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Ute hire on the Gold Coast

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Ute Rental on the Gold Coast

Need to rent a ute on the Gold Coast? 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. Borrowing a ute from Car Next Door can be up to 50% less expensive than a traditional ute rental company. In fact, the average price per hour for a ute hire in Gold Coast is only $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!

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Frequently asked questions


International drivers are welcome to rent utes in Gold Coast. 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 Gold Coast. 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 on the Gold Coast - useful information

You can hire a ute at the Gold Coast from a car hire agency or through a car-sharing service like Car Next Door.

Car Next Door is really flexible because you can book a ute by the hour or the day. With a hire car company you’ll be charged for a whole day, even if you only need the ute for an hour or two. It’s also much easier to book, pick up and return the ute. There’s no paperwork: just join Car Next Door for free and book a ute for the time you need it using the app. You can pick up and return the ute at a time that suits you – just follow the instructions in the app to get the keys and get on the road.

How much does it cost to hire a ute in the Gold Coast?

If you hire a ute from a rental agency in the Gold Coast, it’ll probably cost you around $100 a day. You’ll pay a daily rate, plus the fuel you use and extra fees to reduce your insurance excess. With Car Next Door you can borrow a ute in the Gold Coast from $8 an hour or $35 a day, plus distance. 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 the Gold Coast?

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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