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Ute Rental in Canberra

Do you need to hire a ute in Canberra? At Car Next Door, we have hundreds of utes belonging to real people. Whatever you need a ute for - Car Next Door has something for you. It's usually 50% cheaper to hire a ute from Car Next Door than a traditional ute rental company. In fact, the average price per hour for a rental ute in Canberra is only $10.00 (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!

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Frequently asked questions


International drivers are welcome to rent utes in Canberra. 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 by our comprehensive insurance policy. If you’re responsible for damage, the most you’ll need to pay is your Damage Cover Liability (DCL) 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 Canberra. 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 Canberra - useful information

If you’re picking up some furniture or stocking up at the hardware shop, you might need something a bit bigger than a car. Hiring a ute is an easy way to get the space you need at an affordable price. In Canberra you can hire a ute from a car rental agency or through a car-sharing service like Car Next Door.

The cheapest and most convenient option is to use a service like Car Next Door. This lets you rent a ute by the hour or the day so you’ll only pay for the time you actually need. Once you’ve joined Car Next Door for free you can find a ute near you, book it instantly, and get on the road.

How much does it cost to hire a ute in Canberra?

Hiring a ute from a car rental agency in Canberra could set you back around $100 a day, once you include fuel and extra fees to reduce your excess. With Car Next Door you can borrow utes from $8 an hour or $35 a day, plus distance charges. Reducing your excess will cost just $1.50 an hour or $18 a day.

Do I need a special licence to drive a ute in Canberra?

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’.

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