Car Next Door is a car sharing platform that offers a cheaper and more convenient alternative to traditional car hire in Sydney’s Northern beaches. You can rent cars by the hour or per day, and it’s easy to get started - just reserve a car and sign up for your free membership to start driving. There’s no need to visit a rental office because the keys are kept inside a special lockbox. And because there are cars conveniently located right across the area from Mona Vale to Manly, you won’t need to travel far to collect the vehicle and start driving. The cars listed on this page are owned by residents of the Northern Beaches. This allows us to charge up to 50% less than traditional car hire companies. It’s better for the environment too, as you’ll be making use of cars that would otherwise be sitting unused. Browse the cars below, or use the search above to find the right car for you.
International drivers are welcome to rent cars in Northern Beaches. You just need to hold a full unrestricted driver licence from your home country, with a formal English translation if it is in another language.
Our pricing works slightly differently from traditional car rental companies. When you borrow a car with Car Next Door, you pay for both the time you have the car, and the distance you drive. If you are on the no-monthly-fee Featherweight plan, you'll also pay a booking fee and if you choose, an optional excess reduction fee.
When you borrow cars with Car Next Door, you’re covered with comprehensive insurance policy. If you’re responsible for damage, the most you’ll need to pay is your Damage and Loss Liability amount - subject to some common-sense insurance exclusions.
With Car Next Door you can access hundreds of cars parked on streets and in car parks all over Northern Beaches. There’s probably one within a few minutes walk from your home!
Each car has both hourly and daily rates that are set by the Owner of the car. Typical rates for cars are $5–$8 per hour, and or $25-$40 per day. Vans cost around $9-12 per hour and $50-60 per day. This will be charged upfront at the time you make the booking. You also pay a distance charge for each kilometre you drive. The distance rate is chosen by the car's owner - it will be 21c, 33c or 45c per kilometre - and clearly displayed on the car's profile. This includes your fuel and also covers the owner for wear and tear on the car.
There are all kinds of cars for rent on Car Next Door – find the perfect car for every job.Show all cars >
We partner with Ampol to make it simpler and easier for our members to access low-cost local cars.