|$19/day||Compact estate car|
|$20/day||Standard estate car|
|$29/day||Full-size estate car|
|$32/day||Intermediate estate car|
|$35/day||Premium estate car|
Intermediate (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Australia.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Australia are Budget (8.7, 137 reviews), East Coast Car Rentals (8.4, 84 reviews), and Alamo (8.4, 61 reviews).
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On average hiring a car in Australia costs $257 per week ($37 per day).
On average a car hire in Australia costs $1,103 per month ($37 per day).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.