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Cheap Car Hire in Melbourne from $21

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 Melbourne with a pick-up date of 26/8 and drop-off date of 2/10. 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.
Driver's age: 26-65
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Melbourne car hires in 2024

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

Most popular company

BARGAINCAR

Price of petrol per litre

$1.71

Average price per day

$66

Cheapest price per day

$21

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Melbourne 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 12 July 2024.

January

$56

February

$65

March

$76

April

$65

May

$53

June

$59

July

$62

August

$60

September

$59

October

$63

November

$63

December

$84

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Melbourne is May. The most expensive time to rent a car is December. 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 Melbourne

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Melbourne and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 12 July 2024.

small car is the cheapest car type you can hire in Melbourne this past week from 129 hire locations out of 47 hire agencies. Prices for a Melbourne small car hire start from $21/day. Check out available deals for 4 car types currently offered at listed car hire agencies here:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Standard

Standard

SUV

SUV

People mover

People mover

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Mini

Mini

Compare available car types for hire in Melbourne

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

Small cars

$44 - $81

All Car Types

$67 - $112

To hire a small car in Melbourne, Australia, you would pay an average price of $59/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Melbourne, Australia (~$44/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$81/day). In fact, June is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Melbourne. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Melbourne, hiring a small car saves you 32% 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 Melbourne small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Melbourne, Australia, you would pay an average price of $79/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Melbourne, Australia (~$61/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$104/day). In fact, May is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Melbourne. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Melbourne, hiring a medium car saves you 10% 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 Melbourne medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Melbourne, Australia, you would pay an average price of $110/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Melbourne, Australia (~$92/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$136/day). In fact, May is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Melbourne. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Melbourne, 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.

To hire a SUV in Melbourne, Australia, you would pay an average price of $80/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Melbourne, Australia (~$61/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$115/day). In fact, June is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Melbourne. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Melbourne, hiring a SUV saves you 9% 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 Melbourne SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Melbourne, Australia, you would pay an average price of $136/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a van in Melbourne, Australia (~$118/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$161/day). In fact, January is about 14% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Melbourne. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Melbourne, hiring a van is 37% 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 Melbourne van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a pickup truck in Melbourne, Australia, you would pay an average price of $121/day. April is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in Melbourne, Australia (~$89/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$157/day). In fact, April is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for Melbourne. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Melbourne, hiring a pickup truck is 29% 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.

To hire a luxury car in Melbourne, Australia, you would pay an average price of $124/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Melbourne, Australia (~$99/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$150/day). In fact, May is about 21% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Melbourne. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Melbourne, hiring a luxury car is 31% 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.

To hire a convertible in Melbourne, Australia, you would pay an average price of $125/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a convertible in Melbourne, Australia (~$83/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is June (~$335/day). In fact, January is about 35% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible hire for Melbourne. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Melbourne, hiring a convertible is 31% 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.

Kia Picanto$21/day
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Kia Picanto
Hyundai i20$22/day
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A/C
Hyundai i20
Hyundai Accent Hatch$24/day
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Hyundai Accent Hatch

Top hire agencies in Melbourne

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Melbourne known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Melbourne. Reviews were last updated on 12 July 2024.
Hire a vehicle with one of these top care hire agencies serving Melbourne, such as Firefly, Dollar and Ace Rental Cars. Browse through some of the top car hire agencies in Melbourne, including Firefly, Dollar and Ace Rental Cars.

Firefly

10.0
Wonderful
1 review7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Dollar

5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

6.0

Ace Rental Cars

3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.4

Overall

9.4

Pick-up/drop-off

9.4

Value

8.8

Hertz

8.6
Very Good
14 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.7

Comfort

9.3

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.4

Value

8.2

Budget

8.6
Very Good
3 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.5

Value

8.2

East Coast Car Rentals

7.0
Good
4 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

6.5

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.0

Value

7.0

Thrifty

6.9
Okay
11 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

7.0

Avis

6.6
Okay
6 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

6.8

Best Melbourne car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Melbourne. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Melbourne with an average daily rate of $37. Data was last updated on 12 July 2024.
The best prices on car hires in Melbourne we've found at this time. Double check the details of your car hire reservation before booking to ensure no unwanted surprises.
Kia Picanto$21/day
2
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A/C
Kia Picanto
Hyundai i20$22/day
4
M
A/C
Hyundai i20
Hyundai Accent Hatch$24/day
2
M
A/C
Hyundai Accent Hatch

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Melbourne, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 12 July 2024.
  • What are the requirements to hire a car in Melbourne?

    You won’t need anything more than a valid driving licence and a credit card to get a car hire in Melbourne. Most hire companies require you to be at least 21 years of age and will restrict the range of models available, to smaller, four-cylinder vehicles – you won’t be able to go for passenger van hire or luxury car hire in Melbourne unless you’re 25 or older. Some Melbourne car hire companies will also require that you’ve held your licence for at least 12 months.

  • What are the rules for driving in Melbourne?

    Australians drive on the left, and speed limits are 50 km/h in built-up areas and up to 110 km/h on motorways. One quirk to be aware of when hiring a car in Melbourne is that if motorways aren’t signposted, the default speed limit is slightly lower, at 100 km/h. The legal alcohol limit for driving is 50 mg per 100 ml of blood. Australia enforces its traffic laws very strictly – it’s a good idea to check with local authorities for recent changes before setting off to hire cars in Melbourne.

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

    Melbourne lies on the south-east coast of Australia, so it lends itself to outdoor activities, as well as being a modern cosmopolitan city. When booking car hire in Melbourne, look for something versatile like an SUV or MPV to easily cruise through urban areas or coastal roads. Treat yourself to a convertible – you’ll find these at all car hire locations in Melbourne. If you’re looking for cheap car hire in Melbourne, or are environmentally conscious, you can get economy car hire or electric car hire. Saloons and sedans will do you well, too.

  • Where are the best places to park in Melbourne?

    Be prepared to always pay for parking with car hire in Melbourne. The lowest parking rates in the city centre car parks are around A$ 6-7 per half-hour. In car parks just outside the central district, you can expect to pay an average of about A$ 4. These are very large with plenty of parking spaces, so you won’t have to worry about a shortage. As with all other Australian cities, you can compare the major providers and find cheap car hire in Melbourne through Cheapflights.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Melbourne?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $66/day when booking a car hire in Melbourne. The absolute best deal a user found was for $31/day from Provider's pick, booked on Jul. 7.

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

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Melbourne from the following companies over the past two weeks: Bargain Car Rentals ($22/day), JUCY ($24/day), and East Coast Car Rentals ($36/day).

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

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Dollar (10.0 rating), Ace Rental Cars (9.6 rating) and Budget (9.5 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Melbourne.

  • What are petrol prices like in Melbourne?

    The average price of petrol in Melbourne is $1.71/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $77 and $111 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Melbourne for a week from Bargain Car Rentals?

    Bargain Car Rentals is a popular option for travellers looking for car hire in Melbourne. You can expect the average cost of car hire to be about $251 per week.

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

    Generally, for a better deal in Melbourne it’s recommended to book in a timely manner (to save up to 27%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 7 days prior to your pickup date. Booking as early as you can also increases the likelihood that you’ll get the ideal car.

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

    The length of time you can book a car hire for is subject to the inventory of the supplier. When renting a vehicle from Melbourne it should be possible to hire a car for a whole month if needed.

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

    The average cost of a car hire in Melbourne for a month is $1,078. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

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

    $93 is, on average, how much a car hire costs for the weekend in Melbourne. To save money, consider booking a Compact car hire, which is the cheapest car during the weekend. If you are looking for a car hire in August, we’ve seen prices on Cheapflights for as low as $74 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in Melbourne?

    The most popular car to hire while in Melbourne is the Kia Carnival, which is a Premium vehicle.

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Small car hires in Melbourne

Find small car hire deals in Melbourne from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in Melbourne cost an average of $25 per day. Price data was last updated on 12 July 2024.
Kia Picanto$21/day
2
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A/C
Kia Picanto
Kia Picanto$21/day
2
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A/C
Kia Picanto
Kia Picanto$21/day
2
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A/C
Kia Picanto

Car hires by fuel type in Melbourne

Browse car hires by fuel type in Melbourne. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Melbourne. Deals were last updated on 12 July 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Melbourne. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest ($14+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

Airport car hires in Melbourne
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