Cheap Car Hire in Australia

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What are the car hire prices for popular cities in Australia?

Below are the cheapest cities to hire a car in Australia


£12 - £29

Out of all the popular cities in Australia, Melbourne is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just £12/day. Renting a car in Melbourne is 59% cheaper than renting one in Hobart where the per day rate is around £29. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Australia to get a rental car in are: Brisbane (£14/day), Sydney (£14/day), and Perth (£16/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Sydney should expect to spend around £14/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Australia is Sydney.

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Car Hire FAQs

What documents do you need to bring to a car hire in Australia?

When looking for car rentals in Australia, there will be documents that you will have to produce in order to be allowed to drive in the country. You will need to bring your driving licence from your country of origin and if your driving licence is not printed in English, then you will need to get an official translation from your country's embassy. Other documents you will need include your passport and International Drivers Permit (IDP). As well as needing to be over the age of 19, you need proof that you have held your driving license for at least one year before attempting to apply at car rentals in Australia. You cannot be over the age of 75 in order to use Australian car rentals.

What are the rules for driving in Australia?

After you have chosen your car from the car rental in Australia, the next step will be moving on to the open roads of the Australian Outback. In Australia, you must drive on the left side of the road at all times. The speed limit in Australia depends on where you are; on international roads, the speed limit will be 120 km/h and in cities and towns, the speed limit will either be 30 km/h or 60 km/h. The alcohol driving limit in Australia is extremely low, allowing only 0.05% alcohol blood content, this makes drinking and driving a very big risk in the country and the penalties for disobeying the law can be rather severe. All passengers in the vehicle will need to wear seat belts at all times while in a moving vehicle. Another important thing to remember would be that parking your car in a direction that faces oncoming traffic is illegal in Australia and if caught doing so you will receive a very hefty fine.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Australia?

The type of rental cars in Australia that you will need, will completely depend on what you are planning to do in the country. If you are only planning on staying in the major cities of the country and not travelling very far then a normal economy range car will be perfect for your stay, If you are otherwise planning on travelling between cities or into the Australian Outback, then you may need a stronger vehicle that wont overheat while driving in the hot Australian sun. If you intend to take your car into very remote regions of Australia then it would be recommended for you to get a bigger 4X4 car for your stay in Australia.

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Australia?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Crazy Clark's Car Rentals (10.0 rating), Sunset Rent a Car (10.0 rating) and keddy by Europcar (10.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Australia.

What is the most popular car hire provider in Australia?

The most popular car hire company at Australia is Sixt. With prices on ECONOMY starting at £17/day about 244% more people book with Sixt than other companies in the country.

What is the cheapest city to get a rental car in Australia?

At £11/day, the cheapest car hire price in Australia was found in Tullamarine. On average, Tullamarine has the cheapest daily rental car price (£16/day), which is 67% below average price for cities in Australia.

What side of the road do you drive on in Australia?

Cars in Australia are to be driven on the left side of the road.

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