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Most popular cities to hire a car in Australia

Compare car hire prices for the most popular cities in the country
Current price range
$38 - $47 per day
CHEAPEST CITY IN AUSTRALIA Adelaide 11% cheaper Car hire in Adelaide is usually the cheapest in Australia at $38 per day on average.
MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IN AUSTRALIA Cairns 9% more expensive Cairns usually has the highest-priced car hire rates in Australia, with rentals averaging $47 per day.
MOST POPULAR CITY IN AUSTRALIA Sydney 73% more users visited More momondo users search for car hire in Sydney than any other region in Australia.

Car hire companies in Australia

Below is a list of every nation-wide car hire agency, how many locations they have across the country, and what popular cities you can find them in
Hertz
256 locations
Melbourne $55/day
Sydney $70/day
Cairns $52/day
Thrifty
180 locations
Brisbane $54/day
Sydney $58/day
Avis
165 locations
Melbourne $29/day
Brisbane $44/day
Sydney $52/day
Budget
162 locations
Brisbane $31/day
Melbourne $96/day
Sydney $55/day
Hobart $31/day
Europcar
134 locations
Melbourne $35/day
Sydney $47/day
Brisbane $47/day
Firefly
105 locations
Melbourne $35/day
Sydney $42/day

Most popular car hire types

Below are the most popular car hire types in Australia and the cheapest cities in which to rent them
Small
Small

Best value

Mackay

$40/day
Small

No. 1 most popular

Melbourne

$50/day
Small

No. 2 most popular

Hobart

$48/day
Small

No. 3 most popular

Perth

$44/day
Small

No. 4 most popular

Townsville

$63/day
Small

No. 5 most popular

Sydney

$51/day
Medium
Medium

Best value

Melbourne

$43/day
Medium

No. 1 most popular

Perth

$53/day
Medium

No. 2 most popular

Hobart

$59/day
Medium

No. 3 most popular

Mackay

$62/day
Medium

No. 4 most popular

Sydney

$76/day
Medium

No. 5 most popular

Townsville

$47/day
SUV
SUV

Best value

Brisbane

$38/day
SUV

No. 1 most popular

Melbourne

$40/day
SUV

No. 2 most popular

Mackay

$58/day
SUV

No. 3 most popular

Perth

$68/day
SUV

No. 4 most popular

Sydney

$69/day
SUV

No. 5 most popular

Cairns

$100/day
Large
Large

Best value

Melbourne

$72/day
Large

No. 1 most popular

Sydney

$90/day
Large

No. 2 most popular

Perth

$79/day
Large

No. 3 most popular

Townsville

$75/day
Large

No. 4 most popular

Hobart

$85/day
Large

No. 5 most popular

Brisbane

$75/day
Van
Van

Best value

Brisbane

$75/day
Van

No. 1 most popular

Perth

$93/day
Van

No. 2 most popular

Sydney

$95/day
Van

No. 3 most popular

Melbourne

$94/day

Hiring a car in Australia

Before you book your car hire, here are a few tips and rules you should know about driving in Australia

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Australia?

The cheapest rental cars in Australia are generally found through CarHood. When booking with CarHood, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as $19/day, depending on the city you intend to visit. In comparison, the average price to hire a car in Australia is $41/day.

What is the most popular car hire agency in Australia?

East Coast Car Rentals is currently the most popular car hire company in Australia, with 13% of users selecting their services in the past month. East Coast Car Rentals is also popular due to their 92 reviews and average customer satisfaction score of 8.5 out of 10. Keep in mind that your destination within Australia might not have any East Coast Car Rentals car rental locations, so you should always have a backup agency in mind.

What car hire company in Australia has the most locations?

The car hire company with the most locations in Australia is Hertz. They currently have 256 locations that can be found within airports and cities across the country. Not sure what city you want to visit but know that you want to hire a car from Hertz? Sydney is the most popular city to visit in Australia, with 4 Hertz car rental locations.

What side of the road do people in Australia drive on?

You are required by law to drive on the left when you visit Australia. Not abiding by this law can result in traffic tickets, car accidents, or both.

How good are the roads in Australia?

Out of 137 countries, Australia ranked 41 for road quality. On a scale of 1 to 7, where 7 is the highest score, Australia scored 4.7 for their road quality. The quality of the roads within the country may vary based on where you visit and the weather.

What is the drink driving limit in Australia?

The highest Blood Alcohol Concentration you can have in Australia while still legally able to operate a vehicle is 0.05%. However, some regions or cities within Australia might have different BAC limits, so it’s important to do your research before you travel. Australia has strict laws against individuals who drink-drive when they are younger than the legal drinking age of 18.

What is the most popular type of car to hire in Australia?

Travellers to Australia usually opt to hire a Compact as their car of choice. This may be due to the weather during their stay, the activities they have planned, or their budget. In the past 30 days, 37% of our users rented a Compact for their trip to Australia at an average cost of $18 per day.

How much does petrol cost in Australia?

On average, the price of petrol last week in Australia was $1.51 per litre. If you change your mind about hiring a car in Australia, Kuwait has some of the lowest petrol prices in the world at $0.49 per litre as of last week. Hong Kong, in comparison, has on average the most expensive prices at $3.44 per litre but is still a great option for those looking to rent a car.


Car hire in other regions in South Pacific

Find the perfect car hire for your trip to any of these must-visit regions throughout the country

Consider hiring a car elsewhere in South Pacific

Not sure if you want to hire a car in Australia? These other countries in South Pacific are also worth exploring
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