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  • 150 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland, 4870
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Car Rental Cairns

Local Family Owned

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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, Mazda & Great Wall. 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.

Latest News

Is it Worth Hiring a Car in Cairns?

When you are planning a holiday in Cairns, you will need to consider if hiring a car while you are there is the right choice for you. This is not just a question of price either; several key factors can determine if car rental in Cairns is your best choice when you are here. Let’s…

Save Money With Cairns Airport Pickup

When you’ve just landed from a long flight, the temptation to make your life as easy as possible is always there. Often, this means picking up a car straight from a car rental desk inside Cairns airport. But if you can avoid renting your car directly from Cairns airport you can potentially save yourself a…

Car Hire Cairns FAQ

Car Hire Cairns FAQ – Mini Car Rentals a family owned car rental company offering the best car rental service in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. For the benefit of our past, present & future customers, we have compiled together some of the most frequently asked questions surrounding car hire in Cairns to ensure you are clued…

Cheap Car Rentals Cairns

Secure your cheap car hire in Cairns by booking your hire car in advance by calling us direct or by booking through our website with Fareharbor. The longer amount of days you hire for, the better rates we can offer for your holiday in Cairns. Be sure to let us know your length of stay so that we can arrange your arrival and departure plans with pickups and 24 hour key drop offs available.

Choose Local Family Owned!

It’s more Important Now, Than Ever, to Support The Small Local Family Owned Business‘ in the Cairns Economy. We Allow for More Flexibility and Can Negotiate on Certain Aspects of Car Hire to Make Customised Plans to Fit any Budget or Travel Itinerary. It’s Only a Matter of Asking, We Are Here to Deliver as Best a Car Rental Service we can in Cairns and We try our best to Serve all Customers as Best we Possibly Can!

Cairns CBD Car Hire

Located within the Cairns CBD, our Cairns City Office Location is on the Main Drag into the City known as Sheridan Street. Near the Corner of Upward Street and Sheridan Street, You will See we are just down from Cairns State High School and Across from the ABC Far North Radio Station Building. We are a 5min walk from the Munro Martin Park Lands, 10min walk from the Cairns Aquarium, 15min walk from Cairns Central Shopping Centre & 20min walk from the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon.

We Don’t Overinflate Our Prices!

Booking your Vehicle with Us Before you Arrive in Cairns is the best way to Organise your Holiday. Regardless of the time of year, We don’t over inflate our prices so we can guarantee You will get a Reasonable Price Anytime of the Year! Something you Wouldn’t Normally Experience from large car rental companies. Keep in Mind that Car Hire at Cairns Airport Incurs an Airport Tax.

Car Hire Near Me

Mini Car Rentals are the original Family Owned Car Hire company in Cairns with over 30 years experience in the Local Tourism Industry. Trust the People who Care about your Hire Car Requirements while in Cairns. Local Experts at Your Fingertips, Feel Free to ask About any Tourist Information to Assist Your Travel Plans.

Cairns Luxury Car Hire

Offering the best of luxurious drives in style, a Ford Mustang Convertible and a Mazda MX5 Convertible. Boasting with luxury and race red features perfect for a weekend getaway around Cairns. Most Trusted Car Hire Company in Cairns for a Great Experience!

Winner of the Cairns Tourism Award
Member of Tourism Tropical North Queensland
Queensland Tourism Industry Council Member
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Why Should I Hire a Car in Cairns?

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.


Can I make changes to a confirmed booking?

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.

Could I add additional drivers to my booking?

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 any additional costs if needed.

Can I make changes to the rental vehicle collection or drop-off time?

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.

How do I go about cancelling my booking?

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.

Why do I need an international driver’s licence?

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.

What are the age requirements for renting a vehicle in Australia?

The minimum age to be able to rent a car is 21 years old. There is no maximum age.

Mini Car Rentals store front in Cairns
The Mini Cat Rentals Team in the Office

What happens if I accidentally leave something in the vehicle?

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

What are the requirements to rent a car in Australia?

Drivers must be a minimum of 21 years old, have an up-to-date and valid driver’s licence for at least one year, provide payment.


Contact us today

Don’t hesitate to contact us at Mini Car Rentals for all your rental needs. Give us a call on 0740516288, or drop us an email at bookings@minicarrentals.com.au.

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