Car hire in Australia
Hiring a car in Australia
Australia is one of the world’s most popular destinations as it has so much to see and do.
A favourite with backpackers and families, Australia is vast and it would take a lifetime to discover all of its great attractions. Therefore, many visitors opt to take a road trip around a section of the country and focus on one particular state, but each region of Australia is very distinct and offers its own individual brand of Aussie culture.
Of course, overall it offers a wonderful mix of great beaches, fabulous weather, stunning scenery, busy nightlife and moving history.
What you need to know
Australia is the world’s sixth largest country by size at 7.7 million square metres - so obviously you’ll need a car to get around.
There are various options for car hire in Australia, with many suppliers having bases within the major cities, such as Cairns, Sydney and Brisbane.
Of course, if you are flying to Australia, there are also car hire offices at the key airports including Perth (PER), Melbourne (MEL) and Canberra (CBR).
To limit hassle on arrival in Australia, it is worth making sure you book your car rental before jetting off. Use our booking engine to find the best price and pre-book your car hire needs before arriving in Australia.
Where to pick up your car
If you have booked a car at one of the major airports in Australia, then it should be straightforward to collect the keys once you have been through customs.
At Sydney Airport, the car rental desks can be found in Arrivals at International Terminal (T1) and Domestic Terminal (T2).
If flying into Melbourne airport, then head towards the ground floor of Terminal 1 (T1) to pick up the cars.
Finally, if you have a flight to Brisbane airport, then the car rental suppliers are based on level 2 of the International Terminal.
Of course, there are plenty of other places to collect a car across Australia and it is often possible to pick-up/drop-off a hire car in a different location - perfect if you fancy taking a road trip between two places.