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Mini Car Rentals
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1. Select Vehicle & Insurance

Browse our diversely curated fleet of vehicles online or if on the ground in Cairns, come visit us in store. We can take you for a tour around our fleet. We have a range of vehicles to suit your travel requirements.

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2. Book Online or Call Our Team

Simply follow the straight forward booking process online or our friendly local Cairns team will happily talk to you over the phone, we are always contactable. We are also active and responsive on livechat and emails.

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3. Pickup or Collect & Let's Drive

Whether you make your own way to our office in the Cairns CBD or organise our complimentary pickup service, the Mini Car Rentals vehicle will be awaiting your arrival. But first, let us efficiently do the contract process and provide a desktop tour of Cairns and away you go!

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Mini Car Rentals
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Maxime PetitMaxime Petit
02:04 01 Dec 23
Mirek BazantMirek Bazant
22:04 28 Nov 23
amazing company if u want car for day trip or few days away.
18:49 28 Nov 23
Friendly staff, adequate prices, convenience both during collection and return. If I were to return to Cairns I would contact this Agency again.
Murtaza GhaibiMurtaza Ghaibi
07:07 28 Nov 23
Excellent customer service
Rafael Trillo-VareaRafael Trillo-Varea
21:43 27 Nov 23
From the moment I was picked up from my hotel to drop off. The service was impeccable, extremely well priced and good family service. If only all car hire companies had this level of service. Thanks... Mitch and others.read more
Jake BensonJake Benson
21:08 26 Nov 23
Great service 👍
Jo WrightJo Wright
07:40 26 Nov 23
Staff were very friendly and helpful, they even came and picked us up. Helpful tips on where to see the best sights and the car we had was clean, and reliable making our trip enjoyable. Great company... to deal with.read more
Mark WhitelockMark Whitelock
03:08 26 Nov 23
Was a good experience except wait time on pick up and drop off.Other workers out back.So many emails as well
Huang JietaiHuang jietai
00:24 26 Nov 23
Friendly staff, helpful advice. Easy to get the car and return, after office hours.
Jade BinnsJade Binns
23:23 22 Nov 23
Wonderful service, and given a bottle of wine for our honeymoon!
Linda MorrellLinda Morrell
19:33 21 Nov 23
Fantastic company in every way. Went above and beyond to help make our stay in Cairns fantastic. The ease of having the car rental next to our hotel was so so convenient. Big thank you all round.... We will be back.read more
Linda MastersLinda Masters
04:18 21 Nov 23
Good price, friendly staff, will use again for sure 😁👍
Michael CooperMichael Cooper
02:19 19 Nov 23
Fast friendly service and good rates .The vehicle I was supplied with was top notch.Very economical with plenty of power.Cheers guys.
John GrunsellJohn Grunsell
05:07 17 Nov 23
Hired the Mustang for my daughter’s formal it was awesome. Very helpful staff.
Colin TaskerColin Tasker
01:09 17 Nov 23
Friendly service, car was in good condition for age & km travelled. Good value for money.
Jules KepsJules Keps
01:05 17 Nov 23
Best service, booked car on flight , picked up from airport , given a great car at a good price , really enjoyed driving it.Awesome company and awesome staff 😀
Phyohtet Paingphyohtet paing
06:35 16 Nov 23
A reliable and helpful team in Cairns. 100% recommend to rent or buy a car to go around Cairns. Especially Anne and Mitch! Thumb up for them
09:03 15 Nov 23
Paul BatemanPaul Bateman
05:14 15 Nov 23
great service and clean car
Thierry GrillonThierry Grillon
04:43 14 Nov 23
No problem. I recommend this rental company at honest prices.
Matt RMatt R
01:17 14 Nov 23
I need a car for just 1 day. The team at Mini-Car Rentals provided me with the vehicle and quickly got me on the road. I'll definitely be back. Thanks
Tob IasTob ias
07:04 13 Nov 23
Gillian HerbertGillian Herbert
06:17 13 Nov 23
Small companyFriendly staffEfficient and helpfulWould recommend completely
Roslyn HarclaRoslyn Harcla
03:26 13 Nov 23
The staff of Mini Car Rentals were always very professional and friendly when I contacted them re renting a vehicle to drive to tourist attractions near Cairns. They organised a suitable vehicle and... informed me regularly by email of the rental details. The staff delivered the vehicle to my hotel and even drove my friend and I to the Marina when we returned the vehicle. The cost was reasonable, the staff provided helpful information regarding various tourist attractions and their location on Sheridan Street was convenient. I would recommend this family run company to anyone looking for a rental car in the heart of Cairns.read more
Erik KoldenhofErik Koldenhof
22:14 11 Nov 23
Good information and service. Not the cheapest company but transparant andHonest and quick responsing. Cars are oke!.
Hayley WhiteHayley White
03:49 10 Nov 23
If you are visiting Cairns region looking to hire a car for a day Cairns Mini Car Rentals a family owned business recently I hired a Mazda CX5 for the day to do a bit of sightseeing all staff were... more than obliging to show how to the use maps to get out of Cairns the car smelt amazing when I got in it .Nothing was any trouble with the booking from the time i stepped inside to returning the vehicle .Cairns Mini Car Rentals i will be back to hire again on my visit .Mitch,Annie,Mike, & staff you are all amazingread more
02:51 06 Nov 23
N. EndoN. ENDO
23:01 02 Nov 23
This car hire company offers relatively inexpensive car hire in Cairns and the staff are very friendly. The staff were very friendly and helpful, even when a Japanese person whose English is not so... good suddenly visited them to make a reservation. We used the car to enjoy Atherton Tablelands and Palonera Park. The information given by the staff was useful. We also appreciated the system that allowed us to return the car outside of office hours. Furthermore, we receive e-mails every step of the way with booking details and insurance correspondence.Japanese staff are currently working there, so even Japanese people who are worried about local driving and language can rent a car with peace of mind. Thank you for telling us about the cheapest petrol station.We had an enjoyable trip. We will use your service again next time we go to Cairns.read more
Robyn AddieRobyn Addie
00:38 02 Nov 23
It was all about the service and Mini Car Rentals excelled, we were picked up and dropped back to our hotel, paperwork was a breeze, price was fantastic. Great experience, I would definately use them... again and recommendread more
12:17 30 Oct 23
I rented a car for one day for a family trip.Free pickup from your hotel or airport + transfer to the airport for $20 (reservation required, staff will kindly advise you over the phone)Mini Car... Rental has a blog in Japanese that explains how to rent and return a rental car, so if you read it in advance, you can rent it with peace of mind.There was also a Japanese staff member, who taught me about things I was worried about, such as how to fill up with gas.☺You can rent with confidence~👌I asked for a transfer to the airport, and the driver was a very cheerful person, and I was very happy that he cared about my family. (Apparently it was the store manager's father)If you are thinking of traveling to Cairns, we highly recommend mini car rental 👌read more
Gail MccannGail McCann
08:31 28 Oct 23
Great friendly family owned business. Everything explained with great customer service.
Brian ChalkBrian Chalk
23:09 27 Oct 23
Great service, friendly staff who were prepared to go out of their way to provide the best of service. Certainly leaves Europcar for dead. Thanks again.
Stephen DaceyStephen Dacey
05:21 25 Oct 23
Great service
Kathi SKathi S
19:31 24 Oct 23
Mini Car Rentals were great to hire a car through. Affordable and a local family business who made the process of hire and return really straight forward. I would highly recommend them and will use... them again.read more
Stephen DaceyStephen Dacey
22:43 23 Oct 23
08:50 21 Oct 23
We came to cairns from Murwillumbahfor a few daysWe were recomanded to Mini cars Rentals and was one of the highlights thereThe staff was fantastic helping and advising and the car was amazing... clean safe and economical .Recomaning to everyone instead hiring from the airportread more
Tracy HargreavesTracy Hargreaves
08:27 21 Oct 23
we hired a car with mini car rentals for a couple of days last week after picking up their brochure from our accommodation southern cross atrium apartments in cairns. i actually called them as i... find it much more personal as not very 'online' with many things. we rang just on closing time but it was still no trouble to take our booking and we were also fortunate to be picked up from our accommodation and taken to the depot to collect our car by mike who also took us back after we returned the car. the car was great and overall the process was so very efficient and friendly by all staff that helped us. would definately use again and recommend to anyone. sorry i cant remember everyones name there at mini but thank you so much to all for looking after us. loved our stay in cairns, now back in somewhat colder geelong! tracy and robbie.read more
Roger DallasRoger Dallas
00:42 21 Oct 23
Lovely family owned business, car was very clean and they picked up up from the hotel to get started,Them dropped us back after returning the car
Wendy CarinsWendy Carins
20:43 20 Oct 23
The team at mini car rentals...we're amazing...friendly..helpful and nothing was a problem to them.
Teen WizardTeen Wizard
14:27 20 Oct 23
Senthil RajSenthil RAJ
03:56 20 Oct 23
Debbie GeeDebbie Gee
03:13 20 Oct 23
Good value and friendly service
Ian BelletteIan Bellette
02:46 20 Oct 23
Krishna MahatoKrishna mahato
02:41 20 Oct 23
Marie CarrMarie Carr
22:44 18 Oct 23
I can highly recommend Mini Car Rentals to anyone visiting Cairns. Their team of Mitch, Ann, Michael and Phoebe are very friendly and very reliable, they went above any expectations to ensure we were... happy customers. We will definately go straight there when next in Cairns.Brian and Marieread more
Neville WNeville W
03:58 18 Oct 23
Great car rental outlet in Cairns, helpful staff & coutesy pick up was appreciated.
Karen NorrisKaren Norris
22:12 17 Oct 23
Great experience with company - would recommend them - great price, good communication and friendly staff
Julian ZürnJulian Zürn
23:40 14 Oct 23
05:49 14 Oct 23
We booked an MX-5 from Mini Car Hire for the 4 days that we were in Cairns.The booking process was really easy and the staff were friendly and efficient when we phoned with some queries prior to... booking.We were met at the airport and given a nice ride into town where their office is. Picking up the car was very straightforward.The car was great and we took it on a few day trips. Having a convertible was good fun.I really recommend Mini Car Hire and will certainly use them again next time we are in Cairns.read more
Polly Kilgourpolly kilgour
22:11 09 Oct 23
Great people, great car, great prices, can't fault this company in any way keep up the fantastic work, will be back.
Jeremy KornerJeremy Korner
09:07 05 Oct 23
Good value, quality car with no issues. Tental tailored to suit our needs
Dominic GreenwoodDominic Greenwood
02:24 02 Oct 23
Hired a car for the day. The process was really easy and the staff were really friendly and helpful. The car itself was brilliant. Really easy to use and came with a full tank of petrol.
Arifur RahmanArifur Rahman
01:04 01 Oct 23
Enjoyed the beautiful Cairns with beautiful car.Sunroof was bonus.Highly recommended to others.
Lameck Ngadhlalameck ngadhla
20:28 30 Sep 23
Everything was mint. Everyone loved the little yellow MG car. My wife and daughter fell in love with the yellow MG. We hired for 4 days and we enjoyed every bit of it.
David HorvathDavid Horvath
11:31 30 Sep 23
Fantastic hire and day around Cairns and Port Douglas. So easy!
Margaret LesterMargaret Lester
12:02 29 Sep 23
Great clean, well looked after cars, friendly staff, well priced rental.
Lesley YuillLesley Yuill
08:51 29 Sep 23
Everything about using this hire company was top notch. The people we dealt with, the car we were supplied, and can highly recommend.
John OldfieldJohn Oldfield
08:44 29 Sep 23
21:33 28 Sep 23
Good service, good staff, will come back again.
Michelle BlaikieMichelle Blaikie
13:08 27 Sep 23
The staff made the process quick and easy to hire a basic car for some local sightseeing. An added bonus was the complimentary driver from their office back to our hotel. Highly recommend.
Dallas WilkinsDallas Wilkins
08:56 26 Sep 23
10mins in/out and we were on the road. The staff were fabulous to deal with, extremely friendly and knowledgeable upon suggestions on tourist sights to visit. After hours drop off was a breeze. Can... highly recommend renting a vehicle from them.read more
Yymm Kknnyymm kknn
01:11 26 Sep 23
The staff are very friendly and it's a good rental car shop where you can rent cars cheaply even in Cairns. Reservation details will be sent to you via email, so you can use the property with peace... of mind before and after the rental. Additionally, we currently have Japanese staff on staff, so even Japanese people who are unsure about local driving or language can rent with confidence.Thank you for this time. I had a fun rental car trip.read more
Helen StenhouseHelen Stenhouse
22:30 25 Sep 23
Fabulous service.Great team 🤩Thanks!
Pauline RyanPauline Ryan
22:25 25 Sep 23
Barry StirlingBarry Stirling
07:36 25 Sep 23
My wife & I hired a MG Auto Hatch from Mini Car Rentals for five days. The MG they gave was nearly new and a great little car to drive. The staff there are very friendly & helpful, they picked us and... all our luggage up from the airport & took us back to their office to do all the paperwork which was quite simple. We returned the MG on a Sunday morning with time to get to the airport to catch our flight back to Adelaide. We would highly recommend Mini Car Rentals.Thanks a lot for the service.read more
Saeed ShahabSaeed Shahab
08:07 21 Sep 23
I had a very positive experience renting a car from Mini Car Rentals on a walk-in basis. The staff member, Phoebe, was friendly and professional. She clearly explained the availability of cars and... pricing details, and answered all of our questions thoroughly. On the day of the rental, Phoebe explained the features of the car in detail and made sure we were comfortable driving it before we left the lot. I especially loved how neat their paperwork was before and after the rental service.I also appreciate their baggage storage service, which came in handy when our flight back home was delayed by several hours after we checked out the accomodation. We left the baggage at their office while we roamed the city before heading to the airport.read more
Aidin DashtiAidin Dashti
22:19 20 Sep 23
Despite many ads about luxury car rental brands at the airport like Sixt , Hernz , Eurocars , I had a Great experience with Mini car rentals . Phoebe is an amazing customer service representative.... Super nice and polite and she explained a lot about sightseeing in Cairns like a tour leader and she gave us discount vouchers too . The car was very convenient for a full day road trip to see most of the waterfalls in Cairns . Highly recommended to anyone want to rent a car in Cairns .read more
02:49 20 Sep 23
Great rental company in Cairns, location is excellent on the main road walking distance within the CBD.Any issues were rectified quickly.Easy to deal with
Christine Lim YockChristine Lim Yock
23:03 19 Sep 23
Staff were friendly, very helpful and efficient. Would definitely recommend.
Mark Allenmark allen
02:46 18 Sep 23
Good happy honest company to deal with
Dino EdwardsDino Edwards
01:32 17 Sep 23
Thanks to the team at Mini Car rentals, The customer service they provide is excellent , you dont get that these days with the big companies.MCR deliver the vehicle to your doorstep and drop you back... off once you have finished with vehicle.Excellent service!!read more
Geoffrey Campbellgeoffrey campbell
23:08 16 Sep 23
great car ,great staff . brilliantv
Denise GDenise G
22:00 15 Sep 23
Great trouble- free experience, helpful staff.
Simon HigginbottomSimon Higginbottom
05:02 15 Sep 23
Easy to arrange. Clay picked us up from our hotel and provided great customer service. Anne dropped us off at the airport for $20. (Cheaper than uber). Great friendly service highly recommended.
Sarah RowanSarah Rowan
23:20 14 Sep 23
Fantastic staff, kind, easy to pick up and drop off...and the only way to really see Cairns and surrounding area!
Zara NoreenZara Noreen
00:39 14 Sep 23
Super easy and convenient car rental shop. Very affordable and on par with what you would pay at the enterprise in Cairns but so much more convenient because they have the after hours key drop. Staff... was welcoming and got me into a little rental within 10 minutes and I was on my way to go adventure. Highly recommend.read more
Ricky AnandRicky Anand
00:20 14 Sep 23
Michele BurtonMichele Burton
23:57 12 Sep 23
Competitive prices, excellent service and nice people to deal with. Thank you, a great family business.
Michael LockeMichael Locke
23:26 12 Sep 23
Great staff and service- good price and the car was perfect.
Murray JonesMurray Jones
06:02 12 Sep 23
Great friendly service. Clay was very pleasant and helpful to deal with. The car we rented was clean and smelt fresh. We would rent from Mini Car Rentals again. Good Cairns city location.
Overmayday Liuovermayday Liu
05:53 12 Sep 23
Excellent customer service from Phoebe( very patient and recommend lots of places to go around) , also Clay and Mitch! Very convenient location and even better they offer free pick up the airport... which makes it much easier for the trip. They even gave us a lift to the bus stop afterwards.read more
Branko ArsicBranko Arsic
23:05 08 Sep 23
Excellent service. Friendly and helpful staff.
Jeana WJeana W
07:05 06 Sep 23
We hired a car for the day and they couldn’t have been anymore helpful.. gave us a map with recommendations and we had a fantastic day!! The car we originally booked wasn’t up the their standard so... we were upgraded for no extra cost . Great company to deal with.read more
02:49 06 Sep 23
The Japanese and Chinese staff were very kind. Thanks to you, I was able to enjoy a day trip to Mareeba! I still want to use it.
Susan BrownSusan Brown
23:04 04 Sep 23
Great little car, and wonderful customer service. Thank you!
Russell BrownRussell Brown
09:45 04 Sep 23
Clay provided good customer service
The Wendt FamilyThe Wendt Family
08:27 04 Sep 23
The car we rented suited our journey’s purpose.
Harsha LimayeHarsha Limaye
00:41 04 Sep 23
David HorvathDavid Horvath
22:32 03 Sep 23
Rajan DhimanRajan Dhiman
02:23 02 Sep 23
Very friendly and helpful staff and services. Highly recommended.
Jane BaileyJane Bailey
22:39 01 Sep 23
Very happy with the service from this local Cairns company.
Andrew HarryAndrew Harry
00:32 01 Sep 23
First guy we met was awesome. Office lady a bit ???
Alice Valice v
22:34 31 Aug 23
Very nice and friendly staff and car in excellent condition. Highly recommended!
Christine YeomansChristine Yeomans
09:08 30 Aug 23
Great service all round
Magic TennisMAGIC Tennis
23:19 29 Aug 23
Great customer service, good quality cars, decent prices. Thank you . I will use you again.
Gabriel GGabriel G
07:17 28 Aug 23
Great customer service, great car. Very good prices
Hannah DalyHannah Daly
05:28 28 Aug 23
Staff were very friendly, rates were competitive and they were very easy to deal with.
Lung Wa ChanLung Wa Chan
01:45 26 Aug 23
Easy to collect and return the car. Nice service for the staffs!
Toni BantolasToni BANTOLAS
23:19 25 Aug 23
Very good service and instructions for after hours drop off
David FiliciettiDavid Filicietti
09:48 24 Aug 23
Phoebe was especially helpful.
Mohit RodeyMohit Rodey
06:22 24 Aug 23
I would recommend mini car rentals a they have nice clean cars with good service and no issues at all.
Janine LeeJanine Lee
02:40 24 Aug 23
Excellent service and prices, thanks 😊
Nicole KingtonNicole Kington
22:19 23 Aug 23
Max ElikanMax Elikan
17:33 23 Aug 23
Hirokazu YamadaHirokazu Yamada
13:45 23 Aug 23
I went to the shop on the day without a reservation, but they said that they were all renting out and that there was only a large car that could seat 8 people. When I was very worried, the Japanese... staff consulted with the store manager, and the car that was scheduled to be sent for inspection was delayed by one day with special consideration, and I was able to borrow the car. .Thanks to you, I was able to enjoy driving, and I am truly grateful.Thank you to the store manager and Japanese staff.read more
Masaki KowaMasaki Kowa
07:19 23 Aug 23
Raymond HehirRaymond Hehir
06:51 23 Aug 23
Helpful and friendly service . Good vehicle. Great place to also leave luggage in storage for the day while waiting for evening flight home and taken to the airport. Highly recommend ! Thanks Ray... and Suzanneread more
Matthew Johnsonmatthew johnson
06:27 23 Aug 23
Freindly staff with excellent customer service will definitely be using mini car rentals on my next visit.👍
Sue DrummondSue Drummond
06:25 23 Aug 23
Ann assisted me and she went above and beyond. Picking me up because I was a fair distance from their depot. So helpful. Could highly recommend.
Michelle Robsonmichelle robson
06:10 23 Aug 23
Tanja HergattTanja Hergatt
06:40 14 Aug 23
Great friendly service. They helped me out last minute with a car and gave me a 15% discount, the vehicle was one of their older fleet. They were kind enough to give me a ride to get my car as my... child was asleep in the rental. I feel the price was a bit on the high end when there are better prices per day with other competitors.read more
Very easy process. We came in, booked a car for our date and came that morning, picked it up and we really enjoyed it. Car was clean and drove great. They gave us maps and recommended where to stop... on our road trip. Support local small businesses.read more
Penny WedesweilerPenny Wedesweiler
06:08 02 Aug 23
Everyone here is so friendly! I realised quickly after arriving in Cairns that the public infrastructure in FNQ is non-existent, and one of the tourist info places recommended Mini Car Rentals.... Phoebe patiently answered all my questions (and multiple calls!) whilst I tried to decide on dates. The car I ended up getting was great and so fuel efficient. A smooth ride that took me to many beautiful places! I wouldn't hesitate to use this team again. I did a quick check against a couple of the bigger providers and Mini Car Rentals was a lot cheaper. Highly recommended.read more
Leandro LainoLeandro Laino
06:54 27 Jul 23
Great service, great reliable cars, would definitely rent from them again. I called at 10 mins before closing time the day before to book for my family including 2 car seats and they had the car... ready first thing the following day, easy to deal with, they even offered me a lift back to my hotel. Great service from a local family run business! 10/10read more
Zsuzsi HZsuzsi H
13:17 21 Jul 23
Easy booking, competitive prices, friendly staff, easy pickup and return. Cherry on top is that we could return the car outside of their opening hours, which was a huge benefit as we didn't need to... rush to drop the car of.Child restraint was incorrectly installed, but when I mentioned it they checked and fixed it. Make sure you check installation of yours if you have kids travelling with you.read more
Viv & EvViv & Ev
03:16 13 Jul 23
The customer service from start to finish was excellent for this small business and the car hire prices and add ons were very price competitive. The car we used was relatively old with existing... cosmetic damages but it was very fuel efficient (Hyundai Accent), so it served our purposes fine. The free customer pick-up service is a definite bonus and the $20 fee for optional airport transfer is convenient and more economical than catching a taxi. We definitely recommend this business to anyone and we would use them again if we find ourselves in Cairns again.read more
Linda JLinda J
07:48 11 Jul 23
We rented two cars and each time they picked us up from the hotel and dropped us back once when we returned the vehicle. The other time we returned it after hours so they gave us the code for the... security gate. Everyone was helpful and cheerful and we really enjoyed our experience there. The cars were reasonably priced and lived up to expectations. They even leant us umbrellas each time. Would definitely rent from them again.read more
Rebecca WilsonRebecca Wilson
07:46 11 Jul 23
Very happy with my experience. Super easy to organise my hire car online and the staff were more than helpful when I arrived to pick it up. I wanted the car for longer than I expected and they... couldn’t have made it any easier to sort out. Highly recommend super friendly and good advice on the local area .read more
02:08 25 Jun 23
I really had a very good experience with Mini Car Rentals. The car we got was very clean and easy to drive; we were able to rent it for a really reasonable price. The location is very close to Cairns... CBD.Furthermore, the manager, Mitch, was very approachable, and he not only helped us with the car, but gave us recommendations on places to visit in Cairns.I would highly recommend this store to anyone seeking to rent a car for driving around both within Cairns and to nearby locations.read more
Judy O'farrellJudy O'Farrell
06:56 23 Jun 23
Really enjoyed using Mini Car Rentals. Transfer to/ from the airport was easy and they're only a 15 minute drive away. The car was great and perfect for what we needed. Would definitely use them... again and recommend them to anyone travelling to Cairns.read more
Ellie YoungsEllie Youngs
09:33 16 Jun 23
Super helpful staff! The gentlemen that helped me took the time to talk me through the area and write things on one of the maps, too, which made my experience great travelling around Cairns. They... were flexible with dates and also super easy to pick up / drop off. Would definitely use this company againread more
Mick WildMick Wild
08:32 16 Jun 23
We were just looking for a 1day car hire and Mini car rentals was the perfect spot for us. We even could drop off the car after hours which was perfect for us. The young girl explained the cairns and... surrounding areas very well. Thumbs up 👍. They keep you up to date with everything. Nice company to deal with. Anytime for me 😊.read more
Yueh Shyang PingYueh Shyang Ping
09:22 10 Jun 23
Customer service was good. Car was clean and the handing over was smooth. The price was also quite competitive as well.
Marc JustMarc Just
08:12 09 May 23
I hired the Mustang convertible for a special birthday. The service from the 1st phone enquiry, through the pick up and through to drop off was 5 star, simple and quick. The car was great and we... drove the Tablelands. Perfect way to do it.Highly recommended Mini Car Rentals..Thx team. I'll be back.read more
Jen MartinJen Martin
23:46 14 Feb 23
Excellent, efficient service. Friendly staff. Good advice on locations to visit. We were collected from our hotel. As with any car/ vehicle hire you have a high insurance excess, however for slightly... more money you can lower that cost substantially. At the time, an additional 23aud reduced the excess from 3000-300 aud.If we returned the car in office hours the company would take us back to the hotel, but not guaranteed. It was only a short walk for us but worth considering when you rent. The car was quite damaged but ran very well and had good aircon, which we really appreciated on such a hot day.read more
Jim MastrapostolosJim Mastrapostolos
06:58 14 Feb 23
Overall experience was good. The car (Hyundai i30) was ready for pick-up on the day we booked the car. It was clean, neat and tidy. I thought the price a little expensive, but it is what it is.
Andrew LAndrew L
07:30 02 Dec 22
The service here is top class. We hired a small kia picanto for the day and couldn't be happier. It was in great condition and had android auto. The lovely receptionist gave us a great recommendation... for lunch at Palm Cove, and made sure we knew where we were going.I can highly recommend this rental agency and will be back soon on my next cruise.read more
They offer a lovely selection of cars for rental. The client service is great though it took a while before we got the unit for use.Nevertheless, they gave me one of the most memorable time of my... life. 🙂read more
Jon NgJon Ng
03:40 04 Oct 22
Rented a MG SUV from mini car rentals in Cairns. First of all, big thanks to Jacob for his friendliness and great services. Car pick up was smooth and fast. The car was pretty new and clean.... Returning the car was alps a breeze. Would definitely use them again if I visit Cairns.read more
Terry FelsTerry Fels
04:18 01 Sep 22
Fast friendly & efficient service from the staff, couldn't beat their price anywhere else & the vehicle was in perfect well maintained condition inside & out. We were not held up for long before... leaving & the drop off was just as fast. The $20 service to the Airport was also very quick and easy. THANK YOU for making this portion of our holiday a pleasant one.read more
Adrienne LanghamAdrienne Langham
01:54 01 Sep 22
Made my holiday something very special. Excellent service and great communication. Really friendly helpful staff and fast and efficient service booking in and dropping the car off after hours.No cars... available due to peak season but so excited to get the call back that I could hire the Mustang for a day. Reducing the excess was easy and not expensive. Well done to the team. You were great. No hesitation to recommend over the other hire car companiesread more
C K (Presterjohn)C K (PresterJohn)
01:00 01 Sep 22
I was initially hesitant about booking as it was not part of the big rentals. But the big rentals were so expensive for such a small amount of time. I had read some great reviews about the place and... decided to take the risk. I was SO happy with the service, price and most importantly, the Car. We arrived in Cairns and wanted to do the Waterfall tour and when we got the car, the awesome lady behind the counter showed us the best places with directions. She also showed us the local waterfall Crystal Cascades. This was amazing.The price was at least 50 cheaper every day than the big rentals and the car was good. It definitely did the job perfectly as a drive around for Cairns. I will gladly come back and use this company again. Great work!!read more
Siew Kong LeongSiew Kong Leong
22:02 30 Jul 22
Price is much more affordable than big brand car hire companies.The car was clean. Pickup was easy despite a minor delay. After-hour drop-off is great and the release of bond was prompt. Great... experience overall. Thank you.read more
Alan JoelAlan Joel
23:46 27 Jul 22
Stellar Service from ALL the Staff working at Mini Car Rentals in Cairns, wonderful service over the phone as well as face-to-face.Did NOT disappoint. Competitive Prices (cheaper than average) and... many cars to choose from, conveniently located near the Cairns Esplanade, would definitely visit back next time, very happy overall, also offered flat-rate $20 pick-up/drop-off from/to Airport.read more
Dolly RubianoDolly Rubiano
22:58 19 Jul 22
All the staff are friendly and accomodating. Although there was a mix up with the colour of car we wanted to book, it was still an excellent experience. They picked us up from our hotel when we... requested to and showed us where to find Cairns locals’ best kept secrets. Thank you Mini Car Rentals!read more
09:44 12 Jul 22
Mostly good, friendly service. The price and availability suited us and after hours drop off was easy. The car wasn’t on site when I arrived at the pre-arranged time but it wasn’t too long. I’d be... happy to go there again.read more
Info MayerInfo Mayer
08:26 18 Jun 22
Thank you for your seamless and caring way you handled our request for our car rental.. The vehicle drove so smoothly and the condition was tops. Bringing back the car on a Saturday afternoon went so... straightforward and easy. We appreciate the flexibility and your efficiency in business. We definitely will rent from. Mini Car Rentals next time we come to Cairns. Blessings and warm regards, Elizabeth and Herbert Mayer,read more
Kyron MullinsKyron Mullins
08:45 06 Jun 22
The guys at Mini Car Rentals were amazing. We picked the car up in the morning and the crew there told us about many cool places to go and visit throughout Cairns. I also mentioned I was on my way to... buy sunscreen and out of nowhere one of the guys provided me with a bottle they had there, amazing. I couldn't recommend these guys enough!!read more
Troy MartinTroy Martin
06:59 12 May 22
Easy to find and good proximity to the airport.Very well comparative pricing and car was great to drive with good fuel economy (Hyundai accent sport).If we pop up to cairns again we will... certainly be using this local and family owned business!read more
Robyn FarrarRobyn Farrar
22:36 07 May 22
Easy booking process and wonderful staff. Car was in excellent clean condition and the ability to drop off after hours was extremely helpful, they also picked us up from our accommodation. Staff were... extremely helpful with maps and local tips off great places to eat etc.read more
Yubo QiuYubo Qiu
08:47 05 May 22
Excellent service. Mike even offered to drive me back to the resort as Taxi service is scarce in Cairns. I also made a last minute car swapping with them. All staff were friendly and welcoming. They... are very easy-going people and the prices are just reasonable, not as greedy as those big players. The venue is close to the CBD and within nice walking distance when you are not in hurry. Will definitely use them again next time.read more
Sara NyborgSara Nyborg
01:45 25 Apr 22
We had a great experience w mini cars! We paid a visit to the shop feeling hopeless we would find any available car as it was high season (and the other obvious car rentals had none), however we were... lucky enough to secure a vehicle for a day as someone had returned theirs earlier.Not only the rental process went smooth, price is very competitive and staff were kind enough to provide suggestions for day trips.At return, very nice staff again. 👌read more
Angelo HuynhAngelo Huynh
00:57 23 Apr 22
Great company for car rental. Phoebe and Michael were extremely friendly and provided great customer service with the car pick up and return. Paperwork was easy and they were helpful with... recommending places to visit in the area. Great prices on their cars too!read more
Kasey BostockKasey Bostock
09:59 12 Apr 22
Booked fairly last minute and they were very accommodating and able to provide us with the 2 cars needed + car seats for the younger kids. Very very reasonably priced which was a bonus! Only downfall... was that we had to wait for the previous renter to return the vehicle before we could be on our way - although this is not their fault. They were quick to get us on our way once the vehicle arrived.read more
Shyam ShankarShyam Shankar
08:24 09 Apr 22
Travelling from Sydney looking for a car and found them on my endless search .Great customer service , family business and have a range of cars suiting everyone from the MGs to the Mustangs... .Would certainly recommend them to anyone travelling to Cairns.Kudos team...keep up the amazing service!!read more
Sherry BayatSherry bayat
00:14 09 Apr 22
This is a small family run business.They are really friendly and caring tram of people. I really loved how they really cared about the places we wanted to see in Cairns and gave us tips and even... brochures with maps. The price was really reasonable and they even offered pick up and drop off at the airport. I definitely will use them again and recommend it to all my friends and family too.read more
David AdamsDavid Adams
00:16 18 Mar 22
Highly recommend and we will use the service again in future.The rental process was very straight forward, quickly processed and the staff were very helpful. The vehicle as clean and ran very well,... great mileage. A big draw for us was the unlimited Ks! We rented the vehicle for 3 days, and on the second day we called in requesting an extension and they extended for another 3 days on the phone for us. Great service , nice people and they even gave us a lift to the airport! Thank you everyone at Mini Car Rentalsread more
23:42 09 Mar 22
Great family owned business. They were so easy to deal with. We booked a car the afternoon before and turned up in the morning with it all sorted. We had our car for a day and they have 24/7 drop off... service so we could maximise our day and dropped it back after dinner. We compared this to one of the big companies who we had to drop it back by 3pm which really would have limited our trip. Mitch on the front counter was so helpful and gave us lots of tips on where to go and what we should check out on our way. Thanks so much guys! We’ll happily recommend you in the future.read more
Vaibhav BhaveVaibhav Bhave
06:16 26 Feb 22
Great renting experience outside the known big players. The rates were reasonable, the car was excellent and the staff were even better. They arrange pick-up and drop-off at no extra cost.I would... very highly recommend them if you want to rent a car while in Cairns.They offer discounts for rentals of a week or more.Keep it up guys, we very much appreciate the great service we receivedread more
Zofia BarnesZofia Barnes
21:54 16 Feb 22
Really great service. We booked in the morning and just over an hour later were picking up the car. It was really cheap and the service was really friendly. It was nice to support a local business... too rather than one of the big car hire places. They also gave us a lift back to the airport in the morning for $15 (far cheaper than a taxi)read more
Paul FPaul F
06:52 09 Feb 22
Very friendly and helpful staff. I didn’t have my wallet on me, so didn’t have hard copies of license and bank card. But unlike larger hire car chains, I was able to use electronic copies to prove my... identity and pay/hold my bank details. I needed to extend my car hire twice, both times it was very easy and handled very professionally.Would recommendread more
Costa ContopoulosCosta Contopoulos
02:03 03 Feb 22
Excellent customer service from all staff who were very friendly from start to finish. The car was great to move around and very affordable for 5 days.They provided us with a ride to the city when... we dropped our car off, to pass the time before our flight & also provided us a ride to the airport.If only the big car rental places can provide exceptional service like this.Very highly recommended & if i went back will hire with them again.read more
Emma-Kate DewhurstEmma-Kate Dewhurst
22:47 15 Jan 22
Great service - near new car, clean and very reasonable priced rental. Family run business. The team were helpful - giving us advice on our travel plans; were timely with their free pick up/ drop off... service; and were very accommodating when our dates changed due to airline changes. Highly recommended!read more
Nuwan PalihawadanaNuwan Palihawadana
00:11 05 Jan 22
Fantastic local businesses. I rented a new 2021 Hyundai i30 (great car by the way) in December - January peak season and they offered the best rates in Town. Many places in Cairns advertise as having... cheapest rates but you are up for a surprise when you call in the peak season, but not the Mini car rentals (I was pleasantly surprised when they offered almost half the rate compared to others). Customer service was above and beyond. The lady at the counter was very helpful (she even provided us with travel maps, recommended destinations etc which was helpful). Highly recommended.(Note: they are super busy - understandably - so make sure you book prior to avoid disappointment).read more
Nichole MaloyNichole Maloy
01:03 29 Dec 21
This was value for money. We rented a 7 seater - it was clean (not perfect) but did the job and was well worth the cost. We found the people really helpful and no issues on return. We would... definitely recommend this local family run business.read more
In town for a few days, needed a car to explore the sites, came across Mini Car Rentals while walking around. Anne and Mike couldn't do enough to help us out. Gave us a good deal on the Hyundai we... hired, which was clean and tidy, and gave us no trouble.Would I rent from them again?? It was a no fuss arrangement, Mike drove us back to the Airport when we returned the car, couldn't have asked for better service. So yeah, next time I'm in town, (which will be soon), I'll definitely rent from them again. Gold Star guys , much thanks from Terry and Sue Wallace.So, we finally got back to Cairns, Anne collected us from the Airport, gave us a lovely little Hyundai to drive around in, great rate for 5 days, drove us back to the Airport at the end of our stay. We recommend to anybody that we know who's going to Cairns, go see the team at Mini Car rentals if you need a car. Another Gold Star, can't beat their service or rates. See you next timeread more
Haydn BoldHaydn Bold
00:45 27 Oct 21
Excellent service in the shop both pick up and drop off.The car was in very good health with no problem over the 8 days of usage.Strongly recommend the company for rentals and I will use them again.
Shamus DanielShamus Daniel
06:52 26 Oct 21
I'm confident I wouldn't rent from anyone else in Cairns in the future. The cars are clean and in fantastic condition. Staff are friendly and helpful. Price is better than anywhere else with... comparable vehicles up here!read more
12:02 17 Oct 21
Very friendly staff! Paper work is pretty straightforward and price is cheaper than other rental shop.All staff is very nice and friendly. Thank you for pick us up at our accommodation and drop us... off too.We had great time in Cairns. Highly recommend this shop!Thank you for your great service!read more
Maddi RochfordMaddi Rochford
11:29 08 Oct 21
We had a great experience with Mini Car Rentals. Helpful and honest staff, easy after hours drop off and great quality cars. The one we rented still had that new car smell. Would definitely recommend... to anyone & would use again.read more
Vera Scott-BloxamVera Scott-Bloxam
00:35 06 Oct 21
We rented a few times before and the service has not gone down. Why would it , this is a family business and it is noticeable. So much nicer than the bigger blokes . Good price too!! Thanks again... will get back when I get to Cairns nextread more

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Our diverse range of vehicles contributes to why a Mini Car Rentals hire car is the perfect companion for any party size travel in Cairns.

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At Mini Car Rentals it’s our style,

To give you great service with a smile,

Because a car is just a car,

To take in the sights near or far,

And with car rental offices galore,

We know the customers are looking for more,

Than just four wheels to go around,

Whether Cape Tribulation or Tablelands bound,

You want reliability and service,

On your travels you don’t want to be nervous,

So to be sure that you get there,

Just rent from the people who care,

Yes, Mini Car Rentals Cairns, my friends,

While you holiday in beautiful Cairns.

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Drivers must present an up-to-date and valid driver’s licence for at least one year, have credit card to provide payment for security bond.

As per the insurance company, the minimum age to be able to rent a car is 21 years old & the maximum age is 75 years old.

Low cost and affordable: Car rentals mean that you don’t need to buy a car if you’re only going to use it for a shorter period of time. You’ll be saved from registering and servicing costs.

Freedom: Depending on the contractual agreement, you’ll be able to drive to areas that you wouldn’t be able to on a bus or train. You can choose what route you want to take, where to stop, and for how long.

Find a car that meets your needs: You can choose a vehicle that is family-friendly or just for yourself. Whether it’s a minibus or a convertible, or you’re in need of a van for a small group, we have vehicles available to suit your specific needs.

When comparing car rental quotes, the cost per day can be calculated to include many beneficial factors, these include:

  • Insurance excess
  • Bond amount
  • Kilometers Allowance
  • Driving radius
  • Extra's charges
  • Fee's
  • Pickup/Drop-off Service

However, some factors of a car rental are invaluable and something we strive to offer is a Personalised Service including desktop tours, free maps, discounts to local attractions and much more! - You won't get this anywhere else.

All standard rates advertised include Unlimited Klms and Basic Insurance Protection. Unless stated otherwise.

Yes, the standard security bond is AUD$1000 which is frozen as a pre-authorisation on a credit card, unless extra insurance cover is purchased.

Certainly. As long as you have your booking confirmation ready, and a description of the changes you’d like to make. We cannot, however, guarantee that your amendments will be the same prices as the initial booking as rates often change.

Feel free to add drivers to your booking. The additional driver needs to share their driver’s licence with us and sign the rental agreement. They’ll also need to pay an additional cost of a once off fee of $5 per driver.

You can make changes to both the pick-up and drop-off times and dates. Again, we cannot guarantee that the prices will stay the same. But we will do our best to accommodate you as we offer car rental services at competitive prices.

Give our friendly team a call or drop us an email, and we’ll advise you accordingly. You can also read the cancellation policy on our website for more information.

The international driver’s licence is a document that is recognised worldwide, which is used to identify the person as a licenced driver in countries that don’t have the same language as the one you’re driving in. You need a national driver’s licence alongside this for it to be accepted.

We try and hold whatever belongings that have been left behind in our lost property. If this happens, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our office so that we can return the item to you.

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