Car Hire in Australia

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Sydney, NSW, Australia
14 Aug — 21 Aug
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Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Sun 21/8
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Best deals found for Australia car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Australia
Volkswagen Caddy
or similar Passenger van
Up to 5 passengers

£56/day

15 Aug - 17 Aug
Volkswagen Caddy
Mercedes-Benz GLA
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£31/day

13 Aug - 20 Aug
Mercedes-Benz GLA
Kia Sportage
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

£40/day

4 Sep - 18 Sep
Kia Sportage
Vauxhall Mokka
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

£29/day

15 Aug - 17 Aug
Vauxhall Mokka
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£30/day

15 Aug - 17 Aug
Nissan Qashqai
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£26/day

22 Aug - 27 Aug
Ford Focus
Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£25/day

22 Aug - 27 Aug
Audi A3
Skoda Superb
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers

£31/day

10 Sep - 30 Sep
Skoda Superb
BMW X1
or similar Full-size SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£46/day

19 Aug - 19 Sep
BMW X1

Australia car hire information

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.

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.

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.

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

£24 - £59

All Car Types

£50 - £82

The average price of a Small hire in Australia is £38. The cheapest time to hire a Small in Australia is in February. The price is 37% lower than the rest of the year at just £24 per day. A Small car hire is typically 41% less expensive than the average car hire 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 rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium hire in Australia is £44. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in Australia is in November. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just £33 per day. A Medium car hire is typically 32% less expensive than the average car hire 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 rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large hire in Australia is £63. The cheapest time to hire a Large in Australia is in September. The price is 26% lower than the rest of the year at just £47 per day. A Large car hire is typically 2% less expensive than the average car hire 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 rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in Australia is £49. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Australia is in October. The price is 26% lower than the rest of the year at just £37 per day. A SUV car hire is typically 22% less expensive than the average car hire 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 September. The price is 43% lower than the rest of the year at just £42 per day. A Van car hire is typically 13% more expensive than the average car hire 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 Pick-up truck hire in Australia is £53. The cheapest time to hire a Pick-up truck in Australia is in December. The price is 26% lower than the rest of the year at just £40 per day. A Pick-up truck car hire is typically 16% less expensive than the average car hire 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 hire in Australia is £95. The cheapest time to hire a Luxury in Australia is in August. The price is 39% lower than the rest of the year at just £58 per day. A Luxury car hire is typically 33% more expensive than the average car hire 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 £118. The cheapest time to hire a Convertible in Australia is in September. The price is 58% lower than the rest of the year at just £51 per day. A Convertible car hire is typically 47% more expensive than the average car hire 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.

Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£25/day

22 Aug - 27 Aug
Toyota Yaris
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£35/day

27 Aug - 30 Aug
Ford Focus
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£26/day

22 Aug - 27 Aug
Ford Focus

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
International Convention Centre Sydney4.7 mi
Coogee Beach4.9 mi
Wild Life Sydney Zoo5.0 mi
Australia Square5.5 mi

Nearby attractions:

Flagstaff Gardens11.6 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
Noosa Beach69.7 mi
Newport Park445.5 mi
Manly Beach455.3 mi
Sydney Harbour Bridge460.1 mi

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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

The most popular car hire company in Australia is Sixt. This agency currently has 86 reviews, with an average customer satisfaction score of 8.1 out of 10. 32% of momondo users recently selected Sixt as their rental car company of choice for their travels in Australia.

The car hire company with the most locations in Australia is Thrifty. They currently have 359 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.

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.

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.

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.

A Compact is the most popular type of car hire for those travelling to Australia. According to our data, 25% 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.

Petrol in Australia costs £1.11 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 Algeria at £0.26 per litre, whereas the country with the most expensive average petrol price is Hong Kong at £2.47 per litre.


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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.

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