Australia Car Hire

Discover Car Rental in Australia

There is no denying that Australia is one big country! As the sixth largest in the world, its landscapes are diverse; there are long stretches of beaches, and of course they have the vast outback. Unless you have only one destination in mind, the best way to get around is by hiring a car. Plan your own road trip and itinerary and make the best use of your time in this great country.

All manner of vehicles are available for rent, so whether you are planning an Australia road trip with your family, want to try sleeping out under the stars in a campervan, or just need a smaller car to get you from Sydney to Melbourne, at DriveAway your needs can be met. When driving in another country, it is important to be aware of their road rules and regulations. As these rules can differ between each country, we have put together an Australia Driving Tips page containing plenty of information about driving in Australia. However, please be aware that this information should be used as a guide only, if you have any further questions please visit the website of the local authorities. To catch a great deal, visit our Australia Car Hire Deals page!

Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Car in Australia

You must be at least 20 years old to hire a car in Australia, although the age may vary by supplier and/or car category.

Yes, most car hire suppliers have unlimited mileage rentals. However, travellers should be aware that some suppliers will impose mileage restrictions on specific car categories such as luxury and SUV hires.

Most of our suppliers will allow you to take your car hire to the snow within Australia as long as the car is equipped with winter tyres or fitted with snow chains. You will need to check with the supplier prior to picking up your hire car as there is an additional cost for this.

Experience Australia

Great Ocean Road, Australia Australia

Australia is home to vast lands, pristine beaches, untouched bushlands and soaring mountains. In Perth visit the pristine Cottesloe Beach experience a Swan River Cruise or take a day trip to Margaret River. Far north of Western Australia sits The Kimberley Region filled with traditional Aboriginal owners, untouched bushlands and Australia’s driest regions.

The Northern Territory, also known as Australia’s Red Centre is home to Kakadu National Park, Kata Tjuta and the world famous Uluru (Ayers Rock). Experience sweeping plains, natural wetlands and Australia’s native fauna and flora at its best and no trip would be complete without a trip to the states capital city Darwin!

Queensland is also known as the Sunshine State and is a very popular destination for tourists. It allows you to unearth lush rainforests, tropical beaches and outback sights, or just visit the Gold Coast and experience the thrilling theme parks.

New South Wales is home to Sydney. Set out and discover the beautiful city, picturesque harbour, Sydney Opera House and even take your hire car across the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge. Reveal the surrounding areas of Sydney such as the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains in the west.

Canberra is the capital of Australia and is located in the Australia Capital Territory. North of the capital city lays the Australia Parliament House, famous for being the meeting facility for the Australian Government and great for those holiday snaps.

The capital city of Victoria, Melbourne is one of the largest cities in Australia, known for its culture and charm. Discover the shopping boutiques on Chapel Street or uncover hidden bars and restaurants which are scattered in laneways throughout the city. Nearby you can find the Dandenong Ranges and the Great Ocean Road.

South of Victoria is Tasmania, the only state of Australia which is not connected to the main land. Known for its unspoiled natural environment, Tasmania hosts a collection of mountains, National Parks and coastal towns. Make your way to Hobart the capital of the state and walk along the River Derwent or go for a short drive to the Alpine Forest and take in the charming views of the heritage city.

South Australia is known for great vineyards, festivals, hot summers and their preserved outback; it is a great place to have a driving holiday. Visit the capital city of Adelaide, immerse yourself in the heritage, arts and fine dining the city has to offer. Catch the ferry from Cape Jervis and discover Kangaroo Island or head north and embrace the landscape spread throughout the Flinders Ranges.

See all the sights and delights that Australia has to offer with your Australia Car Hire from DriveAway! Use our online booking engine or call us on 1300 363 500.

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx. km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Sydney to Brisbane 950 10
Sydney to Melbourne 900 8
Sydney to Canberra 300 3.25
Melbourne to Adelaide 730 8
Hobart to Launceston 200 2.5

Top Locations in Australia

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