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Cheap Car Hire in Mackay from $64

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Mackay with a pick-up date of 29/6 and drop-off date of 1/7. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Mackay car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Mackay. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 29 May 2024.

Most popular company

BUDGET

Price of petrol per litre

$1.76

Average price per day

$97

Cheapest price per day

$64

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Mackay?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Mackay and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 29 May 2024.

January

$88

February

$94

March

$73

April

$82

May

$94

June

$108

July

$100

August

$103

September

$118

October

$109

November

$103

December

$87

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Mackay is March. The most expensive time to rent a car is September. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Mackay

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Mackay and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 29 May 2024.

At $64/day, SUV is the cheapest car type available for hire in Mackay in the past week. Out of 14 car hire agencies operating in Mackay, there are, in total, 18 hire locations. View below for 6 offered car types:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Standard

Standard

Full-size

Full-size

SUV

SUV

People mover

People mover

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Compare available car types for hire in Mackay

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Mackay to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 29 May 2024.

Small cars

$85 - $197

All Car Types

$120 - $182

To hire a small car in Mackay, Australia, you would pay an average price of $130/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Mackay, Australia (~$85/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$197/day). In fact, January is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Mackay. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Mackay, hiring a small car saves you 11% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Mackay small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Mackay, Australia, you would pay an average price of $128/day. April is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Mackay, Australia (~$103/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$158/day). In fact, April is about 21% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Mackay. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Mackay, hiring a medium car saves you 13% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Mackay medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Mackay, Australia, you would pay an average price of $187/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Mackay, Australia (~$151/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is October (~$236/day). In fact, January is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Mackay. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Mackay, hiring a large car is 22% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Mackay large car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in Mackay, Australia, you would pay an average price of $144/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Mackay, Australia (~$110/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$198/day). In fact, May is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Mackay. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Mackay, hiring a SUV saves you 2% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Mackay SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Mackay, Australia, you would pay an average price of $224/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a van in Mackay, Australia (~$168/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is October (~$330/day). In fact, June is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Mackay. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Mackay, hiring a van is 35% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Mackay van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a pickup truck in Mackay, Australia, you would pay an average price of $192/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in Mackay, Australia (~$108/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is September (~$261/day). In fact, October is about 44% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for Mackay. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Mackay, hiring a pickup truck is 24% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Mackay pickup truck hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Hyundai Accent Hatch$72/day
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Hyundai Accent Hatch
Toyota Corolla$74/day
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Toyota Corolla

Top hire agencies in Mackay

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Mackay known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Mackay. Reviews were last updated on 29 May 2024.
Choose from the top car hire agencies available in Mackay, including Alamo, Avis and Sixt. Browse through some of the top car hire agencies in Mackay, including Alamo, Avis and Sixt.

Alamo

1 location

Avis

1 location

Sixt

1 location

Budget

7.6
Good
6 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

6.3

Hertz

1 location

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

1 location

Europcar

4.9
Mediocre
2 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

8.9

Overall

4.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.9

Value

1.9

Thrifty

2.0
Poor
1 review3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

2.0

Pick-up/drop-off

2.0

Value

2.0

Best Mackay car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Mackay. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Mackay with an average daily rate of $86. Data was last updated on 29 May 2024.
The best offers we've found on car hires in the Mackay area. Be sure to confirm the details of the deal, such as car type, daily rate, and pickup location.
Hyundai Venue$64/day
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Hyundai Venue
Subaru Forester$65/day
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Subaru Forester
Hyundai i30$67/day
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Hyundai i30

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Mackay, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 29 May 2024.
  • What are the requirements to hire a car in Mackay?

    For a cheap car hire in Mackay, you need to be 21. However, some vehicles, such as luxury car hire in Mackay or passenger van hire require you to be older. For car hire in Mackay, you need a driving licence, and passport if you’re from overseas. Licences in a non-Roman alphabet need to be accompanied by an international driving permit. You can pay for Mackay car hire with most major debit and credit cards.

  • What are the rules for driving in Mackay?

    Mackay car hire requires you to drive on the left-hand side of the road and wear seat belts at all times. Children younger than seven need to be in a child seat. Speed limits are in kilometers and are 110 kph on motorways and 50 kph in cities. The legal limit for alcohol when driving a car hire in Mackay is 0.5 mg per ml of blood, so avoid drinking, well in advance of getting behind the wheel. You can call up the local authorities if you’re unsure of the road rules, and they will tell you if there have been any recent changes.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Mackay?

    When you’re looking for car hire in Mackay, you’ll have a great choice of economy car hire and premium vehicles to choose from. If you’re staying in urban areas, you might want a cheap car hire in Mackay that is easy for parking. An example of a vehicle that ticks these boxes is a Hyundai i30. Whereas, if you’re looking to hire cars in Mackay to take out into the countryside, you might want to consider a car like a Kia Sorento. This car has 4X4 capabilities and can handle the terrain well.

  • What are the best places to park in Mackay?

    When you are looking for parking for your hire car in Mackay, you should have plenty of options. There are around 2,500 free parking spots in the city centre. These are timed, so you can only stay there for up to 3h. Alternatively, you can also park at the Dudley Denny City Library, which has around 62 free parking spots that you can park in for up to 3h as well. If you need to park for longer than this, then you can use a council car park, such as one of the corner of Gordon and Gregory Street; this usually costs about A$0.70 per hour or A$5 for the whole day.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Mackay?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $97/day when booking a car hire in Mackay. The absolute best deal a user found was for $58/day from Surprise Agency, booked on May 26.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Mackay?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Mackay from the following companies over the past two weeks: Budget ($64/day), Avis ($65/day), and Thrifty ($72/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Mackay?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Budget (7.6 rating), Europcar (4.9 rating) and Thrifty (2.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Mackay.

  • What are petrol prices like in Mackay?

    The average price of petrol in Mackay is $1.76/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $79 and $114 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Mackay for a week from Budget?

    Budget offers hire cars in Mackay for about $562 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Mackay for the best price?

    Hiring your favourite car model can become more difficult the closer you are to your desired travel date. It’s ideal to book early to have that peace of mind. An early booking can save you up to 63% in Mackay - we recommend booking at least 87days in advance.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Mackay?

    Yes, you can hire a car for a month in Mackay check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Mackay for a month?

    The average cost of a car hire in Mackay for a month is $2,408. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

  • How much is a car hire in Mackay for a weekend?

    The average price for a weekend car hire in Mackay is $119. Hiring a SUV is your cheapest option if you’re looking to save money on your weekend car hire in Mackay. For the month of June, Cheapflights users have found hire cars in Mackay for as low as $88/day.

  • What car do most people hire in Mackay?

    The most popular car chosen by those travelling to Mackay is Intermediate (Class Intermediate Car) based on our Cheapflights data.

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Car hires by fuel type in Mackay

Browse car hires by fuel type in Mackay. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Mackay. Deals were last updated on 29 May 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Mackay. There are currently 2 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest ($51+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

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