Cars for Hire in Australia
To assist international visitors to Australia, we have prepared some helpful tips on the car hire options available and how to determine which vehicle is most suited for your travel requirements.
Transport OverviewAustralia is a vast destination that offers contrasting landscapes from city coastal regions to desert-like remote outback locations. While planes allow travel between states and the territory, trains and buses offer convenience to navigate around major city centres, car hire will provide you the flexibility to explore and discover more of Australia.
Who are the Top Car Hire Suppliers in Australia?
Australia's car hire market has a range of suppliers offering affordable car rental packages. Major suppliers servicing all top locations and majority of remote destinations include Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty, Redspot, Budget, and Avis. Most of these major suppliers are renowned internationally and are reputable in their customer service, pricing, and types of cars offered for hire.
What are the Types of Cars for Hire?
- Standard / Intermediate
- Van / Minivan
Manual or Automatic Transmission
When viewing rental packages online, it is important that if you require an automatic vehicle you make the appropriate selection whilst booking. Please do not select a manual rental package in the hope that you can change to an automatic at the time of pick up. Suppliers have limited stock and are not able to make changes easily, especially during peak car hire season.
Popular Cars for City Driving
These vehicles have come a long way and are quite spacious in their seating, leg, and storage space. Hatchbacks also have the added feature of moveable and folding back seats to provide you with extra storage capacity. Move the seats forward to give extra room whilst still having the ability to cater for five passengers. You can also fold one or both seats completely down to offer extensive storage capabilities.
Many of the major car models within this range now come standard with features that were normally only available in your standard / intermediate car hire range.
Top Tip: Intrigued to know the interior features of a hire vehicle? Visit the car hire maker's website with most offering 360 degree interior views and more detailed specifications of their vehicles.