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*Based on Group 2 vehicle hire for 7+ days

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I collect my hire car from the gold coast airport?

Yes. When you arrive you give us a call on 07 5536 2806 and we come over to the airport to collect you from the short term car park area. We then bring you back to our office (5 minutes away) to complete the paperwork. When you return the vehicle to our office we will drop you to the departure gate.

What type of car can I hire?

Our cars are six to ten years old, automatic and air conditioned. We have available small, medium and large sedans and wagons, including a six seater falcon wagon suitable for larger families. All cars are well maintained and serviced in our workshop Carter Automotive.

In what area can I drive the car?

Our Group 1 cars can be driven as far north as Brisbane and south to Byron Bay, included in this area is the Gold Coast Hinterland.

Our Group 2 cars can be driven all over the Gold Coast and Tweed Coast. Included in the hire rate is 200kms per day, so if you hire for 7 days you can use up to 1400kms at no extra cost.

Are there any additional charges added to the daily rate advertised?

No. Our rates include all fees and charges including GST, insurance and additional drivers. We also provide baby seats and maps free of charge.

What is the insurance excess?

It's the amount you have to pay in the event of an accident/damage.

You are liable for $1,000 insurance excess, this can be reduced to $250 for an additional fee.

Do I need a credit card to hire a car?

Yes. You need to provide your credit card as security deposit to cover the insurance excess if you have an accident.

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What's on?


Are you coming to the Gold Coast for a theme park holiday?

Forget public transport and hire a car from Carter's Car Rental, this includes pick up from the Gold Coast Airport when you arrive.

Please note: Daylight Savings Time is not observed in Queensland. Adjust your itinerary as required if you are flying into the Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta.


Other events happening in and around the Gold Coast.

25 - 28 May 2017
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
A non-stop program of splendid entertainment and events will enhance the family-friendly and festive atmosphere, including a Kids' Zone, roving street performers, live music and delicious food on offer throughout The Marine Village.

SCIBS 2017 will also present the popular International Business Lounge and Top Deck VIP Lounge, where industry movers and shakers can talk business, network or relax in superb style and comfort.
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28 May 2017
Gold Coast Botanic Gardens Open Day
Make sure to visit your botanic garden to celebrate the annual Botanic Gardens Open Day and find out what botanic gardens are all about. There will be a community planting, plants for sale and nursery propagation demonstration, guided walks, herbarium display, native flower arranging, native bees display, bush foods display and tasting.

Botanica children's trails for all the family, sausage sizzle and cold drinks plus coffee at the gardens and ice cream.
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2 - 4 June 2017
Gold Coast Food and Wine Festival
The festival will be held over three days on the first weekend of June to celebrate the quality and variety of eating experiences on The Gold Coast. It will celebrate the Gold Coast’s exciting and expanding foodie scene, the abundance of local fresh produce and wide ranging wineries and breweries.

With a focus on shared dining experiences, there will be social and interactive events all the way along the Coast. This will include food truck meet ups, barbecue wars, outdoor dining experiences and unique experiences within renown Gold Coast restaurants.
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7 - 11 June 2017
Cooly Rocks On
Music, dancing, cars, nostalgia and good old-fashioned family fun are all on the program, right here in one of the best destinations in the world.

For the first time ever in 2017, Cooly Rocks On™ daytime entertainment will be completely free – presenting a star-studded line-up of rock’n’roll and rockabilly bands, plus all the usual festival favourites. Get along to as many events as you can squeeze in and make the most of the party-fuelled atmosphere.
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