Europcar in Australia
Australia is the perfect destination for a driving holiday, with major national highways
connecting all key tourist areas. So, rent a car with Europcar and start exploring the
beautiful outback landscapes of the Northern Territory, the wine regions in South Australia
and Western Australia and natural rainforests and bushland in Queensland, Victoria or
Tasmania and New South Wales picturesque coastline. You'll never run out of new things to
see and do when travelling in Australia via a hire car!
Europcar Australia has 116 stations, widely spread across the country. The most popular
allowing you to pick up your rental and get on the road straight after you’ve landed
Europcar car hire specific offers and benefits in Australia
Rent a car in Australia and you’ll get access to several exclusive offers with Europcar.
Get your return journey for next to nothing, with our One Way for $1
offer. Return your car
to a specific station in Australia and you get your car rental for only $1. Why? Our vehicles
are often needed the next day in other cities, but relocating them is expensive. Get ample
time to complete your journey, dependent on route chosen. A kilometre allowance is also
included in the price.
If you want to live the high life, the Selection
service allows you to drive the car of your
dreams in the 140 countries Europcar website covers. Choose from Mercedes-Benz GLE
250D SUV, the turbo charged Holden Commodore Redline or the newly introduced Ford
Mustang EcoBoost™ Fastback and Convertible models.
Driving in Australia
To hire a car in Australia, you must carry a valid NZ licence when driving, in addition to a
valid piece of ID. The driver must also be at least 21 years old (age may vary by car
category). Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge.
Factor in long distances when you travel, especially in rural or remote areas. There are rest
areas every 80-100 kilometres on motorways and roads. Extreme weather conditions often
affect driving: be aware of flood, heatwaves or bushfire warnings when you travel. In some
areas, a four-wheeled drive is advised.
The national speed limit is 110 km/h on motorways (in NT it is 130 km/h). On single-
carriageway roads the limit is 100 km/h, in built up areas it lowers to 50 km/h and to 40
km/h near schools.
There are payable tolls on motorways around major cities in Australia. Some use a fully
electronic system so you’ll need to buy an e-tag pass to pay. These can be bought in
advance or paid online up to 3 days after you’ve passed through the toll.