Australia car hire

Australia car hire

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Cheap car hire in Australia

$$10/dayEconomy2 Adults, 2 Bags
$$10/dayCompact4 Adults, 2 Bags
$$11/dayIntermediate5 Adults, 3 Bags
$$14/dayStandard5 Adults, 3 Bags
$$14/dayFull-size5 Adults, 2 Bags
$$20/daySUV2 Adults, 2 Bags
$$21/dayPeople mover5 Adults, 5 Bags
$$19/dayFull-size SUV5 Adults, 2 Bags
$$14/dayMini2 Adults, 2 Bags
$$24/dayPremium5 Adults, 5 Bags
$$13/dayPassenger Van5 Adults, 5 Bags
$$9/dayLuxury5 Adults, 5 Bags
$$165/dayConvertible5 Adults, 3 Bags
$$52/dayPremium SUV5 Adults, 5 Bags
$$13/dayAgency’s choice5 Adults, 5 Bags
$$14/dayCompact SUV4 Adults, 2 Bags
$$14/dayIntermediate SUV5 Adults, 3 Bags
$$14/dayStandard SUV5 Adults, 3 Bags
$$16/dayLuxury SUV5 Adults, 5 Bags
$$16/dayLuxury estate car5 Adults, 5 Bags
$$16/dayCompact estate car4 Adults, 2 Bags
$$18/dayStandard estate car5 Adults, 3 Bags
$$19/dayIntermediate estate car5 Adults, 3 Bags
$$23/dayPremium estate car5 Adults, 5 Bags
$$25/dayFull-size estate car5 Adults, 2 Bags
$$49/dayCommercial5 Adults, 3 Bags
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Car hire directory

  • Sunnycars car hire locations in Australia

    82 Locations

  • keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Australia

    32 Locations

  • Budget car hire locations in Australia

    31 Locations

  • Avis car hire locations in Australia

    30 Locations

  • Thrifty car hire locations in Australia

    28 Locations

  • Hertz car hire locations in Australia

    27 Locations

  • Europcar car hire locations in Australia

    25 Locations

  • Red Spot car hire locations in Australia

    25 Locations

  • Enterprise car hire locations in Australia

    23 Locations

  • Dollar car hire locations in Australia

    21 Locations

  • Firefly car hire locations in Australia

    21 Locations

  • National car hire locations in Australia

    16 Locations

Top tips for hiring a car in Australia

If you rent a car in Australia, be aware that it is illegal to smoke in the car. This policy is even more important if there are underage children traveling in the car with you. There are one or two companies like Hertz that lease "smoking optional" cars, but these are few, so you will have to book your reservation early if you wish to get one.

Since the requirements are not uniform from one state to another, it’s not a bad idea to get yourself an international driver’s permit to cover all the bases if you intend to drive in Australia, especially if you are making cross-country trips. When you need to park, always use the left-hand side of the road, going along with the traffic.

Australia is famous for its vast Outback region. If you intend to drive through this area, your best bet is to rent an SUV or other four-wheel drive vehicle. If you prefer to stay close to the cities, it is likely you’ll encounter toll stops at bridges and freeways, so it’s smart to always have a bit of change handy.

For those planning extended driving trips or weekend getaways, it may be necessary to use multiple drivers. In such cases, you should let the agency know at the time you pick up the car. Each additional driver will have to be registered, and there is a fee for each additional driver per car. Such fees will vary from one rental agency to another.

FAQs about hiring a car in Australia

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Australia?

    On average a car hire in Australia costs $90 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Australia?

    Intermediate (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Australia.

  • What is the cheapest car hire agency in Australia?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Budget ($35/day), Firefly ($37/day) and Alamo ($38/day).

  • What is the best car hire agency in Australia?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Australia are keddy by Europcar (10.0, 3 reviews), Sunset Rent a Car (9.7, 3 reviews), and Alpha (9.6, 11 reviews).

  • How can I find a car hire near me in Australia?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Where should I hire a car in Australia?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK. The most popular cities to hire a car in Australia are Melbourne (25% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Australia). Sydney (21%) and Brisbane (18%).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Australia?

    On average hiring a car in Australia costs $269 per week ($38 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Australia?

    On average a car hire in Australia costs $1,152 per month ($38 per day).

  • What is driving like in Australia?

    Drive on the left side of the road if you are renting cars in Australia, and be aware that the metric system is used in this country, so think "kilometers" instead of miles and "liters" instead of gallons. All passengers in the car must wear a seatbelt or you could receive a fine if caught. Also, the blood-alcohol limit is very low, 0.05%, so make sure there’s a designated driver if you intend to drink.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Australia?

    You must be at least 21 years of age and have held your license for at least one year to rent a car in Australia, but as with most countries, there is a surcharge applied to drivers who are younger than 25 years of age. For seniors enjoying a trip "Down Under," you can safely rent a car as long as you are younger than 75 years old.

  • How much does petrol cost in Australia?

    The price of petrol in Australia is better than the average globally. A liter of petrol sells for about 1.43 AUD (1.00 USD), (about 3.77 USD per gallon). Diesel prices are slightly higher at 1.49 AUD (1.04 USD) per liter (about 3.95 USD per gallon).

  • What are the speed limits in Australia?

    Unless otherwise specified (there are certain shared areas and school zones where the limit is reduced), the speed limit in Australia is 50 km/h (31 mph) in urban areas, 100 km/h (62 mph) on rural roads, and up to 110 km/h (68 mph) on some highways. If you are staying in the Northern Territory, these limits are increased because there are few urban areas.

Car hire locations in Australia

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car hires for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last hours. Car hires are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some car hire providers charge additional fees for other services (gps, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car hire providers' sites.