Car hire Australia information
The sixth largest country in the world, Australia, is truly a spectacular place. It is not only known for its beautiful and top class landmarks, but it is also famous for its fresh produce. The other thing worth noticing about this country, is its spell binding climate and the neatness and freshness of the neighbourhoods. You can make journey more comfortable by getting a car for rent in Australia.
Visit Sydney, the Hub of Entertainment, by getting a car for hire in Australia
Sydney is not only the largest city in Australia, but it is also its capital. This city is a sight to see at night when everything is bathed in lights. You feel a sense of déjà vu, but despite this sense of familiarity, there is a freshness and newness associated with this place. Many people, especially the art and music lovers, come to Sydney to enjoy the harmony of symphonies at the Sydney Opera House. The tickets are expensive but the events are worth it. Moreover, the architecture of the building is enough to captivate the tourists.
Depending on what type of visit to Australia you are planning, a road trip is certainly a possibility from Sydney heading north to Brisbane. The journey is a 12 hour drive, but if you take your time and stop off in some nice locations such as Port Stephens, Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, your journey on The Legendary Pacific Coast is one you wont forget.
Rent a car in Melbourne and enter the melting pot...
Known by its residents as the ‘free’ city, Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria and has strong cultural diversity. To start with, a well-known fact associated with the city, is that it has the highest population of Greeks than any other city except for Athens, Greece. Combine this with the fact that over a third of the Melbourne population were born overseas, you can start building a picture of what to expect when you enter visit – a thriving city with a great mixture of culture.
A great place to visit that reflect this cultural diversity, is the ‘Queen Victoria Market’. Dating back over 125 years, this vibrant market attracts over 600 traders and is one of the largest open-air markets in south of the equator.
Drive around the sunshine capital of Perth in your hire car
Key things to note about Perth: great outdoors, brilliant Mediterranean climate, sunshine and oozing culture. When you put all of these factors together you are presented with a city which is vibrant, easy-going and at one with nature. Within one day you can spend the morning on beach catching a surf and an afternoon exploring one its many city parks such as King’s Park or Hardinge Park on the outskirts.
This is certainly a location in Australia where a car hire comes in handy. If you are using Perth as a base you can go on some great day trips. If you like wine (and have another person to do the driving!) a visit to some of the regions vineyards around Swan Valley or Margaret River are a must. Alternatively, if Koalas and Dingos are more your thing, then heading north to Caversham Wildlife Park is a worthwhile experience.
Hire a car in Australia and enjoy your trip
Car rental in Australia helps you to make the most of your trip. If you rent a car you will be able to see many places and sights which you would miss otherwise and you can forget about the hassle of public transport! In this way, you won’t be at the mercy of tour groups and drivers.
Traffic Rules Australia
|In towns||50 km/h, at times 60 km/h|
|On motorways||100 km/h, at times 110 km/h|
|On highways||100 km/h|
|Right-hand driving/left-hand driving||Left-hand traffic, pass on the right|
|Alcohol||50 mg/100 mL|
|Seat belt mandatory||yes|
|Child Safety Seat||Child seat required up to age 8.|
|Toll fees||There are usage fees for some sections of road.|
|Mobile phone||Only hands-free telephones may be used.|
|Right of Way||Priority to the right; traffic in merging lane at a 3-way junction must yield.|
|Roundabout||Cars in the roundabout have the right of way. When entering you have to indicate the direction you’d like to exit the roundabout.|
A UK driving licence is valid.
The minimum and maximum age varies between car hire agencies and also between vehicle classes. The minimum age is normally between 21 and 25 and the driving license must be 1 to 2 years old. At some car hire agencies drivers below a fixed age limit must pay an additional fee.
Details are available in the hiring terms of the car hire agency. (In point 3 – Entering data and payment – under General Terms and Conditions)
There are two options:
- The tank is full when accepted and returned with a full tank. There is a charge for the petrol required to fill the tank.
- The tank is full when accepted and paid for. The vehicle is then returned with an empty tank. Any remaining petrol will not be reimbursed.
You can find the applicable tanking option in the details of the results list. We have no influence over the tanking option.
If you are planning to drive on unpaved roads, we strongly recommend you to get an all terrain vehicle.
This content is for informational purpose only and does not guarantee accuracy or completeness.