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Car hire insight and trends in Australia

Useful insights to help you book the perfect car hire in Australia

What is the most popular car hire agency in Australia?

The most popular car hire company in Australia is Bargain Car Rentals. This agency currently has 23 reviews, with an average customer satisfaction score of 8.0 out of 10. 34% of momondo users recently selected Bargain Car Rentals as their rental car company of choice for their travels in Australia.

What car hire company in Australia has the most locations?

The car hire company with the most locations in Australia is Thrifty. They currently have 364 locations that can be found within airports and cities across the country. If you haven’t chosen a city to travel to within Australia, consider Sydney, which is the most popular destination in the country. Here you will find that Thrifty has 8 locations throughout the area.

What is the most popular type of car to hire in Australia?

A SUV is the most popular type of car hire for those travelling to Australia. According to our data, 37% of our users preferred a SUV over any other car type. This may be due to the activities they have planned and what the weather conditions are like in their destination city. When renting a SUV in Australia, you can expect to pay £55 per day on average.

Best deals found for Australia car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Australia
Vauxhall Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£14/day

23 Mar - 30 Mar
Vauxhall Corsa
Ford Fiesta
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£14/day

7 May - 23 May
Ford Fiesta
Hyundai i10
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£15/day

24 May - 7 Jun
Hyundai i10
Opel Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£15/day

16 Mar - 23 Mar
Opel Corsa
Hyundai i10
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£15/day

22 Apr - 29 May
Hyundai i10
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£16/day

13 Apr - 27 Apr
Nissan Qashqai
Ford Fiesta
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£16/day

7 Mar - 28 Mar
Ford Fiesta
Skoda Kamiq
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£17/day

16 Mar - 23 Mar
Skoda Kamiq
Volkswagen Polo
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£17/day

15 Apr - 13 May
Volkswagen Polo

Australia car hire information

Does Australia have any unique traffic laws?

In Australia it is illegal to smoke in the car if you are accompanied by a child (under 16 years old) and if you are caught by traffic police, you may be fined. Something that is very important for travellers to know when planning to rent a car, is that due to the large distances in Australia, it is illegal to drive when tired. Fatigue is one of the main causes of fatal accidents in cars and other vehicles in Australia. The punishment for causing an accident when tired depends on the outcome of the accident but can vary from heavy fines right up to prison sentences. It is also illegal to use electronic devices while driving in Australia, so if you are driving a rental car, we recommend that you store your mobile phone in your pocket or bag, as you can be stopped and fined by the traffic police. The only exception to this rule is if the car has a certified hands-free operating system.

What are the legal and documentation requirements for renting a car in Australia?

In order to drive rental cars in Australia, you will need to be 21 or older, and most car hire companies will have a surcharge for drivers between the ages of 21 and 24 (inclusive). All car hire companies require you to provide a valid driver’s license, and if it's not in English, then you will have to present an international drivers permit as well. You'll need to have held the license for at least a year for car hire companies to accept it. Foreigners will need to present a passport when renting a car, and generally, credit cards are required to make the deposit. Some car hire companies will accept debit cards from Visa or Mastercard, but this will depend on the company. Third-party and a loss damage waiver is mandatory and included in the bill for all rental cars, but there are usually more comprehensive options available from the car rental company at a higher cost.

Which areas of Australia have the most traffic?

Sydney and Melbourne are the areas of Australia that are most affected by traffic, with the worst times being early morning and late afternoon. If you plan on taking a rental car to Sydney or Melbourne, then we recommend leaving it at your accommodation, especially if you plan on visiting things within the city. Parking can be difficult to find in the city centres, and it is expensive in comparison to public transport. However, if you plan on staying near the cities, but visiting things outside the city centre, a car will be handy, especially if you are travelling with family or friends.

What are the best scenic roads in Australia?

Australia has some fantastic scenic roads to take, and the first one we recommend is the Great Ocean Road, which is a quite long trip from Torquay to Allansford on the Victorian Coast. The road was built by returning servicemen, between 1919 and 1932, and it is the world’s largest war memorial. We recommend visiting Loch Ard Gorge, the Twelve Apostles, and Great Otway National Park. Another highly rated scenic road in Australia is the Great Barrier Reef Drive, from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in the Far North of Queensland. It is long enough, and you can visit the Great Barrier Reef before you start, and finish at the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest.


Australia car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Australia that's right for you

Small cars

£31 - £50

All Car Types

£43 - £56

The average price of a small car hire in Australia is £37. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Australia is in January. The price is 19% lower than the rest of the year at just £31 per day. A small car rental is typically 21% less expensive than the average rental car in Australia. The average price of a car hire in Australia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Australia small car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Australia is £44. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Australia is in February. The price is 16% lower than the rest of the year at just £38 per day. A medium car rental is typically 7% less expensive than the average rental car in Australia. The average price of a car hire in Australia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Australia medium car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Australia is £61. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Australia is in March. The price is 19% lower than the rest of the year at just £50 per day. A large car rental is typically 22% more expensive than the average rental car in Australia. The average price of a car hire in Australia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Australia large car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in Australia is £50. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Australia is in October. The price is 16% lower than the rest of the year at just £42 per day. A SUV rental is typically 4% more expensive than the average rental car in Australia. The average price of a car hire in Australia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Australia SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Australia is £72. The cheapest time to hire a van in Australia is in May. The price is 20% lower than the rest of the year at just £58 per day. A van rental is typically 34% more expensive than the average rental car in Australia. The average price of a car hire in Australia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Australia van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a pickup truck hire in Australia is £55. The cheapest time to hire a pickup truck in Australia is in November. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just £42 per day. A pickup truck rental is typically 15% more expensive than the average rental car in Australia. The average price of a car hire in Australia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a luxury car hire in Australia is £74. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in Australia is in November. The price is 37% lower than the rest of the year at just £47 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 36% more expensive than the average rental car in Australia. The average price of a car hire in Australia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a convertible hire in Australia is £111. The cheapest time to hire a convertible in Australia is in June. The price is 11% lower than the rest of the year at just £125 per day. A convertible rental is typically 58% more expensive than the average rental car in Australia. The average price of a car hire in Australia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Vauxhall Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£14/day

23 Mar - 30 Mar
Vauxhall Corsa
Ford Fiesta
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£14/day

7 May - 23 May
Ford Fiesta
Hyundai i10
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£15/day

24 May - 7 Jun
Hyundai i10

Australia car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Australia

Thrifty

364 locations

Firefly

276 locations

Hertz

266 locations

keddy by Europcar

212 locations

Sunnycars

196 locations

Avis

186 locations

Budget

169 locations

Sixt

160 locations

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Australia

Nearby attractions:

Sydney Cricket Ground4.4 mi
Chinatown Night Market4.5 mi
International Convention Centre Sydney4.7 mi
Coogee Beach4.9 mi
Hyde Park5.0 mi

Nearby attractions:

Her Majesty's Theatre12.1 mi
Flinders Street Station12.4 mi
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre12.5 mi
Crown Casino12.5 mi
Melbourne Cricket Ground13.1 mi

Nearby attractions:

The Gabba8.1 mi
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre8.5 mi
Warner Bros. Movie World37.2 mi
Kirra Beach58.9 mi
Noosa Beach69.7 mi

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Australia

Below are the most popular hotels in Australia
Crown Towers Perth

Crown Towers Perth

Great Eastern Highway, Burswood, WA, Australia

0.4 mi from city centre

Hyatt Regency Sydney

Hyatt Regency Sydney

161 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

0.6 mi from city centre

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

199 George Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1.1 mi from city centre

Shangri-La Sydney

Shangri-La Sydney

176 Cumberland Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1.1 mi from city centre

Hilton Sydney

Hilton Sydney

488 George Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

0.4 mi from city centre

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

12 Darling Drive, Sydney, NSW, Australia

0.6 mi from city centre

Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney

Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney

27 O'Connell Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

0.8 mi from city centre

The Grace Hotel

The Grace Hotel

77 York Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

0.6 mi from city centre

Travelodge Hotel Sydney Airport

Travelodge Hotel Sydney Airport

289 King Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

3.7 mi from city centre

Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel

Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel

8 Arrival Court, Sydney, NSW, Australia

4.6 mi from city centre

ibis budget Sydney Airport

ibis budget Sydney Airport

5 Ross Smith Avenue, Sydney, NSW, Australia

4.0 mi from city centre

Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay

Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay

30 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1.0 mi from city centre

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney

1 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW, Australia

0.7 mi from city centre

Meriton Suites Sussex Street

Meriton Suites Sussex Street

234 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

0.4 mi from city centre

Crown Promenade Perth

Crown Promenade Perth

Bolton Avenue And Great Eastern Highway, Burswood, WA, Australia

0.2 mi from city centre

Great Southern Hotel Sydney

Great Southern Hotel Sydney

717 George Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

0.3 mi from city centre

Citadines Connect Sydney Airport

Citadines Connect Sydney Airport

121 Baxter Road, Sydney, NSW, Australia

3.9 mi from city centre

The Victoria Hotel Melbourne

The Victoria Hotel Melbourne

215 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

0.2 mi from city centre


Car hire in Australia

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Australia so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

What side of the road do people in Australia drive on?

Whether you hire or own a car in Australia, you are required by law to drive on the left. Keep in mind that if you do not feel comfortable driving on this side of the road, you can always call a taxi or opt for a ride share.

How good are the roads in Australia?

Australia has a road quality score of 4.7 on a scale of 1 to 7, where 1 is the lowest rated score. This puts Australia at 41 out of 137 countries for road conditions. You may find that depending on where you travel within Australia that the road quality will vary.

What is the drink driving limit in Australia?

The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit in Australia is 2.38 mg/l. However, it’s important to check regional or local city laws because sometimes this limit might be different. The BAC in Australia may also vary based on age, driving experience, and whether or not you are driving a commercial vehicle. Keep in mind that you must also be at least 18 years of age to consume alcoholic beverages, and it is not recommended to operate a motor vehicle under the influence.

How much does petrol cost in Australia?

Petrol in Australia costs £0.93 per litre as of last week. If you plan on hiring a car in Australia, then set aside a budget for the cost of petrol based on how much driving you imagine doing. In comparison, the country with the cheapest average petrol price is Kuwait at £0.27 per litre, whereas the country with the most expensive average petrol price is Hong Kong at £2.47 per litre.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Australia?

Prices for cars in Australia were last updated today.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Australia?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Australia?

The minimum age for drivers varies by country, including Australia. In many EU countries drivers must be 18 years old. As a rule, you’ll need to be 21 to hire a car abroad, and a young driver surcharge may be applied if you are under 25. We recommend reading through the policy of your chosen rental company before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in Australia?

When renting a car in Australia, all drivers must present a full valid driving license. An International Driving Permit is required if the driving license is written in a language different to that of the country of rental and may be necessary to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you are renting abroad, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend checking with the individual rental company you are booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Australia?

Using momondo to book a car hire in Australia could save you time and money. momondo searches thousands of car hire websites and locations to provide you with a wide selection of options and cars to choose from.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Australia?

momondo helps you find the best car hire deal in Australia by allowing you to filter results by price, capacity, car features, drop off, pick-up location and many more.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Australia with free cancellation?

Yes, whether it is for cars in Australia or elsewhere, momondo allows you to filter specifically for policies that offer free cancellation.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Australia on momondo?

momondo specifically allows you to search for car hire in Australia with fair fuel policies.

Can I find a car hire in Australia which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Yes, car hire in Australia with enhanced cleaning options can be searched for on momondo.

Can I search for car hire in Australia with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Yes, car hire deals in Australia with unlimited mileage can be found on momondo.


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