Australia car rentals

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1 Dec — 8 Dec
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Cheap car hire in Australia

Economy$13/day
Compact$15/day
Intermediate$16/day
Standard$17/day
Full-size$25/day
SUV$18/day
People mover$44/day
Full-size SUV$40/day
Mini$31/day
Premium$60/day
Passenger van$30/day
Luxury$30/day
Convertible$131/day
Pick-up truck$46/day
Premium SUV$63/day
Supplier choice$16/day
Intermediate SUV$21/day
Standard SUV$21/day
Luxury SUV$22/day
Compact SUV$25/day
Standard estate car$28/day
Supplier choice saloon$31/day
Commercial$41/day
Compact estate car$47/day
Premium estate car$55/day
Supplier choice pickup truck$59/day
Supplier choice van$69/day
Full-size estate car$114/day
Intermediate estate car$122/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Car hire directory

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Australia

    87 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Australia

    39 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Australia

    37 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Australia

    35 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Australia

    35 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Australia

    31 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Australia

    31 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise car hire locations in Australia

    25 Locations

  • redspot

    Red Spot car hire locations in Australia

    25 Locations

  • firefly

    Firefly car hire locations in Australia

    23 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Australia

    22 Locations

  • national

    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

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 24 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.