Thrifty Car Rental NT & The Kimberley

Alice Springs and Surrounds

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Open Hours: : Alice Springs City: 0800 to 1700 Monday to Friday, 0800 to 1400 Saturday & Sunday, 0800 to 1400 most Public Holidays. Ayers Rock City: 0800 to 1700 Sunday to Saturday.

Thrifty (NT), licensee Territory Rent A Car Pty Ltd, is 100% Territory owned and operated since 1964.

With our expertise and local knowledge, we can offer customers a full range of vehicles that suit the unique conditions of the Territory and the Kimberley region of Western Australia.


When you book through Tourism Central Australia you will receive unlimited kilometres (minimum 1 day hire).

We have a large range of passenger vehicles & 4wds.

2WD and small SUV vehicles are not permitted to be driven on unsealed roads; you must keep the vehicle on bitumen/paved roads only. All Thrifty vehicles are NOT allowed to be driven on any beaches.
Medium SUV AWDs may be driven on the Mereenie Loop, Ernest Giles Rd & Rainbow Valley only

We allow our large 4wds to travel along the Mereenie Loop Road, Gibb River Rd & Spring Creek Track (Damage Recovery Fees cannot be reduced for travel on these roads). Standard damage recovery fees for large 4wds $7100: multi vehicle accident, $7700: single vehicle accident
Access is DENIED to areas listed: -Jim Jim and Twin Falls, Access to Arnhem Land including Gurig/Cobourg National Park, Central Arnhem Road to Gove beyond Bulman -Kimberley Region: Mitchell Plateau and Kalumburu, Kalumburu Road North of Drysdale River Station, Canning Stock Route, Tanami Track (including Wolfe Creek Crater, Broome: Cable Beach, any roads south of Eighty Mile Beach -Central Australia: Tanami Track west of Rabbit Flat, Gunbarrell Highway, Plenty/Donahue Highway, Canning Stock Route and the Strzlecki Track, With Thrifty???s written consent and knowledge, you can travel on the Oodnadatta Track and Birdsville Track only when travelling with another vehicle -Other Areas: Outside of the Northern Territory or Western Australian borders without Thrifty???s prior consent -Any Aboriginal lands which require a permit unless Thrifty have given prior written approval upon submission of a valid entry permit, entry to Aboriginal Land without a permit is illegal.
Traveling outside any town or city limits between sunset and sunrise is denied.
It is important to advise TCA on booking and Thrifty when renting your vehicle, where you are planning to travel. There are areas where Thrifty vehicles are prohibited from going as well as areas where your TCA representative will be able to advise you on must know information for travelling into these specific areas.

Map & Directions

71 Hartley St, Alice Springs, NT, 0870, Australia


We have 6 outlets coveniently located across the Red Centre region.

In the heart of Alice Springs on the Corner of Stott Terrace & Hartley Street
Alice Springs Airport (25% PLS applies)
Ayers Rock Airport (25% PLS applies)
Yulara (Ayers Rock Resort) Town Centre- in the Visitor Information Centre (25% PLS applies)
Tennant Creek Airport (11.5% PLS applies)
Tennant Creek Town Centre- 59 Patterson St Tennant Creek
Please advise your preferred pick up and drop off location, when booking (one way fees may apply)
Complimentary collections from some city hotels can be organised, on request, during office hours.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of four wheel drive bus & commercial reservations less than 14 days prior to rental may incur a $330.00 fee.

For cancellations of conventional vehicle reservations outside 7 days from date of pick up for Darwin Alice Springs and Ayers Rock there is no charge however should there be a cancellation inside 7 days from date of pick up a $220 cancellation fee may be applicable.

Cancellation policy is at the discretion of the Branch Manager.


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