Australia Car Rental

Discover Car Hire in Australia

As the sixth largest country in the world, there is not denying that Australia's are very diverse; expect to find rainforests, long stretches of stunning beaches, and the seemingly never-ending vast outback. The best way to discover all of Australia's beauty is by renting a car. Plan your own road trip, create the perfect itinerary to make best use of your time in this great country.

With pickups from most major airports and cities, car rental with DriveAway is very easy. With a large variety of vehicles are available for rent, you will always find a car to match your needs. So whether you are planning an Australia road trip with your family, want to try sleeping out under the stars in a campervan, a compact car to get you from Sydney to Melbourne, or a motorhome from Brisbane to Cairns, at DriveAway your needs will be met. We have put together a Driving Tips page containing plenty of information about driving in Australia, to get you ready for your discovery tour! You can also check out our current Car Rental Deals in Australia to catch a great deal!

Frequently Asked Questions About Renting a Car in Australia

Most suppliers will allow you to take your rental car to the snow in 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 rental car as there is an additional cost for this.

You must be at least 20 years old to rent 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.

Discover Australia

Great Ocean Road, Australia Australia

Being the only state of Australia that is not connected to the main land, Tasmania is well known for its unspoiled natural environment. It hosts a collection of mountains, national parks and plenty of charming coastal towns. Make your way from Launceston 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.

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

Melbourne, capital city of Victoria is one of the largest cities in Australia, known for its vibrant 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 discover great view-points while cruising on the Great Ocean Road.

Western Australia is home to vast lands, pristine beaches, untouched bushlands and soaring mountains. Visit Perth and its pristine Cottesloe Beach or relax during a Swan River Cruise. Drive far north to visit the The Kimberley Region, home of traditional Aboriginal owners, untouched bushlands and one of Australia’s driest regions.

Australia’s Red Centre Northern Territory is home to Kakadu National Park, Kata Tjuta and the world-famous Uluru (Ayers Rock). Discover sweeping plains, natural wetlands and some of Australia’s most impressive native fauna and flora at its best.

Queensland, better known as the Sunshine State, is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Expect a variety of lush rainforests, tropical beaches and outback sights. Don't forget to just visit the Gold Coast and experience the famous theme parks.

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.

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

See all the sights and delights that Australia has to offer with your Australia Car Hire from DriveAway! Book now or call us on 0800 885 590.

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

Top Locations in Australia

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