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Take advantage of off-peak car hire discounts

Thrifty off-peak car rental savings

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:

Brisbane Airport
Melbourne Airport
Sydney Airport
Perth Airport

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.

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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

Small and medium - ECMR - Toyota Yaris

We have a great range of small and medium cars available for hire. Rent a popular compact car like the Toyota Corolla for easy driving and good fuel efficiency. 

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SUVs and 4WDs

Mitsubishi ASX

For more space, comfort and power in your drive, check out our range of SUVs and 4WD vehicles. The Mitsubishi ASX is a popular choice for family trips. 

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Large and luxury

Large and luxury - LDAR - Holden Caprice V8

Want an even more comfortable or stylish drive? Make your driving experience extra special with a large or luxury car. Mercedez Benz are now in our range of cars.

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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

Use your Auto Club Membership to save an additional 15%