|Car types||Compact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury SUV, Passenger van, People mover, SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice van|
|Popular agencies||Bargain Car Rentals, Alamo, Firefly, Enterprise, East Coast Car Rentals|
|Supplier choice van||$73/day|
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 Melbourne 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 Melbourne.
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 Melbourne car rental.
Some car hire companies in Melbourne which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Alamo and Hertz
On average a hire car in Melbourne costs $32 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Bargain Car Rentals ($36/day), Firefly ($51/day) and East Coast Car Rentals ($51/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Bargain Car Rentals Melbourne Airport 3043 (19 kilometres from the city centre).
The average price of fuel in Melbourne 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 Melbourne.
Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Melbourne airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, CarHood, Alamo, Ace Rental Cars, Bargain Car Rentals, Hertz, Enterprise, Budget, Atlas Car & Truck Rental and Avis.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Intermediate car hire in Melbourne costs $44 per day, on average.
A Compact car hire in Melbourne costs $45 per day, on average.
A Full-size car hire in Melbourne costs $56 per day, on average.
In Melbourne, cars are most frequently hired at CarHood Serviced By Enterprise Redspot (19 km from city centre ).
On average hiring a car in Melbourne costs $224 per week ($32 per day).
On average a car hire in Melbourne costs $962 per month ($32 per day).
While Melbourne may not have as narrow of streets as you would see in many European cities, the roads can still be a bit compact compared to roads in the U.S. Thus, travelers renting cars would be best off sticking to a compact or smaller vehicle, especially when taking streetside parallel parking into consideration.
Speed limits in Melbourne, and in the state of Victoria in general, run between 40 km/h (25 mph) and 50 km/h (31 mph) on city roads, 100 km/h (62 mph) on rural roads and 110 km/h (68 mph) on highways and motorways.
Petrol prices, while not extremely high in Melbourne, are by no means cheap when compared to the average prices seen in many cities in the U.S. In general, drivers will see an average cost of AU$1.40 ($1) per liter, which comes out to about AU$5.29 ($3.78) per gallon.
Streetside parking in greater Melbourne is fairly available but, once you get into the central business district, parking can become fairly scarce. Because of this, it is highly recommended that drivers park in one of the many parking garages dispersed across Melbourne CBD. Drivers should note that if you plan on doing a bit of shopping while you are downtown, you can often validate your parking ticket in a nearby store to earn a parking ticket refund.