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Ute Rental in Brisbane
Are you looking to rent a ute in Brisbane? There are hundreds of real people’s utes of all types and sizes listed on Car Next Door. Whatever you need a ute for, Car Next Door has something for you. Borrowing a ute from your neighbour is up to 50% less expensive than a traditional ute rental company. In fact, the average price per hour for a rental ute in Brisbane is just $9.52 (plus fuel) with Car Next Door. It’s free to become a member, and because the keys are at the car, you can skip the rental counter!
Utes with roof racks
Dual cab utes
Frequently asked questions
International drivers are welcome to rent utes in Brisbane. 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 ute 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 utes 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 utes parked on streets and in car parks all over Brisbane. There’s probably one within a few minutes walk from your home!
Each ute has both hourly and daily rates that are set by the Owner of the ute. 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 ute's owner - it will be 21c, 33c or 45c per kilometre - and clearly displayed on the ute's profile. This includes your fuel and also covers the owner for wear and tear on the ute.
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Hiring a ute in Brisbane - useful information
Hiring a ute for a few hours or a day is a cheap and easy way to move large furniture items or shift a large load in one trip.
You can hire a ute from a traditional rental company, or from a car-sharing service like Car Next Door. If you only need a ute for a few hours, a service like Car Next Door is really affordable because you can book by the hour. With a rental company you pay for a whole day, even if you only need a ute for an hour or two.
The benefit of Car Next Door is that if you only need a ute for a few hours, you’ll only pay for a few hours. Plus there’s no paperwork and no need to line up at the rental car depot. Just join Car Next Door for free and book a ute near you through the app.
How much does it cost to hire a ute in Brisbane?
Hiring a ute from a rental agency in Brisbane could cost around $100 a day by the time you add fuel and insurance excess reduction fees. Rates for borrowing utes with Car Next Door start at $8 an hour and $35 a day, plus distance. You can reduce your insurance excess to $500 for $1.50 an hour or $18 a day.
Do I need a special licence to drive a ute in Brisbane?
You can drive a ute on a normal car licence. A car licence allows you to drive any car, ute or van that’s under 4.5 tonnes and has up to 12 seats.
What exactly is a ute?
A ‘ute’ (pronounced ‘yoot’) is a term used in Australia to refer to a vehicle with a tray behind the passenger compartment. It’s short for ‘utility’, and in the USA is called a ‘pick up truck’.