Australia car rentals

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Cheap car hire in Australia

EconomyS$ 21/day
CompactS$ 21/day
IntermediateS$ 24/day
StandardS$ 46/day
Full-sizeS$ 85/day
SUVS$ 42/day
People carrierS$ 52/day
Full-size SUVS$ 41/day
MiniS$ 71/day
Passenger vanS$ 62/day
Premium SUVS$ 109/day
Intermediate SUVS$ 31/day
Supplier choiceS$ 31/day
Compact SUVS$ 33/day
Standard SUVS$ 35/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

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 rental cars in Australia for S$ 50 or less
  • Book your rental car in Australia at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Australia are around 7% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Full-size rental cars in Australia are around 14% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Australia

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Australia?

    On average a car hire in Australia costs S$ 51 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Australia?

    Full-size (Toyota Highlander or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Australia.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Australia?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at JUCY (S$ 21/day), East Coast Car Rentals (S$ 24/day) and Simba Car Hire (S$ 33/day).

  • What is the best car hire company in Australia?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Australia are Alamo (7.8, 50 reviews), and Sixt (7.7, 81 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Australia?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Where should I hire a car in Australia?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in Australia are Sydney (93% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in Australia), Canberra (3%) and Broome (1%).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Australia?

    On average a car hire in Australia costs S$ 428 per week (S$ 61 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Australia?

    On average a car hire in Australia costs S$ 1,833 per month (S$ 61 per day).

  • What is driving like in Australia?

    Drive on the left side of the road if you are renting cars in Australia, and be aware that the metric system is used in this country, so think "kilometers" instead of miles and "liters" instead of gallons. All passengers in the car must wear a seatbelt or you could receive a fine if caught. Also, the blood-alcohol limit is very low, 0.05%, so make sure there’s a designated driver if you intend to drink.

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

    You must be at least 21 years of age and have held your license for at least one year to rent a car in Australia, but as with most countries, there is a surcharge applied to drivers who are younger than 25 years of age. For seniors enjoying a trip "Down Under," you can safely rent a car as long as you are younger than 75 years old.

  • How much does petrol cost in Australia?

    The price of petrol in Australia is better than the average globally. A liter of petrol sells for about 1.43 AUD (1.00 USD), (about 3.77 USD per gallon). Diesel prices are slightly higher at 1.49 AUD (1.04 USD) per liter (about 3.95 USD per gallon).

  • What are the speed limits in Australia?

    Unless otherwise specified (there are certain shared areas and school zones where the limit is reduced), the speed limit in Australia is 50 km/h (31 mph) in urban areas, 100 km/h (62 mph) on rural roads, and up to 110 km/h (68 mph) on some highways. If you are staying in the Northern Territory, these limits are increased because there are few urban areas.

Car rental directory

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Australia

    364 Locations

  • firefly

    Firefly car hire locations in Australia

    276 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Australia

    266 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Australia

    213 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Australia

    196 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Australia

    186 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Australia

    172 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Australia

    161 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Australia

    149 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Australia

    136 Locations

  • routescartrk

    Routes Car & Truck Rentals car hire locations in Australia

    88 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Australia

    56 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Bargain Car Rentals

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

S$ 61/day

Good deal

S$ 50/day

When to book a rental car in Australia

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

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 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.