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Ute Rental in Sydney

Looking to rent a ute in Sydney? There are hundreds of utes belonging to real people on Car Next Door. Whatever you need a ute for - Car Next Door has something for you. Our utes are up to 50% lower in cost than a traditional ute hire company. In fact, the average price per hour for a rental ute in Sydney is only $10.20 (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 Sydney. 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 Sydney. 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 Sydney

If you need to transport furniture or pick up supplies from the hardware store, you might need something a bit bigger than a car. Borrowing a ute for a few hours or a day is a cheap and easy way to get access to the space you need.

Hiring a ute from a car-sharing service like Car Next Door is more flexible than using a traditional rental company. If you only need a ute for a few hours, why pay for the whole day? With Car Next Door you can book a ute from just one hour, and only pay for the time you actually need. You can also pick up and return the ute at a time that suits you so you’re not locked into the depot’s opening hours.

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

Hiring a ute from a rental agency can cost well over $100 by the time you include fuel and extra fees to reduce your excess. With Car Next Door, rates for borrowing a ute start at $8 an our or $35 a day, plus distance charges and you can reduce your excess for just $1.50 an hour or $18 a day.

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

You can drive a ute on a normal car licence. Whether you have a New South Wales car licence, or a car licence from interstate or overseas, you can drive a ute in Sydney.

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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