental agent may be significantly higher than the price at the local service station. Fuel charges are payable at the rental desk unless otherwise stated in the top section of rate details.
Excess and Liability
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW): In the event of a collision or damage to your rental car, the Collision Damage Waiver protection will limit the driver’s liability. This means that the driver will generally only be responsible for a portion of the cost of repair. This portion is known as the excess. All drivers that are registered to drive the rental car are covered by this protection. If the car is damaged, you are only required to pay the excess amount.
Theft Waiver (TW): With Theft Waiver, the driver’s costs incurred by the theft of the rental car, or damage resulting from attempted theft of the rental car, is limited to the excess amount. The excess is the first portion of the cost of repair. This is subject to the terms and conditions of the rental agreement. Personal effects are not covered by Theft Waiver but they may be covered by the driver’s own travel or household insurance policies.
There is an excess of 4400 AUD for all car groups except 4WD SUV which has an excess of 5500 AUD. Depending on the rental pick-up location, a premium location surcharge may apply.
The above excess amount should be available on your credit card for the duration of the rental.
If you have purchased insurance from a third party an excess will still be required by Thrifty.
Thrifty's Optional Insurance (excludes tax):
Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW): In the event of damage to the rental car, SCDW reduces the driver’s liability and, in so doing, limits their obligation to cover the cost of repairing or replacing the car. Generally speaking, the driver is responsible for the first portion of the costs, this is known as the excess. This excess is often set at zero, which means the driver is not liable. This is subject to the terms and conditions of the rental agreement. This agreement is made directly with the supplier and paid at the rental desk.
Premium Protection: cost 27 AUD per day and will reduce the excess amount to 500 AUD for all car groups except 4WD SUV. 4WD can be reduced to 1100 AUD at a cost of 27 AUD per day.
Ultimate Protection (SCDW): can be purchased at the rental desk for 33 AUD per day and will reduce the excess amount to zero.
Cross Border and Driving Territory
Thrifty vehicles must only be use on a road which is properly formed and constructed as a sealed, metalled or gravel road.
Vehicles rented in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Australian Capital Territory may not be driven to Western Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania, Kangaroo Island, the outback, or desert areas.