Australia car hire

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Cheap car hire in Australia

StandardR1 235/day
Full-sizeR1 030/day
SUVR1 765/day
People carrierR1 485/day
Full-size SUVR2 558/day
MiniR1 079/day
Supplier choiceR873/day
Intermediate SUVR1 061/day
Compact SUVR1 116/day
Standard SUVR1 167/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Car hire directory

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Australia

    362 Locations

  • firefly

    Firefly car hire locations in Australia

    270 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Australia

    266 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Australia

    263 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Australia

    194 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Australia

    176 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Australia

    169 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Australia

    156 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Australia

    147 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Australia

    139 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Australia

    55 Locations

  • prestigerentals

    Prestige Rentals car hire locations in Australia

    47 Locations

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Top tips for hiring a car in Australia

  • If you rent a car in Australia, be aware that it is illegal to smoke in the car. This policy is even more important if there are underage children traveling in the car with you. There are one or two companies like Hertz that lease "smoking optional" cars, but these are few, so you will have to book your reservation early if you wish to get one.
  • Since the requirements are not uniform from one state to another, it’s not a bad idea to get yourself an international driver’s permit to cover all the bases if you intend to drive in Australia, especially if you are making cross-country trips. When you need to park, always use the left-hand side of the road, going along with the traffic.
  • Australia is famous for its vast Outback region. If you intend to drive through this area, your best bet is to rent an SUV or other four-wheel drive vehicle. If you prefer to stay close to the cities, it is likely you’ll encounter toll stops at bridges and freeways, so it’s smart to always have a bit of change handy.
  • For those planning extended driving trips or weekend getaways, it may be necessary to use multiple drivers. In such cases, you should let the agency know at the time you pick up the car. Each additional driver will have to be registered, and there is a fee for each additional driver per car. Such fees will vary from one rental agency to another.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Australia for R584 or less
  • Book your car hire in Australia at least 3 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Australia are around 4% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate car hire in Australia are around 11% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Australia

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.