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Victoria car rentals

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Cheap car hire in Victoria

Economy$26/day
Compact$25/day
Intermediate$40/day
Standard$86/day
SUV$47/day
People mover$65/day
Full-size SUV$61/day
Mini$24/day
Passenger van$88/day
Compact SUV$26/day
Intermediate SUV$29/day
Supplier choice$42/day
Standard SUV$45/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in Victoria

  • Drivers in Victoria, Australia, drive on the left-hand side of the road, and most of the hire vehicles you will find there are equipped with right-hand steering. This makes driving in Victoria easy to adapt to for British drivers, as you do not have to change which side of the road you drive on. Roundabouts in Australia also run clockwise, so just like in the UK, you must approach in the right-hand lane if you want to turn off at any exit beyond the first.
  • If you are travelling with children when you hire a car in Victoria, there are a few rules about child seat belts and restraints that you should be aware of. When driving with children in Victoria, remember that children under the age of four are not allowed to sit in the front seat and must have the appropriate child safety seat to ride in the back. Children aged four to seven should also use an appropriate and properly fastened booster seat. Children this age may sit in the front seat, but only if the back seats are taken by younger children. Children aged seven and up can sit in the front seat with a booster seat, but it is generally safer for them to travel in the back.
  • Remember that when you are driving in Victoria, speed limit signs may be written in kilometres per hour rather than in miles. School zones have special speed limits in Victoria, so you must travel at 40 km/h (25 mph) or under when driving past a school. When driving in other urban or built-up areas in Victoria, the speed limit is usually set at 50 km/h (35 mph). For single-carriageway rural roads, the speed limit is 100 km/h (62 mph), and for motorways, it is generally 110 km/h (68 mph). Drivers who are caught breaking speed laws may face substantial fines or risk receiving demerits on their licence. Licence suspension can also be recommended for serious speeding offences.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Victoria for $45 or less
  • Book your rental car in Victoria at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Victoria are around 21% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Victoria

  • Should I hire a car in Victoria?

    Hiring a car in Victoria is a great option if you want to get out of the city and explore more rural areas. Although public transport in cities, such as Melbourne, is extremely developed, once you get to the more rural areas, you may struggle to find transport links that connect without long waits in between. Victoria also has plenty of beautiful rural scenery that drivers will enjoy while passing through. Visitors to the area can take a drive out to Phillip Island Nature Parks, which is located around a 2h drive from Melbourne.

  • What is driving like in Victoria?

    If you are driving in Victoria, you will find that there are long stretches of rural road or highways between many of the urban centres. These roads are generally well maintained but can be winding and narrow at points. Drivers should be aware that maps sometimes underestimate distances in Victoria, so it is a good idea to build some extra time into your journey, just in case. You should also ensure that you have water in the car with you when you travel, as temperatures can soar during the day. Travellers should also pack emergency breakdown equipment, such as a reflective triangle or high-visibility jacket, in case they break down on the road at night. Many of the rural roads are not well lit and this can make it difficult for breakdown services to see you.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Victoria?

    If you want to hire a car in Victoria, you must be at least 21 years of age. Drivers must also have held a valid driver’s licence for at least one year in order to legally hire a vehicle. You can hire a car in Victoria with a valid UK driving licence, which you will need to provide when you go to pick up your vehicle. Drivers should also take their British passport with them to collect their vehicle.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Victoria?

    On average a car hire in Victoria costs $63 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Victoria?

    Compact (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Victoria.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Victoria?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Bargain Car Rentals ($25/day), East Coast Car Rentals ($40/day) and Sixt ($49/day).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Victoria?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Where should I hire a car in Victoria?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in Victoria are Melbourne (99% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in Victoria), Geelong (1%) and Dandenong (0%).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Victoria?

    On average a car hire in Victoria costs $379 per week ($54 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Victoria?

    On average a car hire in Victoria costs $1,624 per month ($54 per day).

Car rental directory

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Victoria

    34 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Victoria

    25 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Victoria

    22 Locations

  • firefly

    Firefly car hire locations in Victoria

    20 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Victoria

    20 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Victoria

    18 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Victoria

    17 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Victoria

    14 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Victoria

    12 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Victoria

    10 Locations

  • routescartrk

    Routes Car & Truck Rentals car hire locations in Victoria

    7 Locations

  • greenmotion

    GREEN MOTION car hire locations in Victoria

    6 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Bargain Car Rentals

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$54/day

Good deal

$45/day

When to book a rental car in Victoria

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