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Car rental in Australia


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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 pick up points include cities like Sydney Airport, Melbourne Tullamarine Airport or Perth Airport allowing you to pick up your rental and get on the road straight after you’ve landed Downunder.

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.

In Australia with Europcar

Vehicles in this location

Europcar Australia has cars to suit all preferences to see the country in security and style. Most popular economy car models available to rent are Hyundai Accent or Toyota Camry, sedans Commodore SV6 or Subaru Forester and luxury models such as Mercedes Benz GLE and BMW 4 convertible. If you’re after transportation for large groups, 7 or 9-seat van hire will be the best choice.

What not to miss while driving in Australia

There's plenty of sightseeing destinations throughout Australia, so why not use your car rental to visit the galleries of capital city Canberra, or Melbourne’s vibrant arts, music and entertainment scenes. Adelaide's wineries and restaurants, Perth's yachting lifestyle, and Hobart's historic charm, or iconic attractions such as the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the NT and Kakadu National Park are made for a unique experience. Australia's world-famous wineries, beaches, historical towns and diverse wildlife offer something to visitors of all tastes and ages.

We are proud to be European leaders in car rental. To find out more about the Europcar car hire experience, be sure to visit our car rental page!

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Car and van hire at Australia is made easy with Europcar.

Friendly service, new cars and low prices are part of our every day offer. Whether you are hiring a car for business or pleasure, or you need a car or van, Europcar has the right hire car at Australia for you.

Europcar is looking forward to serving you at its car hire branch: Australia. Remember to always bring your driving license, valid credit card and additional proof of identity (such as a passport if you are hiring abroad).

Europcar’s Green Programme: At Europcar, we understand the environmental impact of car hire. That’s why we have wholeheartedly embraced a sustainable development programme and are proud to be the first car hire company at Australia with certified commitments.