Car hire in Mildura is a good idea to give you freedom of movement, as there are many interesting things to see in the surrounding areas. The charming town of Wentworth is only around 30min drive away, and Red Cliffs and Trentham Cliffs are about a 15min drive from Mildura. There are numerous national parks that can easily be reached by car, including Mungo National Park and Murray Sunset National Park.
Car hire in Mildura is easy. Mildura Airport (MQL) is small, and the car hire desks for Avis, Budget, Thrifty and Hertz are located in the airport building. Hertz and Thrifty promise to meet all bookings of flights, so it doesn’t matter what time you arrive. Just head over to one of the desks on arrival and the car hire staff will take it from there. A good idea is to compare prices through KAYAK and book in advance to save you time at the airport.
Mildura is in the state of Victoria, so it follows the state’s traffic laws. Pedestrian crossings are strongly observed, so be sure to slow down when approaching them. To drive, your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) must be below 0.05 %, so be careful when visiting the many wineries in the area. There are a few roundabouts in the town, and you must give way to traffic travelling from your right at these circles.
Mildura is a relatively small and quiet town, so driving here should be a breeze. For Mildura car hire, as with any remote country town, the main concern is kangaroos. Avoid driving at dusk and dawn or drive slower and with more caution; kangaroos often hop across the road and can cause accidents because they are hard to see with the fading light. Other than that, you shouldn’t have any problems.
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Compact car hires in Mildura are around 24% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about hiring a car in Mildura
Some car hire companies in Mildura which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Thrifty and Avis
On average a hire car in Mildura costs $66 per day.
The average price of fuel in Mildura is $6.19 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $74 and $99, depending on the car size.
Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Mildura.
A Compact car hire in Mildura costs $50 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car hire in Mildura costs $53 per day, on average.
In Mildura, cars are most frequently hired at Avis Alan Mathews Dr (9 km from city centre ).
On average hiring a car in Mildura costs $463 per week ($66 per day).
On average a car hire in Mildura costs $1,985 per month ($66 per day).
You would be fine with any type of car hire in Mildura itself, but if you are planning on going further afield into the country areas, bear in mind there are some unsealed roads, such as the road to Mungo National Park. A 4WD is not necessary in dry conditions, though. If you are driving in summer, air conditioning is recommended, as temperatures can get up to 30°C or more. It’s also recommended to carry water and snacks in the car to keep hydrated and fed in case of a breakdown.
Mildura follows the general speed limits of the state of Victoria. Default speed limits are as follows: school zones and shopping strips are 40 km/h; built-up areas and rural and metropolitan towns are 50 km/h; country roads are 100 km/h. These are just guidelines, however, so pay attention to signs, as some residential areas of Mildura observe a 40 km/h limit.
Petrol prices in Australia differ from state to state and from station to station and can fluctuate daily. Prices are generally higher over public holidays, and it’s better to buy fuel in cities or urban areas than in the countryside, as prices tend to be higher there. There are various petrol price apps you can use to compare prices at local stations. Mildura has about 15 service stations, and the average weekly petrol price in Mildura is around A$ 1.34 per litre (inc. GST).
There is both off-street and on-street parking in Mildura. Be sure to look out for signs indicating whether or not you have to pay a fee to park. Some parking signs will indicate a fee for only certain times and days. Outside of these times, the parking is free. Some free or paid parking allows only a certain number of hours. Be sure to check signs carefully as fines can be heavy.