Car Rental Australia

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Marcoola, Sunshine Coast Airport Car Rental
Compact
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 2x
  • Yes
  • Man.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$16.65 / per day
Marcoola, Sunshine Coast Airport Car Rental
Economy
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$16.94 / per day
Preston, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Nissan Micra or similar
Nissan Micra
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
$20.22 / per day
Brisbane, Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$20.32 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Preston, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Hyundai i20 or similar
Hyundai i20
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
$20.92 / per day
Melbourne Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar
Toyota Corolla Sedan
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$21.03 / per day
Preston, Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
$21.58 / per day
Bundaberg Airport Car Rental
Compact
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Europcar
$22.03 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
AUD
Country code
61
Average car rental length
6 days
Economy car rental price
$53.45 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why rent a car in Australia?

Australia is a great place for renting a car. From famous cities impressive nature, it is best explored with the freedom that you get from having your own wheels.

Australia Car Rental

Top ways to enter Australia

  • Sydney Airport: The busiest in Australia, Sydney Airport serves more than 40 million passengers annually. 
  • Melbourne Airport: Known as Tullamarine by locals, this airport serves flights to and from destinations in the rest of Australia, as well as in Oceania, Asia, and even the U.S. state of Hawaii.
  • Brisbane Airport: Arriving in Brisbane is the best way to reach Queensland’s capital and the beautiful beaches that surround it. 
  • Perth Airport: The main airport of the vast Western Australia state.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Sydney: Famous for its old harbour and stunning opera house, Sydney is a dream destination for many travelers around the world. 
  • Melbourne: Australia’s second city still retains some of its British heritage and attracts visitors with its culture, museum, and architecture.
  • Western Australia: Vast and remote, offers unique landscapes, endless coast, and huge national parks. 
  • South Australia: Famous for both its vineries and an abundance of kangaroos and other wildlife, South Australia is perhaps the most relaxed region of the country.
  • Tasmania: Home of old mining towns, wild sea coast, and impressive mountains, Tasmania still retains its untamed charm. 

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Australia is the Hyundai i20, followed by the Toyota Corolla and the Kia Rio.

Most popular types of rental car

Most popular rental car types in Australia are economy, standard, and compact.

Top driving routes

  1. Sydney - Melbourne (878 km / 545 mi) The route between Australia’s two largest cities takes you near the Alpine National Park in the state of Victoria and the Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales.
  2. Sydney - Brisbane (913 km / 567 mi) The whole length of this route goes parallel to the ocean, providing countless opportunities to stop at coastal towns and villages, and even remote, secluded beaches. If you’re coming from Sydney, the surfing mecca of Gold Coast and its Surfer's Paradise is about 70 km (43 mi) before Brisbane.
  3. Melbourne - Adelaide (727 km / 452 mi) Going along Australia’s southern coast will let you visit the Little Desert National Park and the Big Desert Wilderness Area that are not too far off the route connecting the two cities.

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Australia:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Australia is the cheapest in October when renting a car is about 48% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 20 Most Popular Cities in Australia

  1. Car Rental in Sydney from $18.07 per day
  2. Car Rental in Brisbane from $19.90 per day
  3. Car Rental in Melbourne from $21.03 per day
  4. Car Rental in Perth from $22.39 per day
  5. Car Rental in Cairns from $14.35 per day
  6. Car Rental in Gold Coast from $18.07 per day
  7. Car Rental in Adelaide from $28.89 per day
  8. Car Rental in Hobart from $50.17 per day
  9. Car Rental in Darwin from $312.09 per day
  10. Car Rental in Canberra from $56.49 per day
  11. Car Rental in Launceston from $49.73 per day
  12. Car Rental in Marcoola from $16.65 per day
  13. Car Rental in Townsville from $51.73 per day
  14. Car Rental in Rockhampton from $48.48 per day
  15. Car Rental in Newcastle from $50.38 per day
  16. Car Rental in Hervey Bay from $46.37 per day
  17. Car Rental in Bundaberg from $21.86 per day
  18. Car Rental in Devonport from $43.42 per day
  19. Car Rental in Port Macquarie from $51.15 per day
  20. Car Rental in Tamworth from $31.90 per day

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Australia?

The cost of renting a car in Australia depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Australia
$39.62
January
$38.46
February
$43.90
March
$47.36
April
$29.28
May
$41.14
June
$57.23
July
$43.18
August
$29.42
September
$28.61
October
$38.00
November
$36.83
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Australia is October — prices start from $28.61 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 27% cheaper than the year’s average and 50% cheaper than renting a car in the month of July (when prices start at $57.23 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Australia?

Average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in September — an average of 9 days. The shortest are in April — an average of 6 days.
Average Rental Length in Australia
8
January
7
February
7
March
6
April
7
May
7
June
7
July
7
August
9
September
6
October
9
November
6
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Australia?

Discover Car Hire users search a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Australia. The most popular month is December, while the least popular is November.
Australia Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
135%
January
110%
February
113%
March
132%
April
119%
May
81%
June
107%
July
109%
August
45%
September
73%
October
36%
November
140%
December

Our Customers Reviews

March 28, 2019
I loved my vacation in Brisbane! The Australia Zoo is the best zoo that I have visited. The animals looked well taken care of and happy! The staff are very friendly and helpful and I love the animal interactions! If you want to visit the beaches up near Noosa Heads, take into consideration that it is a very busy area and parking is horrendous! I ended up leaving because I couldn't find parking. The Ginger factory tour was interesting and doesn't take very long. They give you free samples after the tour and a discount on the products you try if you take the tour. If you like hot sauces, Red Hot Chili Pepper is a great little store to visit! They have a nice selection of spices and are very helpful and friendly. You can also sample some of the sauces for sale. Great stuff!
March 24, 2019
Most of the sights worth seeing are outside of the city such as the Great Ocean Road and Philip Island so renting a car is essential.

Top 7 Suppliers for Australia in 2019

Perth Rent-A-Car
Perth Rent-A-Car
Exceptional 9.6
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
Abaa Car Rentals
Abaa Car Rentals
Excellent 8.5
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.3
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
Very good 7.6
ADVANCE CAR RENTAL
ADVANCE CAR RENTAL
Very good 7.5

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