Car hire and campervans in Australia
It is easy to hire a car online in Australia,
we have several online budget car hire companies where you can browse
and book online rental cars so you can have your hire car waiting for
you on arrival in Australia at any airport, in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane,
Adelaide, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Cairns, Perth, and even remote Alice
Springs and Ayers Rock !
And not just rental cars, but four wheel drives, campervans, buses and
trucks can also be booked online!
If you are staying a long time in Australia consider buying
a car and selling it at the end of your trip!
You'll want to do an Australian car insurance comparison to make sure
you're getting the best deal while you're visiting as well.
Foreign Drivers Licences written in English are valid in Australia,
if your licence is in another language then you will need an International
Driving Permit with it.
Check any special conditions with the hire cars, even though you hire
a fourwheel drive this does not automatically mean that you can take
it where ever you like.
And another tip: before you pay a daily amount to get the insurance
excess down to zero check your travel
insurance, most of them will cover the excess on damage to your
rental car so no need to insure twice!
International travellers! You can book your hire
cars and campervans / mobile homes for Australia online
with a travel business you know and trust in your own country, choose
Online car rental in Australia
There is a wide choice of car rental companies where you
can book your car or campervan online to be assured of a car on your arrival
in Australia , and most offer one way rentals between major cities.
Absolutely nothing beats the freedom of having your own car to explore
Australia and stop when and where you want.
Example of how easy Vroomvroomvroom makes choosing a car and comparing
Vroomvroomvroom is a good place to start your search for
a budget hire car. Ofcourse you could search all the major car hire companies
one after the other but you'll find it saves you a lot of time to simply
type in your car hire location and dates, and get presented with an overview
where you see available cars and all prices to compare on one page. Can
it get any easier?
Airport Car Rental
The beauty of airportrentals.com is that it puts airport customers into
a rental car quickly and easily, comparing all the top vehicle types so
they always get the best deal. More than 2000 individual airport rental
car sites mean we are industry experts who remove all the hassle from
car hire, whether you book in advance or at the last minute.
Live in the UK? Use a local well known business and book your car through
5 Handy Tips for Car Rental in Australia
Australia is tailor made for road tripping, with its wide open spaces
and scenic routes to explore. Before you start burning mix CDs and stocking
the cooler with snacks, you'll need to pick the right car for hire.
In addition to reading car
news before you choose the vehicle for your big adventure, you can
also keep the following tips in mind.
Ask for an All-Inclusive Price
Saving money on your hired car can leave you with a bigger wad of cash
in your pocket to spend on souvenirs later on. One way to save is to
ask for an all-inclusive price when you book your rental. This should
include basic fees, insurance, and a certain number of kilometres per
day. An all-inclusive price can help you avoid the unwelcome surprise
of extra fees!
Look up Petrol Stations in Advance
If you're driving in remote stretches of the Northern Territory, you
may see loads of lovely rock formations but very few services. Avoid
getting stranded by carrying a spare can of petrol. When you return
your rental, you'll also be expected to return it with a full tank.
Choose a Fuel-Efficient Model
Another way to save money on petrol is to choose a fuel-efficient vehicle.
Driving a gas-guzzling SUV will make you feel like a real road warrior
in the Outback, but it will come at a higher cost. You can read car
reviews Australia ahead of time to look for models that will not
only be roomy enough for your luggage and gear, but also give you more
kilometres to the litre.
Inspect the Vehicle
It's a good idea to do a quick once-over before you drive your car of
choice off the lot. If you see any dents or scratches, double-check
that these are already documented by the rental company before you sign
Play By the Rules
It's tempting to drive a little faster than usual when you're in a car
that's not your own, but you'll still be held responsible for all Australian
road rules in a rental. If you leave the country without paying fines,
you may not be allowed back in. Following the rental company's rules
can also save you money. Be sure to return the car at the agreed time
to avoid late charges.
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Buy a car to get around Australia
If you are staying in Australia for a long time then it
may be worth your while to buy a car and sell it again when you have made
your way around the country. Check out notice boards at backpackers hostels,
websites such as Quicksales
and the local Saturday papers. In the bigger cities there are often designated
backpacker car markets, organized by councils who got tired of backpackers
hanging out on the streets taking up valuable car parking spaces. Be sure
to get up to date with government regulations first, don't buy a car that
you later can not get registered. People may try to sell you a car that
still needs to pass an inspection before it can be registered, and tell
you that "it only needs a few little things that won't cost much".
Tell them that if that is the case why don't they do it themselves then,
and you'll find that they won't. Some states in Australia require cars
to have a roadworthy inspection every year, and some others only on change
Contact the local Transport Department for info on the procedure of buying
and selling cars, especially if they are from another state, or Google
for the details.
Around Australia by camper van
Camper van hire in Australia makes great budget accommodation !
Australia is the perfect country to travel with a camper
van! Wide open roads, countless beautiful spots to pull over and camp,
the freedom to go where and when you want, it is no wonder so many Aussies
on retirement buy themselves a mobile home and spend years going around
Nothing beats finding your own camping spot in the wild, having a cold
beer admiring a wildly coloured outback sunset and a dinner cooked on
the campfire under the magnificent starry skies.
Campervans is an Australian owned and operated company that
specialises in organising campervan rentals in Australia but also in New
Their fully qualified team handle your reservation queries and overlook
all rentals placed. The benefit to you of having a dedicated team is that
it provides a level of professionalism, product knowledge and experience
to ensure that your rental goes smoothly, and you can enjoy your trip
without any hassles. Yes, REAL People work here!
Campervans has been built and developed with the support
and continuing assistance of the largest campervan rental companies in
both Australia and New Zealand....
By booking your campervan hire through the Discovery Campervans website,
you get to take advantage of our clever technology - showing up to date,
competitive comparitive prices - and have the security of renting with
established and leading brands in the campervan hire market.
Compare Britz, Maui, Backpacker, Kea and Apollo on one easy to use website.
Save Quotes, look at the layouts and full specifications and compare prices
and package inclusions.
See our page Campervan
hire in Australia for more useful info and links on renting
a camper or RV in Australia
Truck hire in Australia
Need to get a lot of stuff from Sydney to Melbourne, Brisbane
to Darwin or anywhere else? Budget has a range of trucks in different
sizes available for one way hire to get the job done.