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Useful information - Car rental and freight forwarding information

Vehicle hire rates

The Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games has negotiated preferred rates for vehicle hire. As Avis operates internationally please contact your local representative for all assistance.

Booking requirements

The Games will have no direct involvement in the placement, payment, pick up or return of any vehicle hire. This can be done directly with Avis through your local representative or contacting Avis in Australia on telephone: +61 2 9353 9000 and quoting P491500.

All prices shown in the table below are inclusive of Insurance and GST. Motor vehicle hirers may choose a higher or lower excess. Short term (daily) or longer term rentals are available.

3-door hatch - manual. Holds 4 people, 1 overnight bag and 2 medium sized suitcases.
Small car
Example only
Daily rate
1-6 days
Excess Daily rate
7-28 days
Rate 1 $66.74 $2750 $56.21 $2750
Rate 2 $83.36 $385 $72.83 $385

4 door sedan - automatic. Holds 5 people, 2 overnight bags and 2 large suitcases.
Sedan - Full size
Example only
Daily rate
1-6 days
Excess Daily rate
7-28 days
Rate 1 $82.81 $2750 $73.94 $2750
Rate 2 $99.43 $385 $90.56 $385

5 door van - automatic. Holds 8 people, 2 overnight bags and 2 large suitcases.
People mover - 8 seater
Example only
Daily rate
1-6 days
Excess Daily rate
7-28 days
Rate 1 $103.57 $2750 $95.51 $2750
Rate 2 $120.19 $385 $112.13 $385

Please note: The vehicles shown are for example purposes only. Specific models within a car class may vary in availability and features, such as passenger seating, luggage capacity, and mileage.

Terms and Conditions


These contents should be used as a guide only. These should be confirmed against the terms and conditions of the Rental Agreement to be signed at the time of the rental. The Games will play no role in the hire or payment of vehicles which will between the hirer and the rental company.


It is anticipated that the demand for vehicles during the Games will be high so to secure the type of vehicle you require you are advised to place your orders as soon as possible.

Three vehicle types are being offered. The smallest vehicle is manual capable of seating 4, a 5 seater sedan (automatic) and a 8 seater “people mover” (automatic).

Reservations can only be made by car group, not specific make or model. Whilst the supplier will endeavour to provide a preferred make/model this cannot be guaranteed and a car of similar specification may be substituted. Specifications are given as a general guide only and these may be subject to change without notice.

Driver’s licence

In order to hire a vehicle in Victoria drivers must;
  • Hold a current full drivers licence
  • Have held a full drivers licence for at least 12 months
  • For non-photographic licences, provide photo identification and paper licence
  • Provide an authorised translation of a non-English language licence
Minimum age limits

The age limit for driving in Australia is 18 years, however many companies will not rent vehicles to persons under 25 years. The Games rental supplier can provide a vehicle for drivers 21-25 however this will incur an additional daily surcharge and possibly a restriction on the type of vehicle being hired. This can be checked during the reservation process.


Hire vehicles through the Rate Card have unlimited mileage in the metropolitan area, however are subject to a mileage surcharge if used in the country. This can be checked during the reservation process.


Insurance coverage is subject to the terms and conditions of the rental agreement. Only those named as drivers will be insured to drive the vehicle. Rental fees shown are inclusive of insurance charges however please check the insurance excess when ordering any vehicle. The Games has indicated two excess options together with associated rates.

One way rentals

It is usually possible in Australia to collect a hire vehicle from one location and return it to another but this is normally a more expensive option, often incurring an additional charge.


Rental vehicles are usually supplied with a full tank of fuel. If the vehicle is returned with less than a full tank then a refuelling fee will be charged.

Arrival and departure procedures

Rental vehicles must be collected and returned to a specified location. These are:
  • 110 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC 3000; or
  • Cnr York and Moray Streets, South Melbourne VIC 3205
It is possible to collect vehicles from the Airport on arrival subject to prior agreement and with an additional fee. Similarly vehicles may be returned to the airport (with no additional fee).

Freight forwarding information

The Games have negotiated preferred rates for seafreight and airfreight with freight forwarding and custom clearance company Schenker. Schenker can arrange door to door services from shipment point to the Games venues and return. Schenker is a global logistics provider and operates internationally from 1100 locations. Please refer to your closest Schenker provider for all assistance.

Schenker Australia’s contact details are as follows:

Telephone: +61 3 9933 1600
Fax: +61 3 9338 2834
Contact: Ms Sabine Schlosser - Sports Events Manager (based in Melbourne)
Mobile: +61 414 333 010
International Trade Park,
10 International Square,
Tullamarine VIC 3043
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