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About Thrifty car rental

We're here to help keep you moving!

Our vision is to be the best car rental company in Australia, by offering our customers the best service, the best rates and the best experience. Thrifty car rental is 100% owned by the NRMA, so our customers can take comfort in knowing they are dealing with one of Australia’s most trusted and reliable brands. Thrifty is also the only major rental car company that is 100% Australian-owned and operated.

Our friendly, professional team takes the time to understand your rental needs. Whether you're after an economical car, 4WD, family sedan, luxury car, bus, van or truck, thousands of people across Australia trust us every day to help people and cargo on their way. 

As a member of the Australian Finance Industry Association (AFIA) – Fleet & Rental Division, we are committed to making your rental experience a happy one. We have adopted the AFIA Car Rental Code of Practice, demonstrating our commitment to provide customers with a high level of service at all times. We're always happy to help you choose the right passenger or commercial vehicle. So, you can expect great personal service from the moment you walk through the doors to when you drive away.

Over 170 reasons to hit the road with Thrifty

Whether you're in Sydney or Canberra, Brisbane or Broome, Dubbo or Darwin, we're never far away. We have more than 170 convenient locations at all major airports and metropolitan locations, plus one of the best networks throughout rural and regional Australia. There's sure to be a Thrifty location nearby, wherever you are in Australia. And if you're travelling overseas, regardless of whether it's for business or pleasure, you'll feel right at home at more than 1000 Thrifty locations across 80 countries worldwide. For international bookings visit

Our fleet

Thrifty operate one of the largest vehicle fleets in the market, including a diverse range of cars, utilities, trucks, buses, 4WDs, vans, and vehicles specific for mining applications. There are currently over 17,000 vehicles in the Thrifty fleet and our ‘floating fleet’ model enables us to relocate vehicles quickly and efficiently to meet demand.
With a focus on the future, we are continually investing in state-of-the-art infrastructure and technology to ensure our customers experience the most efficient and best car rental service.

People drive our success

Our people and our company values drive our success. Our key assets are our people who drive the Thrifty brand and our network of 16 experienced franchise operators. We live and breathe vehicle rentals, and our local experts offer an invaluable knowledge of their areas. We're passionate about delivering exceptional service and value, and we want our service to be great, not just good.

Interested in becoming part of the Franchise Network?

We’re looking to expand our network of franchises, as it is key to driving the future growth and success of our iconic global brand. Our franchise strategy aims to strengthen our network through local ownership and management under people who are committed to providing a level of service that sets us apart from the competition. Find out more about our Franchisee opportunities.



We're always on the lookout for great new talent to join the Thrifty team. Find out about our current vacancies and working for Thrifty on our careers page.

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Thrifty and the NRMA

NRMA Thrifty

Thrifty is 100% owned by the NRMA - the largest Auto Club in Australia. This makes us the only Australian owned international rental car company.  

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Corporate social responsbility

Reconciliation action plan NRMA Thrifty

At Thrifty, we take care of our community and we are invested in Australia. That's why corporate social responsibility is a key part of our operations. 

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