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Most popular cities to hire a car in Australia

Compare car hire prices for the most popular cities in the country
Current price range
$38 - $88 per day
CHEAPEST CITY IN AUSTRALIA Adelaide 20% cheaper Car hire in Adelaide is usually the cheapest in Australia at $38 per day on average.
MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IN AUSTRALIA Yulara 86% more expensive Yulara usually has the highest-priced car hire rates in Australia, with rentals averaging $88 per day.
MOST POPULAR CITY IN AUSTRALIA Melbourne 71% more users visited More momondo users search for car hire in Melbourne than any other region in Australia.

Car hire companies in Australia

Below is a list of every nation-wide car hire agency, how many locations they have across the country, and what popular cities you can find them in
Hertz
257 locations
Melbourne $67/day
Sydney $78/day
Canberra $64/day
Cairns $61/day
Devonport $41/day
Thrifty
180 locations
Melbourne $62/day
Brisbane $59/day
Sydney $69/day
Townsville $55/day
keddy by Europcar
168 locations
Brisbane $41/day
Melbourne $41/day
Sydney $70/day
Avis
166 locations
Melbourne $39/day
Brisbane $41/day
Sydney $47/day
Toowoomba $40/day
Exmouth $81/day
Budget
161 locations
Brisbane $41/day
Melbourne $40/day
Sydney $49/day
Hobart $31/day
Europcar
136 locations
Melbourne $39/day
Brisbane $45/day
Sydney $48/day
Devonport $47/day
Townsville $51/day
Firefly
105 locations
Melbourne $34/day
Sydney $41/day
Cairns $37/day
Canberra $46/day
Newcastle $34/day

Most popular car hire types

Below are the most popular car hire types in Australia and the cheapest cities in which to rent them
Small
Small

Best value

Melbourne

$42/day
Small

No. 1 most popular

Mackay

$57/day
Small

No. 2 most popular

Hobart

$48/day
Small

No. 3 most popular

Perth

$45/day
Small

No. 4 most popular

Townsville

$43/day
Small

No. 5 most popular

Sydney

$85/day
Medium
Medium

Best value

Sydney

$34/day
Medium

No. 1 most popular

Mackay

$77/day
Medium

No. 2 most popular

Townsville

$86/day
Medium

No. 3 most popular

Hobart

$44/day
Medium

No. 4 most popular

Perth

$56/day
Medium

No. 5 most popular

Melbourne

$43/day
SUV
SUV

Best value

Brisbane

$39/day
SUV

No. 1 most popular

Mackay

$83/day
SUV

No. 2 most popular

Hobart

$52/day
SUV

No. 3 most popular

Perth

$59/day
SUV

No. 4 most popular

Melbourne

$53/day
SUV

No. 5 most popular

Townsville

$77/day
Large
Large

Best value

Perth

$66/day
Large

No. 1 most popular

Mackay

$93/day
Large

No. 2 most popular

Townsville

$121/day
Large

No. 3 most popular

Hobart

$77/day
Large

No. 4 most popular

Melbourne

$110/day
Large

No. 5 most popular

Bathurst

$92/day
Van
Van

Best value

Melbourne

$88/day
Van

No. 1 most popular

Townsville

$123/day
Van

No. 2 most popular

Hobart

$109/day
Van

No. 3 most popular

Perth

$91/day
Van

No. 4 most popular

Mackay

$113/day
Van

No. 5 most popular

Bathurst

$141/day

Hiring a car in Australia

Before you book your car hire, here are a few tips and rules you should know about driving in Australia

What is the most popular car hire agency in Australia?

Europcar is currently the most popular car hire company in Australia, with 16% of users selecting their services in the past month. Europcar is also popular due to their 41 reviews and average customer satisfaction score of 8.1 out of 10. Keep in mind that your destination within Australia might not have any Europcar car rental locations, so you should always have a backup agency in mind.

What car hire company in Australia has the most locations?

Hertz is the car hire company in Australia that currently has the most locations. With 257 car rental centres across the country, you should have no issue finding one of their locations at your destination. Consider visiting Cairns, the most popular city in Australia. Hertz has a large presence here with over 3 locations - many of which can be found within the airport and city centre.

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.

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

34% 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 $24 per day for a Compact.

How much does petrol cost in Australia?

Petrol in Australia costs $1.57 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, Algeria has some of the lowest petrol prices in the world at $0.47 per litre as of last week. Hong Kong, in comparison, has on average the most expensive prices at $3.48 per litre but is still a great option for those looking to rent a car.


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