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Car Hire in Australia

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Sydney, NSW, Australia
27 Feb — 5 Mar
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Tue 27/2
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Tue 5/3
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Car hire insight and trends in Australia

Useful insights to help you book the perfect car hire in Australia

What is the most popular car hire agency in Australia?

Bargain Car Rentals is currently the most popular car hire company in Australia, with 46% of users selecting their services in the past month. Bargain Car Rentals is also popular due to their 24 reviews and average customer satisfaction score of 8.0 out of 10. Keep in mind that your destination within Australia might not have any Bargain Car Rentals car hire locations, so you should always have a backup agency in mind.

What car hire company in Australia has the most locations?

Thrifty is the car hire company in Australia that currently has the most locations. With 364 car hire centres across the country, you should have no issue finding one of their locations at your destination. Consider visiting Melbourne, the most popular city in Australia. Thrifty has a large presence here with over 10 locations - many of which can be found within the airport and city centre.

What is the most popular type of car to hire in Australia?

35% of momondo users preferred to hire a Compact when visiting Australia, making it the most popular type of car to rent in the country. Although car hire prices in Australia will vary by city and supplier, you can expect to pay an average of $72 per day for a Compact.

Best deals found for Australia car hire

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Australia
Kia Sportage
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

$24/day

17 May - 26 May
Kia Sportage
Hyundai i30
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$24/day

21 Mar - 23 Mar
Hyundai i30
Hyundai Accent Hatch
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$25/day

29 Feb - 1 Mar
Hyundai Accent Hatch
Hyundai i30
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$25/day

25 Feb - 28 Feb
Hyundai i30
Toyota Yaris Cross
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$26/day

1 May - 17 May
Toyota Yaris Cross
Hyundai Accent Hatch
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$26/day

13 May - 27 May
Hyundai Accent Hatch
Kia Picanto
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$26/day

18 Mar - 29 Mar
Kia Picanto
Kia Picanto
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$26/day

26 Feb - 7 Mar
Kia Picanto
Hyundai Kona
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
5-door vehicles

$27/day

26 Feb - 6 Mar
Hyundai Kona

Australia car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Australia that's right for you

Small cars

$40 - $78

All Car Types

$99 - $160

The average price of a small car hire in Australia is $53. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Australia is in August. The price is 26% lower than the rest of the year at just $40 per day. A small car rental is typically 59% less expensive than the average rental car in Australia. The average price of a vehicle hire in Australia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Australia small car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Australia is $68. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Australia is in August. The price is 24% lower than the rest of the year at just $53 per day. A medium car rental is typically 47% less expensive than the average rental car in Australia. The average price of a vehicle hire in Australia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Australia medium car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Australia is $113. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Australia is in November. The price is 16% lower than the rest of the year at just $95 per day. A large car rental is typically 13% less expensive than the average rental car in Australia. The average price of a vehicle hire in Australia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a SUV hire in Australia is $80. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Australia is in June. The price is 14% lower than the rest of the year at just $69 per day. A SUV rental is typically 38% less expensive than the average rental car in Australia. The average price of a vehicle hire in Australia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Australia SUV hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Australia is $140. The cheapest time to hire a van in Australia is in January. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just $111 per day. A van rental is typically 9% more expensive than the average rental car in Australia. The average price of a vehicle hire in Australia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Australia van hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a pickup truck hire in Australia is $158. The cheapest time to hire a pickup truck in Australia is in January. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just $103 per day. A pickup truck rental is typically 19% more expensive than the average rental car in Australia. The average price of a vehicle hire in Australia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Australia pickup truck hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a luxury car hire in Australia is $139. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in Australia is in November. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just $109 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 8% more expensive than the average rental car in Australia. The average price of a vehicle hire in Australia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Australia luxury car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a convertible hire in Australia is $285. The cheapest time to hire a convertible in Australia is in January. The price is 34% lower than the rest of the year at just $190 per day. A convertible rental is typically 55% more expensive than the average rental car in Australia. The average price of a vehicle hire in Australia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Hyundai i30
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$24/day

21 Mar - 23 Mar
Hyundai i30
Kia Picanto
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$25/day

29 Feb - 1 Mar
Kia Picanto
Toyota Corolla
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$26/day

1 May - 17 May
Toyota Corolla

Australia car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Australia

Thrifty

364 locations

Firefly

276 locations

Hertz

266 locations

keddy by Europcar

212 locations

Sunnycars

195 locations

Avis

186 locations

Budget

169 locations

Sixt

160 locations

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Australia

Nearby attractions:

Moore Park5.6 km
Capitol Theatre7.3 km
Hyde Park8.1 km
Star Casino8.1 km
Sydney Lyric Theatre8.1 km

Nearby attractions:

Marvel Stadium18.9 km
Her Majesty's Theatre19.5 km
Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium19.9 km
Flinders Street Station20.0 km
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre20.1 km

Nearby attractions:

Roma Street Parkland12.6 km
South Bank Parklands13.4 km
Suncorp Stadium13.6 km
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre13.7 km

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Australia

Below are the most popular hotels in Australia
Crown Towers Perth

Crown Towers Perth

Great Eastern Highway, Burswood, WA, Australia

0.6 km from city centre

Hyatt Regency Sydney

Hyatt Regency Sydney

161 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

0.9 km from city centre

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

199 George Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1.8 km from city centre

Shangri-La Sydney

Shangri-La Sydney

176 Cumberland Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1.8 km from city centre

Hilton Sydney

Hilton Sydney

488 George Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

0.6 km from city centre

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

12 Darling Drive, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1.0 km from city centre

Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney

Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney

27 O'Connell Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1.4 km from city centre

The Grace Hotel

The Grace Hotel

77 York Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1.0 km from city centre

Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel

Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel

8 Arrival Court, Sydney, NSW, Australia

7.3 km from city centre

Travelodge Hotel Sydney Airport

Travelodge Hotel Sydney Airport

289 King Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

6.0 km from city centre

ibis budget Sydney Airport

ibis budget Sydney Airport

5 Ross Smith Avenue, Sydney, NSW, Australia

6.4 km from city centre

Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay

Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay

30 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1.7 km from city centre

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney

1 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1.1 km from city centre

Meriton Suites Sussex Street

Meriton Suites Sussex Street

234 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

0.7 km from city centre

Crown Promenade Perth

Crown Promenade Perth

Bolton Avenue And Great Eastern Highway, Burswood, WA, Australia

0.4 km from city centre

Great Southern Hotel Sydney

Great Southern Hotel Sydney

717 George Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

0.5 km from city centre

Citadines Connect Sydney Airport

Citadines Connect Sydney Airport

121 Baxter Road, Sydney, NSW, Australia

6.2 km from city centre

The Victoria Hotel Melbourne

The Victoria Hotel Melbourne

215 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

0.4 km from city centre


Car hire in Australia

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Australia so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

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

Drivers in Australia, including drivers visiting from foreign countries, are required to travel on the left. Keep in mind that driving on the opposite side can lead to both a traffic violation and serious accidents.

How good are the roads in Australia?

As of 2019, Australia ranked 41 out of 137 countries for road quality. Australia received a road quality score of 4.7, which is based on a scale of 1 to 7, with 7 being the best possible score.

What is the drink driving limit in Australia?

The highest Blood Alcohol Concentration you can have in Australia while still legally able to operate a vehicle is 0.05%. However, some regions or cities within Australia might have different BAC limits, so it’s important to do your research before you travel. Australia has strict laws against individuals who drink-drive when they are younger than the legal drinking age of 18.

How much does petrol cost in Australia?

Petrol in Australia costs $1.78 per litre as of last week. If you plan on hiring a car in Australia, then set aside a budget for the cost of petrol based on how much driving you imagine doing. If you change your mind about hiring a car in Australia, Kuwait has some of the lowest petrol prices in the world at $0.52 per litre as of last week. Hong Kong, in comparison, has on average the most expensive prices at $4.78 per litre but is still a great option for those looking to rent a car.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Australia?

Prices for cars in Australia are refreshed on a daily basis.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Australia?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Australia?

The minimum age for drivers varies by country, including Australia. In numerous EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. To hire a car overseas, you'll generally need to be at least 21, and if you're under 25, a young driver surcharge may be applied. We advise that you read the policy of your chosen hire company before making a reservation.

What documentation or ID do you need to hire a car in Australia?

To hire a car in Australia, all drivers must present a valid full driving license. If the license is written in a language other than the language of the country of hire, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're hiring a car abroad, you may also need to provide evidence of your return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend that you verify with the specific hire company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Australia?

Booking a car hire in Australia via momondo could save you time and money. momondo provides you with a wide selection of options and cars as we search thousands of car hire websites and locations to enable you to make the best choice for your trip.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Australia?

Once you have performed a search for a car hire in Australia, momondo will show the results and enable you to find the best deal by using our filters; here you can narrow your search down by vehicle type, price, agencies and a multitude of policies that can apply.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Australia with free cancellation?

Yes momondo does have a filter to only highlight car hire deals which offer free cancellation. This filter is available for all car hire searches on momondo including those for cars in Australia.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Australia on momondo?

Yes, momondo has a filter for fair fuel policies on car hire in Australia.

Can I find a car hire in Australia which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

You can specifically filter for enhanced cleaning on car hire in Australia on momondo.

Can I search for car hire in Australia with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Yes, unlimited mileage options can be found on car hire in Australia on momondo.


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