Need car rental in Australia or New Zealand?

We’ve teamed up with Thrifty to give RAA members exclusive deals and discounts on rental cars, vans, utes, trucks and buses. With a fleet of 17,000-plus vehicles and over 200 locations across Australia (including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and the Gold Coast) and New Zealand (including Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington). Whether you’re renting for leisure travel or you need something bigger to help you move house, Thrifty have the perfect vehicle hire for you. 

Members can rest assured that Thrifty are committed to maintaining their exceptional cleaning standards, so you’ll have extra peace of mind when booking your next car.  

RAA members save 25% for a limited time^

Hire a Thrifty passenger vehicle for more than 5 days and get a 25% discount on the best rate of the day.

Book using the promotion code AMSVIP before 30 November 2021 to take advantage of this great deal.

There’s never been a better time to take the road less travelled.

Great rates and inclusions for RAA members

All vehicles feature air conditioning, power steering, central locking, air bags and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity. RAA member rental benefits include:

  • 15% off Thrifty's best rate of the day 1
  • $5 saving on daily optional protection cover 2
  • No additional driver fee 3
  • Flexible bookings with no cancellation fees

Take advantage of these great offers by simply entering your membership number when you make a Thrifty booking for Australia or New Zealand.

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Planning a driving holiday overseas?

Overseas destinations aren’t just about city escapes – often the magic and true adventures lie off the beaten track. What better way to make your holiday truly your own than taking a drive though some of the most picturesque country-sides and world-famous highways on your own terms?;

RAA’s preferred supplier, DriveAway, offers you great rates on hire cars in 24,000 locations in over 140 countries. No matter what your style or destination, the right car for your trip is only a few clicks away.

Why we choose DriveAway

DriveAway has been in the self-drive-holiday business for over 30 years, and are now one of Australia’s leaders in their field. Book with confidence, for a trip that’s filled with freedom, fun and flexibility.

Peace of mind for longer trips

Euro Leasing is the perfect option for hiring a car in Europe for anywhere between 21 and 175 days. You’ll get the freedom to drive in over 40 European countries at an economical rate, and will have a new car for ultimate style and comfort.

Choose from a range of premium Peugeot, Renault, DS or Citroën models, which all come with full factory warranty, comprehensive car insurance with no excess, personal accident insurance, unlimited kilometres and 24-hour roadside assistance. Now that’s what great holidays are made of.

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Driving overseas?

If you’re planning to hire a car on an overseas holiday, you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP).

The road less travelled

Driving on the right-hand side of the road may be a challenge, but it shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the freedom of a motoring holiday in Europe.

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New Zealand has plenty of travelling options for a range of budgets, including coach tours, motorhome or car hire, adventure expeditions and cruises.

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Thrifty Terms and Conditions

*All offers are valid until 31 October 2021. Must quote RAA membership number at the time of booking and collection. 

^Terms and conditions apply. Member discount of 25% off applies to Thrifty’s best daily rate, when you hire a passenger vehicle for more than 5 days. Promotion code AMSVIP. Offer ends 30 November 2021. For full terms and conditions and to find out more, visit Thrifty’s website.

  1. 15% discount applies on the base rate (time and kilometre) only and is only available at Thrifty locations in Australia and New Zealand.
  2. Optional protection cover: 

    Damage Waiver Premium Protection available at a reduced price of $26.35/day or Ultimate Protection at $34.60/day, both options discounted by $5/day, available in Australia & New Zealand only. Ultimate Protection is capped at 10 days per 30 day rental. 
    New Zealand Protection Options include Total Protection Package and Accident Excess Reduction, both options discounted by $5/ day.

  3. Additional driver fee waived 
  • Offers are subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion, special offer or coupon.
  • All rentals are subject to the terms and conditions of the Rental Agreement.
  • To view Thrifty’s full Terms and Conditions visit