Security Bonds

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Credit Card Bonds:
When you provide a credit card bond, 
Sunset Rent a Car will preauthorise it at the start of your rental for $500.00. 

A credit card preauthorisation holds or secures an amount on your credit card, allowing Sunset Rent a Car access to the funds in the event additional charges need to be taken, such as damage liability, cleaning or fuel charges.
A credit card preauthorisation is not a debit from your credit card but it will limit the funds available on your credit card. Please note that Sunset Rent a Car is unable to cancel a preauthorisation once it has been processed. The preauthorisation is automatically cancelled by the customer’s credit card provider between 14 – 28 days if the preauthorisation is not used by Sunset Rent a Car. Please note that the credit card used has to be in the same name as the lead hirer picking up the rental car.
Note: MasterCard and Visa Debit cards are considered a credit card, and the same rules apply as above.

Local Renters: A minimum $1000 credit card preauthorisation will apply to local renters* with the following conditions:
1. Is renting from Sunshine Coast or Perth Airports but not flying in, i.e. does not have a boarding pass
2. Lives locally; within the greater metropolitan area of the city in which the airport is located
3. Is a first time renter with Sunset
4. Is not a Corporate Renter

If you have any further questions please contact our call centre on +61 8 9245 2466 or email