• MON - FRI: 7:30AM - 5PM | SAT - SUN: 7:30AM - 1PM
  • 150 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland, 4870
  • +61740516288




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Car Rental Cairns
Local Family Owned

Why Choose Us For Car Rental In Cairns?

Outstanding Services

Local Family Owned Business since 1980 Servicing Far North Queensland. Pioneers in the Industry & Cairns Tourism Award Winner for Outstanding Customer Service.

Baby Chairs & Booster Seats

We Cater to the Requirements of Families with Children – Both Baby & Booster Seats Available to Hire with Rental Vehicles. We Fit them on Request and Must be Checked by Customers to Ensure Safety.

Name for Quality Vehicles

Our Vehicles Range from Quality Names by the Likes of Hyundai, Kia, Toyota, Mazda & Mini Cooper. The Fleet is Maintained to High Standards. Your Road Safety is our Priority.

AT/MT Transmission

We have a Diverse Fleet of Vehicles with the Options of Automatic Transmission or Manual Transmission. For Those that Prefer the Ease of Automatic, and for Those that Prefer Manual Gears, We Can Look After you.

GPS Available!

Global Positioning Systems (GPS) are Conveniently Available for Hire with Our Rental Vehicles to Navigate on your Travels Through Cairns City and the Surrounds with Ease. The Cairns Car Rental Experts

24 Hours Support

All of our Fleet of Vehicles are Covered by 24-hour Roadside Assistance Service Provided by RACQ Fleet Care. The Roadside Assistance Free Call Number is Accessible on All Car Rental Key Tags for Customers Convenience.


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IRONMAN Cairns 2019 Car Hire

IRONMAN Cairns Triathlon 2019 – Car Hire The World’s Best IRONMAN course begins in Cairns on 9 June 2019! Named the ‘Race in Paradise’ the event earned a near-perfect satisfaction score from competitors all over the world, including a spectacular bike course, terrific crowd and volunteer support and a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef…

Our Cairns Airport Car Rentals

Cairns Domestic Airport and Cairns International Airport Car Rental Process As a pre booking customer with Mini Car Rentals, you can request our FREE Airport pick up service.   When you arrive at either the Domestic or International Airports just call the Mini Car Rentals office and let us know that you are ready to be…

Top 3 Cairns Self Drive Routes

Top 3 Cairns Self Drive Routes   To begin the best 3 days of your life, follow closely this self drive road trip of a lifetime guide but we suggest you hire a car from Mini Car Rentals for the best car rental rates in Cairns with personalised service. The reason being is so that…


Google Reviews

  • review rating 5  Clean car, delivered to our hotel on time. We had to postpone by 1 day as our baby was sick, but Mike re-arranged for us, no worries at a really busy time of year. Highly recommend, easy to deal with hire company.

    thumb Lynsey Seymour

    review rating 5  Hired a red Mustang for my husband's birthday. He loved driving it up to the tablelands for a tour & we had a great day posing at several locations. He said it was a great way to spend his birthday.

    thumb Lesley Roberts
  • review rating 5  Excellent vehicle, good price, friendly service, that's all we needed and we got that. Very friendly couple who run their own business. Keep it up .

    thumb robert uhr

    review rating 5  We had a FANTASTIC experience at Mini Car Rentals. We rented a beautiful red Mustang convertible to drive to Port Douglas. The car was clean, comfortable, and we looked great driving it! This is a family run business, and they were very kind and professional. I would highly recommend this place over any major car rental business!!

    thumb Zachary Schoppen
  • review rating 5  We rented a car from these guys and accidentally forgot the tripod. They went above and beyond and got the tripod delivered to our hotel. Of course they also had great pricing and Anne/Mike are extremely friendly. Highly recommended!

    thumb Anubhav Razdan

    review rating 5  Would definitely recommend Mini Car Rentals. Everything was straight forward and the car was in very good condition that was rented to us. Lisa on reception was excellent, very knowledgeable of the area with pointing out places to visit etc, great sense of humour too. If you need a car in Cairns, then this is the place to go. (By the way Lisa, Colin Firth says hello 🤣)

    thumb Alison Plain
  • review rating 5  been with these guys 2 times, last year and this year. hv been a good experience for twice and no hassle, the dudes that run his family business is nice to offers and drop me off to my place. thought last year nobody offer me a drop off to my place, still good experience. would be a big help thought for the lift. 5 star.

    thumb Cron Chaki

    review rating 5  Mitch was just awesome. Friendly, helpful and ensured we had the best price. As cheap as rent a bomb with less restrictions 🙂 The car was reliable, comfy and used little fuel. Really good business and Mitch was super friendly. Thanks guys.

    thumb Rob Montgomery

Facebook Reviews

  • review rating 0  Fantastic people to deal with, and a great fun car to drive around for our holiday, thanks guys

    thumb Kelly LittleO'Neil

    review rating 0  Definitely recommend mini car rentals After a long week at work I wanted a getaway to Port Douglas so I hired the Ford Mustang for a good price and I got picked up and dropped off, bonus 🤗 One on the best roads ever to Port Douglas This car was AMAZING Definitely worth getting my drone out for some pictures 😁🏎🌴

    thumb Shane Wells
  • review rating 0  Must admit we were disappointed that you sold the mini, but we found the MX5 to be even better. Love it. It will be the main reason we return to Cairns.

    thumb Champo Randy

    review rating 0  Thanks Anne and Mike for providing us with 4 cars at very short notice so we could explore the road to Port Douglas.. appreciated the lift to and from Pacific Aria ... will definitely return if we need another rental when we in Cairns again ...Cheer Sue McGregor

    thumb Sue McGregor
  • review rating 0  Anne, Chopper and their son are amazing people! They were more than friendly and provided us with great information about the area and things to do. We were renting three different cars all in perfect condition that took us to great adventures 🙂 thank you for everything, wishing you all the best for your future!

    thumb Gerda Knister

    review rating 0  We went to the local information centre looking to hire a car. We were advised to go and see Mini Car Rentals and were so glad we did. The car was near new, well maintained and there was no hassle no extra unforeseen fees. Can recommend

    thumb Alan Gray
  • review rating 5  They were excellent!

    thumb Rene- Pierre Isautier

    review rating 5  Very helpful and friendly service! Many thanks!

    thumb Laura Bartram
  • review rating 2  Unimpressed. Hired a Hyundai i20. Dash lights kept coming on in regards to brakes & traction control. Radio kept coming on by itself. Rang company. Told I would need to keep it for 3 days until replacement car found AND would have to drive from Palm Cove to Cairns to swap it over. A car with potential braking issues ????? Wow. Customer service my ass.

    thumb Glenn Davis

    review rating 5  It was realy convenient. Thank you much for Dean and thé team, you are cool and friendster. I recomand Mini Car rental very highly JDo Nîmes France Hugo Melbourne

    thumb Jean Dominique Lierre
  • review rating 5  Rented a few cars in out time and this place is AWESOME! So quick and easy, no hidden extras and Deno was a cracker. Picked us up from the Hotel, arranged for 8:00am and they were there at 7:59 on the dot. Went back, literally 10 min for paperwork, a laugh and joke, advice and even a discount voucher to Hartley's croc park where we were going. It was the cheapest Hyundai I-max i could find (6 of us) even paying a small amount extra to reduce insurance. On return, no issue to drop us back to the hotel. Thanks so much guys....."I'll BE BACK"

    thumb Bruce Matt

    review rating 5  Great service. Local people. Very friendly and helpful. I rented an i30 for 4 days. Good prices.

    thumb Sandy Rigby
  • review rating 5  Great place to rent a car which was top notch and plenty of travel advice for the local area. Kudos to Deano and his team for their work. Check out annabel's bakery nearby too they do a great chicken sandwich.

    thumb Kishin Thadani

    review rating 5  They were fantastic! We landed late on Anzac Day and they picked us up from the airport after hours. We were in Cairns for our honeymoon and they even gave us a free bottle of champagne to congratulate us! The car was great and the overall service was even better. Will definitely go back to Mini Car Rentals when we next head to Cairns

    thumb Nathan Sims
  • review rating 5  We rented the brand new Harley Davidson Sport Glide to drive up to Cape Tribulation. It was the perfect bike for this awesome drive. Service at the shop was very good, we were greeted with a smile and got all the necessary info on the bike and a lot of good tips for the trip.

    thumb Arjan Pol

    review rating 5  Friendly, flexible fantastic!!! Thank you!!!

    thumb Nathan Azize
  • review rating 5  Brillant service..great cars..fantastic people..highly recommended. .cairns..��

    thumb James Murlyn

    review rating 5  

    thumb Andy Chan
  • review rating 5  Lovely team and the car was perfect for our needs. Clean and tidy. No complaints!

    thumb Tré Ratahi

    review rating 5  Most helpful and friendly! Excellent service

    thumb Paul N Elizabeth Whatson

TripAdvisor Reviews

      Excellent customer dealing. We couldn’t find a car elsewhere and mini rentals helped us find a car but an outstanding car.


      Ann and Mike were great from the moment we arrived providing a very professional service a lovely car and very helpful information about the area and all the attractions available


Yelp Reviews

      Fantastic affordable car rentals in Cairns. Great professional service. Highly recommended to everyone!

    thumb Mitchell W.

      I stayed at Dreamtime Backpackers Rest (hostel) and they recommended this rental car company; were able to get a little discount through our hostel. This was my first time renting a car and it was an excellent experience. I thought it was very affordable for two days. The owner picked us up at our hostel. The process of filling out the paperwork went smoothly. Someone from the company gave us directions, suggestions, and other helpful information. We had an excellent time traveling through the Tablelands and to the Draintree Rainforest. I highly recommend this company!

    thumb Amanda S.

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