Australia car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Australia

EconomyC$ 38/day
CompactC$ 39/day
IntermediateC$ 44/day
StandardC$ 59/day
Full-sizeC$ 50/day
SUVC$ 98/day
MinivanC$ 65/day
Full-size SUVC$ 62/day
MiniC$ 65/day
Passenger VanC$ 114/day
Supplier choiceC$ 47/day
Compact SUVC$ 53/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 54/day
Standard SUVC$ 54/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Car rental directory

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Australia

    362 Locations

  • firefly

    Firefly car rental locations in Australia

    270 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Australia

    266 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Australia

    262 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Australia

    192 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Australia

    176 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Australia

    169 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car rental locations in Australia

    156 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Australia

    147 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Australia

    139 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Australia

    55 Locations

  • prestigerentals

    Prestige Rentals car rental locations in Australia

    47 Locations

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Most popular car type


Average price

C$ 61/day

Good deal

C$ 53/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$ 53 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 140% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Full-size rental cars in Australia are around -45% 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 48 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.