Thrifty is 100% owned by the NRMA

Thrifty Car Rental offers affordable and convenient car hire in locations throughout New Zealand and across Australia. You’ll find us in major cities and airports including Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, to rural and regional areas including Alice Springs and Tamworth. Kingmill Pty Limited trading as Thrifty Car Rental is 100% owned by the NRMA (The National Roads and Motorists’ Association), making Thrifty the only Australian-owned, international car rental brand.

The NRMA is the largest Auto Club in Australia, with more than 2.4 million Members. The NRMA has been providing a dedicated service to motorists for more than a century. They provide a range of services for their Members and the community, including legendary roadside assistance plus a diverse range of motoring, travel and lifestyle benefits, products and services through their benefits program, NRMA Blue.

As the motorists’ champion, the NRMA tirelessly works to secure government funding for road improvements, fairer licensing conditions for older drivers, fairer petrol prices and much more. All these activities echo the core purpose of the NRMA, which is to drive positive change in our communities and keep people moving, through improved road safety, greener motoring, and safer vehicles.

At Thrifty, we’re proud of our association with such an iconic Australian brand and pride ourselves on delivering the same helpful and trusted service to Members and customers as expected from the NRMA.

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Member benefits

Learn more about the benefits of being an NRMA Member.