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Many visitors from overseas are keen to organise car hire in Perth during their stay in Western Australia and a question we are therefore asked on a regular basis is how easy is it to arrange a rental package without an
Australian driving licence? The answer, for the vast majority of visitors, is: very easy indeed! However, there are a few requirements that it is important not to forget if you are planning to book a rental deal, which we have listed below for your convenience.
What to Remember if You Want to Drive in WA
To make sure you do not run into any difficulties when booking a car rental in Perth, we have listed a few important factors to consider before you travel.
The Language of Your Driving Licence – If your current driving licence is in a language other than English, you will need to obtain an International Driving Permit, or a certified translation of your licence, and carry it with you when you are driving. This is so that local authorities, including any police offices you may encounter, will have no difficulty in ascertaining which vehicles you are qualified to drive.
The Validity of Your Licence – If you are planning an extended stay and you are visiting from a country where driving licences need to be renewed every few years, you should check the expiry date of your licence before you travel. In the event that your licence happens to expire during your stay, you will not be able to continue using it. What you would have to do in such a situation is to apply for a local licence, which would involve completing 25 supervised driving hours, passing a practical test, and passing a Hazard Perception Test too. Needless to say, most visitors prefer to renew their licence in their home country before travelling, if necessary.
Your Driving Licence Photo – It is important to make sure that the photograph on your licence still resembles you and if not, to have it updated before you travel.
Your Address – If your licence includes your home address in the printed details, make sure that this is up to date as well. If there is a discrepancy between the billing address for your credit card and the address on your driving licence, this may prevent you from being able to take advantage of the budget car rental Perth deals that we have available.
Assuming the photo and address are up to date, and your licence is in English or, if not, you have followed the advice in point 1 above, you will find hiring a car or minibus from us simplicity itself. We have helped thousands of visitors from overseas to arrange affordable Perth airport car hire in the past and would be delighted to help you too. Just call or email us to let us know what you need, or use the booking form on our site to reserve a vehicle from our modern fleet.
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We found Ace Rent A Car a great company to deal with.Excellent customer service. We really appreciated Ron keeping the office open until we could get there. Would definitely recommend them. :)
Very friendly staff and great service. Helped us out over the Christmas & New Year break whilst our own car was out of commission. Great car and very reasonable price. Would definitely use these guys again if necessary.
No hassle with these guys when we hired a car in October/November 2018. Flexible about changing charging arrangements for excess mileage when we returned the car, having driven further than we thought we would! Thanks :)
Excellent service with a human touch. Very friendly staff. They took the time to have a chat with us and gave us plenty of useful info. Will definitely rent from Ace again the next time we come to Perth.
We had a great experience with these guys!! we were just about to miss our flight today and they did everything to help us. They took us to the airport and did the best for us. They charged us exactly what they suppose to charge and we had the bond refund even before to get to the airport. Highly recommended to rent a car with them. Friendly staff, good money for value!
Hi there It was a great experience with ace car rental Vic Park good cars and friendly customer service They gave me a coffee can’t believe that . Definitely going back there, they have good coffees 😁Thanks a lot
I could not fault this company. I hired a Toyota Corolla for a week in January 2019. Their customer service was outstanding. The car was clean and exactly what I had asked for. We were picked up within 10 minutes of collecting our luggage at Perth Airport.The price was very reasonable and competitive. I highly recommend them and thank them for their wonderful service.Wendy SA
First time hiring a car from here can’t possibly express how easy , friendly , helpful and amazing the process was. I had a near new Kia Cerato that was immaculate when I got it and easy to drive. Priced well and they went out of there way to help me . Client for life and will most certainly tell everyone I know that this is the go to place. Thanks heaps Nathan
Great staff and highly organised, had our bus out for us before we arrived. Worked in with us regarding our return time. Owner of the business dropped us off at the airport. Can’t wait to return to Perth so I can use Ace Car Rentals Victoria Park again. Thank you guys.Sophie Curlewis Yass
I could not recommend these guys highly enough. Very reasonable prices compared to others around Perth. Cars are always very clean, and the staff are super friendly. I always use them while Im in Perth and look forward to seeing them again soon.
My experience was incredibly wonderful. I didn’t have to worry about travel and my children loved the car and it was breeze. The customer service exceeds any service I’ve received from a car hire service in the world. I highly recommend this service to everyone! Go directly to ACE RENT A CAR!!! It’s worth it. Lee
The best car rental company I have ever rented with through all my travels- friendly staff, new clean cars and amazing prices (the best in market from my study on pricing in perth). Will hire with them every time Ofcourse!
Awesome! We rented a car for 3 days. Price was cheap for a quality car. Staff very friendly and helpful, couldn’t get a better service! Definetly will go back.Highly recommended to anyone that wants to rent a car.
I arrived in perth on a limited budget only to find my car was still Darwin and another three weeks to arrive,Ace rented myself a hyundai at what must be the lowest priced rental I've ever had,it helped me greatly and didnt hiry my budget to badly and all i had to do was advise by text to continue renting until my car eventually tirnrd up.Highly recommend their services and if stuck again will be the first place to turn to.
6 adults (all 6foot plus) 150kgs of luggage, many kms over 12 days.The imax was perfect drives good clean and so much room for long legs and baggage.Lovely customer service.Will recommend highly to friends and family.
Extremely competitive pricing and great service staff! From the booking enquiries to the physical collection of the car, it has a been great experience throughout. The free shuttle provided to and from Perth Airport is a big big plus! Everyone should really consider Ace for their rentals. Will be recommending to all my friends!
Such an outstanding organization! Everything they promised, they delivered. And the price/value beats every other company I researched to rent a car. I will recommend them to family and friends and will always use their business whenever the need arises. Thank you Ace Rent A Car!
Friendly staff, great service, clean and reliable car. I rented through this company twice in a fortnight, best value on car rental that I could find and a quick and easy booking process both online and over the phone! Would highly recommend and will definitely use this company again myself!!
Came down from England and Just hired a Hyundai for 3 weeks at Perth Albany Victoria Park office of Ace Rent A Car, just a km away from where I was staying. The staff are very friendly and the cost of the 3 weeks was the cheapest in the market with a brand new car. I travelled mostly to the south of Perth down to Albany after a week sight seeing in the area places like Denmark Walpole national park some of the taller trees in Australia, Stirling Range National Park I travelled across the wrist belt to wave rock and back. The car handled the bad roads I travelled North to the Pinnacles in the three weeks. Travelled some 3000 km. I did extra km worth 230$ but instead of charging me extra 0.28$ each km, they saved me the extra buck by only charging a 110$ by changing my km range. Very kind of them. Not greedy and believe in making relationships. Professional and helpful and very good lot of them.I will hire from them always on my trips to Perth and will suggest you all to also hire from them without worries on your holiday.
Booked a car over the christmas period. Everything you could ask for, quick efficient quality service. Although not a big name brand, I will have no worries about using Ace cars again if I ever need a rental car in Perth.
This is one of the best rental car experiences I have had hands down. I walked in and felt right at home. They were upfront about everything and even saved me some money with the miles. I would highly recommend this car company to anyone in Perth. I returned the car and they gave me many options to return. I have rented cars at a lot of places, with a lot of companies, and this one takes the cake.
We have rented a mini bus for 12 days to go around Pinnacles down to the Great Southern Region (Walpole, Denmark), WA. The mini-bus they provided us is almost new, clocking around 130 km. The vehicle is clean inside out. The best per day rate and service in the area! and nothing beats the kind gestures of the boss to discount me for the excess kilometers that I clock! 5/5 due to service, rate and vehicle conditions.
I came to visit Perth from the UK and needed a car ace were highly recommended by friends and they did not disappoint at all.The guys were friendly, knew their stuff and were very helpful nothing was too much trouble.The car was great to drive and comfortable we enjoyed it without any problems at all.The main reason we had them recommended was they are so reasonable and that was also the case.In other word 1st class service I will use again and I recommend to anyone who wants a car
Our car was Cheap and Good quality!!Unfortunately we made a problem by an accident. I didn't speak English well but they tried to understand me and dealt it quick. We had a big holiday. They gave us another car so we can get it. We were very thankful. They're so kind and gentle!!
Great cars along with great service, I choose these guys every time I visit Perth. Easy booking system, Friendly & very helpful staff. All modern, nice, clean vehicles.5 Star !Thanks Ace Rent a Car- See you next year ! ;))
Wow, what an experience! My wife and I pre-booked a van hire today and could not be more satisfied.We only required the vehicle for two separate days, so not exactly a million dollar contract. (Their prices were extremely reasonable) and Commercial Services Director Ajay, completely understood our needs and patiently and professionally took us through the process - all in the space of ten minutes. We have used this company in the past and can't praise them highly enough.The very best customer service!
I really satisfied with ace. Recently i rent a 12seater commuter bus and a hyundai accent. Both are smooth.. Dealing with the staff satisfy me well. I just connect with them via fb messenger.it so easy.once u settle the dealing, they will sent you a quotation email and just click the link given once you have confirmed. Of course i will comeback and rent with them because the vehicles served is very comfortable and smooth.. Thanks ace.. See you again.
Chose Vic Park agency online on basis of reviews and proved to be a very wise choice. Ajay could not have been more helpful both at delivery and upon return. Little Toyoto did the job for two seniors and two big cases. Why stick with the multi-nationals when you can get service (with a smile) and great value from the smaller owner-operators? Many thanks Ace.