Setting the minimum driver age for your car

Short answer:

You can set the youngest age of Borrowers allowed to borrow your car through the website or app. You may need to do this for your Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance.

Members must be at least 21 to borrow cars, but you can set the youngest age of drivers allowed to drive your car at a higher level if you wish. You can choose from 21 and over, 23 and over, 25 and over, or 28 and over

Setting the minimum driver age for your car

In the website

  1. Log in to the website and go to Cars > Manage car > Edit profile > Preferences
  2. Select your desired minimum age from the 'Minimum borrower age' dropdown menu
  3. Click 'Save changes'

In the app

  1. Log in to the app and go to Cars > Profile
  2. Scroll down to the 'Minimum borrower age' section
  3. Select your desired minimum age from the dropdown menu
  4. Tap 'Save'

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

P plate or provisional licence holders aren't able to join Car Next Door as Borrowers.

Age and Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Insurance 

In some states (NSW and QLD) you must purchase CTP (sometimes known as 'greenslip') separately to your registration and comprehensive insurance.

Depending on your CTP policy, you may have a minimum driver age requirement, and your CTP costs may change if you choose a lower minimum driver age. If you are planning to lower your minimum driver age, it is important to ensure you have updated these details with your CTP insurer.

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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