In April 2018, the Gold Coast is set to host the 21st Commonwealth Games, and the countdown is well and truly on. Here at Thrifty Car & Truck Rental, we’re getting excited too, because we’ll be there amongst the action!

Thrifty is proud to be the Official Car Rental Supplier of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games! Not only will our vehicles be used to support the Games, we’re offering customers the opportunity to win fantastic prize packages including tickets to be at the Opening Ceremony and medal events.

Surfer's Paradise, Gold Coast Car hire

To show our support of the incredible athletes, we’re giving customers the chance to win 1 of 8 Games packages, which includes:

  • Two event tickets to the must-see Opening Ceremony or the finals for Athletics, Beach Volleyball, Cycling Track, Artistic Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Rugby Sevens or Swimming.
  • One night’s accommodation for two in a Spa Suite on the Gold Coast.
  • A GC2018 merchandise pack.
  • One-day Thrifty Car & Truck Rental voucher

Simply book and rent a Thrifty vehicle between 1 October 2017 and 28 February 2018 using these car hire promotion codes to go in the draw.

Thrifty at the Games

Surfer's Paradise skyline

Over 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 Commonwealth nations and territories will venture to the Gold Coast to compete across multiple events over 11 days in a modern-day sporting spectacular. This will be the fifth time Australia has hosted the Games.

To help Games operations run smoothly, we’ll be providing 1,400 vehicles across 15 category types to service technical delegates, team officials, dignitaries, medal ceremonies and sponsors.

The Thrifty fleet will also be used as marathon press trucks, broadcast vehicles, cycling team vehicles, and vehicles for the Queen’s Baton Relay – talk about going for gold!

Make the most of your trip

While you’re in sunny QLD cheering on the Aussie team, why not pick up a Queensland car hire from one of our Thrifty offices throughout the state? The Games are a perfect excuse to set off on a road trip around the Gold Coast. With Brisbane hosting certain events too, we’ve mapped out a great itinerary for you: The Gold Coast to Brisbane road trip.

Thinking of something a little further? No worries, we’ve got you covered with a Cairns to Townsville road trip, as both cities will host Basketball during the Games.

Good luck, and Go Aussies Go!