The authoritative voice of the rental vehicle industry in New Zealand.


The Rental Vehicle Association represents the interests of NZ operators who hire or lease passenger vehicles, evs, hybrids, suvs, minibuses, vans, coaches, trucks, campervans or motorcycles.


Incorporated in 1939, the RVA has continually evolved to benefit its members, providing buying privileges, advocacy, communications, legal information and trade relationships. In December 2002 the RVA formed an alliance with NZ’s Bus & Coach Association, which for some time dealt with similar regulatory and policy issues. The two organisations maintained their own identity and governance while sharing staff and resources up until 31 March 2023, when the Rental Vehicle Association became completely independent. 


To ensure the sustainability of our industry we work closely with our members, Waka Kotahi NZTA, Tourism Industry Aotearoa, Tourism New Zealand, the Ministry of Transport and other industry and government organisations. This affords us valuable input into the development of policy decisions that directly impact our industry. 


We are also dedicated to ensuring all of our member’s customers have safe and enjoyable journeys throughout New Zealand.