Limited time offer – 25% off* with SIXT

For a limited time only, members save 25% off daily rental rates in Australia across the passenger and commercial range*. Book and pick up between 1 March to 30 June 2022.

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SIXT car hire

Book your next hire with SIXT, our trusted new car rental partner

Our trusted new car rental partner SIXT is here to help RACQ members continue saving, with 15% off^ daily rental rates, plus other offers and discounts.

SIXT is shaking up vehicle rental by driving change for a greener industry and connecting people with the places they want to be. Whether you’re planning a summer road trip, or you need a truck to move house, SIXT has a vehicle for you. SIXT provides car and truck rental in over 160 locations across the country.

Member benefits with SIXT

  • 15% off daily rental rates across Australia and New Zealand^
  • $5 off protection options
  • Free additional driver
  • Electric vehicle rental options

As RACQ’s trusted new car and truck rental provider, SIXT is continuing to provide members with an incredible fleet, and an incredible service. 

RACQ members can enjoy peace of mind with SIXT star service, flexible bookings, and free cancellation. SIXT makes the little things seamless.

Find out more about their competitive daily rates on car hire in Australia and New Zealand today. 

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RACQ members save 15% off* daily rental rates with SIXT

Helpful car hire tips

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    Booking your hire car
    • Plan ahead – try to book your car hire as far ahead as you can, to beat the rising prices during the holiday periods and ensure availability.
    • Avoid airport fees – renting a car directly from the airport often comes with additional fees such as airport surcharges, drop off fees or taxes, so it’s a good idea to pick up your car up from a suburban location.
    • Read the terms and conditions – always read the car hire company’s terms and conditions carefully prior to making a booking.
    • Pick the right car size – make sure that your hire car is the right size for you and all of your luggage, so that you and your family have a comfortable experience during your trip.
    • Check for restrictions on where you can take the car – be aware of mileage limitations on certain vehicle types, locations and states where the vehicle is not permitted and off road driving limitations.
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    Picking up your hire car
    • Car type not what you ordered? – wherever possible, the car hire company will provide you with the advertised size and model of the car you wish to rent; if it’s not available, they should provide you with a similar sized product.
    • Petrol – read the guidelines around pre-paid fuel offers, and always fill the tank before returning the vehicle (be aware that petrol stations near airports often charge higher rates. You can find cheap fuel prices at RACQ Fair Fuel Prices). You should check mileage before you leave the car hire company.
    • Excess – have a clear understanding of the excess terms and conditions prior to driving away.
    • Insurance – check exactly what the standard insurance covers. For example, rental car insurance often doesn’t cover damage to the wheels, tyres, overhead or undercarriage of the vehicle; and may not cover you for off-road driving. Check if RACQ's travel insurance provides any insurance for car hire. Many travel insurance policies will cover third party liability claims and theft so make sure you don’t pay for this twice.
    • Extras – check your paperwork to make sure all the extras you need for your trip are covered.
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    Safe driving checklist
    • In Australia, take your driver’s licence, insurance certificate (if purchased through an independent insurer) and the vehicle registration documents with you.
    • Plan your route in advance – the RACQ Trip Planner is a great tool for domestic trips.
    • Do the essential checks on oil, tyres, petrol, battery and water before you leave (these are the most common causes of breakdown).
    • Check you have a spare wheel, jack, first-aid kit etc.
    • If you are driving internationally, carry your Australian drivers licence and international driver’s permit (IDP) at all times. Research the road rules carefully. You can get your IDP here.
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    Returning the hire car
    • Be on time – rental companies charge extra for late returns. Call if you are running late to explain your situation.
    • Get proof of the car condition – take the time to double check for any marks or scratches along all panels, the wheels, the mileage counter and fuel gauge and make sure they are noted on the rental agreement. You could even take photos of the car.
    • Handing the keys back – check the original agreement to ensure no additional charges have been added on accidentally and make sure you receive a copy of the paperwork stating the vehicle has been returned successfully.
    • Returning after business hours – make sure the keys are securely placed in the locked key box.
    • Keep the paperwork – lastly, keep a copy of the paperwork. The rental company will check the car over carefully for any damages after you return it. Check your credit card statement a few days later (and a few subsequent statements) to make sure promised fuel payments or excess charges are returned.

Things to note

Terms and Conditions of SIXT deals: Must quote RACQ Membership number at the time of booking and collection.

^ 15% discount applies on daily rate at SIXT Australia and New Zealand locations only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion, special offer or coupon.
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*Booking period 1 March to 30 June 2022. Pick up period 1 March to 30 June 2022. Special rate is not valid in conjunction with any other SIXT promotional offers/promotions, ongoing 15% off Auto Club discount, corporate commission bearing or wholesale rates. Valid with direct bookings only. Available at participating locations only. Must quote Auto Club Membership number at time of booking. Standard SIXT terms and conditions apply. Outside of the pickup period the discount will default back to the usual 15% off daily rates. Members can continue to receive their $5 a day off damage protection options as well as free additional driver.

All rentals with SIXT are subject to Rental terms and conditions.

Travel Insurance:

The information in this article is general advice only and does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Because of this, you should, before acting on the advice, consider the appropriateness of the advice, having regards to your objectives, financial situation and needs. You should obtain the 'RACQ Travel Insurance - Combined Financial Services Guide and Product Disclosure Statement' and consider it before making a decision about whether to acquire RACQ Travel Insurance.

Specific terms and conditions, limits (including sub-limits) and exclusions apply to each of our policies and the different benefits. Please read the 'RACQ Travel Insurance- Combined Financial Services Guide and Product Disclosure Statement' for full details.