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Cheap Car Rentals in Australia from C$ 20

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Australia with a pick-up date of 15/9 and drop-off date of 21/9. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. 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 rental in Australia. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 13 June 2024.

Most popular company

Bargain Car Rentals

Most common car type

Standard

Average price per day

C$ 56

Cheapest price per day

C$ 20

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

Discover the price range for renting a car in popular cities across Australia, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 1,848 pickup locations in Australia to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 13 June 2024.

Price

C$ 17 - C$ 134

Out of all the popular cities in Australia, Hobart is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just C$ 17/day. Renting a car in Hobart is 87% cheaper than renting one in Alice Springs where the per day rate is around C$ 134. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Australia to get a rental car in are: Sydney (C$ 24/day), Melbourne (C$ 28/day), and Adelaide (C$ 28/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Sydney should expect to spend around C$ 24/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Australia is Sydney.

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 13 June 2024.

January

C$ 49

February

C$ 54

March

C$ 57

April

C$ 50

May

C$ 43

June

C$ 50

July

C$ 63

August

C$ 57

September

C$ 53

October

C$ 49

November

C$ 53

December

C$ 65

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 rent in Australia and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car rental companies and was last updated on 13 June 2024.

At C$ 20/day, SUV is the cheapest car type available for rental in Australia in the past week. Out of 86 car rental agencies operating in Australia, there are, in total, 3,202 rental locations. View below for 5 offered car types:

Economy

Economy

C$ 21+

Compact

Compact

C$ 22+

Intermediate

Intermediate

C$ 21+

Full-size

Full-size

C$ 32+

SUV

SUV

C$ 43+

Minivan

Minivan

C$ 64+

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

C$ 40+

Mini

Mini

C$ 17+

Compare available car types for rental in Australia

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental 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 13 June 2024.

Small cars

C$ 48 - C$ 182

All Car Types

C$ 56 - C$ 97

To rent a small car in Australia, you would pay an average price of C$ 68/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Australia (~C$ 48/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is November (~C$ 182/day). In fact, September is about 30% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Australia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Australia, renting a small car saves you 9% 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 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 C$ 61/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Australia (~C$ 47/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 85/day). In fact, May is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Australia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Australia, renting a medium car saves you 17% 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 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 C$ 93/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Australia (~C$ 72/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 153/day). In fact, February is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Australia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Australia, renting a large car is 22% 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 rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Australia, you would pay an average price of C$ 75/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Australia (~C$ 54/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 122/day). In fact, September is about 29% 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 is 3% 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 SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Australia, you would pay an average price of C$ 93/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a van in Australia (~C$ 55/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~C$ 147/day). In fact, October is about 42% 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 is 22% 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 pick-up truck in Australia, you would pay an average price of C$ 51/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a pick-up truck in Australia (~C$ 29/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~C$ 109/day). In fact, March is about 44% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pick-up truck rental for Australia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Australia, renting a pick-up truck saves you 32% 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 C$ 124/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Australia (~C$ 55/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 454/day). In fact, September is about 56% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Australia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Australia, renting a luxury car is 41% 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.

Honda FitC$ 21/day
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Honda Fit
Toyota YarisC$ 21/day
2
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Toyota Yaris

Top rental agencies in Australia

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Australia known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Australia. Reviews were last updated on 13 June 2024.
Choose from the top rental car agencies available in Australia, including locations near Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Helpful information on each car rental agency is available, including reviews, pricing, pickup location, and more.

Thrifty

366 locations

Firefly

276 locations

Hertz

270 locations

keddy by Europcar

220 locations

Sunnycars

195 locations

Avis

187 locations

Budget

173 locations

Sixt

161 locations

Best Australia car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Australia. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Australia with an average daily rate of C$ 49. Data was last updated on 13 June 2024.
Have a look at some of the deals we've found on rental cars in Australia including options serving Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. To make sure you find the deal you're looking for, verify the details of the rental, such as car type, price, and pickup address.
Nissan QashqaiC$ 20/day
4
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A/C
Nissan Qashqai
Ford FusionC$ 21/day
5
M
A/C
Ford Fusion
Honda FitC$ 21/day
2
5
M
A/C
Honda Fit

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Australia, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 13 June 2024.
  • Which car rental 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 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 C$ 36/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from Bargain Car Rentals is COMPACT, which starts as low as C$ 17/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 Hobart where rental cars typically will cost around C$ 23/day (73% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest rental car price in Australia was found in Hobart for just C$ 18/day.

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

    Cars in Australia are to be driven on the left side of the road.

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Van rentals in Australia

Find van rental deals in Australia from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in Australia cost an average of C$ 51 per day. Price data was last updated on 13 June 2024.
To help you find the right van rental during your time in Australia, we've assembled these deals, with options in the Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane area. If these deals aren't exactly what you're looking for, not to worry, as new offers are constantly being added.
Toyota SiennaC$ 48/day
5
5
M
A/C
Toyota Sienna
Dodge Grand CaravanC$ 51/day
5
M
A/C
Dodge Grand Caravan
Toyota SiennaC$ 51/day
5
5
M
A/C
Toyota Sienna

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 13 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 (C$ 15+).

Electric

Electric

C$ 28+

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

C$ 16+

Hybrid

Hybrid

C$ 15+

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