In Australia, if your rental vehicle is involved in an accident, an excess generally applies. We have three levels of coverage available that determine the amount of excess you will pay if an accident does occur.
All of our vehicles have a standard level of coverage included, our Standard Excess. If you want more peace of mind, you also have the option purchase Excess Reduction or Zero Excess to reduce your financial liability (excess) for an additional daily fee. This fee varies by age of renter, location, type of vehicle, and rate.
View our Fair Wear and Tear Guide for a clear distinction between reasonable fair wear and tear and unacceptable damage.
Our standard excess – or Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) – is already included in the price of most Avis rentals in Australia.
If the hire vehicle is lost, stolen or damaged LDW reduces the liability payable. Instead of being liable for the full cost of the vehicle, your liability is reduced to the Standard Excess amount outlined in the table below.
$4608 - $8639
Fee Per Day
No fees apply. This is included in your booking already.
You can choose to add Excess Reduction to your booking for a stress free experience.
This reduces the renter’s liability from the Standard Excess to the Reduced Excessamount, as seen below.
Excess Reduction is capped at 10 days per 30 day rental.
Excess Amount $634 - $1152
Fee Per Day Small – Medium cars: $38.30
Large and Premium cars: $45.96
Signature Series: $68.94
Zero Excess offers the ultimate peace of mind as the highest Avis coverage option.
Available from participating locations, you can add this coverage at the counter. This is the only coverage option that covers damage to windscreen and tyres. Fees for Zero Excess are capped at 10 days per 30 day rental.
Excess Amount $0
Fee Per Day Small – Medium cars: $53.62
Large and Premium cars: $61.28
Signature Series: Not available
*All prices are the maximum cost applicable including fees and taxes and premium location surcharges. Prices subject to change. + Zero Excess is not available at all locations. Subject to the Avis Rental Terms and Conditions
If you are making a contracted corporate reservation using an Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) or Avis Preferred number, please check your company's rates and coverages as these amounts may differ.
Note: Excess Reduction does not cover certain loss or damage (including overhead, underbody, and water damage).