Budget rates do not include fuel. Budget offers three options for fuel:
Return the car with the same amount of fuel as when rented and no refueling fees will apply
Return the car with less fuel than when rented and pay a refueling service charge for the fuel used. The refueling service charge is a rate higher than the local retail fuel prices. The latest refuelling service rate will be shown on your rental agreement and is subject to GST.
Purchase the prepaid fuel option
The prepaid fuel option allows the renter the option of purchasing a full tank of fuel at a price competitive with the prevailing local service station rates for regular unleaded petrol. This eliminates the need to refill the tank before the vehicle is returned. There is no credit given for fuel remaining in the vehicle at the time the vehicle is returned so the renter should return the vehicle with as little fuel remaining as possible. The prepaid fuel purchase option must be selected at the beginning of the rental.