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Car hires in Melbourne, Victoria

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Melbourne, VIC, Australia
27 Feb — 5 Mar
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Tue 27/2
Noon
Tue 5/3
Noon
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Car hire insight and trends in Melbourne

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

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Melbourne?

The cheapest car hire in Melbourne are generally found through Surprise Agency. When booking with Surprise Agency, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as $5/day. The average price to hire a car in Melbourne is $45/day.

What car hire company in Melbourne has the most locations?

Thrifty has the most locations of any car hire company in Melbourne, with 11 locations.

What car do most people hire in Melbourne?

For an average of $137/day (and as low as $58/day), Kia Carnival hires in Melbourne are the most popular car among our users. Hiring the MG 3 in Melbourne for $56/day on average ($23/day for a cheap deal) is another popular choice.

Best deals found for Melbourne, Victoria car hire

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Melbourne, Victoria
Economy$29/day
Compact$30/day
Intermediate$37/day
SUV$46/day
People mover$74/day
Full-size SUV$61/day
Mini$31/day
Passenger van$80/day
Intermediate SUV$42/day
Compact SUV$44/day
Supplier choice$47/day
Standard SUV$48/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Melbourne car hire

A vacation or trip to Melbourne would be considered incomplete if you didn’t visit some of the iconic attractions, such as The National Gallery of Victoria and Eureka Skydeck. Most of these places are easily reachable by car, so the best thing would be to plan for hired cars in Melbourne. With a rental car, you will be able to easily navigate the West Gate Freeway, which connects most of the major roads in Melbourne. On matters to do with parking, there are a good number of free parking spaces around the Melbourne CBD, but as you would expect, they are local favourites, and it can be very hard to find an open one, especially during peak hours. However, there are plenty of other parking lots around Melbourne, and it shouldn’t be difficult to find a place to leave your Melbourne car rentals. There are approximately seven car hire locations in Melbourne.

Is it worthwhile to rent a car while visiting Melbourne?

The Melbourne CBD is considered by most as one of the most walkable cities in Australia alongside Brisbane. However, some of the city’s suburbs have been ranked as the least walkable places by the same metric. In light of that, you’d be better off getting a cheap car rental in Melbourne if you plan on visiting the city’s suburbs where most of the attractions are located, including the famous Albert Park Circuit and the Yarra River. Also, rental cars in Melbourne give you a little bit of flexibility as well as convenience because you can travel anywhere you want at any time. This isn’t the case for the public transport system despite being highly rated in Australia. Lastly, there are plenty of rental car locations, and you can get any type of rental that you would want, including electric and luxury rental cars.

What laws should I keep in mind when driving in Melbourne?

Before you book hired cars in Melbourne, be sure to observe the different traffic laws in the city. The major difference in traffic laws in Melbourne is the fact that the people drive on the left side of the road and most cars are right-hand drives. For that reason, you need to be extra careful when driving around the streets of Melbourne, especially if you’re used to driving on the right side. You also need to know the speed limits on the central roads so that you don’t receive an easily avoidable fine. Lastly, you need to acquaint yourself with the hook turn, which is a unique turn where trams also cross the intersection. It would be better if you did some reading about traffic laws in Melbourne to avoid any trouble.

What kind of driving license do you need to hire a car in Melbourne?

To be able to get hired cars in Melbourne, you will be required to produce a valid driving license with a photo ID. Most rental companies generally accept English-language driving licenses, and for those with a license written in another language, you will have to produce an International Driving Permit. Any licenses shown when renting a car in Melbourne must have an expiration date well after the rental agreement period.


Melbourne, Victoria car hire deals found on momondo

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

Small cars

$40 - $78

All Car Types

$99 - $160

The average price of a small car hire in Melbourne, Australia is $53. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Melbourne, 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 Melbourne. The average price of a vehicle hire in Melbourne 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 Melbourne small car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Melbourne, Australia is $68. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Melbourne, 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 Melbourne. The average price of a vehicle hire in Melbourne 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 Melbourne medium car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Melbourne, Australia is $113. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Melbourne, 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 Melbourne. The average price of a vehicle hire in Melbourne 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 Melbourne, Australia is $80. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Melbourne, 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 Melbourne. The average price of a vehicle hire in Melbourne 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 Melbourne SUV hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Melbourne, Australia is $140. The cheapest time to hire a van in Melbourne, 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 Melbourne. The average price of a vehicle hire in Melbourne 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 Melbourne van hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a pickup truck hire in Melbourne, Australia is $158. The cheapest time to hire a pickup truck in Melbourne, 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 Melbourne. The average price of a vehicle hire in Melbourne 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 luxury car hire in Melbourne, Australia is $139. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in Melbourne, 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 Melbourne. The average price of a vehicle hire in Melbourne 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 convertible hire in Melbourne, Australia is $285. The cheapest time to hire a convertible in Melbourne, 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 Melbourne. The average price of a vehicle hire in Melbourne can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Hyundai Accent Hatch
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$29/day

13 May - 27 May
Hyundai Accent Hatch
Toyota Yaris Cross
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$30/day

10 May - 25 May
Toyota Yaris Cross

Melbourne car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Melbourne, Victoria

Dollar

5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

6.0

Ace Rental Cars

3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.4

Overall

9.4

Pick-up/drop-off

9.4

Value

8.8

Budget

8.6
Very Good
5 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

9.3

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.5

Value

8.2

Hertz

8.2
Very Good
14 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.4

Comfort

8.9

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

7.6

Thrifty

7.7
Good
7 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

8.0

East Coast Car Rentals

7.6
Good
4 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.3

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

7.6

Avis

7.3
Good
6 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.5

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

7.3

Europcar

7.2
Good
5 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.2

Quick facts about car hire in Melbourne

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in Melbourne

Most Popular Agency

Bargain Car Rentals

Popular Car Types

Compact, SUV, Intermediate

Cheapest Hire Car

$28

Most Popular Model

Kia Carnival
The most popular Melbourne car hire agency found on momondo this month is Bargain Car Rentals. Other top choices for car hire companies are CarHood and Sixt
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Melbourne in the past 72 hours: Compact, SUV, Intermediate.
The lowest price for a car hire in Melbourne is $28/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $54/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Melbourne in the past 7 days is the Kia Carnival. Our users also prefer the MG 3 as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

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

Nearby attractions:

Flemington Racecourse14.6 km
Queen Victoria Market18.5 km
Flagstaff Gardens18.7 km
Melbourne Museum18.9 km
Marvel Stadium18.9 km

Nearby attractions:

Flemington Racecourse47.4 km
Elwood Beach48.1 km
Luna Park48.4 km
St. Kilda Beach48.6 km
Marvel Stadium48.7 km

Nearby attractions:

Flemington Racecourse6.7 km
Queen Victoria Market10.0 km
Flagstaff Gardens10.3 km
Melbourne Museum10.3 km
Royal Exhibition Building10.5 km

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Melbourne

Below are the most popular hotels in Melbourne
The Victoria Hotel Melbourne

The Victoria Hotel Melbourne

215 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

0.4 km from city centre

Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands

Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands

15 Waterfront Way, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2.4 km from city centre

Oakwood Premier Melbourne

Oakwood Premier Melbourne

202 Normanby Road, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2.4 km from city centre

The Langham, Melbourne

The Langham, Melbourne

1 Southgate Avenue, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

1.1 km from city centre

Crowne Plaza Melbourne

Crowne Plaza Melbourne

1-5 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

1.6 km from city centre

Novotel Melbourne South Wharf

Novotel Melbourne South Wharf

7 Convention Centre Place, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2.1 km from city centre

Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Grand Hyatt Melbourne

123 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

0.5 km from city centre

Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne

Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne

300 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

1.3 km from city centre

Stamford Plaza Melbourne

Stamford Plaza Melbourne

111 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

0.4 km from city centre

Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street

Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street

18 Little Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

0.7 km from city centre

Hyatt Centric Melbourne

Hyatt Centric Melbourne

25 Downie Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

1.4 km from city centre

Ink Hotel Melbourne Southbank

Ink Hotel Melbourne Southbank

167 City Road, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

1.5 km from city centre

The Hotel Windsor

The Hotel Windsor

111 Spring Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

0.6 km from city centre

Vibe Hotel Melbourne

Vibe Hotel Melbourne

1 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

0.9 km from city centre

Next Hotel Melbourne

Next Hotel Melbourne

103 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

0.4 km from city centre

Tolarno Hotel

Tolarno Hotel

42 Fitzroy Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

5.6 km from city centre

W Melbourne

W Melbourne

408 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

1.0 km from city centre

Le Méridien Melbourne

Le Méridien Melbourne

20 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

0.5 km from city centre


Driving with a car hire in Melbourne - FAQs

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

How much will it cost to hire a car in Melbourne, Australia in March?

Our data shows that for weekend car hire deals during March in Melbourne, you can expect to pay around $91. A particularly good deal might be around $29, which is the lowest quote for Melbourne we've seen so far. $78 is a normal deal for a week-long hire in Melbourne, but for March it's not uncommon to see prices as low as $24, depending on your requirements.

Is there a fee to cancel my Melbourne, Australia car hire?

When hiring a car, you can expect to find that a majority of the rental car agencies in Melbourne do not have a cancellation fee. Keep in mind that momondo does not set these cancellation policies, but we can help you find great deals on car hire in Melbourne. Be sure to look for the Cancellation Policy when you conduct your search.

What is the best type of car to hire in Melbourne during March?

With temperatures averaging 15 °C and precipitation usually 40 mm during March, you should consider hiring a standard when travelling to Melbourne. A standard size car can handle the fluctuations in temperature and rainfall during the month of March and is a popular choice for travellers heading to Melbourne. Hiring a Standard in Melbourne will cost you $43/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Melbourne, Australia?

Travellers who hire a car in Melbourne should be aware that the city’s speed limit is 50 km/h. Suburban speed limits around Melbourne are generally 110 km/h, whereas speed limits on motorways are 110 km/h. Keep in mind that speeds may change depending on what road you’re travelling on, so be on the lookout for posted signage.

What car hire company has the Audi Q5 in Melbourne?

What is the weather like in Melbourne, Australia in February?

Typically, the weather in Melbourne through the month of February is 20 °C and the expected precipitation is 40 mm. This is important information to know when hiring a car so you can be sure to rent the perfect car for the expected weather.

Is the weather in Melbourne similar to the rest of Victoria?

Those looking to hire a car in Melbourne for a road trip to the surrounding areas, please know the weather in Victoria during the month of February usually is around 19 °C with 35.7 mm of possible rain.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Melbourne?

Prices for cars in Melbourne were last updated today.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Melbourne?

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

Age requirements for drivers vary depending on the country, including Melbourne. In several EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. Generally, to hire a car overseas, you must be at least 21 years old, and if you're under 25, you may be charged a young driver surcharge. It's recommended that you review the policy of your preferred hire company before booking.

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

To hire a car in Melbourne, 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 Melbourne?

You should book a car hire in Melbourne using momondo because it is quick, free and easy to use and could save you money. momondo does the hard work of finding the car hire prices and policies, all you need to do is compare and choose what works best for your trip.

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

momondo helps you find the best car hire deal in Melbourne by allowing you to filter results by price, capacity, car features, drop off, pick-up location and many more.

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

Yes, momondo allows you to filter specifically for car hire companies in Melbourne offering free cancellation.

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

Yes, fair fuel policies are a specific filter offered on momondo for all car hire locations including Melbourne.

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

You certainly can. momondo has a dedicated filter for enhanced cleaning services for all car hire locations including Melbourne.

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

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


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