Need to hire a ute in Cairns? 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 easier than with traditional rental companies as you can skip the counter and all that tedious paperwork. Whether for a road trip or trip to the shops, find cars around you on the app and get prices by the hour or by day. It’s free to become a member, and because the keys are at the vehicle, you can skip the rental counter and get instant access to your ute.
International drivers are welcome to rent utes in Cairns. 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, as well as your damage cover and booking fee.
Car Next Door trips are covered through Mobility Mutual - a member-owned mutual risk protection fund that’s specifically designed for our car-sharing community. Each time you borrow a car with Car Next Door you will be able to select the excess option which best suits your needs.
With Car Next Door you can access hundreds of utes parked on streets and in car parks all over Cairns. There’s probably one within a few minutes walk from your home!
No credit card? No problem. Once you’ve joined up as a free member to our community, you can hire a car without a credit card. We accept any Visa or Mastercard debit or credit card - just make sure it has the necessary funds available! Note that all members will be charged a $150 deposit on their first booking, which will be returned after the trip is completed.
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.