LOT 168 John Evans Dr, Weipa Airport



Weipa Rent-a-car; a rental vehicle operation, boasting contracts with Rio Tinto, State and Federal Governments, local contractors. We also service local residents and visitors to Weipa the Cape York area.

We are strategically located within the Airport precinct of Weipa. Weipa is located on the eastern coast of North Queensland, approx. 700km’s North-West of the bustling city of Cairns. Cairns has an excellent tourist based economy and hosts an international airport terminal.

Weipa Rent-a-car is the longest serving locally owned car rental business on the Cape peninsula. The business operates 7 days a week, with up to 63 vehicles (including Ute &

4WD hire) for rental each & every day. Our business acts as the service provider

for many other major car hire franchises; with the exception of Thrifty, who established in Weipa seven (7) years ago. The business has a large government department customer base including: State Health, Child Safety, Family Services, Magistrates Court, Cape York

Land Council, Customs, Navigation, State Defence, Dept. of Immigration. Others including Surveyors, & Building Companies (Utilize the 2 wheel drive Utes). 

Weipa Rent-a-car has the most diverse fleet of rental vehicles in Weipa, with small & large sedans, 4x4Utes, and dual cab 2 & 4 wheel drive; as well as troop carriers

and large 4x4 station wagons (refer to asset register for more details). We also have a purpose designed customized 4WD Highace bus. 

The road to Weipa is approximately 700km’s from Cairns, with over 400km’s being un-sealed. Making Weipa very difficult to access via road, so most carrying out business, (either govt

& or private), will arrive via plane and Weipa Rent-a-car is the only car rental operating directly from the Weipa Airport. Providing all customers with immediate and professional service. 

Weipa, itself, has only 43km’s of bitumen, therefore the sedans have minimal kilometers’ clocked up p.a. The township of Weipa is approximately 13km’s from the Airport

(Where the competition, Thrifty is based). The business position has a huge advantage over its opposition due to its strategic position within the Airport Precinct. The business services three aircraft arrivals most days and one on Saturday. Evening flights require the engagement of a casual employee for approximately 3 hours 2 evenings per week, with additional hours required for the Saturday morning flight. 

The first point of contact is the Booking Booth situated within the Weipa Airport Terminal. This high exposure site is where information is provided to customers & bookings are taken, for the rental of vehicles. The business premises with main office and vehicle depot is located within the airport Precinct. This is the site office where customers pay and enter into rental agreements for the hire of vehicles. This property is also the depot for storage of all hire vehicles, (63) in total and private vehicle storage for residents traveling out of Weipa.



Property Type Business
Category Automotive, Services


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LOT 168 John Evans Dr
Weipa Airport QLD 4874
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