• Customer ratings
  • 8.8 / 10 Number of reviews: 233
Need help?
+49 89 3803 56 75

Car hire Australia

Save time and money. We compare the offers of car rental companies in Australia on your behalf.

  • Free cancellation
  • Best price guarantee
  • 24000+ pick-up locations
Enter city or airport code
We compare all well-known suppliers

Car hire Australia

CompareCarHire.co.uk Australia is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always reserve your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Popular cities in Australia

The rates shown above are per day based on a rental period of at least 7 days. Additional costs and taxes for optional extras may apply. Please click here for an explanation of these charges.

When to book a rental car in Australia

Average daily rate per month
Car hire Australia

Location information for Australia

Australia is best explored by rental car. CompareCarHire.co.uk has over 190 pick-up locations in Australia. This means there is always a pick-up location close to your destination.

Car hire in Australia

There's nothing like exploring Australia by car, as the large country-continent hosts every type of landscape known to man. What better way to visit the sensuous coastlines of Melbourne, the expansive Red Centre deserts or the uncharted wilderness of Tasmania than by self-drive? Car rental in Australia is ubiquitous and cheap, with vehicles available to fit every budget and capacity requirement.

Major Airports and Ports

Australia boasts seven international airports serviced by carriers flying in from major points around the world, with Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth being the main gateways. Ferry service providers also take passengers and their vehicles between the southeast part of the country and the nearby Tasmania and Kangaroo Islands.

Transport

Arranging cheap car hire in Australia is not only sensible but also an adventure, as it makes all the beautiful scenery and gorgeous landscapes of the country easily accessible. Australia car hire suppliers are in abundance, such as Avis, Redspot and Thrifty, but travellers should compare car hire online before they go. Efficient public transport is to be found around the country as well, and many get between cities and suburban areas by rail, ferry, bus, coach and by air. Visitors to Melbourne can also use the city's intricate system of trams.

Driving tips

All English language driving licenses are accepted in the country. There is a 50kph driving limit in most cities, towns and suburbs, while Northern Territories allow 60kph. Weather conditions vary around the country, so drivers should plan their trips accordingly. Generally, driving around Australia is an experience to be savoured.

Places To Visit

The world famous Great Barrier Reef is a must-see World Heritage site in Queensland, where divers can bask in ocean delights. Tourists can also learn about Aboriginal history in Australia's Northern Territories, or enjoy the white sand beaches that are a short drive from skyscraper dominated city centres like Adelaide and Canberra. No road trip around Australia is complete without an Outback exploration, where the hardy traveller's survival skills and sense of adventure are challenged.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Australian dollar
  • Driving direction
    Left
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 - 130 km/h
  • Language
    English
  • Popular car category
    suv
  • Popular rental companies
    East Coast Car Rentals

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is CompareCarHire.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by CompareCarHire.co.uk? at this location
  • Thrifty
  • Alamo Rent a Car
  • Hertz
  • Europcar
  • East Coast Car Rentals
  1. Home
  2. Car hire Australia