Yes, a valid credit card or debit card and a current, full, and valid driver's licence in the driver's name are required to rent an Avis vehicle.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club credit and debit cards. These cards must show the customer's name, signature and card number, with the applicable logo. Prepaid and Reloadable Debit cards and gift cards, as well as Travel cards and EFTPOS cards are not accepted.
A card transaction fee of 2.2% for MasterCard and Visa and 3.1% for American Express and Diners Club applies to the total rental charges including GST (but excluding any Airport and Wharf fees and the GST on these fees) where a credit or debit card is used for payment. The card transaction fee is subject to GST.
We process a pre-authorisation for credit and debit cards for your estimated charges at the start of the rental and this may include an additional pre-authorisation of up to $200.00 NZD. This means funds to this value will not be available for your use on your card.
Pay Now rentals are also subject to an additional pre- authorisation of up to $200.00 NZD at the start of the rental.
At vehicle return, final charges will be processed after completion of the rental and if applicable, the unused portion of the pre-authorisation will be released to you by your bank. If charges are greater than the pre-authorisation you will be required to pay the difference.
Please note the pre-authorisation may take up to 7-14 business days to be released by your bank. We will not be held responsible for any overdraft fees.