Australia car hire

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Jul 8 — Jul 15
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Search hundreds of car hire sites at once for car hire deals in Australia

Cheap car hire in Australia

Mini
Economy
Compact
Intermediate
Standard
Full-size
Luxury
People carrier
Passenger van
SUV
Commercial
Pick-up truck
Mini car in Australia
Economy car in Australia
Compact car in Australia
Intermediate car in Australia
Standard car in Australia
Full-size car in Australia
Luxury car in Australia
People carrier car in Australia
Passenger van car in Australia
SUV car in Australia
Commercial car in Australia
Pick-up truck car in Australia

Car hire directory

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Australia

    90 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Australia

    67 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Australia

    61 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Australia

    43 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Australia

    42 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Australia

    38 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Australia

    36 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Australia

    35 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Australia

    31 Locations

  • firefly

    Firefly car hire locations in Australia

    26 Locations

  • redspot

    Red Spot car hire locations in Australia

    25 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise car hire locations in Australia

    24 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Sixt

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

R509/day

Good deal

R478/day

When to book a rental car in Australia

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

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 R478 or less
  • Book your car hire in Australia at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Australia are around 60% 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 24 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.