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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Cairns Airport Car Rental
Compact
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$15.98 / per day
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Brisbane Airport Car Rental
Compact
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 4
  • 4
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$16.30 / per day
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Brisbane Airport Car Rental
Compact
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$16.62 / per day
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Cairns Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar
Toyota Corolla Sedan
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$16.94 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Launceston Airport Car Rental
Standard
Kia Cerato or similar
Kia Cerato
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$16.97 / per day
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Gold Coast Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Mitsubishi Eclipse or similar
Mitsubishi Eclipse
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$18.54 / per day
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Cairns Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Mitsubishi ASX or similar
Mitsubishi ASX
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$19.64 / per day
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Brisbane Airport Car Rental
Compact
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
NuCarrentals
$20.22 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 10:37 on 2019-11-16. Prices may vary based on the 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
$27.92 / 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%
Rating
9.8

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 $31 per day
  • Large cars - from $36 per day
  • Medium cars - from $26 per day
  • People Carriers / Vans - from $67 per day
  • Premium cars - from $60 per day
  • Small cars - from $30 per day
  • SUVs - from $45 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 Melbourne from $14.07 per day
  2. Car Rental in Sydney from $25.26 per day
  3. Car Rental in Brisbane from $16.30 per day
  4. Car Rental in Perth from $22.33 per day
  5. Car Rental in Hobart from $19.35 per day
  6. Car Rental in Cairns from $15.98 per day
  7. Car Rental in Adelaide from $19.63 per day
  8. Car Rental in Gold Coast from $14.88 per day
  9. Car Rental in Launceston from $16.20 per day
  10. Car Rental in Canberra from $22.96 per day
  11. Car Rental in Darwin from $18.93 per day
  12. Car Rental in Marcoola from $19.19 per day
  13. Car Rental in Townsville from $31.28 per day
  14. Car Rental in Rockhampton from $30.52 per day
  15. Car Rental in Devonport from $14.01 per day
  16. Car Rental in Newcastle from $30.77 per day
  17. Car Rental in Port Macquarie from $34.98 per day
  18. Car Rental in Hervey Bay from $26.57 per day
  19. Car Rental in Tamworth from $35.30 per day
  20. Car Rental in Bundaberg from $20.82 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
$39.00
January
$37.85
February
$43.21
March
$46.61
April
$28.82
May
$40.49
June
$54.70
July
$44.66
August
$31.47
September
$28.16
October
$37.40
November
$36.25
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Australia is October — prices start from $28.16 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 28% cheaper than the year’s average and 49% cheaper than renting a car in the month of July (when prices start at $54.70 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
8
July
7
August
9
September
6
October
9
November
6
December

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

Discover Cars 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
106%
July
108%
August
46%
September
73%
October
36%
November
140%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agent Make / Model Doors Luggage Type
Atlas Car & Truck Rental Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
Atlas Car & Truck Rental Hyundai i20 4 2 Small cars
Atlas Car & Truck Rental Kia Rio 4 3 Medium cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 2 4 Medium cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Mitsubishi Outlander 3 5 SUVs
Atlas Car & Truck Rental Nissan Micra 4 2 Small cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Suzuki Swift 4 2 Small cars
Atlas Car & Truck Rental Kia Sportage 4 3 Station wagons

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Kia Rio
October 30, 2019
We rented from Cairns Airport and did a week in the area. Fabulous, visiting the beaches of Trinity, Palm Cove and Port Douglas and the Mossman Gorge. Drove for a night in Mission Beach, very quiet not much there. Next on to Townsville and Magnetic Island; didn’t take the car across, just did a day trip by ferry which was more than enough. Next we drove to Airlie Beach which we loved and did a day trip to the Whitsundays. We dropped the car off at Prosperine Airport just 30 min drive from Airlie. A lovely small airport and all very easy. It was enough driving and the perfect trip. Fell in love with the hire car. Sooo comfortable and perfect.
Australia
Hyundai Accent
October 11, 2019
Perth is a city without being too big , everywhere is easily accessible. beaches , tourists spots and the city .
Australia
Toyota Corolla
September 6, 2019
Cairns is beautiful and definitely visit there specially for great barrier reef.
New Zealand
Infiniti Q50
August 21, 2019
Rental depot close to airport , easy to access and to getaway north or south . Good roads , easy to navigate .
New Zealand
Kia Rio
August 10, 2019
Perth is easy enough with your google maps to guide you.
New Zealand
Hyundai i20
July 22, 2019
Of all the rental car places I have used, Atlas is a notch above the rest
Australia
Kia Sportage
July 18, 2019
Number 1 rule (as with flights etc) BOOK EARLY! Especially in ‘school horror days’ Cairns is in the tropics there’s a rainy season- and a hotter than hot season @ Christmas N/Y time. Up this way relaxation is in the atmosphere unless you live a ‘riotous’ lifestyle NB: (correct spelling check meaning).
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Accent
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!
Australia
Hyundai i20
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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