For those looking to holiday without the crowds, hordes of kids, and 'sold out' signs, an off-peak period could be the go. And better yet, you can save with the cheapest possible car rental rate.
If you're not strapped to a work or school schedule, why not take advantage of the times between public and school holidays and the festive season? It's the perfect time to see all that Australia has to offer.
And if making your money go further is at the top of your agenda, booking early and taking advantage of discounted car hire rates leaves you more to spend on the fun stuff.
Popular off-peak destinations
We have friendly Thrifty offices all around Australia getting you on the road quickly, so you can get your holiday started right.
Some of our most popular locations are:
Added travel inspiration and advice can be found on our Thrifty blog.
Book early and save
We are constantly reviewing our prices to give you the best possible daily rate. To save the most with your off-peak rental, it's best to book your vehicle early, and remember to check out specials page.
Why not stay a bit longer? We offer lower rates for those booking cars for more than three days.
Auto Club Member? Use your Membership number when booking to save 15% on daily rates.
Vehicles to rent
Choose from a range of comfortable compact and larger vehicles to suit your needs.
The Thrifty fleet is of the highest safety standards and we've incorporated COVID-19 cleaning practices so you can have complete peace of mind.
Small and medium
SUVs and 4WDs
Large and luxury
Peak periods to avoid
For the best rental rate and to travel during a low demand period, it's best to avoid public holidays, long weekends, and the below school holiday periods.
2021 school holiday periods
26 June - 11 July
18 September - 4 October
18 December - 27 January
All public holidays can be found at info.australia.gov.au
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