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Search for and compare prices on car rental in the whole of Australia. Good rental prices on family, luxury and economy cars. When you rent a car with autoprio.com no surprises awaits when you pick up the car on your arrival. The prices include any airport fees, free mileage and obligatory insurances, taxes and fees. Our aim is to help you find cheap rental cars in Australia online. Do you prefer some companies before others? You can choose that when you do your search.

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Advice and tips when looking for a rental car in Australia

Here we have put together some tips on what to consider when looking for a rental car in Australia and regions/states such as New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory.

Refuel the car before returning it

Different companies have different fuel conditions. If the car is to be refueled before return, do so to avoid extra fees from the rental car company. Some smaller companies have an administrative fee for refueling the car if it is to be left empty, which is stated in the conditions but not always in the total price. Look extra carefully at the refueling regulations! If the company has 'Pick up full, drop off empty' then there may be an administrative fee for refueling. Any fee is stated during the booking. It is often the cheaper companies that have 'Pick up full, drop off empty'.

Book as early as possible

Book as early as possible, it will usually be more expensive if you wait. In large cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Canberra, Newcastle, Wollongong and Logan City, prices often rise the later you book. It can also be difficult to find cars at major airports such as Sydney Airport, Melbourne Airport, Avalon Airport, Brisbane Airport, Perth Airport, Adelaide Airport, Gold Coast Airport, Canberra Airport, Sunshine Coast Airport and Newcastle Williamtown Airport, if you wait too long.

Are there several of you who will drive the car? Where are you going?

Extra driver? If more than one person is driving the car, this must be stated at the time of booking or at the company upon arrival. Remember that there may be restrictions on driving the car to other countries and taking the car from or to islands such as Bribie Island, Phillip Island, Kangaroo Island, Magnetic Island, Groote Eylandt, Thursday Island, Stradbroke Island, Bathurst Island, King Island and Fraser Island.

Do a quick inspection upon pickup

Inspect and examine the rental car when you pick it up. Check that all damages, scratches and dents are included in the condition report. Check how big the deductible is! What often differentiates between smaller, cheaper companies in Australia and larger global companies is the amount of the deductible. Also read the conditions carefully when it comes to how the car is to be returned. Smaller local companies may have an administrative fee if the car is to be returned with an empty tank. Any fee is stated in our terms and conditions when you apply.

Is free mileage / free miles included?

Check that free mileage is included in the rent. If free mileage is not included, check that the number of kilometers in the contract is sufficient. All major companies have unlimited mileage, but less expensive companies may have a maximum mileage per day.

Review the contract & terms carefully

Review and read the rental conditions before booking the rental car. autoprio.com offers rental cars from several different rental car companies and the conditions differ between the different companies. Smaller companies may have administrative fees to be paid on site that relate to refueling after return. Any fees are stated during the booking. Review and read the contract when you pick up your rental car. autoprio.com offers cheap rental cars from several different rental car companies in Australia and the contract differs between the different companies. If there is something you do not understand in the contract, ask someone from the company on site or contact us directly.

Compare prices from several companies and book the rental car on the Internet

Rent a car cheap in AustraliaSearching and booking car rental on the Internet becomes cheaper and it is easier and takes less time. Compare many companies and sites to find the best price. autoprio.com compares several companies at the same time in a single search via Cartrawler. We do not own any cars but only compare prices from different companies such as e.g. Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Budget, Sixt, Thrifty, National, Enterprise, Alamo and Firefly, etc.

Frequently asked questions about car rental & renting a car in Australia

Which costs are included in the rental price in Australia?

In the majority of cases the rental price includes breakdown assistance, collision damage waiver, third party liability protection, unlimited mileage, airport fee and tax. Please note that the costs included may vary depending on the car rental company and destination. The car hire company may also choose to ask you for a deposit or excess at the rental desk in Australia. Make sure to check the rental conditions at the time of booking at Autoprio.com.

Are there extra charges for drop-off at a different location in Australia?

Yes, in most cases the car rental agents like Hertz, Budget, Europcar, Avis and Sixt will charge an extra fee if you wish to return the vehicle at a different location in Australia. We will clearly state whether the one-way fee is included in the rental price or what additional cost may arise at the time of booking at Autoprio.com.

Are there any cross-border charges if you want to leave Australia?

The car rental agents like Thrifty, Hertz, Sixt, National, Budget, Europcar and Avis may choose to charge you for cross-border travel. Any fees will need to be paid at the rental desk in Australia in local currency. We will state whether cross-border travel is allowed and in which countries at the time of booking under rental conditions at Autoprio.com.

Do I need an international driver’s licence in Australia?

If your licence is not printed in the Roman alphabet (i.e. Arabic, Greek, Russian or Chinese) you will need to bring an international driving licence and your domestic licence in Australia. If you are renting abroad (outside your country of residence, or outside where your license was issued), an international drivers licence is usually required regardless of the alphabet. International driver’s licences must be accompanied by the original domestic licence of the driver.

What are the most popular car rental locations in Australia?

Based on searches on autoprio.com, the most popular cities to rent a car in Australia are Newcastle, Melbourne, Perth, Geelong, Hobart, Sydney, Townsville, Cairns, Wollongong, Toowoomba, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra and Logan City. The most popular airports are Perth Airport, Brisbane Airport, Melbourne Airport, Adelaide Airport, Avalon Airport and Sydney Airport.

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

Most car hire companies have a minimum age limit of 21 years for rentals. However, requirements may vary depending on the car rental company and destination country. Please note that there may be additional charges if the main driver is under 25 or over 75 years old to cover the extra insurance cost. Any additional fee will be mentioned at the time of booking under summary of charges before you confirm the reservation at Autoprio.com.

How can I find car rentals near me in Australia?

Do a search for the city, island or airport closest to you in Australia. A search for country or e.g. island in Australia lists the largest airports like Melbourne Airport, Brisbane Airport, Gold Coast Airport, Sunshine Coast Airport, Newcastle Williamtown Airport, Canberra Airport, Avalon Airport, Sydney Airport, Adelaide Airport and Perth Airport. Then take a look at our map of cheap car hire companies to find the best rental cars near you.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Australia?

In the past 14 days, the cheapest rental cars were found on Autoprio.com at Abaa, Redspot, Bargain Car Rentals, Aerodrive, Alpha, Carhood, East Coast Rentals and Sunset in cities like Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Wollongong, Logan City, Newcastle, Brisbane, Sydney, Gold Coast and Adelaide, etc and at airports like Perth Airport, Brisbane Airport, Melbourne Airport, Adelaide Airport, Avalon Airport and Sydney Airport, etc.

What is the best rental car company in Australia?

Based on ratings and reviews on autoprio.com, the best car rental companies in Australia are Thrifty, Hertz, Sixt, National, Budget, Europcar and Avis. You can find these car hire companies in cities like Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Wollongong, Logan City, Newcastle, Brisbane, Sydney, Gold Coast and Adelaide.

How much do you charge for excess in Australia?

The excess amount depends on the car hire company and the rented vehicle and it will be refunded within 10-28 days after the rental if there has been no damage. Cartrawler offer damage refund insurance in association with Autoprio.com insurance partners, which will allow you to claim for reimbursement in the event that you have been charged for collision damage or theft. This damage refund insurance can be purchased at the time of booking.

Can I book without a credit card in Australia?

Yes. You can make a booking without a credit card with Autoprio.com in Australia. Note that, even if you choose to pay by debit card, you will have to provide a valid credit card in the driver’s name at the time of pick-up since the rental agent requires a credit card from which to take the rental deposit. Credit cards accepted for pick-up are MasterCard, Visa, and in some cases American Express.

Compare Rental Cars in Australia - Search, Compare & Save

Car rental in AustraliaWe can offer car rental where every cost is included, no hidden fees and free cancellations or amendments up to 24-48 hours before you are supposed to pick up the car. An easy and safe booking of rental cars online. Autoprio.com can offer rental cars in the most cities, train stations and communities as well as airports in Australia.

Here you can compare rental cars and hiring of vehicles from several companies in cities in Australia. Look for and find the best prices on car rental. Search for and book directly in cities such as, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Canberra, Newcastle, Wollongong, Logan City. We list prices from companies that are safe and quality assured so that there will not be any problems when you want to pick up your car.

Facts about Australia

Australia is a country with approximately 21,516,000 inhabitants and is located in Oceania. The capital is Canberra which has 367,800 inhabitants. Total surface/area 7,686,850 km² / 2,967,910 mi². It is the 1th largest country on Oceania when it comes to inhabitants and the 1th largest regarding the surface. Other names for this country is Commonwealth of Australia. It consists of eight regions/states/counties and the largest are State of New South Wales, State of Victoria, State of Queensland, State of Western Australia, State of South Australia, State of Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory. Australia is the 54th largest country in the world when it comes to inhabitants and the 7th largest regarding its surface area. Weather and maps of cities, the country etc. in Australia. Get suggestions on experiences, attractions, museums and destinations that could be worth a visit during your trip to the country. Mount Kosciuszko (2228 m / 7,310 ft), Mount Townsend (2209 m / 7,247 ft), Mount Twynam (2196 m / 7,205 ft), Rams Head (2190 m / 7,185 ft) and Unnamed peak on Etheridge Ridge (2180 m / 7,152 ft) are the five highest mountains of the country. The five largest communities are Sydney (c. 4627300 pop), Melbourne (c. 4246400 pop), Brisbane (c. 2189900 pop), Perth (c. 1896500 pop), Adelaide (c. 1225200 pop). Do you need to make a call? To make a call with a phone you use the country code +61. To buy and make purchases, the currency Dollar (AUD) is used. Websites on the internet often have the domain .au. The official languages that are used in the country are e.g. English.

Australia activities & tourist attractions

Dreamworld, Discovery Parks Koomana Bay, Wave Lagoon, Hervey Bay Beachfront Caravan Parks, Mylor Recreation Center, Tom Nutley Field, WhiteWater World, Paradise Country, Wet Side Water Park, Movie World, Leanyer Recreational Park, Palmerston Water Park, Wet’n’Wild Water World and Scenic World are theme parks, water parks or amusement parks located in Australia. Do you want to do something fun with the whole family? Do you travel with children and want to visit a Zoo? Zoos, aquarium, tropicarium, terrarium, tropical house and animal parks located in Australia are Healesville Sanctuary, Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome, Territory Wildlife Park, Barnacles Dolphin Center, Australia Zoo, Rockhampton Zoo, Cairns Tropical Zoo, Mogo Zoo, Game Farm Party, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Perth Zoo and Sydney Aquarium. Are you dreaming of going on a wine trip to Australia? Norfolk Rise Vineyard, Imogen’s Farm Winery, Mount Majura Vineyards, Lathamii Wine, Bay of Shoals Wines, Lady Bay Vineyard, Gale Estate Vineyard and Glendonbrook Winery are examples of wine producers and vineyards. Take the opportunity to taste the local wine during your holiday.

Cheap car rental with unlimited mileage in Australia

There are many different models and sizes of cars to choose from. Fleet list in Australia: Large truck-lorry (Large truck), Intermediate elite, Luxury cars (Luxury), 9 seater minivan / Minibus (9 seat minivan), Compact cars (Compact), Standard cars (Standard), Economy cars (Economy), Special cars (Special), Mini cars (Mini), Mini elite, SUV / Jeep (SUV), Economy elite, Electric cars, Convertible, Moped, Small-medium truck-lorry (Small-medium truck), Medium SUV, Premium cars (Premium), Luxury elite, Exotic cars (Exotic), Estate, Minivan, Compact elite, Fullsize elite, Fullsize cars (Fullsize), Intermediate, Cargo van, Small SUV, Hybrid cars, 5 seater minivan (5 seat minivan), 7 seater minivan (7 seat minivan). Big cities and popular destinations have more car types to choose from. If you want to rent a luxury car then search at the major airports and the most popular destinations in the major regions such as State of New South Wales, State of Victoria, State of Queensland, State of Western Australia, State of South Australia, State of Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory etc. It can also be harder to find and book special cars during peak season, if you do not search well in advance, before you need your rental car.

Cars you can rent in Australia are e.g. Convertible: e.g. Mercedes E Class Convertible, Mercedes C Class Convertible, Mazda MX5, Audi A5 Convertible, Special cars, etc. Mini cars: e.g. Kia Picanto, Ford Ka, Toyota Yaris 2004 to 2018, etc. Cargo van: e.g. Hyundai iLoad, Mercedes Sprinter Cargo, Ford Falcon UTE, Toyota Previa Camper Car (Premium 2 Berth), Mitsubishi Triton Double Cab, etc. Compact elite: e.g. Audi A3, Mini elite, Exotic cars, etc. Premium cars: e.g. Lexus IS250, Mercedes C Class, Nissan Maxima, Audi A6, etc. Compact cars: e.g. Super Saver Car Older Compact Model, VW Golf 2004 to 2017, Mercedes A Class, Hyundai i20, 5 seater minivan, Medium SUV, Fullsize elite, etc. Fullsize cars: e.g. Toyota Camry Hybrid, Volvo V60, Toyota Camry, Holden Calais, Kia Carnival Wheelchair Vehicle, etc. Estate: e.g. Subaru Legacy Estate, Subaru Outback Estate, Volkswagen Passat Estate, Hybrid cars, etc. 7 seater minivan: e.g. Toyota Previa, Kia Carnival, Volkswagen Sharan, Volkswagen Touran, Electric cars, Small-medium truck-lorry, etc. SUV / Jeep: e.g. Daihatsu Terios, Toyota Kluger, Volvo XC60, Toyota Rav4, Toyota Prado, Moped, etc. Economy cars: e.g. Ford Fiesta (2004 to 2018), Mystery Car, Toyota Yaris, Luxury elite, etc. Standard cars: e.g. Volkswagen Passat 2004 to 2017, Mercedes CLA, VW Wagon 2004 to 2017, Toyota Prius, etc. Intermediate: e.g. Toyota Corolla, Hyundai i30, Nissan Tiida, Small SUV, Economy elite, Intermediate elite, etc. 9 seater minivan / Minibus: e.g. Toyota Minibus, etc. Minivan: e.g. Toyota Hiace, Kia Carnival, Toyota Tarago, Toyota Minibus, Toyota Noah, Large truck-lorry, etc. Luxury cars: e.g. Mercedes E Class or Similar 2004 – 2017, etc. However, in smaller cities and on islands like Bribie Island, Phillip Island, Kangaroo Island, Magnetic Island, Groote Eylandt, Thursday Island, Stradbroke Island, Bathurst Island, King Island, Fraser Island, Melville Island, Mornington Island, Milingimbi Island, Flinders Island, Badu Island, Rottnest Island, Lamb Island, Three Hummock Island, Yabooma Island, Wybron Island, Wright Island, Wreck Island, Woody Island, Woody Island, Wooded Island, Isle Woodah, Wollaston Island, Winchelsea Island, Winceby Island, Wilson Island, Eagle Island, Williams Island and Wilds Island etc, the range is smaller.

Parking and traffic regulations

Renting and driving a car is usually easy and effortless, but as in all countries there are many traffic regulations in Australia you must follow. If you are going to visit and drive in large cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Canberra, Newcastle, Wollongong, Logan City, prepare yourself for a lot of traffic, especially in rush hour and that it is sometimes difficult to find parking. Try to memorize the most common parking and traffic regulations before you leave to ensure that your car trip is safe, and to avoid trouble with the police.

What to consider when looking for rental cars in Australia?

If you already have decided to rent a car in Australia before you leave and want to part as little as possible, you ought to book a car before you leave. First of all, you should try booking your car online. It is often the cheapest, easiest way to look for and compare, and it saves you time. If your car is supposed to be collected at an airport such as Sydney Kingsford Smith Mascot International Airport, Melbourne-Avalon Geelong Airport, Melbourne Tullamarine International Airport, Brisbane International Airport, Perth Airport, Adelaide International Airport, Gold Coast Coolangatta International Airport, Canberra International Airport, Sunshine Coast Maroochydore Airport and Newcastle Williamtown Airport, you should book before you leave. One search shows many options. Thrifty, East Coast Rentals, Europcar, Ace, Bargain Car Rentals, Alamo, Sunset, Budget, Enterprise, Alpha, Sixt, Avis, Jucy, Hertz, Aerodrive, Firefly, Abaa, Carhood, Redspot, National are the companies autoprio.com compares in Australia to find the best price.

Destinations in Australia

Compare car rental and find cheap hire cars in regions such as: Car Rental New South Wales, Compare Car Hire Victoria, Rental Cars Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory. Find the best hire cars and the cheapest car rental in towns such as: Cheap Car Hire Sydney, Car Rental Melbourne, Rent a Car Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Canberra, Newcastle, Wollongong, Logan City, Geelong, Hobart, Townsville, Cairns, Toowoomba, Darwin, Rockingham, Launceston, Bendigo and Ballarat. It is possible to rent a car for one way, this is called a one way rental. You collect the car in one place and return it somewhere else, e.g. another city or country in Australia. Compare car hire and van rental in airports such as: Cheap Car Rental Sydney Airport, Rent a Car Cheap Melbourne Airport, Cheap Rental Cars Avalon Airport, Brisbane Airport, Perth Airport, Adelaide Airport, Gold Coast Airport, Canberra Airport, Sunshine Coast Airport, Newcastle Williamtown Airport, Illawarra Regional Airport, Hobart Airport, Townsville Airport, Cairns Airport, Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport, Toowoomba City Aerodrome, Darwin Airport, Launceston Airport, Mackay Airport and Bundaberg Airport.

Car rental companies we compare in Australia

To find the best price for a car, autoprio.com compares, among others, the following companies; Redspot, East Coast Rentals, Alpha, Avis, Jucy, Carhood, Ace, Thrifty, Bargain Car Rentals, Aerodrive, Firefly, Sixt, Hertz, Sunset, Europcar, Enterprise, National, Alamo, Budget and Abaa in Australia.

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