Customer’s liability when hiring a rental car is capped at the excess value. Commonly the excess liability ranges between $4,000 and $6,000 for standard car types and up to $8,000 for prestige, 4WDs, mini buses and motorhomes when renting a vehicle in Australia. For specialty cars, the excess may exceed $8,000.


For Customers hiring a smaller car, such as a compact or economy, the $4,000 cover is most popular. Customers hiring larger cars or 4WDs often prefer the $6,000 or the $8,000 cover option.


Please note, RVE Insurance cannot provide personal advice based on your specific circumstances.


The following links provide more specific information about your rental vehicle excess liability when hiring a car from Avis Budget Hertz Thrifty Europcar Redspot.


To learn about the components that make up a renter's financial liability when renting a hire car in Australia, read the article What is Rental Vehicle Excess insurance?