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Most popular cities to hire a car in Australia

Compare car hire prices for the most popular cities in the country
Current price range
£21 - £29 per day
CHEAPEST CITY IN AUSTRALIA Tullamarine 14% cheaper Car hire in Tullamarine is usually the cheapest in Australia at £21 per day on average.
MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IN AUSTRALIA Canberra 19% more expensive Canberra usually has the highest-priced car hire rates in Australia, with rentals averaging £29 per day.
MOST POPULAR CITY IN AUSTRALIA Sydney 82% more users visited More momondo users search for car hire in Sydney than any other region in Australia.

Car hire companies in Australia

Below is a list of every nation-wide car hire agency, how many locations they have across the country, and what popular cities you can find them in
Hertz
252 locations
Sydney £55/day
Canberra £22/day
Melbourne £33/day
Adelaide £38/day
Thrifty
179 locations
Melbourne £26/day
Sydney £31/day
Brisbane £34/day
Armidale £36/day
keddy by Europcar
165 locations
Melbourne £18/day
Brisbane £22/day
Adelaide £22/day
Avis
163 locations
Melbourne £44/day
Sydney £54/day
Brisbane £59/day
Adelaide £62/day
Budget
161 locations
Sydney £34/day
Melbourne £29/day
Brisbane £30/day
Adelaide £19/day
Europcar
134 locations
Melbourne £35/day
Sydney £38/day
Brisbane £39/day
Bundaberg £15/day
Firefly
105 locations
Melbourne £20/day
Sydney £25/day
Cairns £24/day

Most popular car hire types

Below are the most popular car hire types in Australia and the cheapest cities in which to rent them
Small
Small

Best value

Sydney

£15/day
Small

No. 1 most popular

Perth

£28/day
Small

No. 2 most popular

Hobart

£21/day
Small

No. 3 most popular

Townsville

£39/day
Small

No. 4 most popular

Mackay

£46/day
Small

No. 5 most popular

Melbourne

£29/day
Medium
Medium

Best value

Hobart

£23/day
Medium

No. 1 most popular

Perth

£38/day
Medium

No. 2 most popular

Mackay

£46/day
Medium

No. 3 most popular

Melbourne

£34/day
Medium

No. 4 most popular

Townsville

£46/day
Medium

No. 5 most popular

Sydney

£36/day
SUV
SUV

Best value

Melbourne

£28/day
SUV

No. 1 most popular

Mackay

£40/day
SUV

No. 2 most popular

Perth

£39/day
SUV

No. 3 most popular

Townsville

£45/day
SUV

No. 4 most popular

Hobart

£34/day
Large
Large

Best value

Hobart

£36/day
Large

No. 1 most popular

Perth

£51/day
Large

No. 2 most popular

Melbourne

£42/day
Large

No. 3 most popular

Brisbane

£46/day
Large

No. 4 most popular

Sydney

£63/day
Van
Van

Best value

Sydney

£38/day
Van

No. 1 most popular

Perth

£66/day
Van

No. 2 most popular

Melbourne

£53/day
Van

No. 3 most popular

Hobart

£51/day
Van

No. 4 most popular

Brisbane

£50/day

Hiring a car in Australia

Before you book your car hire, here are a few tips and rules you should know about driving in Australia

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Australia?

The cheapest rental cars in Australia are generally found through Major Agency. When booking with Major Agency, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as £12/day, depending on the city you intend to visit. In comparison, the average price to hire a car in Australia is £27/day.

What is the most popular car hire agency in Australia?

The most popular car hire company in Australia is Europcar. This agency currently has 41 reviews, with an average customer satisfaction score of 8.2 out of 10. 13% of momondo users recently selected Europcar 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 Hertz. They currently have 252 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 Brisbane, which is the most popular destination in the country. Here you will find that Hertz has 2 locations throughout the area.

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.

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

A Compact is the most popular type of car hire for those travelling to Australia. According to our data, 27% of our users preferred a Compact 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 Compact in Australia, you can expect to pay £13 per day on average.

How much does petrol cost in Australia?

Petrol in Australia costs £0.66 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 £1.73 per litre.


Consider hiring a car elsewhere in South Pacific

Not sure if you want to hire a car in Australia? These other countries in South Pacific are also worth exploring

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