Whilst there are public transport options available in Western Australia like buses, trains, and ferries, the most convenient and the easiest option is to rent a car. By renting a car you won’t be limited to visiting some of the top sights and attractions that Western Australia is gifted with by relying on public transport. Drivers will also find that attractions are not all located within close proximity so driving a car makes appreciating these attractions the best choice. Some of the top attractions include Kings Park and Botanic Garden, The Pinnacles Desert, Cable Beach, Lake Hillier, Karijini National Park, Busselton Getty, Cottesloe Beach, Perth Zoe, along with much more.
Driving in Western Australia isn’t too different to drive in the UK. Those renting a car will need to drive on the left-hand side of the road and will have a wheel located on the right-hand side. Make sure to always give way to the right at roundabouts and proceed with caution. When driving in zones that have high levels of pedestrian activity then expect a speed limit of 40kmh (25mph) or in rural areas a maximum of 100kmh (62mph.) A passenger must always drive appropriately and drive at a speed that is appropriate with the road conditions as the limit of speed is not always signposted.
If you are hiring a car in Western Australia, you will find that age requirements will differ depending on which hiring provider you choose. The typical and most common minimum age to rent a car in this part of Australia is 21 years old, with the maximum age of 70 years old. There are also a select few companies that will hire to those at the young age of 19 but these drivers should expect to pay an additional charge, also known as a young driver’s handling fee. Depending on which vehicle choice that you choose, your age might also restrict you. Drivers will have to hold a full driver’s licence in English or an Australian Green Plate P Licence.
On average a car hire in Western Australia costs $75 per day.
Economy (Suzuki Swift or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Western Australia.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Europcar ($56/day), Budget ($61/day) and Sixt ($90/day).
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On average a car hire in Western Australia costs $579 per week ($83 per day).
On average a car hire in Western Australia costs $2,480 per month ($83 per day).