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Sixt Terms & Conditions - Summary of Key Points

Please note: for Sixt New Zealand's full terms and conditions, a link will be provided upon booking submission.

Below is a summary of the most important information. If you have further questions, please contact our customer care team.

Rental Vehicle Excess

The excess for the chosen vehicle will be specified in the Rental Agreement you accept upon pick up.

The excess is the most you’ll pay towards repairs for damages to the vehicle’s bodywork, where the repairs are covered by the rental provider’s basic insurance. The basic insurance often doesn’t cover damage to other parts of the vehicle (overhead, underbody, interior, windows, wheels) or other charges (misfuelling, loss of use, key loss, towing, roadside assistance, child seats, GPS devices, personal belongings); you may be charged full costs for repair or replacement expenses that are not covered by the basic insurance.

Protection options to reduce or reimburse the rental vehicle excess are available. These options include third-party Rental Vehicle Excess insurance, and excess reduction waivers sold by the rental provider at the rental counter.

Credit Card Surcharge

2 - 4% of the total transaction value will be charged to any card used for payment with Sixt New Zealand.

Accepted Cards

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • JCB

Debit Card Payments: Sixt accepts any debit card which:

  • is issued by a bank or other financial institution; and
  • displays the Mastercard or Visa logo; and
  • has the primary driver’s name and card number on the card.

Sixt does not accept prepaid or reloadable value cards, travel money cards, or EFTPOS cards. A credit or debit card as outlined above must be presented upon collection of the rental vehicle.

Cash payments are not accepted by Sixt Australia.

Prepaid and Reloadable Debit Cards, Gift Cards, Travel Cards, and EFTPOS Cards are not accepted by Sixt Australia.

Driver and Licence Requirements

Upon commencement of the booking, the renter and any additional driver must present a full, current, unrestricted driver’s license printed in English, and an accepted credit or debit card.

Driver Licence & ID

A valid driver licence from the primary driver’s country of residence must be presented in person upon collection of the rental vehicle.

International renters also need an international driver license and a valid passport.

This licence be unrestricted (ie. not a probationary licence) and must include a photograph of the driver, be printed in English, and represent legally authorised, uninterrupted driving privileges for at least one year immediately prior to the rental pickup date.

The licence must certify the driver as qualified to legally operate the class and category of the vehicle being rented.

All driver licences printed in non-Latin/non-Roman characters must be accompanied by a valid International Driving Permit (IDP).

Any and all required documentation must be under the primary driver’s name and be presented by the primary driver upon collection of the rental vehicle.

For driving licenses from countries not part of the international driving license treaty (e.g. China), a notarised translation must be presented with the original licence or a translation by an NZ Transport Agency authorised translation service. Accompanied by a valid driver license and identity card/passport at the time of pick up.

Driver Age Requirements

Sixt requires drivers to be of or over the age of 21. All drivers under the age of 25 may incur a daily Young Driver surcharge.

Fuel Policy

Full to Full: The vehicle is supplied with a full tank of fuel; if the vehicle is not returned with a full tank of fuel, additional refuelling fees will apply.