Rent a Car Gold Coast Airport (OOL)

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Gold Coast Airport (OOL)


Terminal Drive,
Bilinga, QL, Queensland, 4225, Australia


CALL: (61) 2 9353 9000

Hours of Operation:

Sun - Sat 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Renter Requirements

Optional Coverages

Loss Damage Waiver (LDW)

Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) is included in Avis Australia rentals. LDW reduces customer liability from the full value of the Avis vehicle to the standard excess amount.

Excess Options

Excess Reduction (ER), available online or Zero Excess, available at counter in participating locations are optional coverage that further reduces 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 licence or provisional 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 are only accpeted in the issuing state. If you're travelling interstate you must present a physical (plastic) drivers licence.

Public Liability and Property Damage


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.


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 may 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.

COVID-19 Cancellation Waiver: Until 28 February 2022, we are offering free cancellation on Pay Now Rentals when you cancel at least 24 hours in advance of rental collection.

Fuel Policy

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.


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.


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.

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:

  • to Gove Peninsula or any island off the coast of Australia (including, but not limited to, Kangaroo Island, Bruny Island, Fraser Island, Magnetic Island, Groote Eylandt or the Tiwi Islands)
  • to Kangaroo Island; however, if so authorised in writing by Avis, You and any Authorised Driver must not drive the Vehicle between dusk and dawn outside town limits;
  • into or out of the Northern Territory, Western Australia or Tasmania
  • 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 Road
    • Or on the Coast Road from Helenvale to Cape Tribulation, or from Laura to Lakeland, unless the Vehicle is a 4 wheel drive vehicle
  • in the snow at any time and anywhere (including Tasmania)
  • above the snow line in New South Wales (being Jindabyne) or Victoria (being Bright), from the beginning of June until the end of September
  • on beaches or through streams, dams, rivers or flood waters
  • in Western Australia:
    • to any parts north of Carnarvon;
    • on the Kalumburu Road, Tanami Road, Canning Stock Route, Gunbarrel Highway and Holland Track:
    • on the Gibb River Road, Cape Leveque Road and Windjana Gorge unless the Vehicle is a 4WD Vehicle and is being driven in 4WD mode on these roads;
    • beyond 100 kilometres of the Perth city limits between dusk and dawn; or
    • outside any town or city limits between dusk and dawn.
  • in the Northern Territory:
    • on the Jim Jim Falls Road to Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls; or
    • outside any town or city limits between dusk and dawn.
  • Airside on any airport in Australia unless You have authorisation from Avis in writing.



Hiring A Car At Gold Coast's Airport (formerly Coolangatta Airport)? 

Our Store at the Gold Coast Airport welcomes visitors to one of the most beautiful tropical seashore attractions in the world. Whether coming from across the country or across the globe, our friendly representatives strive to help make each trip, for business or pleasure, a success.

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Gold Coast Airport Overview

Gold Coast Airport sits almost astride the state border of Queensland and New South Wales, bracketed by Highway M1 and the Gold Coast Highway that links the coastal tourist attractions.

Gold Coast airport is easy to navigate with one terminal split into domestic and international sections. When you arrive at Gold Coast airport you’ll find the Avis counter located opposite the domestic baggage carousels. If you are arriving on an international flight when you exit turn left and proceed past the check in counters.

While waiting for a flight or relaxing after getting off the plane, visitors can enjoy two lounges or there are a variety of eateries and shops, giving ample opportunity to get a bite to eat or purchase travel essentials such as books, health and beauty supplies, and souvenirs.

Things To Do Near Coolangatta Airport

Visitors to the Gold Coast will find ample opportunities to search out fun, exciting, and interesting recreation. From the Oceanside resorts to the interior parks, those who love the outdoors will have no shortage of activities.

1. Ukerebagh Island represents one of the region’s best kept secrets. Located at the mouth of the Tweed River, it functions as a site to honour Australia’s first Indigenous political figure, Senator Neville Bonner, as well as the local aboriginal community for whom the sight holds particular significance. The site now helps to protect local wildlife from the encroachment of development and offers great trails for hiking and enjoying wildlife.

2. Burleigh Head National Park, north of the airport on Highway 2, is a small, but spectacular preserve of rainforest plants and animals. It also contains a mountain overlook of the seashore and nearby area. No visitor to the Gold Coast should miss the beautiful vistas and remarkable plantlife within.

3.Mermaid Beach hotel and resort areas, Pacific Fair offers some of the best shopping in the entire region. Whether visitors need a new outfit or hair style for a night on the town, essentials for enjoying the sun and surf, or just want a taste of local cuisine, Pacific Fair has what holidaymakers are looking for.

4. Lamington National Park contains spectacular views. It also offers numerous hiking opportunities through a rare and unique Gondwana rainforest, recognised as a World Heritage site.

Distances to Attractions

To/From Distance (    Travel Time (Approx. hr)  
Gold Coast Airport to Ukerebagh Island Wildlife Reserve      7 .15
Gold Coast Airport to Burleigh Head National Park 10 .20
Gold Coast Airport to Mermaid Beach 15 .30
Gold Coast Airport to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre 20 .30
Gold Coast Airport to Surfers Paradise 30 0.4
Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane 100 1.5

Nearest Petrol Stations

The nearest petrol station to the airport sits on the sea side of the airport directly on the Gold Coast Highway. Not far to the east of the airport, on Musgrave Street, is a 7 Eleven convenience store and petrol station.

A few kilometres north of the airport on the Gold Coast Highway, travellers can choose from a BP, Coles, and Puma Tugun. The Kennedy Drive exit off of Highway M1 also offers a BP and a Caltex Tweed.

Fleet Information

Avis offers a wide variety of vehicle choices to fit your needs, style, and wallet. For those seeking to save money, we offer an economy selection in a similar class to the Holden Barina or Kia Rio.

Those needing more room can select from our intermediate size group, which resembles a Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar. Full size and premium options include the Toyota Camry, Holden Commodore RS and RS Wagon.

Avis also has a broad selection of SUVs, vans, trucks, and luxury models including BMW and Mercedes.

Popular Locations in Queensland

1. Brisbane

2. Avis Brisbane Airport

3. Cairns

4. Avis Cairns Airport


How much does it cost to rent a car from Gold Coast Airport?

To provide you with an estimate of a cost to rent a car from Gold Coast Airport, we need to know more about your hire period, the car you want, and how long you need it for.

What cars can I rent from Gold Coast Airport?

You have the choice of 21 groups at Gold Coast Airport. Economy Holden Barina or similar, Intermediate group, Hyundai i30 or similar or the larger Full Size, Toyota Camry or similar. Looking for an SUV? The Intermediate SUV, Mitsubishi Outlander is popular for families. If you have a group of people consider the Full Size Van, Kia Carnival or similar.

Can I rent a car from Gold Coast Airport and return it somewhere else?

Yes, one way rentals are possible from Gold Coast Airport. Popular one way rentals include Gold Coast Airport to Surfers Paradise or Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane. Enter your details in the search form to get a quote, including all fees and restrictions.


The airport originally bore the name Coolangatta before receiving an official renaming as Gold Coast Airport.


Hours of operation range from 4:30am until 11:30pm


The easiest way to get around the Gold Coast is to rent a car.

What is the cost to rent a hire car from Coolangatta Airport?

To provide you with a cost to rent a car from Coolangatta Airport, we need to know more about your hire period and the car you want. Enter your details and get a quote today!

What is the most popular hire car in Coolangatta Airport ?

Thanks to its compact size, the Toyota Corolla or similar is one of the most popular hire cars from Coolangatta Airport. For something a bit roomier, try the intermediate SUV, Toyota Rav 4 or similar or the Kia Carnival 8 seater or similar if you have more than 5 passengers.

Where abouts in Coolangatta Airport is the Avis counter located?

The Avis counter is located in the arrivals hall at Coolangatta Airport.