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Darwin faces unprecedented hire car shortage ahead of dry season – ABC News

A bumper wedding season, a long lead time for new cars, and half-price domestic flights are creating a shortage of rental cars ahead of Darwin’s dry season.

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A shortage of rental cars is predicted in the Top End ahead of a busy dry season. 
Key points:

  • Tourism authorities in Darwin are concerned about a tight rental car market
  • A local car hire company has almost booked its last cars for June and July
  • The finger is being pointed at new and secondhand car shortages, half-price flights, and resources sector block-bookings

A bumper wedding season, a long lead-time for new cars, and half-price domestic flights are creating a perfect storm for a shortage in…

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