|Car types||Compact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury SUV, People mover, Standard, Standard SUV|
|Popular agencies||Budget, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, Avis|
Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Mackay car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Mackay.
Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Mackay car rental.
Some car hire companies in Mackay which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Alamo, Europcar and Hertz
On average a hire car in Mackay costs $55 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Avis ($48/day), Firefly ($59/day) and Budget ($62/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Europcar Terminal Building 4740 (4 kilometres from the city centre).
The average price of fuel in Mackay is $5.70 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $68 and $91, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Mackay.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Intermediate car hire in Mackay costs $63 per day, on average.
A Compact car hire in Mackay costs $60 per day, on average.
A Full-size car hire in Mackay costs $78 per day, on average.
In Mackay, cars are most frequently hired at Europcar Terminal Building (4 km from city centre ).
On average hiring a car in Mackay costs $386 per week ($55 per day).
On average a car hire in Mackay costs $1,656 per month ($55 per day).
Thanks to wide open roads and spacious parking, there’s no need to forgo your ideal model when choosing a hire car. 4WDs are the only option if you are thinking about off-roading or beach driving, with compact SUVs and larger makes available. If a long journey up the North Queensland coast is what you’re planning, a fuel-efficient economy car will help save on petrol.
Unless otherwise indicated by signs, the standard speed limit in Mackay is 50 km/h. 40 km/h is enforced in school zones between 07:00–09:00 and 14:00–16:00 on weekdays. Bruce Hwy and other motorways in the region usually have limits of 100 km/h; however, they can reduce to 80 km/h in more built-up areas.
A litre of petrol in Mackay usually costs between approximately A$ 1.50–1.60. This is slightly above the Australian average but is to be expected due to the city’s rural location. Prices are relatively consistent along the North Queensland coast, though it’s best to fill up before heading inland as this is where you’ll see prices rise.
Mid-City Carpark on the corner of Gordon St and Gregory St has hourly parking from approximately A$ 0.70 and daily spaces for roughly A$ 5. Parking restrictions at Wharf Carpark and Riverside Carpark are not enforced after 18:00.