Expat Car Leasing and Rental Australia

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Expatriates can get a car without an Australian credit history

As an international professional, you can arrange for your car before or after you move to Australia. With our program for expat auto leasing, there are no restrictions on when to start the process. Together with our Australian partner, we can source the vehicle, finance, insurance, registration and have you “on the road” within 48 hours of your arrival!

Our program for foreign professionals will save you time, hassle and money

Our service gives you the benefit of a skilled and knowledgeable contact person, perfectly knowing the car market in Australia.

New & Used Cars

Let your car consultant assist you with locating the right car for you.

Financing or Leasing?

We offer a range of finance and leasing options for those on international work assignment, with no early termination fees or exit penalties.

Auto insurance for Expatriates

Get competitively priced insurance. No Australian driver’s license needed to set up coverage.

Car rental for your international assignment

Rentals are from 1 day up to 12 months. The rental car program for expats covers 175 countries globally.

We can assist you nationwide in Australia

All major cities and all smaller cities, we’ll be there for you:Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast-Tweed, Newcastle-Maitland, Canberra-Queanbeyan, Sunshine Coast, Wollongong, Hobart, Geelong, Townsville, Cairns, Darwin, Toowoomba, Ballarat, Bendigo, Launceston, Albury-Wodonga, Mackay, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Bunbury, Coffs Harbour, Wagga Wagga, Hervey Bay, Mildura-Wentworth, Shepparton-Mooroopna, Gladstone-Tannum Sands, Port Macquarie, Tamworth, and the list goes on…

No matter what territory in Australia you are relocating to, contact us for your car needs: New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory or Norfolk Island.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there any restrictions for leasing?

    Your employer must have been established in Australia for at least 2 years to qualify for leasing. Customers must also be paid in Australia.

  • Is there a minimum income requirement?

    The minimum income is USD 75,000 per annum.

  • How are the monthly payments made?

    Monthly payments are made via direct debit (Australian bank account required).

  • What is included in the lease?

    The following is included in the lease:
    • 20,000 KM annually
    • Automatic transmission
    • Registration
    • Tax and fees
    • Maintenance: service, tyres, battery replacement, repairs
    • Comprehensive Insurance
    • Roadside assistance

  • What services are included in the maintenance?

    The following services are included: Service, repairs, tyres, battery replacement.

  • What are the required documents to start a lease?

    The following documents are required:
    • Copy of passport with photo and Work Visa
    • Copy of valid driver’s license
    • Employment contract or detailed letter of assignment
    • Australian bank account
    • Completed finance application

  • Do you support Global Mobility HR with their expats’ transportation needs?

    Yes, we can assist corporate human resource divisions in coordinating all transportation needs for their employees on international assignments.

  • Do you offer corporations direct billing via invoicing instead of credit card payment?

    Yes, we offer different payment options worldwide for corporations. This is individually accessed and may not be available for all.

  • How can ExpatRide support our corporate relocation service needs?

    We work with you to establish a global mobility program for all aspects of car transportation. Aligning customary transportation across continents, budgets, allowances, self-pay, approved vehicles, individually tailored solutions, and centralized direct billing arrangement across all services.

    If you work with a Relocation Management Company. We can support and implement the plan mentioned above together with the RMC, including coordinating expense management for your employees, thus utilizing the relocation support services infrastructure already provided to you by the RMC. We work with all the major RMCs and Destination Services Providers.

  • Is ExpatRide specialized in only supporting expatriates, or is it available for short-term and domestic needs?

    ExpatRide’s primary focus is on workforce mobility services. It includes all employees’ transportation needs, be it short-term international assignments or long-term and permanent moves. We can assist employees moving domestically and internationally.

Practical Information on Driving in Australia

Speed Limit

Shared zones: 5 kilometers per hour (3.1 mph)
Highways: 130 kilometers per hour (81 mph)

Kids in Cars

Children aged four years up to seven years must use a forward-facing child car seat with an inbuilt harness or a booster seat with an adult lap-sash seatbelt or child safety harness.

Minimum age

The minimum driving age is 17 in most Australian states, except in Victoria where it is 18 and South Australia, where 16-year-olds can obtain a license.

Documentation needed while driving

• Driver’s license
• Proof of identification
• Vehicle insurance and registration
• Driving record
• Background check
• Profile photo

Alcohol and driving

Don’t do it! In Australia, it is an offence to drive while your BAC is 0.05 or above

Phone use

The penalties if you are caught using a mobile phone while driving are 4 demerit points and a $484 fine.

Auto Insurance for international assignees

In Australia, every state has its own Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance scheme. CTP covers only personal injury liability in a vehicle accident. Comprehensive and Third-Party Property Damage, with or without Fire and Theft insurance, are sold separately.

Seat Belts

By law, all drivers and passengers must wear seat belts if they are fitted in the vehicle. Seat belts are designed to be used by only one person at a time

Driver's license

International travelers are permitted to drive in Australia with a foreign driver’s license for up to three months, provided that the license is in English. If a driver’s license does not have a photo, drivers are required to carry another form of formal photo identification with them.

How to Exchange your foreign driver’s license to an Australian Driver’s License

Requirements may differ slightly between states, but generally, an applicant is required to provide the following:
• Proof of an Australian address
• Proof of identity
• Completed eyesight test
• Completed knowledge test (unless exempt)
• Completed driving test (unless exempt)
• Required licensing fee
• Information about any medical conditions that affect the ability to drive

Drivers may be exempt from completing the knowledge test or practical driver’s test when exchanging their license in the following circumstances:

• They hold a New Zealand license
• They hold a current overseas license and have previously held an Australian one
• They hold a current license issued by an overseas country (including most EU nations, Canada, USA
and Japan) whose licensing system is recognized as similar to Australia’s.

New residents with a permanent visa may benefit from a free translation of their driving license as well as other government and administrative processes.

Find more information here Australian Government.

Note: Information may not be up-to-date. Please check official government information for latest laws and regulations.

We finance most makes and models nationwide

We offer the following car brands and any other car brand available in Australia

Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chrysler, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford,Genesis, Honda, Hyundai, Holden, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lamborghini, Lancia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lotus, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, MG, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Rolls-Royce, Skoda, Smart, Subaru, Suzuki, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo

"So responsive and a pleasure to deal with"

– Neil from Britain, Ford Explorer

"I highly recommend ExpatRide for anybody looking for a car after making the big move!"

– Andreas from Denmark, Audi A4

”Thanks for all your help to make it (the delivery) happen. I'm really happy with the vehicle, it's perfect.”

- Roberto from Brazil, Ford Mustang

”The service we received was amazing! Out of everything we've had to do with our move overseas, getting our new car was the easiest and most stress-free."

We are ready to assist!

    • Start process before or after arrival to Australia
    • We can source any make and model
    • Personal Car Shopper Service (free service) - saves time and hassle with visiting dealers
    • Competitive interest rate
    • Access to nationwide maintenance program