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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Hobart Airport
Standard
Kia Cerato or comparable
Kia Cerato
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SafeDrive Car Rentals
£ 10.47 / per day
Sunshine Coast Airport
Compact
Hyundai Accent or comparable
Hyundai Accent
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Car Rentals
£ 15.37 / per day
Maryborough Downtown
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
£ 17.54 / per day
Sydney Marrickville
Mini
Mitsubishi Mirage or comparable
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
£ 18.09 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Hobart Airport
Economy SUV
Mitsubishi Outlander or comparable
Mitsubishi Outlander
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
YesDrive Car Rentals
£ 18.46 / per day
Mount Isa Airport
Full-size
Toyota Camry or comparable
Toyota Camry
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
£ 21.37 / per day
Sydney Airport
Intermediate Elite
Haval H6 or comparable
Haval H6
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alpha car hire
£ 26.66 / per day
Brisbane Ascot
Special
Mystery Car or comparable
Mystery Car
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 27.99 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 16:08 on 2024-04-18.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
AUD
Drive on
Left-hand side
Dialing code
+61
Average car hire price
£ 19 per day
Average car hire length
7 days
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
100 - 130 km/h or 62 - 81 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Score
9.4 / 10
Average gasoline price
£ 1.00 per litre or £ 3.77 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
£ 0.89 per litre or £ 3.36 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.24 per litre or £ 4.70 / 1 gallon

Map of Car Hire Destinations

In which month is car hire in Australia the most affordable?

Our data shows how prices for hiring a car in Australia fluctuate depending on the season. This graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day in Australia
£ 33.52
January
£ 28.42
February
£ 30.90
March
£ 33.79
April
£ 38.52
May
£ 39.11
June
£ 41.87
July
£ 38.99
August
£ 37.20
September
£ 33.36
October
£ 32.97
November
£ 43.43
December
The best month to hire a car in Australia is February — when the average price for a hire is £ 28.42 per day. This is 21% less than the yearly average and 35% less than hiring a car in December (when the average price is £ 43.43 per day).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for and how much in advance you book. Simply type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

How many days do people keep their hire cars, on average, in Australia?

Car hire lengths can vary according to the time of year. Longer periods of car hire are more common in February with an average of 9 days. Shorter periods of car hire are more common in May with an average of 7 days.
Average number of hire days in Australia
8
January
9
February
8
March
8
April
7
May
7
June
8
July
7
August
7
September
7
October
7
November
8
December

Which month is the most favoured for hiring a car in Australia?

Given the number of customers searching for a car in Australia, the month in which the highest number of people search for a hire car is December, while June is the month that sees the lowest demand for them.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in Australia Compared to the Yearly Average
156%
January
104%
February
95%
March
74%
April
71%
May
63%
June
69%
July
71%
August
82%
September
101%
October
130%
November
186%
December

Car Hire Information

Car hire locations 277
Airport locations 80
Popular suppliers Bargain Car Rentals, SIXT, EastCoast Car Rentals, NoBirds, Jucy
Popular car categories SUVs, Medium cars, Large cars, Small cars
Lowest price £ 10 per day
Cheapest supplier SafeDrive Car Rentals

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Bargain Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
Bargain Car Rentals MG HS 4 2 SUVs
Bargain Car Rentals Kia Stonic 4 2 SUVs
Jucy Hyundai Accent 5 2 Medium cars
EastCoast Car Rentals MG ZS 5 2 SUVs
NoBirds Toyota Corolla 5 1 Medium cars
SIXT Kia Carnival 5 3 People Carriers
Jucy Nissan Tiida 4 2 Large cars
Bargain Car Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Kia Picanto 5 1 Small cars

Our Customers' Reviews

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United Kingdom
Toyota RAV4
9 April 2024
Every thing will be fine
United Kingdom
BYD Atto 3 (Electric)
17 March 2024
Hag a great time driving to see friends and family around Sunshine Coast
United Kingdom
MG RX5
16 March 2024
Took the Midland Highway with stop offs at Oatlands (Callington Mill very interesting) and Ross (beautiful bridge). Launceston & the Tamar Valley was easy to drive around. We visited the Cataract Gorge for lively walks & chairlift. We also visited the Platypus & Echidna House (amazing) at Beauty Point, drove across Batman Bridge and up to Low Head Lighthouse. Launceston is a nice city to wander around. We ate by the harbour in the Spice Lounge which was excellent. A drive across to St Helens then down the coast via Freycinet to Swansea. A scenic drive with lots of inlets & beaches to see. We stopped at Bicheno Blowhole which was great. In Freycinet National Park we walked to the Wineglass Lookout with beautiful views, and drove to Tourville Cape where there is a circular walk around the lighthouse with stunning views. A drive bavk around the bay to Swansea: a pleasant seaside town with a nice short walk around the coastline and town. Bark Mill restaurant served us an excellent evening meal. Beautiful place to see the sunrise. On to Port Arthur via the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, well worth a visit yo learn about these endangered animals. Port Arthur Historical Site is a must-do if you are in this area. If you have time, do visit the Remarkable Caves which is a short drive south from Port Arthur Historical Site. There is a viewing platform to watch the waves roll in through the caves. We stayed overnight at the Fox & Hounds which was very good.
United Kingdom
MG 5
16 March 2024
Mount Wellington was a superb driving experience, as well as the walking at the summit. The Bicheno blowhole and Wineglass Bay spots were also very good.
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid
8 March 2024
Fun road trip from Cookstown to Gympie.
United Kingdom
Hyundai i30
7 February 2024
Absolutely loved Australia, trip surpassed all expectations
United Kingdom
Kia Stonic
23 January 2024
Drove to holiday home near Port Elliott. Toured around the area visiting bays, shops animal petting farm etc.
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United Kingdom
Mitsubishi ASX
20 January 2024
Touring nsw and amazing beaches
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla Hatch
3 January 2024
Bush walking.
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Australia
Toyota Corolla
1 January 2024
Drove to Lancelin , north of Perth and also visited family whilst in Perth
United Kingdom
Mystery Car
13 November 2023
We drove along the grand pacific drive, beach days . Blue pools in Bermagui and arriving into Melbourne.
United Kingdom
Hyundai Accent
1 November 2023
I loved the whole island but cradle mountain and the wildness of the west coast were standout highlights.
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla Sedan
25 October 2023
Capricorn caves La Vue restaurant Brisbane Airline beach
United Kingdom
Nissan X-Trail
17 October 2023
Fabulous trip into the Red Centre.
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United Kingdom
Toyota Kluger
2 September 2023
Used the car to drive the family from Melbourne to Brisbane via Blue Mountains, Sydney, Canberra, Byron Bay and Fraser Island
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United Kingdom
MG ZS
29 August 2023
We were visiting family
United Kingdom
Toyota Camry
4 June 2023
Driving up the Gold Coast is 1 of the bucket list things you need to do Sydney to Brisbane Via Byron Bay and surfers paradise
United Kingdom
Hyundai Kona
30 May 2023
Margaret river !! Sandalwood wines All of it Perth is so under rated
United Kingdom
Hyundai Kona
11 May 2023
Too many to mention
United Kingdom
Mitsubishi Outlander Aut.
5 May 2023
Boat trips, museums, Parliament. Dalesford, Sovereign Hill and the city itself.
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
15 April 2023
Beaches, dolphins, Fraser Island, free parking almost everywhere
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
9 April 2023
Prefer not to say
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
4 April 2023
Visited relatives and attended a wedding
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
2 April 2023
We travelled from Alice Springs to Uluru. We picked these up from airports at either location. Was such a thrill to drive such a great car through the Outback!!
United Kingdom
Mitsubishi Outlander
28 March 2023
We drove from Melbourne to the Mornington Peninsula for a wedding on top of Main Ridge - really great car for the drive, the views, the ease of stopping by in the local towns, the beach and more.
United Kingdom
Honda HR-V
26 February 2023
Just visiting family
United Kingdom
Nissan X-Trail
24 February 2023
We saw Fairy penguins at Burnie Penguin Centre come ashore at dusk and had a great walk in Cradle Mountain National Park where we saw wombats up close. Great Thai restaurants in Tasmania.
United Kingdom
Hyundai Kona
21 February 2023
Lot of driving during my trip following the great ocean road. The scenery was spectacular. The food scene in Melbourne was second to none
United Kingdom
Toyota Camry Hybrid
12 February 2023
Port Arthur, convict experience
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
5 February 2023
Melbourne is an amazing city to visit. So much to see and do in the city e.g museums, botanical gardens and the Australian Open (we went). St. Miles beach nearby and the beaches of Mornington Peninsula a short drive away as are the Dandenong Ranges. And the cafe culture is wonderful. Great coffee and good food
United Kingdom
MG HS Aut.
30 January 2023
I would recommend sending the little extra to pick up at the airport made things so much easier with a family.
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
26 January 2023
Loved touring Tasmania and visiting friends.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Swift
26 January 2023
Trip to Canberra to see the superb Australian War Memorial, the Australian Parliament and National Art Gallery - a brilliant day!
United Kingdom
Mitsubishi Outlander Aut.
8 January 2023
We used the car to travel to Taronga Zoo, Manly Beach, Bondi Junction for shopping and various trips to family in the area.
United Kingdom
Toyota Camry
15 October 2022
May give the impression of being bit shoddy on arrival but worries ended there. Very friendly and helpful.
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United Kingdom
Mitsubishi Outlander
6 October 2022
We were visiting our daughter and her family which was exciting enough. In addition, we found Australia to be a fantastic place with iconic places such as Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Bondi beach, Watsons Bay and a whole lot more.
Australia
Hyundai Accent
23 September 2022
Go to the National Parks and Maria Island! Beautiful!
United Kingdom
MG 3
11 September 2022
Was here to spend time with I'll friends
United Kingdom
MG HS Aut.
24 July 2022
Great experience!
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
23 June 2022
Easy to find pick up point. Staff friendly and helpful. Car met our needs, no problems. Pick up and return quick and no fuss. We just didn't have any issues.
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
YesDrive Car Rentals
9.4 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Routes Car Rental
7.3 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
820
Total rental companies
41
Average daily price
£ 19.49
Lowest daily price
£ 10.47
Total cars available
7968

Top 41 Suppliers in Australia in 2024

YesDrive Car Rentals
YesDrive Car Rentals
Exceptional 9.4 / 757 reviews
1 location
£ 18 - £ 19
SafeDrive Car Rentals
SafeDrive Car Rentals
Exceptional 9.3 / 82 reviews
1 location
£ 10 - £ 11
PERTH RENT A CAR
PERTH RENT A CAR
Exceptional 9.3 / 72 reviews
2 locations
£ 30 - £ 88
NoBirds
NoBirds
Exceptional 9.1 / 1,169 reviews
8 locations
£ 18 - £ 52
Simba Car Hire
Simba Car Hire
Exceptional 9.1 / 141 reviews
4 locations
£ 20 - £ 92
Bargain Car Rentals
Bargain Car Rentals
Very good 8.9 / 6,126 reviews
14 locations
£ 14 - £ 125
OCR Car Rentals
OCR Car Rentals
Very good 8.9 / 121 reviews
2 locations
£ 54 - £ 154
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.8 / 2,955 reviews
146 locations
£ 23 - £ 134
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.8 / 306 reviews
76 locations
£ 20 - £ 255
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.8 / 190 reviews
77 locations
£ 18 - £ 213
ADVANCE CAR RENTAL
ADVANCE CAR RENTAL
Very good 8.8 / 145 reviews
2 locations
£ 28 - £ 172
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 8.8 / 141 reviews
9 locations
£ 28 - £ 123
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 8.8 / 130 reviews
7 locations
£ 18 - £ 276
City Centre Car Rentals
City Centre Car Rentals
Very good 8.7 / 642 reviews
7 locations
£ 24 - £ 31
Alpha car hire
Alpha car hire
Very good 8.7 / 188 reviews
5 locations
£ 21 - £ 71
Alice Car Rental
Alice Car Rental
Very good 8.7 / 10 reviews
2 locations
£ 20 - £ 156
EastCoast Car Rentals
EastCoast Car Rentals
Very good 8.6 / 1,961 reviews
15 locations
£ 19 - £ 175
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.6 / 924 reviews
23 locations
£ 30 - £ 182
Bespoke Noosa Car Rentals
Bespoke Noosa Car Rentals
Very good 8.6 / 8 reviews
2 locations
£ 38 - £ 97
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.5 / 1,036 reviews
170 locations
£ 21 - £ 254
Dollar
Dollar
Very good 8.5 / 96 reviews
49 locations
£ 38 - £ 289
National
National
Very good 8.5 / 55 reviews
25 locations
£ 42 - £ 177
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.4 / 878 reviews
103 locations
£ 16 - £ 286
Abaa Car Rentals
Abaa Car Rentals
Very good 8.4 / 340 reviews
4 locations
£ 24 - £ 87
Carwiz
Carwiz
Very good 8.4 / 17 reviews
4 locations
£ 22 - £ 42
Avis
Avis
Very good 8.3 / 104 reviews
99 locations
£ 16 - £ 180
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.1 / 45 reviews
45 locations
£ 25 - £ 194
Jucy
Jucy
Very good 8 / 938 reviews
6 locations
£ 19 - £ 107
yesaway
yesaway
Very good 8 / 63 reviews
4 locations
£ 30 - £ 449
URDRIVE
URDRIVE
Good 7.9 / 17 reviews
4 locations
£ 43 - £ 316
Kangaroo Rental
Kangaroo Rental
Good 7.9 / 8 reviews
2 locations
£ 31 - £ 105
Auz Rental Cars
Auz Rental Cars
Good 7.8 / 7 reviews
1 location
£ 33 - £ 128
Big Boy Car Rentals
Big Boy Car Rentals
Good 7.8 / 6 reviews
2 locations
£ 19 - £ 40
Keddy
Keddy
Good 7.7 / 112 reviews
56 locations
£ 28 - £ 156
Firefly
Firefly
Good 7.7
14 locations
Distinqt Car Hire
Distinqt Car Hire
Good 7.6 / 1 review
7 locations
£ 22 - £ 61
Flexways
Flexways
Good 7.6 / 1 review
4 locations
£ 42 - £ 122
JACE
JACE
Good 7.6
1 location
LeisureRent
LeisureRent
Good 7.6
2 locations
£ 20 - £ 68
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.3 / 8 reviews
91 locations
£ 16 - £ 249
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Good 7.3 / 4 reviews
2 locations
£ 36 - £ 138
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