Car rental in Australia
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Book a car rental in Australia with VIPCars.com and explore the country like a free bird. Australia has so much to offer - sunny beaches, country music, wide natural spaces, outback national parks and picturesque harbors, and other endless numbers of things to do and see - a thorough trip definitely calls for a rental car!!
Rent a car for Australia today and use it to drive around the country – whether it is the mountainous cities, sparkling beach boulevards, capture the majestic scenery of Blue Mountains, enjoy the city driving in Adelaide or drive down to Great Ocean Road – and have your ultimate drive adventure.
Car rental companies in Australia
We work with the finest car hire agencies in Australia best known for their variety of deals and a wide fleet of cars. Names of the partners are listed as follows:
- Sixt Rent A Car
- Alamo Rent A Car
- Thrifty Car Rental
- National Car Rental
- Enterprise Rent A Car
- East Coast
Car fleet available for renting in Australia
To meet the space and budget needs of a variety of travelers, our suppliers provide a big fleet of rental car types listed as follows:
- Economy carsHyundai Accent or similar
- Convertible rentalsFord Mustang Convertible or similar
- Van & Minivan rentalsChrysler Pacifica or similar
- SUV rentalsHyundai Santa Fe or similar
- Luxury rentalsCadillac CTS or similar
Types of car rental deals available for Australia
It is usually the best choice for the travelers who are in Australia just for a multi-hour layover; one-day car rental is a great way for a quick visit to the places you want to cover in a limited time frame.
They come with low prices for a set time frame; usually pickup is on Fridays and drop-offs on Monday mornings. However, the conditions might be different for different suppliers.
An extended stay can be an affordable way to keep your independence. Staying for a month or 6 months, you can rent a car as per the duration of your choosing when booking with us. Our suppliers also provide deals for a week and a day.
One way car hire Australia
With VIPCars and its suppliers, you have the option to pick your car in one part of the country and drop it in another. However, cross-border travel is not usually permitted by the rental car companies; have a word with our booking support for any further queries regarding the cross border or one way rental option in Australia. Popular one-way car hire trips in Australia
Car rental Sydney to Melbourne
Distance: 877.7 km Route: M31 and National Highway M31
Car rental Sydney to Brisbane
Distance: 939.7 km Route: Pacific Hwy/A1 and M1
Car rental Perth to Sydney
Distance: 3,934.0 km Route: National Highway A1
Car rental Gold Coast to Cairns
Distance: 1,762.5 km Route: Bruce Hwy/A1
Popular car rental locations in Australia
Here is a list of major city or state car rental locations in Australia:
QueenslandPopular pickup location: Queensland Airport
Places to see in Queensland: The Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands, Cairns, Port Douglas, Fraser Island, Kuranda, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Lamington National Park, Townville & Magnetic Islands, and the Sunshine Coast.
SydneyPopular pickup location: Sydney Airport
Places to see in Sydney: New South Wales you can visit Jervis Bay, Hunter Valley, the Snowy Mountains, Byron Bay, Mudgee, Kangaroo Valley, Kingscliff, Port Stephens, New Castle, and the Blue Mountains.
VictoriaPopular pickup location: Melbourne Airport
Places to see in Victoria: Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island, Melbourne, the Grampians, Geelong, Ballarat, Daylesford and Spa County, Gippsland, and Great Ocean Road.
TasmaniaPopular pickup location: Hobart International Airport
Places to see in Tasmania: Hobart, Richmond, Port Arthur, Bruny Island, Freycinet NP, Coles Bay, Binalong Bay, Bays of Fires, Penguin, Cradle Mountain and Evandale.
South AustraliaPopular pickup location: Adelaide Airport
Places to see in South Australia: Adelaide, Port Augusta, Kangaroo Island, Barossa Valley, Heysen Trail, Coober Pedy, Gawler Ranges, Clare Valley, Kapunda, and Mount Gambier.
General Driving Tips for Australia
Seat belt laws in Australia
All occupants of the car need to wear seat belts at all times while on the road. The main driver should make sure that all the passengers are buckled in.
In the event of an accident, the driver should never leave the accident scene. The driver is supposed to call the emergency authorities and the car rental supplier.
In Australia, the travelers should park their cars on the left-hand side of the road in such a way that it is not blocking the traffic.
Driving under the Influence of alcohol or drugs
In Australia, drunk driving is a big offense if your blood alcohol limit is more than 0.05%
Default speed limit is 50km/h in urban areas. It comes down to 40km/hr in areas which are school zones, however, they vary from state to state; for instance, in South Australia, the speed limit for school zones is 25km/h limit.
City areas & roads to avoid
All the major cities in Australia can be a bit congested, so research the roads which attract maximum traffic and keep clear of them at peak times and make sure that you are avoiding the Central Business Districts in the early mornings and late afternoons.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I rent a car in Australia with a US license?
UK, US, Canadian, Malaysian or Indian, you can use your national driver’s license to hire a car in Australia, provided it is full and valid.
Do I need an IDL?
If your driver's license is in a language other than English, you might be asked to provide the International Driving license. If it is listed on the rental voucher as the essential document, make sure you have it at the time of car hire pickup.
How old to rent a car in Australia?
The driver needs to be at least 21 years to qualify to rent a car in Australia, however the least age limit may change depending on the supplier, the location within the country and the car category you are booking. Also note that most of the suppliers incur young driver surcharge from the customers who fall in the age bracket 21-24 years.