Posting an ad on Gumtree can help local people to find out about your car. Here is a template for a good Gumtree ad.

How to list your car on Gumtree

  1. Visit
  2. Click ‘post an ad’ in the top right. You'll need to sign in or create an account.
  3. Type in your description, e.g. 'Toyota Hiace van for hire - Bondi"
  4. Choose the category: Services for Hire > Hiring > Cars, Trailers and Excavator Hire


Slogan or tagline or motto

Fill this in using "Hire my (car make and model) (transmission) in (suburb)" e.g. 'Hire my Mazda 2 manual in Paddington'

Areas of Expertise

To fill this out, copy and paste these 4 lines of text into each of the first four lines respectively:
Line 1: Car hire, car rental, car rental services, rent a car
Line 2: Van hire, van rental, van rental services
Line 3: Ute hire, ute rental, ute rental services
Line 4: Damage cover, customer service, customer support


The description will need to include:

(a) Details of the car

  • with the year, make, the model of the car
  • suburb location, state
  • hourly, daily and distance rates (if your car has peak rates set, use 'from' your base rates - e.g. 'From $7/hour or $15/day')
  • "includes fuel, damage and loss cover, roadside assistance, servicing and maintenance"

For example:

Hire my 2004 Ford Falcon automatic from Car Next Door. Located in Campsie, NSW

Price: $7/hour or $40/day + 33c/km. Includes fuel, damage and loss cover, roadside assistance, servicing and maintenance

You can also add any additional features and your car's profile link.

This is a great car. It has an excellent sound system and lots of space. The car features air-conditioning and a reverse-view camera. 

To hire this car, or for more information, please visit [INSERT YOUR CAR'S PUBLIC PROFILE LINK]

To get your car’s public profile link, log in to Car Next Door and go to Cars > Manage car > Edit profile > View profile

(b) Info about Car Next Door
Copy and paste the text below and fill in the capitalised words with your own car details. 
This is through a car sharing system called Car Next Door. 

Car Next Door is a community-based car-sharing marketplace that lets you rent real people's cars, vans and utes on an hourly or daily basis.
Borrowing my car, it is really simple.
1. Join Car Next Door for free. It takes around 5 minutes to sign up, and up to three business hours (seven days a week) for your account to be approved

1. Go to the Car Next Door website or download the app, and find my car under SUBURB, CAR TYPE or click here [INSERT YOUR CAR'S PUBLIC PROFILE LINK].

2. Check my car's calendar. If my car is available, please book it through the website or app. You do not need to contact me.

3. Once it is time for your booking, log in to the app to get all the instructions for your trip, including how to get the key.

I can't lend my car outside Car Next Door as you won't be covered by the damage cover. Sorry!

Examples of work

Upload any pictures of your car to the "examples of work" section. Click 'Add pictures'


Update this with the location of your car

Contact Hours

Do not update the "Contact Hours" section.

Contact details 

Use your name and email address. Leave the Phone Number field blank. For the website, use the public car profile for the car (same as the link you used in the description section).

All done! Check it and select "POST AD". 

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List your car on Car Next Door

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