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Dreaming about a holiday in the Sunshine State? Book through Cheapflights to find cheap car hire on the Gold Coast. AU licence holders just need their unexpired licence and a valid credit card for the payment and security. The minimum age for car hire on the Gold Coast is 21 years old, but some Gold Coast car hire companies allow younger drivers if they pay an additional daily surcharge.
Remember to drive on the left side of the road, and stay within the speed limit, which is 50 km/h in urban areas and 100 km/h on motorways. The blood alcohol limit is 0.05%, and people caught drinking and driving can face serious penalties. All occupants within a vehicle must wear seatbelts, and children are required to use the appropriate car seats according to their size and age. Baby and child car seats can be booked with your car hire on the Gold Coast. Check with the local authorities for the latest Queensland road rules.
A wide variety of hire cars are available from car hire locations on the Gold Coast. Select your vehicle according to what you’re planning to do, whether you’d like to visit the popular local theme parks, take a scenic coastal drive or visit the unique national parks in the hinterland, and find cheap car hire on the Gold Coast through Cheapflights. If you’re staying within the city, economy hire cars such as the Toyota Corolla are available from many Gold Coast car hire companies. Want to explore off road? An SUV such as the Toyota RAV4 is a good choice. For groups of up to 12 people, reserve a spacious passenger van such as the Toyota HiAce. If you’re planning a romantic break in the sun, reserve a luxury hire car such as the Ford Mustang Convertible. To help you find your way, GPS devices are available with your car hire on the Gold Coast.
There are more than 5,400 free parking spaces close to beaches and shopping areas in Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and Currumbin. Metered parking spaces are available around the Gold Coast, and you should always check the signs to find out how long you can park. For example, in a 1P space, you will need to move your vehicle every hour. On-street parking is usually free at night and on public holidays. You can pay for parking your hire car on the Gold Coast by using the EasyPark App or with coins or credit card at the nearest parking meter.