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Blackburn (East Melbourne) (BZ5)


116-118 Whitehorse Rd, (Metro), Blackburn, VI, 3130, Australia


(61) 3 9088 0280

Hours of Operation:

Sun 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM; Mon - Thu 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM; Fri 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM; Sat 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Holiday Hours:

NEW YEARS DAY   January  1  08:00AM - 10:00AM
AUSTRALIA DAY   January  27  08:00AM - 11:00AM
LABOUR DAY   March  10  08:00AM - 11:00AM
GOOD FRIDAY   April  18  08:00AM - 11:00AM
EASTER SATURDAY   April  19  08:00AM - 11:00AM
EASTER SUNDAY   April  20  08:00AM - 11:00AM
EASTER MONDAY   April  21  08:00AM - 11:00AM
ANZAC DAY   April  25  08:00AM - 11:00AM
MONARCH'S BDAY   June  9  08:00AM - 11:00AM
GRAND FINAL   September  26  08:00AM - 11:00AM
CUP DAY   November  4  08:00AM - 11:00AM
CHRISTMAS DAY   December  25  closed - closed
BOXING DAY   December  26  08:00AM - 11:00AM
MELBOURNE CUP   November  5  08:00AM - 11:00AM
CHRISTMAS DAY   December  25  closed - closed
CHRISTMAS HOLS   December  26  08:00AM - 11:00AM
B/4 AFL FINAL   September  27  08:00AM - 11:00AM

Location Information
General Directions
COUNTER: On-site. CARS: On-site. RETURNS: Same as pick-up. AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Not available.

Terms and Conditions

Optional Coverages

Excess Options

Excess Reduction (ER) or Zero Excess (ZE), available at participating locations, are optional coverages that further reduce the standard excess.

Please click here for further information.

Credit Card Policies

Budget generally accepted credit and debit cards include; Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club. However, some locations may not accept all card types.

At commencement of rental, Budget does not accept a prepaid or reloadable stored value card, a travel money card or an EFTPOS card. Budget also does not accept cards presented on phones/watches and doesn't allow contactless payment methods such as pay-wave. A physical credit or debit card must be presented at the start of rental. At the end of the rental, some Budget locations will accept a prepaid or reloadable stored value card as a final form of payment.

Please Note: Rentals paid for by a valid credit/debit card will be subject to a card transaction fee of 1.29% (including GST) at time of pick-up.

Pay Now: If the names on the credit card do not match the credit card used at Reservation, it may be deemed as a non-permissible change to your Pay Now reservation. You may be required to cancel and re-book at the current rates (including any reasonable and applicable cancellation fees).

Budget Australia may require a customer renting a vehicle to complete a Rental Qualification Form and provide additional identification as it deems necessary or appropriate or in accordance with applicable law. Please see Rental Qualification Policy.

Debit Card Policies

See Credit Card Policy above.

Drivers License

The Driver must (i) hold a full, current and valid driving licence (not being a learners, provisional or restricted licence), (ii) have an International Driving Permit (IDP) or official translation (if licence is not in Roman alphabet), (iii) have held their licence for minimum 12 consecutive months immediately prior to signing the Rental Agreement.

An International Driving Permit is not a stand-alone document and this must be carried with your valid domestic driving licence for it to be valid.

Digital drivers licences (with the correct endorsements) are accepted for any Budget rental. All digital licences must be checked live at the time of rental, via the respective validation process. A screenshot or photo of the licence is not accepted.

A digital licence does not replace a physical licence and you should still carry your physical card, when travelling outside the issuing state or territory.


Public Liability and Property Damage

Please refer to the Rental Terms & Conditions

Additional Driver Policy

All additional drivers must meet the same minimum age & drivers licence requirements as the main renter. Each Additional Driver may be charged a daily fee. A young driver surcharge may apply.

Age Requirements

The minimum age to drive a vehicle with Budget is 21 years of age. All drivers must hold a current, full and valid drivers licence, that has been valid for a minimum of 12 consecutive months. A young driver surcharge may apply.

Fuel Policy

To ensure a seamless start to your journey, our vehicles are rented with a full tank of fuel. It would be appreciated if the vehicle was also returned with a full tank, however if this is not possible, a refuelling charge will be applicable. The option of pre-paid fuel is on offer at select locations and the exact rate of the refuelling charge will be available upon vehicle collection.

Travel Into Other Countries

See Travel Restrictions.