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Cheap Car Rentals in Australia from $23

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Australia with a pick-up date of 27/9 and drop-off date of 29/9. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Australia car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Australia. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 20 June 2024.

Most popular company

Bargain Car Rentals

Most common car type

Compact

Average price per day

$53

Cheapest price per day

$23

What are the car hire prices for popular cities in Australia?

Discover the price range for hiring a car in popular cities across Australia, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 1,847 pickup locations in Australia to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 20 June 2024.

Price

$22 - $50

Out of all the popular cities in Australia, Hobart is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $22/day. Renting a car in Hobart is 56% cheaper than renting one in Townsville where the per day rate is around $50. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Australia to get a rental car in are: Sydney ($27/day), Cairns ($28/day), and Adelaide ($28/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Brisbane should expect to spend around $29/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Australia is Brisbane.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Australia?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Australia and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 20 June 2024.

January

$58

February

$65

March

$68

April

$60

May

$52

June

$60

July

$73

August

$68

September

$63

October

$58

November

$63

December

$78

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Australia is May. The most expensive time to rent a car is December. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Australia

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Australia and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 20 June 2024.

There are, in total, 3,210 car hire locations in Australia that are operated by 89 companies. In the past week, small car is the cheapest car type users can hire (cheapest price last found: $23/day). Explore 4 car types currently offered from Australia hire providers:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Standard

Standard

Full-size

Full-size

SUV

SUV

People mover

People mover

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Compare available car types for rental in Australia

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Australia to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 20 June 2024.

Small cars

$50 - $76

All Car Types

$67 - $110

To hire a small car in Australia, you would pay an average price of $64/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Australia (~$50/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$76/day). In fact, May is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Australia. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Australia, hiring a small car saves you 25% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Australia small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Australia, you would pay an average price of $74/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Australia (~$56/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$94/day). In fact, May is about 26% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Australia. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Australia, hiring a medium car saves you 13% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Australia medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Australia, you would pay an average price of $120/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Australia (~$97/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$183/day). In fact, November is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Australia. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Australia, hiring a large car is 29% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Australia large car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in Australia, you would pay an average price of $80/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Australia (~$60/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$97/day). In fact, May is about 26% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Australia. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Australia, hiring a SUV saves you 6% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Australia SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Australia, you would pay an average price of $140/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a van in Australia (~$120/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$211/day). In fact, September is about 15% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Australia. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Australia, hiring a van is 39% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a pickup truck in Australia, you would pay an average price of $107/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in Australia (~$91/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$211/day). In fact, May is about 15% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for Australia. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Australia, hiring a pickup truck is 20% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a luxury car in Australia, you would pay an average price of $125/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Australia (~$93/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is November (~$198/day). In fact, February is about 26% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Australia. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Australia, hiring a luxury car is 32% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Toyota Yaris$23/day
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A/C
Toyota Yaris
Suzuki Swift$24/day
2
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A/C
Suzuki Swift

Top rental agencies in Australia

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Australia known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Australia. Reviews were last updated on 20 June 2024.
Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in Australia, including pickup locations serving Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Make sure to read through user feedback, confirm pickup locations, and check the fine print before choosing.

Thrifty

366 locations

Firefly

276 locations

Hertz

270 locations

keddy by Europcar

220 locations

Sunnycars

195 locations

Avis

187 locations

Budget

172 locations

Sixt

161 locations

Best Australia car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Australia. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Australia with an average daily rate of $45. Data was last updated on 20 June 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals we've found on rental cars within the Australia region, including options close to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Come back soon if you don't find what you're looking for as deals are updated often.
Toyota Yaris$23/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris
Mitsubishi ASX$24/day
4
M
A/C
Mitsubishi ASX
Toyota Yaris$24/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Australia, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 20 June 2024.
  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Australia?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, MINI Car Rentals (10.0 rating), Fox (10.0 rating) and YesDrive Car Rental (10.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Australia.

  • What is the most popular car hire provider in Australia?

    With an average price of $36/day, Bargain Car Rentals is the most popular car hire provider in Australia, booking 777% more hire cars than any other provider.

  • What is the cheapest city to get a rental car in Australia?

    At $28/day, it is 71% cheaper on average to rent a car in Launceston than any other city in Australia. The cheapest price found in Australia was for $17/day in Launceston.

  • What side of the road do you drive on in Australia?

    In Australia, drivers are expected to drive on the left side of the road.

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Car rentals by fuel type in Australia

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Australia. Currently, Hybrid cars are the cheapest to rent in Australia. Deals were last updated on 20 June 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Australia. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Hybrid being the cheapest ($14+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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