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We are working around the clock to keep up with the constantly-changing situation throughout the world so we can provide you with up-to-date information regarding travel restrictions, rental branch opening hours, shuttle services, safety measures, and more. Our Customer Support team is ready to assist you any time, night or day.

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We understand your need for flexibility.

We’d like to tell you that we’ve become more flexible, but the truth is that we were always flexible. If you need to change the dates of your rental or you decide to travel somewhere else, you can modify your booking in the My Booking section without charge (although the rental price may change).

Car Rental in Australia

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Melbourne Airport Car Rental
Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Bargain Car Rentals
$18.82 / per day
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Brisbane Airport Car Rental
Compact
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$25.41 / per day
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Sydney Airport Car Rental
Compact
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$25.80 / per day
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Sydney Airport Car Rental
Economy
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$26.37 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Brisbane Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Car Rentals
$26.69 / per day
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Brisbane Airport Car Rental
Compact
Mitsubishi Lancer or similar
Mitsubishi Lancer
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$27.15 / per day
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Brisbane Airport Car Rental
Economy
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$27.38 / per day
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Gold Coast Airport Car Rental
Economy
Hyundai i20 3d or similar
Hyundai i20 3d
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Abaa Car Rentals
$28.68 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 01:34 on 2021-01-24. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
AUD
Country code
61
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%
Rating
9.5

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.

Car Rental Prices

  • Station wagons - from $74 per day
  • Large cars - from $73 per day
  • Medium cars - from $63 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $108 per day
  • Premium cars - from $93 per day
  • Small cars - from $66 per day
  • SUVs - from $92 per day

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 Brisbane from $24.18 per day
  2. Car Rental in Hobart from $81.90 per day
  3. Car Rental in Melbourne from $17.40 per day
  4. Car Rental in Sydney from $43.93 per day
  5. Car Rental in Cairns from $44.58 per day
  6. Car Rental Richmond from $32.04 per day
  7. Car Rental in Perth from $36.90 per day
  8. Car Rental in Launceston from $57.63 per day
  9. Car Rental in Adelaide from $33.38 per day
  10. Car Rental in Gold Coast from $24.18 per day
  11. Car Rental in Darwin from $33.38 per day
  12. Car Rental in Ballina from $69.74 per day
  13. Car Rental in Canberra from $39.57 per day
  14. Car Rental in Marcoola from $40.31 per day
  15. Car Rental in Townsville from $62.05 per day
  16. Car Rental in Avalon from $37.33 per day
  17. Car Rental in Preston from $31.20 per day
  18. Car Rental in Broome from $32.35 per day
  19. Car Rental Proserpine from $35.43 per day

Map of Car Rental Locations

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
$42.94
January
$42.27
February
$47.88
March
$50.02
April
$31.73
May
$44.58
June
$60.23
July
$49.17
August
$34.31
September
$31.39
October
$49.04
November
$49.66
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Australia is October — prices start from $31.39 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 29% cheaper than the yearly average and 48% cheaper than renting a car in the month of July (when prices start at $60.23 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?

The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in January — an average of 8 days. The shortest are in October — an average of 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Australia
8
January
7
February
7
March
6
April
7
May
6
June
7
July
7
August
8
September
4
October
8
November
6
December

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

Discover Cars users search for cars in a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Australia. The most popular month is March, while the least popular is June.
Popularity of Car Rental in Australia by Monthly Searches
36%
January
337%
February
346%
March
40%
April
36%
May
23%
June
30%
July
30%
August
46%
September
40%
October
124%
November
112%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Bargain Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 5 2 Medium cars
Bargain Car Rentals Nissan X-Trail 4 2 SUVs
Thrifty Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 5 2 Station wagons
Thrifty Toyota Corolla 4 2 Medium cars
Bargain Car Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
NoBirds Toyota Corolla 5 1 Medium cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars
Thrifty Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
Thrifty Mitsubishi Outlander 5 2 Station wagons
EastCoast Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 5 1 Small cars

Top 14 Suppliers in Australia in 2021

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+61882344822
Andy Thomas Cct, Adelaide Airport SA 5950
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+61882344822
Andy Thomas Circuit, Adelaide Airport SA 5950
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+610400827299
TERMINAL BUILDING *MEET & GREET*
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+610881503090
Adelaide Airport, Terminal Building, Adelaide SA 5950
Working hours
Mon:06:30-22:30
Tue:06:30-22:30
Wed:06:30-22:30
Thu:06:30-22:30
Fri:06:30-22:30
Sat:06:30-22:30
Sun:06:30-22:30
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
0749920233
Terminal Building *Unmanned Location*
Working hours
Mon:08:45-09:15
Thu:14:15-14:45
Fri:14:15-14:45
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
0749920233
50B Callide St
Working hours
Mon:09:00-16:30
Tue:09:00-16:30
Wed:09:00-16:30
Thu:09:00-16:30
Fri:09:00-16:30
Sat:09:00-11:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
882344822
James Schofield Drive
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:30
Tue:08:00-22:30
Wed:08:00-22:30
Thu:08:00-22:30
Fri:08:00-22:30
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-22:30
EastCoast Car Rentals
EastCoast Car Rentals
Excellent 8.5
+611800474258 / +61755558908
237 Richmond Road, Richmond, SA, 5033
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-15:00
Sun:08:00-15:00
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Excellent 8.5
+610448415044
Melbourne Airport 39-41 Freight Road
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:07:00-19:00
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.3
+61755558908
237 Richmond Rd, Adelaide SA 5033
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8
+61882344822
Andy Thomas Cct, Adelaide Airport SA 5950
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
+61134733
385 Thompson Road, North Geelong Victoria 3215
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:00
Tue:09:00-17:00
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:09:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-15:00
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Very good 7.6
+61738681935
Terminal Building Brisbane Airport, Brisbane Airport QLD 4007
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
61738683833 / 61738683833
330 Nudgee Road
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