Poindexter Says

Sunset Rent A Car has been in operation since 1991. We are in WA at Scarborough (opposite the Rendezvous Hotel) and Victoria Park (near the City), the Sunshine Coast Airport and also at the popular Zanzibar Resort Mooloolaba in Queensland. Over the years we have delivered great service, great value and a quality fleet of near new vehicles to literally thousands of very happy customers.

One thing we have learnt over the years is there will inevitably be questions. With that in mind, we have assembled a collection of the most common queries we have received over the years.

We trust the answers below will satisfy any questions you may have prior to booking a vehicle. And, beyond the information provided, you can always contact us.

Smart Reasons to Choose Sunset

  • All vehicles are less than 3 years old
  • All cars have 24 hour RACWA or RACQ roadside assistance
  • All cars have 5-star ANCAP safety rating (inc. ABS brakes & airbags)
  • NO Credit Card Fees (*excluding Amex)
  • NO Airport Concession Fee
  • NO Premium Location Fees
  • Best All Inclusive Price
  • No Hidden Costs (What you're quoted is what you pay)
  • Free Additional Driver

Our vehicles have full comprehensive cover. The excess payable in the event of any damage and regardless of who is at fault, depends on the level of cover taken and the type of vehicle hired.
We have two options whereby you can reduce your excess or waive it all together (Collision Damage Waiver "CDW").
Please contact the office to find out more information.

Yes, the following are not covered even when you pay CDW:
1. Any off-road damage;
2. Any underbody or overbody damage (ie offroad, driving over a median strip, driving under a low tree, not allowing enough clearance when entering a carpark, for example);
3. Any driver other than those nominated on the Agreement;
4. Any accident not reported to the Police within the required time limit;
5. Any accident where the driver is charged by Police with an alcohol / drug offence.

You pay the relevant excess, depending on the level of cover chosen and depending on the type of vehicle you have hired. It is payable to Sunset Rent A Car straight away.

You are still required to pay the excess to Sunset Rent A Car, and if and when you are deemed NOT AT FAULT by WA Police and Sunset Rent A Car has recovered the cost of damages from the at-fault party, the excess will be refunded to you.

That's fine, but in the event of an accident, the excess applicable to your hire is still payable directly to us. You then claim that back from your insurance company separately.
We charge a $75 administration fee for processing any damage or accident claims.

All our vehicles have a full tank of fuel at the start of the hire. It is the hirer's responsibility to ensure the tank is full upon return. If not, we may charge a fee to re-fuel it on your behalf.

The area of use for all of our hire cars is within 500 km of the Perth CBD. Anything outside that vicinity, incurs a one-off 'remote area' fee.
Please be aware that our vehicles cannot go further south than Esperance or further north than Exmouth. See map for area of use for our WA hirers.


Yes, the amount of bond payable depends on the length of hire and the type of vehicle. They start at $500. Bonds are taken by way of pre-authorisation whereby the relevant amount is put 'on hold' in your account. Your bank then releases those funds after a certain period – please contact your bank to find out their terms for pre-authorisation.

We accept Visa, Mastercard and AMEX (3% surcharge applies to AMEX) credit cards. We can accept cash by prior arrangement.

You can, but a bond is payable if you do, again by way of pre-authorsation.

We can't hire to you. In order to hire a vehicle, you must hold a valid driver's licence and bring this in to the office with you.

No – if they hire, then they become the 'hirer' and only they can drive the vehicle. If you don't have a valid driver's licence then it is illegal for you to drive a vehicle.
On all rentals, the name of the person hiring the vehicle must be the same as the person paying for the rental.

Your drivers licence must be in English. If it is not, you must hold a valid International Drivers Permit.
It is the Law that these requirements are met, in case you are stopped by a Police Officer.

No. However additional drivers do need a valid drivers licence which we will need to sight and keep a copy on file with the signed Rental Agreement.

No. Our entire fleet is smoke-free. A minimum fee of $50 is payable if the smell of cigarettes is detected.

We don't hire to anyone aged 18-20. We do hire to persons aged 21 – 24 with a surcharge of $20 per day payable.
For persons under the age of 25, we do not offer the option to reduce excess.

No. Our rates are for city use only and include 100 free kilometres per day. Any excess kilometres are charged at 28 cents per km.
Our unlimited kilometre rates are an additional $10 per day. Please speak to our representative when booking if you are not sure whether or not the allowance will be enough for your trip.

Yes you can, but please provide our office with as much notice as possible. You will need to come into the office and sign the extension paperwork and make payment for the extra hire period.
Please note that during peak periods, extensions may not be possible due to heavy bookings but we will do all we can to accommodate your needs.

Yes you can. You will receive a maximum refund of 50% of the unused portion of the hire, provided that one day's notice is given.
Anything under a day's notice will forfeit refund.

Yes but please note that all Airport hires require a minimum three-day booking.
We offer a free meet and greet service within the metro area. There is a fee payable for us to collect the car at the end of your hire, which is calculated depending on the vicinity from our office.
There is a flat fee of $62 to drop the car at the airport.

Not for our cars. Our rates are based on a 24-hour period. If you take your car at 12.00 pm for a two-day rental, then it is due back at 12.00 pm two days later.
We do provide a grace period in case of traffic or hold ups however, if the car is 3 hours late, then an extra day is charged to your credit card straight away.

Yes we do. Please speak to the Manager in order to obtain our Corporate rates.

You will need to speak to our Manager, who will forward the necessary forms to be completed.

The person/s driving the vehicle will need to sign the paperwork. If it is a Corporate hire and the company is paying for the hire by credit card or account, then a representative from the company will also need to sign. This can be done via email.

Yes, all our cars come with current street directories. We also have GPS units available for hire.

We re-assign the fine to you, as per the details on your drivers licence. A $30 administration fee is charged to your credit/debit card for processing of the fine.

Reliable & Experienced

When travelling for business or for personal reasons, Sunset has been at the forefront of offering a reliable, experienced car rental experience. We strive every day to achieve the best result for our customers.

Best Service

We believe most people want a smooth experience and great service. Sunset is tuned to offer the best possible customer service driven by a years of experience and a great fleet.

Independent Business

As an in-dependant operator, we believe we deliver a better experience. Bigger is certainly not always better and as we have been a stable part of the car rental scene since 1991, clearly our ethic is that we are truly on track.

Our aim is to best serve our customers. Questions? Just ask!