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Car hire Australia

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Car hire Australia

121CarHire.com Australia is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always reserve your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Car rental offers in Australia

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Australia.
  • For example: Toyota HiAce
    Mini class
    For example: Toyota HiAce
  • For example: Hyundai Accent
    Compact class
    For example: Hyundai Accent
  • For example: Toyota Corolla
    Intermediate class
    For example: Toyota Corolla
  • For example: Toyota Camry
    Standard class
    For example: Toyota Camry
  • For example: Toyota Aurion
    Full-size class
    For example: Toyota Aurion
  • For example: Hyundai iMax
    Luxury class
    For example: Hyundai iMax
  • For example: Subaru Outback
    Station wagon class
    For example: Subaru Outback
  • For example: Holden Trax
    SUV class
    For example: Holden Trax

Popular cities in Australia

The rates shown above are per day based on a rental period of at least 7 days. Additional costs and taxes for optional extras may apply. Please click here for an explanation of these charges.

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Location information for Australia

Australia is best explored by rental car. 121CarHire.com has over 190 pick-up locations in Australia. This means there is always a pick-up location close to your destination.

Australia is a continent on its own and truthfully one visit is not going to be enough to see everything. Chose Western Australia and see the breathtaking Shell Beach or Pinnacles Stone Forest. New South Wales has some of the most stunning beaches in the world and of course the Australian capital, Sydney. The Northern Territories are home to the famous Ayers Rock. Self-driving is a fun and convenient option so visitors should compare car hire online today.



The main Australian cities are well-served by airports, and some of the smaller towns have regional airports. However, many parts of the remote Outback have little or no access to public transportation. This means that car hire in Australia is the most convenient and easy transportation option for trips beyond the cities.

Car Hire Australia

Exploring the Outback by self-driving is definitely the easiest and most convenient way to go. Visitors will find that there are plenty of rental options at all the major airports including Sydney, Perth and Melbourne. All of the major global companies including Budget, Thrifty, Avis and Europcar tend to keep offices in the main cities so go online compare car hire rates for the cheapest rental deals.


Roads in Australia are well-maintained and easy to navigate. Outside the cities roads can be empty, with petrol stations few and far between. If exploring the Outback make sure to carry enough petrol and supplies just in case. A good map and GPS system is also highly recommended.

Things To See and Do

With car rental in Australia you can travel vast distances, but planning ahead is still important. From Perth, there are many good day trips, such as the Pinnacles Stone Forest with its hundreds of petrified trees. A day at the Margaret River Caves is also breathtaking. From Sydney, visitors can head out to the Blue Mountains and enjoy the unspoiled nature or Hunter Valley for some wine tasting.

Best Time To Visit

The climate in Australia varies greatly by region, but generally those coming from the northern hemisphere should remember that the seasons here are reversed – when it's summer in the UK, it's winter in Australia. Australia is home to tropical, subtropical, desert and temperate weather, with temperatures ranging from 0?C to 38?C depending on the region.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Australian dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 - 130 km/h
  • Language
  • Popular car category
  • Popular rental companies

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is 121CarHire.com the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by 121CarHire.com? at this location
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  • Europcar
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