Cairns International Airport (CNS) Car Hire
Cairns, QLD 4870
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Terminal Buildinairport Avenue, Cairns, QLD 4870, AU
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Upon arrival please be on the lookout for the Enterprise counter located in the arrivals hall of the airport terminal. Your rental will be serviced there.
The car rental counter is located in the arrivals hall of the Cairns International Terminal. Once you have cleared customs you will exit into the Arrivals hall. Proceed to the rental counter on the right hand side of the arrivals hall where we will arrange your rental agreement.
Key Facts & Policies
For National all additional drivers are included.
After Hours Service Pickups: After hours pickup service is not available at this location. Staff will be on site to meet customers for a pre booked reservation where a flight number is provided in the case the flight is delayed.
After Hours Service Drops: Return the vehicle to the delegated Enterprise or communal return bays and place the keys into the drop box located on the right hand side of the Enterprise counter in the arrivals hall.
Minimum driver age of 21 years old. There is no maximum age, however under 25 years old will only be able to reduce their damage liability to AUD 330.00.
A young driver surcharge of AUD 23.50 per day (excludes GST) applies to all Drivers aged between 21-24 years old.
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 licence for a minimum of one year.
If any driver is on a probationary licence there is an additional Probationary Licence Fee of AUD 28.00 per day (excludes GST).
For classes Luxury, Premium SUV, Luxury full size, Elite Full Size 4WD, Premium Elite SUV 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, documents must have been issued within the last 2 months. A full licence is required to drive any of the prestige fleet.
The Renter must not use the Vehicle outside the Permitted Area of Use. If the renter takes the Vehicle outside the Permitted Area of Use their Liability for any loss or damage will increase and any optional damage waiver selected void.
For Vehicles rented in Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, the permitted area of use DOES NOT include Western Australia or the Northern Territory.
Vehicles may not be driven above the snow line from June to October, on beaches, in watercourses or rivers.
“Permitted Area of Use” means the area in which the Vehicle may be driven. The Permitted Area of Use is limited as follows:
1. For those Vehicles-hired outside the Northern Territory and Western Australia, the Permitted Area of Use does not include the Northern Territory or Western Australia.
2. For those Vehicles hired from the Northern Territory, the Permitted Area of use does not include any other States or Territories of Australia.
3. For those Vehicles hired in the Northern Territory, the Permitted Area of use does not include driving on the road to Jim Jim Gorge and Twin Falls or north of the Oodnadatta Track including the following areas: Mount Dare, Dalhousie Springs, Witjira National Park and Pedirka Desert.
4. For those Vehicles hired from Western Australia, the Permitted Area of Use does not include any other states or Territories of Australia and does not include any place further north or East than Exmouth or further east than Kalgoorlie-Boulder Township or Esperance.
5. The Permitted Area of Use in Queensland does not include any place further north than Cooktown or in a westerly direction beyond Chillagoe and Georgetown. The Permitted Area of Use does not include the ‘Bloomfield Track’ coastal route between Cape Tribulation and Cooktown or Fraser Island and Stradbroke Island.
6. The Permitted Area of Use in South Australia does not include any place further north than Wilpena or in a westerly direction beyond Ceduna.
All vehicles rented come with a standard cover as below:
Mini, Economy, Compact, Compact SUV, Intermediate-Midsize, Intermediate-Midsize SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Full-size, Mystery Vehicle AUD 1,800.00
Compact Commercial Van, Intermediate-Midsize Commercial Van, Intermediate-Midsize Pickup, Full-size Pickup Full-size Elite, Full-size SUV, Full-size Commercial Van, Premium, Premium SUV, Premium Special, Premium Van, Special SUV, Luxury full size, Luxury SUV, 8 seat passenger Van AUD 2,500.00
Intermediate-Midsize Commercial Van, Full-size Commercial Van AUD 3,500.00
Your Loss or Damage Liability (“LDL”) is the amount payable by you in the event of loss or damage to the Vehicle even if you are not at fault. Your liability includes damage to the vehicle, damage to other vehicles, a Claims Administration Fee, loss of use, towing and more. For a small daily fee, you can reduce your damage liability.
With the purchase of CDW Collision Damage Waiver you will only be liable up to the nominated liability for the cost of repair to your vehicle or any 3rd parties’ vehicle or property.
Mini, Economy, Compact, Compact SUV, Intermediate-Midsize, Intermediate-Midsize SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Full-size, Mystery vehicle AUD 29.50 (excludes GST) per day reduces your damage liability to AUD900.00
Intermediate-Midsize Pickup, Full-size Pickup, Compact Elite SUV, Compact Commercial Van, Full-size Elite, Full-size SUV, Premium SUV, Premium Elite SUV, Premium full size, Full-size SUV, 8 seat Van, full size elite 4WD, Luxury SUV, 12 Seat Passenger Van, AUD 900.00 Intermediate-Midsize Commercial Van, Full-size Commercial Van, AUD 30.00 (excludes GST) per day reduces your damage liability to AUD 1500.00 .
If another person has caused the damage; National will attempt to recover all costs from that person or his/her insurer. The amount paid by you towards damage liability will be refunded to you to the extent National is successful in recovering all costs.
Where the Vehicle is hired from a remote Location and driven between sunset and sunrise outside a city province, and loss or damage is the result of a single vehicle accident the renter will be liable for all losses incurred.
Possible to and from most locations. One way drop-fees apply for all valid one-way rentals in Australia.
No one ways into or out of Northern Territory, Western Australia and Tasmania.
If the renter returns the vehicle to a location that differs from the one noted on the original rental agreement, then a relocation fee based on the KM distance table below will be applied.
From 01 KMS to 50 KMS = AUD 51.80
From 51 KMS to 250 KMS = AUD 323.75
From 251 KMS to 500 KMS = AUD 647.50
From 501 KMS to 750 KMS = AUD 1036.00
From 751 KMS+ = AUD 1,295.00 (max charge)
All fees exclude GST.
Vehicles are supplied with a full tank of fuel. Where a vehicle is returned with less than a full tank of fuel, the renter will be charged for fuel and a refuelling fee. A minimum refuelling charge of AUD 25.00 applies if a fuel top-up is required. A pre-paid fuel option is available at time of collection at a discounted rate per litre. All fuel charges must be settled by the renter.
Customers must present a full valid driving licence which has been held for a minimum of 12 months. Driving license can be from any country. If the license is not in English, an international drivers license must be presented along with drivers license from country of origin. Self drive service only.
A valid credit card or Visa or MasterCard debit card must be provided for all rentals. The credit card holder is listed as the hirer and must be present at the time of rental commencement. NO CASH is accepted for any payments or bond. Charges for options and coverage are to be settled at the commencement of the rental.
A credit card fee applies as follows and is applicable to all rental charges (excluding the deposit bond) including any optional items purchased and damage liability charges. There is no refund of credit card surcharges:
Union Pay Cards:
Union Pay Cards are accepted if they have the Visa and MasterCard Union Pay logo present on the card.
All credit cards - 0.80% (Excluding GST)
The credit card deposit (by way of pre-authorisation) is up to AUD 200.00.
If customer satisfies the below local renter criteria, up to AUD 1,000.00 (by way of pre-authorisation) is required, along with second proof of ID that shows drivers name and address e.g. utility bill.
1. Lives locally; within the greater metropolitan area of the city of pick up
2. Is a first-time renter with Enterprise (in either Australia and New Zealand)
3. Is not a Corporate Renter
Security Bonds - Prestige Fleet
For classes Compact Elite, Premium full size, Luxury full size, premium SUV, Elite Full size 4WD, Premium Elite SUV and Luxury Elite SUV, the credit card deposit (by way of pre-authorisation) is AUD 1,000.00.
This is the roadside assistance service that kicks in where standard breakdown service ends. Premium Roadside Assistance covers those times when you just need a helping hand to get on your way, like fitting a spare tyre or opening a car with the keys locked in.
Services offered in the Premium Roadside Assistance program include:
• Change a flat tyre (install vehicle’s spare tyre)
• Lockout service if you are locked out of your car
• Fuel delivery - up to 15 litres at no charge if you run out of fuel
• Jump starting your car if the battery is run flat (lights left on)
• AUD 150.00 of accommodation or transport costs (reimbursement of expenses as a result of rental car breakdown)
Premium Roadside Assistance is there to help you 24/7. For a daily fee of AUD 9.00 (excludes GST) for all car groups; customers save on all of the above and receive total peace of mind.
Please Note: Premium Roadside Assistance will coordinate provider services for you. You will need to be present with the vehicle for Premium Roadside Assistance services to be provided. The relevant phone number to contact can be found on the rental agreement wallet which you will receive when collecting your vehicle.
We accept current Australian, New Zealand, International and overseas licences. Overseas licences that are not easily identifiable as a drivers licence must be accompanied by an International Licence or certified English translation. Valid driver’s licence must be held for a minimum of 12 months.
In Australia as long as the rental vehicle is registered; the Green Slip (CTP - Compulsory Third Party Insurance) covers all injuries including death caused to other road users such as drivers, passengers of other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, motor cyclists and pillion passengers if you are at fault in a motor vehicle accident. CTP does not cover damage to property or other vehicles. The CTP provides unlimited indemnity to the insured party and ensures those who are injured have access to funds for services including all reasonable medical costs, treatment and rehabilitation. There is no fixed coverage limit per policy.