What are your age requirements for renting in New Zealand?


The minimum age to rent a vehicle is 21 years of age. There is no maximum age, however those under 25 years old will only be able to reduce their damage liability to 340 NZD.

  • A 'Young Driver Surcharge’ of $23.50 NZD per day may be applied to your rental, if you are between the ages of 21 and 24.

  • Drivers aged between 21-24 are restricted to vehicles Mini, Economy, Compact, Compact SUV, Compact Commercial Van, Intermediate, Intermediate pickup and Standard only.

  • All drivers must have held their license for a minimum of one year.

  • If any driver is on a probationary license there is an additional Probationary License Fee of $28 NZD per day

  • For vehicle classes Luxury, Premium SUV, Special SUV, Premium Special and Luxury SUV there is a minimum driver’s age of 30 years old. Local Renters must provide two current forms of ID both confirming home address i.e. phone bill and rates bill (must have been issued within the last 2 months). A full license is required to drive any of the prestige fleet.


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