Car & Luxury Vehicle Hire - Sydney World Square

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World Square (Metro) (SY5)

Address:

395 Pitt Street,
Sydney, NS, New South Wales, 2000, Australia

Phone:

(61) 2 8255 1616

Hours of Operation:

Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM; Sat 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Holiday Hours:

2023
CHRISTMAS HOLS   December  25 - December  26  closed

2024
NEW YEARS DAY   January  1  closed
AUSTRALIA DAY   January  26  closed
EASTER HOLS   March  29 - April  1  closed
ANZAC DAY   April  25  closed
KINGS BIRTHDAY   June  10  closed
LABOUR DAY   October  7  closed

Location Information
General Directions
CAR RETURN DIRECTIONS
-Enter World Square Car Park via corner of Pitt & Goulburn St and take the ramp down.
-Take a ticket, enter the car park and follow the second ramp down towards the yellow brick wall marked PRIVATE and turn right when you see this sign
-Please follow the YELLOW lines only, all the way down to RED level 4, with noticeable Avis Budget and Rydges Hotel signage along the way. Once on RED level 4, only park in bays marked with Avis & Budget signage.
-Using the Rydges lift, located behind the wall, proceed to the lobby and onto Pitt St. Turn right to the Avis Budget office to return the keys.
-Do not double park at any time. If there are no spaces on level 4, you can proceed down and park on level 2 next to the wash bay. From level 2 walk into the public carpark and go up or down the ramp to a lift, from where you can exit the carpark and proceed to the Avis Budget office.
-Do not park or enter the public Secure parking car park, as you will be liable for any parking fees (first 15 minutes free).

AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Not available.

Our Car Hire Fleet

Cars

If you need car hire in Sydney City, Avis Car & Truck Rental has everything you need. We have an impressive range of vehicles to choose from, including energy-efficient hatchbacks, large family sedans, and versatile SUVs. Whether you're planning a weekend getaway, having a family vacation, or starting an East Coast adventure, our CBD station is the perfect place to begin. Check out our Sydney CBD car hire fleet today.

Luxury vehicle hire

If you're looking for luxury car hire in Sydney, we have many options available. Our luxury vehicles combine classic style with advanced technology, outstanding performance, and comfortable interiors. Whether you're in town for business, going to a wedding, or looking for romance, our luxury vehicles are sure to make an impression. Our luxury car rental service in Sydney is open to everyone.

Commercial Vehicle Hire - Ute - Van - Truck - Bus

Along with standard passenger cars and luxury vehicles, we also have access to large commercial vehicles & trucks. From utes and vans to buses, these practical vehicles are 100% reliable and built for work. If you want van hire or mini bus hire at Sydney CBD, we are here to help. From interstate contracts to house moving projects, our commercial vehicles are strong, dependable, and clean enough for any task.

Our Car Renting Deals & Offers

At Avis, we want to ensure our Sydney CBD car rental services are available to everyone.

If you simply need to get from the airport to the city centre, one-way car hire is perfect. However, when you plan to spend a lot of time exploring Sydney, try one of our long-term car rentals. And to make sure you save money while hiring a car from us, try searching through car hire deals.

FAQs

How much does it cost to hire a car in Sydney?

To provide you with an estimate, we need to know more about your hire period, the car you want, and how long you need it for. When you choose one of the rentals at Avis.com.au, you’ll save money no matter which option you choose.

What's the speed limit in Sydney CBD?

Speed limits vary on Sydney streets, from 50 km/h in the CBD to 70 km/h and 80 km/h on arterial roads. School zones have a 40 km/h limit on Monday to Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. When you get a car hire in the Sydney CBD, it's vital to obey speed limits and drive to suit the conditions.

What are the opening hours for the Sydney CBD station?

If you want a van or ute hire in the Sydney CBD or a car rental in Sydney City, our Avis office is easy to find. The Sydney World Square station is located at 395 Pitt Street in the city centre. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. If you need a car rental in the Sydney city centre, Avis is the name you can trust.

Do I need an Australian driving license to rent a car in Sydney CBD?

The Driver must (i) hold a full, current and valid driving licence (not being a learners licence or provisional licence), (ii) have an International Driving Permit (IDP) or official translation (if a licence is not in Roman alphabet), (iii) have held their licence for minimum 12 consecutive months immediately prior to signing the Rental Agreement.

An International Driving Permit is not a stand-alone document and this must be carried with your valid domestic driving licence for it to be valid.

Digital drivers licences are only accepted in the issuing state. If you're travelling interstate you must present a physical (plastic) drivers licence.

What is the age requirement to rent a car in Sydney?

The minimum age to drive a vehicle with Avis is 21 years of age. All drivers must hold a current, full and valid driver's licence, that has been valid for a minimum of 12 consecutive months. A young driver surcharge may apply.

What are you supposed to do before you return a rental car?

When you return your rental car to Avis, you must do so with a full tank of fuel. We also ask that you remove all your personal belongings from the vehicle. Finally, please return the car to us in a clean state, ready for the next customer to drive.

Can I return a car to the location before or after business hours?

There are select Avis locations that allow returns outside of business hours. Please contact the return location directly or contact the Avis Reservations team to check if this is possible on 136 333.

Do I get a refund if I return my rental car early?

If you return the vehicle before the original return date (early return), you will not be refunded any portion of your payment. This does not detract from your rights as a consumer under applicable consumer protection legislation, including the Australian Consumer Law.

Can I return my rental car to a different location?

Avis allows one way rentals between select locations. Enter your details in the search widget to see available options. If you have an existing reservation, you can amend your booking online by clicking this link and following the prompts or on our mobile app. If you have collected your car and are having trouble amending your booking online, please contact the location you collected the vehicle from to check one way options.

Other locations in Sydney for car hire

Along with our Sydney World Square station near Chinatown, we have another inner-city office at Circular Quay for commercial vehicles. In addition, you will find Avis stations at Bondi JunctionNorth Sydney, and Alexandria, among other Sydney locations. We offer a trusted car hire service in the Sydney city centre and throughout the suburbs.

Rent a car and explore Sydney CBD

Sydney is a popular tourist destination for people from Australia and across the world. There's much to see in the New South Wales capital, from the Opera House and Harbour Bridge to Bondi and Manly Beaches. Other popular attractions include the Taronga Zoo, the Australian Museum, and the Royal Botanic Garden. Wherever you want to explore, car hire in the Sydney CBD is the perfect place to start.

Renter Requirements

Prepay Terms

Pay Now Terms & Conditions

Booking Conditions

  • At time of pick-up, location specific rental qualification rules apply to your rental. You must also agree to the rental terms and conditions (Rental Agreement) unless you are an Avis Preferred member and have opted into the master rental agreement. You must comply with our Rental Requirements. The full name on the reservation must match the name of the person collecting the vehicle as validated on their drivers license and credit/debit card. If the names do not match, it may be deemed by Avis as a non-permissible change to your Pay Now reservation and Avis may be required to cancel and re-book at the current rates (including any reasonable and applicable cancellation fees).

Pay now and Pay at Location

  • With Pay Now bookings, you pay for the rental period and optional extras when you book. Not all optional extras are capable of being pre-paid. Any optional extras that have been pre-booked but that cannot be pre-paid will be designated as Pay at Location and the conditions regarding Pay at Location may apply.
  • Additional charges may apply at the end of the rental period and must be paid at the relevant location (e.g. fuel charges and extending your rental period, however, we cannot guarantee that your pre-paid daily car rate will apply).
  • At the start of your rental, a hold will be placed on your credit/debit card for the total estimated rental charges plus an additional pre-authorization of up to $200 for all passenger and Signature Series vehicles and $400 for all commercial vehicles.  You must use an approved payment card that is in your name and has enough funds available.

    A pre-authorization holds an amount of money in your account.  

    • Once a pre-authorization has been held, you will not be able to use that money.
    • At the end of your rental, the final payment amount will be processed and if applicable, the unused portion will be released.  Depending on your bank, the money is usually released within 7-10 working days.  Avis will not be held responsible for any overdraft. 

Changing your booking - all booking types

  • You may change your booking (whether a Pay Now or Pay at Location booking) any time before the day you are due to pick-up the vehicle by calling reservations or managing your booking online (if available).  We will send you a revised booking confirmation email confirming your new booking details and new amount to be paid to your email address provided.
  • If you return the vehicle before the original return date (early return), you will not be refunded any portion of your payment. This does not detract from your rights as a consumer under applicable consumer protection legislation, including the Australian Consumer Law.

Cancellations - all booking types

  • You may cancel your booking at any time before the day you are due to collect your vehicle by calling reservations or managing your booking online (if available).
  • Depending on when you cancel, you will be charged a cancellation fee or no-show fee.
  • You should retain your reservation confirmation number, as it is necessary for any modifications and cancellations. Modifications or Cancellations to your prepay reservation must be made on Avis.com.au or by calling reservations.
  • If you need to cancel at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled pick-up time, you will be refunded the pre-paid amount less a cancellation fee of up to $82.50 AUD.
  • If you need to cancel within 24 hours prior to the scheduled pick-up time, you will be refunded the pre-paid amount less a cancellation fee of up to $165.00 AUD.
  • If the value of the reservation is less than the cancellation fee, you will not be charged any further amount and will not be entitled to any refund.
  • If you fail to cancel your reservation prior to the pick-up time and do not collect the vehicle on the pick-up date, a no show fee of the entire prepaid amount will be forfeited.
  • Amounts indicated above are inclusive of GST fees. Additional card fees may apply.

Payment Methods

  • Avis generally accepted credit cards include Visa, MasterCard and American Express. However, some locations may not accept all card types. Card transaction fees may apply please refer to the card transaction fee terms and conditions for more information.
  • Debit cards are not accepted at some Avis locations and are not a recommended form of prepayment.
  • Debit cards or cash may be used at the end of the rental period for payment of additional charges.
  • Coupons may be applied to Pay Now rentals. Vouchers or Avis rental certificates cannot be used in conjunction with a Pay Now reservation.
  • Gift Cards (Avis or any other) are not allowed on Pay Now reservations.

Rates

  • Your quoted rental rate is based on the exact parameters (locations, dates, etc.) of your particular rental. Any change to your confirmed reservation may result in a different rate being charged.
  • Your total rental rate is calculated based on the information provided at time of reservation.
  • Extensions or late returns may result in additional charges. These additional charges are set out in the standard terms and conditions of rental, which can be downloaded via the Avis website.

Rental Requirements

  • You must bring your reservation number or booking confirmation email with you.  This will help the location find your details so you can get on your way as quickly as possible. Your total rental rate is calculated based on the information provided at time of reservation.
  • We may refuse to allow any driver to drive the vehicle who: (i) does not hold a valid and current driving licence in the country of rental for the entire rental period, (ii) has not brought an international driving licence or official translation (if applicable), (iii) has not held their licence for the minimum period required by the rental location, (iv) has driving related convictions, or (v) who does not meet our identity, security, driving licence or credit checks.
  • The rental location may refuse to rent the vehicle if you or the person making payment fails any of the checks and this leads us to believe that you, the person making any payment for the vehicle, the driver or any additional driver results in the rental being deemed high risk.

Privacy

The collection, use, disclosure and retention of your information, including your personal information, provided to us in connection with payment for our services and products, or participation in our programs, whether directly by you or on your behalf through a payment service, is subject our Privacy Notice located on our website or in the terms and conditions of the Rental Agreement and the Privacy Act 1988.


Optional Coverages

Excess Options

Excess Reduction (ER) or Zero Excess (ZE), available at participating locations, are optional coverages that further reduce the standard excess.

Please click here for further information.


Credit Card Policies

Avis generally accepted credit and debit cards include; Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and an Avis Charge Card. However, some locations may not accept all card types.

At commencement of rental, Avis does not accept a prepaid or reloadable stored value card, a travel money card or an EFTPOS card. Avis also does not accept cards presented on phones/watches and doesn't allow contactless payment methods such as pay-wave. A physical credit or debit card must be presented at the start of rental. At the end of the rental, some Avis locations will accept a prepaid or reloadable stored value card as a final form of payment.

Please Note: Rentals paid for by a valid credit/debit card will be subject to a card transaction fee of 1.29% (including GST) at time of pick-up.

Pay Now: If the names on the credit card do not match the credit card used at Reservation, it may be deemed as a non-permissible change to your Pay Now reservation. You may be required to cancel and re-book at the current rates (including any reasonable and applicable cancellation fees).

Avis Australia may require a customer renting a vehicle to complete a Rental Qualification Form and provide additional identification as it deems necessary or appropriate or in accordance with applicable law. Please see Rental Qualification Policy.


Debit Card Policies

See Credit Card Policy above.


Drivers License

The Driver must (i) hold a full, current and valid driving licence (not being a learners, provisional or restricted licence), (ii) have an International Driving Permit (IDP) or official translation (if licence is not in Roman alphabet), (iii) have held their licence for minimum 12 consecutive months immediately prior to signing the Rental Agreement.

An International Driving Permit is not a stand-alone document and this must be carried with your valid domestic driving licence for it to be valid.

Digital drivers licences (with the correct endorsements) are accepted for any Avis rental. All digital licences must be checked live at the time of rental, via the respective validation process. A screenshot or photo of the licence is not accepted.

A digital licence does not replace a physical licence and you should still carry your physical card, when travelling outside the issuing state or territory.


Public Liability and Property Damage

Please refer to the Rental Terms & Conditions


Additional Driver Policy

All additional drivers must meet the same minimum age & drivers licence requirements as the main renter. Each Additional Driver may be charged a daily fee. A young driver surcharge may apply.


Age Requirements

The minimum age to drive a vehicle with Avis is 21 years of age. All drivers must hold a current, full and valid drivers licence, that has been valid for a minimum of 12 consecutive months. A young driver surcharge may apply.


Cancellations

You may cancel your booking at any time by calling reservations or managing your booking online.

 

For Pay Now reservations, depending on when you cancel, you will be charged a cancellation or no-show fee.

  • If you need to cancel at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled pick-up time, you will be refunded the pre-paid amount less a cancellation fee of up to $82.50 AUD.
  • If you need to cancel within 24 hours prior to the scheduled pick-up time, you will be refunded the pre-paid amount less a cancellation fee of up to $165.00 AUD.
  • If the value of the reservation is less than the cancellation fee, you will not be charged any further amount and will not be entitled to any refund.
  • If you fail to cancel your reservation prior to the pick-up time and do not collect the vehicle on the pick-up date, a no show fee of the entire prepaid amount will be forfeited.
  • Amounts indicated above are inclusive of GST.

 


Fuel Policy

To ensure a seamless start to your journey, our vehicles are rented with a full tank of fuel. It would be appreciated if the vehicle was also returned with a full tank, however if this is not possible, a refuelling charge will be applicable. The option of pre-paid fuel is on offer at select locations and the exact rate of the refuelling charge will be available upon vehicle collection.

 

Electric Vehicles must be returned with at least 77% charge, or you'll incur a recharge fee.


Modifying Your Booking

  • You may change your booking (whether a Pay Now or Pay at Location booking) any time before the day you are due to pick-up the vehicle by calling reservations or managing your booking online (if available). We will send you a revised booking confirmation email confirming your new booking details. For Pay Now reservations, the additional amount to be paid will be charged at time of rental pick up.
  • For Pay Now reservations, if you return the vehicle before the original return date (early return), you will not be refunded any portion of your payment. This does not detract from your rights as a consumer under applicable consumer protection legislation, including the Australian Consumer Law.
  • Modifying or returning your vehicle to a different location, changing the dates or the rental duration, will result in the reservation being recalculated at the new daily rates and any applicable one way fees or other charges may apply.

Pre-Authorisations

At the start of your rental, a hold will be placed on your credit/debit card for the total estimated rental charges plus an additional pre-authorisation. You must use an approved payment card that is in your name and has enough funds available.

Passenger Vehicles
Pay later reservations

  • $0 for credit card payments 
  • $200 for debit card payments
  • $200 for all Signature Series vehicles only credit cards are accepted

Pay now reservations

  • $200 for credit card payments 
  • $200 for debit card payments
  • $200 for all Signature Series vehicles only credit cards are accepted

Commercial Vehicles

  • Up to $400 for credit or debit card payments. Please confirm with the pickup location

A pre-authorisation holds an amount of money in your account. Once a pre-authorisation has been held, you will not be able to use that money.

At the end of your rental, the final payment amount will be processed and if applicable, the unused portion of the pre-authorisation will be released. Depending on your bank, the money is usually released within 7-10 working days. Avis will not be held responsible for any overdraft fees.


Privacy

The collection, use, disclosure and retention of your information, including your personal information, provided to us in connection with payment for our services and products, or participation in our programs, whether directly by you or on your behalf through a payment service, is subject our Privacy Notice located on our website or in the terms and conditions of the Rental Agreement and the Privacy Act 1988.


Rates and Inclusions

The vehicle rental price is calculated based on your requested start and end dates and times, the rental location(s) and the type of vehicle you request. Unless stated otherwise, the price also includes all costs you must pay, for example, administration fees, GST, Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF) and any location surcharges.


Rental Qualification Policy

Avis Australia may require a customer renting a vehicle to complete a Rental Qualification Form and provide additional identification as it deems necessary or appropriate or in accordance with applicable law. For further information and to download the form please click here.  https://www.avis.co.au/en/rental-qualification-policy


Signature Series

When renting a vehicle from the Signature Series range specific Terms and Conditions apply.

  • Debit cards are not permitted.
  • At the start of your rental, a hold will be placed on your card for the total estimated rental charges plus an additional pre-authorisation of $200 on credit card.
  • Drivers must hold a full valid drivers licence (not being a learners or provisional licence) and be over 25 years of age.
  • Local Renters - The Local Airport Qualification Form must be completed with 2 contact telephone numbers. A second form of identification will be required for your booking. You will be required to provide proof of your current address that matches your current driver¿s licence. An example of the acceptable form of ID is a current utility or phone bill.
  • Interstate one-way rentals are not permitted on Signature Series vehicles.

Travel Restrictions

Area of Use Restrictions

Restrictions may apply if you intend to take the vehicle outside the local area in which it is being collected. Local driving conditions and restrictions vary between locations, so you must contact the pickup location prior to your rental date for further information. During the ski season, vehicles may not be taken above the snowline (unless advised otherwise). Please contact your selected location for further information.

Where You Can and Cannot Drive the Vehicle

You and any Authorised Driver must not, unless authorised in writing by Avis drive or take the Vehicle:

 

IN QUEENSLAND

  • On Highway No. 27: beyond Chillagoe in a westerly direction

  • On Highway No. 1: beyond Normanton in a southerly direction and no further north than Karumba

  • Beyond Cooktown to the north or Lakeland to the west and no further north than Cape Tribulation on the Coast Rd

  • On a coastal road north of Cape Tribulation, unless the vehicle is a 4WD vehicle

  • On the Bloomfield Track north of Cape Tribulation

IN NEW SOUTH WALES

  • Above the snow line; being Jindabyne, from the beginning of June until the end of September

IN VICTORIA

  • Above the snow line; being Bright, from the beginning of June until the end of September

IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

  • On the Kalumburu Rd, Tanami Rd, Canning Stock Route, Gunbarrel Hwy and Holland Track

  • On the Gibb River Rd, Broome-Cape Leveque Rd, Bungle Bungles, Karijini National Park and Windjana Gorge unless the vehicle is a four-wheel drive

IN NORTHERN TERRITORY

  • Gove Peninsula

  • On the Jim Jim Falls Rd to Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls