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Ballarat car hires from $50

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Ballarat with a pick-up date of 18/6 and drop-off date of 25/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car hire in Ballarat

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Kia Rio car
Kia Rio
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
M
$58/day
Toyota Corolla car
Toyota Corolla
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
M
$57/day
Kia Forte car
Kia Forte
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
M
$50/day
Class Standard Car car
Class Standard Car
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
M
$55/day
Toyota RAV4 car
Toyota RAV4
or similar SUV
2
2
4-5
M
$66/day
Mitsubishi Montero car
Mitsubishi Montero
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
M
$79/day
Hyundai Staria car
Hyundai Staria
or similar VAN
5
2
4-5
M
$92/day
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado car
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
or similar SUV
5
5
4-5
M
$98/day
Kia Stonic car
Kia Stonic
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
M
$56/day
Kia Sportage car
Kia Sportage
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
M
$68/day
Holden Captiva car
Holden Captiva
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
M
$68/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Ballarat

  • Hire a car when you are staying in Ballarat and you’ll be able to explore the city as well as have the flexibility to head out into the state. Cheap car hire in Ballarat gives you the option to head south to the coast. In around 1h 30min, you can be at Bells Beach, a popular surf spot on the Great Ocean Road. If you prefer the big-city vibe, you could also drive into Melbourne and visit some of the sights and attractions there.
  • When thinking about using Ballarat car hire, you should do some research into the drink-driving laws in Victoria. In keeping with the rest of Australia, the legal BAC, or blood alcohol concentration, is 0.05% for fully licensed motorcycle and car drivers. This applies to those driving hire cars too. The police in Victoria are active when it comes to breathalysing drivers and it is advisable to stay well below the limit to avoid penalties. The penalties handed out to drivers range from heavy financial fines to losing licences, car impounding and, in extreme cases, landing in gaol.
  • While there is a small airport at Ballarat, you may find it is more convenient to collect your car from Melbourne Airport, as there is a wider range of car hire companies to choose from. Ballarat is around 120 km from Melbourne Airport, and the most direct route is to get onto the M8 National Highway by using the Metropolitan Ring Road / Western Ring Road / M80 ramp from the airport. From the M8, you can take the C805 road.
  • Ballarat is the third-largest city in Victoria. It is quite a spread out country town with a limited array of buses for public transport. There are many worthwhile places to visit that are more easily accessible by car, as the local sites are usually far from each other. Car hire in Ballarat means you can visit towns such as Daylesford, Castlemaine, and Greendale as well as local landmarks such as Sovereign Hill.
  • Ballarat Airport (ICAO: YBLT) is a small local airport without car hire facilities; however, there are many Ballarat car hire companies in the city centre. If you’re heading in from Melbourne Airport (MEL), you can find car hire companies located opposite Terminal 2. There are many companies for car hire in Ballarat to choose from, including international companies to local companies like Mr Rental Budget, Ballarat Trailer Hire, and Cheap Car & Ute Hire. You can find car hire in central Ballarat on the main roads around Lake Wendouree.
  • Pedestrians in Ballarat often cross the road or jaywalk, even away from the lights. This is because there is not much traffic in country towns. Be mindful when driving, particularly during summer, as families are likely to be wandering around town. There is some traffic along Midland Highway, in the centre of the city.
  • Ballarat is generally a pleasant city with not too much traffic or impacting seasons. The rush hour occurs before work in the morning and after 17:00. Expect busier times at all hours during the weekend, as many people visit Ballarat from surrounding towns and Melbourne, which is not too far from the city. The main strip at Drummond Street North is frequented by tourists, and Gillies Street is busy before and after school hours.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Ballarat for $63 or less
  • Book your car hire in Ballarat at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Premium hire cars in Ballarat are around 62% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Ballarat

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Ballarat?

    Depending on the number of people you need to accommodate, an SUV or a van could be a reasonable idea. Ballarat is often visited by families visiting the town and the surrounding areas; for these trips, we recommend an SUV for space and comfort. Parking spaces in Ballarat are generally well designed and spacious to use.

  • What’s the speed limit in Ballarat?

    When driving in the city, you need to be mindful of the area; the speed limit changes depending on which part of the city you’re in. Roads in the state of Victoria are all marked with the local speed limit. If there isn’t a sign on the street, the default speed limit is 50 km/h. Around schools and shopping streets, the speed limit is 40 km/h, built-up areas have a speed limit of 50 km/h, and country roads have a limit of 100 km/h. There is a speed camera and red light camera at the intersection of Gillies and Sturt Streets.

  • Where are the best places to park in Ballarat?

    There are several options for free and paid parking in Ballarat. You can access free 1h parking in any parking space in the CBD; after your first hour is up, you can move it to another. If you park in Eastwood Street Car Park, Curtis Street Car Park, or at Central Square Car Park, you can park free for 2h. There is also free all-day parking at Eastern Oval and Creswick Road. Otherwise, you can park all day at Field Street, Anderson Street, Peel Street North, and Peel Street South Car Parks. The first hour is free and then around A$ 3 per hour, capped at A$ 6.50. There is also all-day parking at Doveton Street Car Park for approximately A$ 3 per hour.

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

    On average a car hire in Ballarat costs $84 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Ballarat?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Budget ($50/day), Avis ($58/day) and Sixt ($79/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Budget 1003 Howitt St 3350 (3 kilometres from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Ballarat?

    The average price of fuel in Ballarat is $6.60 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $79 and $106, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Ballarat?

    Premium (Kia Carnival or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Ballarat.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Melbourne airport (MEL)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Melbourne airport include Bargain Car Rentals, East Coast Car Rentals, Europcar, JUCY, Alamo, Hertz, Ace Rental Cars, Alpha, Thrifty and GREEN MOTION.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Melbourne airport (MEL)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Melbourne airport to off-airport locations include Bargain Car Rentals, Sixt, Europcar, JUCY, Alamo, Hertz, Ace Rental Cars, Alpha, Thrifty and Budget.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Ballarat?

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

  • How much does a Premium car hire cost in Ballarat?

    A Premium car hire in Ballarat costs $113 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Ballarat?

    An Intermediate car hire in Ballarat costs $54 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Ballarat?

    A Mini car hire in Ballarat costs $71 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Ballarat?

    In Ballarat, cars are most frequently hired at Sixt 1001 Norman Street (4 km from city centre ).

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

    On average a car hire in Ballarat costs $590 per week ($84 per day).

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

    On average a car hire in Ballarat costs $2,528 per month ($84 per day).

  • What are the child car seat rules in Ballarat?

    In Australia, the child car seat rules state that babies and children between the ages of six months and four years are required to travel in an approved car seat. These can be rear-facing seats or forward-facing with harnesses already built in. It is also possible to use an approved booster seat if you have a forward-facing seat. Be sure to request the car seat in advance when you are booking a hire car in Ballarat.

  • What is the minimum age to hire a car in Ballarat?

    In order to hire a car in Ballarat, you typically need to be over the age of 21 and hold a valid driving licence. If applicable, it is advisable to ask your Ballarat car hire company if there will be a surcharge applied for drivers between the ages of 21 and 25, as this may sometimes be requested when you collect your car. This is especially important if you’re wanting cheap car hire in Ballarat.

Ballarat car rental reviews and directory

Budget

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews
Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Ballarat

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1003 Howitt St

+61 3 5338 1883

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

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10.0 Wonderful

June 2023

KAYAK
Friendly helpful staff and great little car.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2023

KAYAK
Lovely staff. Made the whole experience nice and easy.

1 out of 1

Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Ballarat

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1007 Howitt Street

+61 3 9330 6126

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Service at the check in counter was excellent, Very courteous and pleasant. All explained, pictures taken.

1 out of 1

Sixt

8.0

Very Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

4.0

One location in Ballarat

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1001 Norman Street

+61 3 5339 2676

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:30 - 12:00

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Dollar

10.0

Wonderful

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Corner Norman And Dowling Sts

+61 3 5339 2676

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

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210 Lexton St

+61 353 368 772

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00

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Hertz

8.9

Very Good

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17 Albert St

+61 3 5336 0111

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00

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Avis

8.0

Very Good

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1001 Howitt St

+61 3 5339 4555

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

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Thrifty

7.9

Good

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17 Albert St

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00

Corner Norman And Dowling Sts

+61 3 5339 2676

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00

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GREEN MOTION

7.0

Good

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615 Creswick Road

+61 353 368 772

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Diyarbakir Airport, Agacgecit, Kamısli Blv

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00

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keddy by Europcar

6.0

Okay

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206 Burnbank Street Wendouree

+61 353 391 058

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Ballarat

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1007 Howitt Street

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17 Albert Street

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3 travellers who hired a car in Ballarat gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

Car hire locations in or near Ballarat

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Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Premium

Average price

$84/day

Good deal

$63/day

When to book a car hire in Ballarat

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