Can I say that only drivers over a certain age can use my car?

Yes. Members must be over 21 in any case, but you can set the youngest age of drivers allowed to drive your vehicle at a higher level if you wish.

To maximise bookings, we suggest that you set the age of the youngest borrower at 21 or 25. It’s up to you though to decide what you are comfortable with. 

P plater drivers are not permitted to borrow other peoples cars and are unable to become borrowers on Car Next Door. 

To set the minimum driver age, just log in to your car's profile and scroll down to the "Minimum borrower age and additional drivers" section.

 Age and Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Insurance 

In some States you must purchase CTP (sometimes known as 'greenslip') separately to your registration and comprehensive insurance, and in others it is included as a part of your registration. Find out if you need your own CTP Insurance.

It's also important to be aware that your CTP costs can change if you have a lower minimum driver age. 

Victoria

The nominated age of your youngest driver does not affect the cost of registering your vehicle or the TAC charge you need to pay.

NSW and QLD 

There are seven licensed CTP insurers in NSW. The price they charge depends on lots of factors, such as your crash record, your age, and the kind of car you own. Start your search at the NSW Gov site Greenslips to check your prices. 

Lowering the age of the youngest driver may affect your CTP premium when you next renew your CTP insurance. In nearly all cases, reducing the “Youngest Driver Age” part way through your current CTP policy period will not affect your premium until you next renew your CTP insurance. It will usually not affect the premium you pay for your current CTP insurance period.

Important to note

If you are planning to lower your minimum driver age, it is important to ensure you have updated these details in your CTP.

If a CTP claim is required and the driver is under the age you've declared, then the CTP insurer may charge an excess of between $300 - $2,000. 

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  • Why not lower the minimum age for drivers? I think this would be another great way to set yourself apart from traditional car hire companies. There's a lot of young people like myself who really struggle with finding a car rental.

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