Thrifty Car Rental

Thrifty Car Rental offers University of Sydney alumni special discount rates in Australia and New Zealand for private rentals for both passenger and commercial vehicles. Also included is a substantially reduced liability excess.

Thrifty Car Rental offers the best car hire in every state, territory, major town and major airport in Australia. We're 100 percent Australian owned, so we really know your local area.

The major benefits are:

  • discounted rates available for private use all year round
  • passenger vehicle damage liability excess of $550 and commercials $1650 – both business and leisure rentals
  • no single vehicle accident excess
  • 24-hour roadside assistance Australia-wide
  • no credit card fees
  • commercial vehicle kilometre restriction from metropolitan locations is 200km per day, with country and remote 100km per day. Standard commercial vehicle kilometre restriction is 100km per day from metropolitan, country and remote locations.
  • Thrifty’s online booking system provides instant and real-time confirmation.

Corporate Reservations –toll free contact number 1300 365 564 – offers you the following benefits:

  • free membership of the preferred customer program 'Blue Chip', providing exclusive benefits, including personalised and express service. To join visit
  • the ability to earn Velocity Points with Virgin Australia.

To take advantage of this offer:

  • Go to and click on "CORPORATE" at the top right of the home page. Enter the Corporate Discount (CD) number 4908005983 in "Corporate CD#" box and click "Continue" (no need for password or email address). You may then enter your booking information from there, or
  • Call Thrifty's toll-free reservations line on 1300 365 564.