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Karratha Airport (KTA)

Address:

Terminal Building,
(Airline Passengers Only)(Remote), Karratha, WA, Western Australia, 6714, Australia

Phone:

(61) 8 9144 4122

Hours of Operation:

Sun 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM; Mon - Fri 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Location Information
After-hours Returns
Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & the keys in the key drop box. Remember to take your personal belongings with you.

Rent a Car from Karratha Airport

Looking for a car rental direct from Karratha Airport? The Avis team is right here for you. We provide a stunning range of vehicles, so you're sure to find the right choice for your next journey. We're proud to provide our services here in the Pilbara region and across Western Australia, and we love ensuring our customers have the convenience and excellent service they deserve when they travel – whether for business or for pleasure.

The abundance of natural resources in this part of Australia and the proximity to the nearby port of Dampier make this an important destination for those travelling on business. Tourists and globetrotters love this part of the world too, thanks to the spellbinding wildness of the nearby Pilbara area. Almost 1,000 miles from Perth, Karratha demonstrates just how diverse and expansive Western Australia really is. To explore this place to the full, you're going to need a car!

Our Car Hire Fleet

Cars

We make car hire easy at Karratha. Whether you are looking for 4wd hire or compact car rental at Karratha airport, you'll find it within the Avis range. From compact and eco-friendly models to full size sedans and off-road vehicles, we work to ensure that our customers have exactly what they need when they travel. Our range here at Karratha is as comprehensive as you'd expect, but it's best to book early to avoid disappointment.

Commercial Vehicle Hire – Ute – Van – Truck – Bus

Many of our customers find themselves in search of something a little different to a standard car – especially commercial vehicle hire customers who need more power and capability. The Avis commercial range is perfect for this. We offer a variety of vehicles, from utes and trucks to minibuses and 12 seater vans for hire here at Karratha Airport. Make your booking as early as possible to reserve the right vehicle at the right price.

Our Car Renting Deals & Offers

At Avis, we want to ensure our Karratha Airport 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 Karratha, 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

Booking

How much to hire a car from Karratha airport?

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.

How old do you have to be to hire a car?

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.

Do I need an Australian driving license to rent a car at Karratha Airport?

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.

Driving

How do tolls work with rental cars?

Avis has partnered with Linkt to ensure toll payments are simple. You will be sent the information to access a Linkt Rental Account when you travel on a toll road. This account is automatically set up using your booking information, and will let you view your trips, payment details and statements.

All payments for tolls will be automatically made with the credit or debit card that you provided for your rental vehicle.

For more information about how toll payments are managed, visit our Toll Payments page.

Returning

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 Karratha for Car Hire

Our Karratha Airport location is the only Avis branch in Karratha and is in fact the only location for car hire in the nearby area. We also have a branch at Port Hedland around 230km to the east, Onslow to the west, and Paraburdoo to the south, but all are several hundred kilometres away.

Nearby Facilities

There are a number of petrol stations to the south of Karratha Airport, along the Dampier Highway. More are found further east in downtown Karratha itself.

There is a train station at the Dampier port area, and there are a number of short and long-distance bus stops in the town of Karratha.

Rent a Car and Explore Karratha

There is plenty to see and do as you explore the local area. Avis' car rental options at Karratha Airport put all of this within reach.

Ngajarli – or Deep Gorge – and the Murujuga National Park are just northeast of the Dampier port and are well worth a visit.

A little further afield, the towns of Coral Bay and Exmouth are great for diving and exploring the ocean.

Port Hedland is less often visited, but the nearby waters are home to some very important aquatic life, and sea turtles have even been known to make nests on beaches near the city.

Renter Requirements

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.com.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