Australia car rentals

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6 Jul — 13 Jul
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Search hundreds of rental car sites at once for car rental deals in Australia

Cheap car rentals in Australia

EconomyC$ 31/day
CompactC$ 29/day
IntermediateC$ 35/day
StandardC$ 41/day
Full-sizeC$ 128/day
SUVC$ 110/day
MinivanC$ 93/day
Full-size SUVC$ 58/day
Passenger VanC$ 91/day
Premium SUVC$ 110/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 32/day
Compact SUVC$ 45/day
Supplier choiceC$ 63/day
Standard SUVC$ 75/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Car rental directory

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Australia

    86 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car rental locations in Australia

    58 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Australia

    56 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Australia

    42 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Australia

    38 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Australia

    31 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Australia

    31 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Australia

    29 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Australia

    28 Locations

  • redspot

    Red Spot car rental locations in Australia

    25 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise car rental locations in Australia

    24 Locations

  • firefly

    Firefly car rental locations in Australia

    23 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Sixt

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

C$ 60/day

Good deal

C$ 50/day

When to book a rental car in Australia

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting 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 C$ 50 or less
  • Book your rental car in Australia at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Australia are around 37% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Australia are around 47% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Australia

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car rentals for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 24 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car rentals listed or dates of travel. Some car rental providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car rental providers' sites.