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

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in Australia

Price

$15 - $26

Out of all the popular cities in Australia, Melbourne is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $15/day. Renting a car in Melbourne is 42% cheaper than renting one in Canberra where the per day rate is around $26. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Australia to get a rental car in are: Sydney ($17/day), Perth ($19/day), and Brisbane ($19/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 $19/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?

January

$49

February

$35

March

$57

April

$91

May

$50

June

$61

July

$75

August

$53

September

$63

October

$59

November

$56

December

$63

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Australia is February. The most expensive time to rent a car is April. 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

There are, in total, 2,886 car rental locations in Australia that are operated by 68 companies. In the past week, Small is the cheapest car type users can rent (cheapest price last found: $23/day). Explore 5 car types currently offered from Australia rental providers:

Compare available car types for rental in Australia

Small Cars

$44 - $89

All Car Types

$78 - $142

To rent a Small car in Australia, you would pay an average price of $63/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Australia (~$44/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$89/day). In fact, January is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Australia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Australia, renting a Small car saves you 41% 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 rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in Australia, you would pay an average price of $78/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Australia (~$51/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$105/day). In fact, February is about 35% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Australia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Australia, renting a Medium car saves you 27% 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 rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in Australia, you would pay an average price of $106/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Australia (~$85/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$139/day). In fact, February is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Australia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Australia, renting a Large car is 0% 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 rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in Australia, you would pay an average price of $82/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Australia (~$56/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$106/day). In fact, February is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Australia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Australia, renting a SUV car saves you 22% 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 rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in Australia, you would pay an average price of $126/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Australia (~$97/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is January (~$169/day). In fact, February is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for Australia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Australia, renting a Van car is 16% 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 Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Pickup Truck car in Australia, you would pay an average price of $100/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Pickup Truck car in Australia (~$74/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$117/day). In fact, February is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Pickup Truck rental for Australia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Australia, renting a Pickup Truck car saves you 5% 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.

To rent a Luxury car in Australia, you would pay an average price of $117/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Australia (~$78/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$150/day). In fact, February is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Australia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Australia, renting a Luxury car is 11% 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 rent a Convertible car in Australia, you would pay an average price of $191/day. June is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in Australia (~$125/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$362/day). In fact, June is about 35% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for Australia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Australia, renting a Convertible car is 45% 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.

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Car Rental FAQs

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Australia?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Sunset Rent a Car (10.0 rating), Economy Rent a Car (10.0 rating) and Crazy Clark's Car Rentals (9.3 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Australia.

What is the most popular car rental provider in Australia?

When renting a car in Australia, the most popular provider of rental cars among Cheapflights users is Bargain Car Rentals, and with prices around $49/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from Bargain Car Rentals is COMPACT, which starts as low as $18/day.

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

When visiting Australia, it is typically cheapest to rent your car in Box Hill where rental cars typically will cost around $25/day (68% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest rental car price in Australia was found in Box Hill for just $24/day.

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

Cars travel on the left side of the road in Australia.

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