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Cheap Car Hire in New South Wales from $25

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29 Feb — 7 Mar
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New South Wales car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in New South Wales. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 22 February 2024.

Most popular company

Bargain Car Rentals

Most common car type

Premium

Average price per day

$62

Cheapest price per day

$25

What are the car hire prices for popular cities in New South Wales?

Discover the price range for hiring a car in popular cities across New South Wales, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 115 pickup locations in New South Wales to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 22 February 2024.

Price

$24 - $71

Out of all the popular cities in New South Wales, Sydney is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $24/day. Renting a car in Sydney is 66% cheaper than renting one in Orange where the per day rate is around $71. Other fairly inexpensive cities in New South Wales to get a rental car in are: Newcastle ($38/day), Merimbula ($39/day), and Wollongong ($44/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Sydney should expect to spend around $24/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in New South Wales is Sydney.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in New South Wales?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in New South Wales 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 22 February 2024.

January

$56

February

$65

March

$80

April

$80

May

$73

June

$67

July

$74

August

$67

September

$61

October

$56

November

$59

December

$73

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in New South Wales is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is March. 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 New South Wales

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in New South Wales and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 22 February 2024.

There are 79 hire agencies servicing New South Wales. These agencies, altogether, have 3,120 hire locations available. Need an affordable hire? small car is the cheapest car type to hire in New South Wales with prices from $27 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 5 car types you can hire in New South Wales:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Standard

Standard

Full-size

Full-size

SUV

SUV

People mover

People mover

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Mini

Mini

Passenger van

Passenger van

Luxury

Luxury

Convertible

Convertible

Pick-up truck

Pick-up truck

Premium SUV

Premium SUV

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

Supplier choice

Supplier choice

Standard SUV

Standard SUV

Luxury SUV

Luxury SUV

Commercial

Commercial

Supplier choice pickup truck

Supplier choice pickup truck

Compare available car types for hire in New South Wales

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in New South Wales to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 22 February 2024.

Small cars

$47 - $83

All Car Types

$66 - $109

To hire a small car in New South Wales, you would pay an average price of $58/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a small car in New South Wales (~$47/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$83/day). In fact, October is about 19% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for New South Wales. When comparing with other car types available for hire in New South Wales, 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 New South Wales small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in New South Wales, you would pay an average price of $72/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in New South Wales (~$48/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$89/day). In fact, January is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for New South Wales. When comparing with other car types available for hire in New South Wales, hiring a medium car saves you 16% 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 New South Wales medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in New South Wales, you would pay an average price of $117/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a large car in New South Wales (~$97/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$157/day). In fact, January is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for New South Wales. When comparing with other car types available for hire in New South Wales, hiring a large car is 28% 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 New South Wales large car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in New South Wales, you would pay an average price of $88/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in New South Wales (~$59/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is June (~$113/day). In fact, January is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for New South Wales. When comparing with other car types available for hire in New South Wales, hiring a SUV is 5% 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 New South Wales SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in New South Wales, you would pay an average price of $138/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a van in New South Wales (~$102/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$223/day). In fact, January is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for New South Wales. When comparing with other car types available for hire in New South Wales, hiring a van is 39% 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 New South Wales van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a pickup truck in New South Wales, you would pay an average price of $123/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in New South Wales (~$76/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$172/day). In fact, October is about 39% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for New South Wales. When comparing with other car types available for hire in New South Wales, hiring a pickup truck 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 luxury car in New South Wales, you would pay an average price of $147/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in New South Wales (~$117/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~$200/day). In fact, September is about 21% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for New South Wales. When comparing with other car types available for hire in New South Wales, hiring a luxury car is 43% 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 New South Wales, you would pay an average price of $289/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a convertible in New South Wales (~$252/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~$370/day). In fact, September is about 13% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible hire for New South Wales. When comparing with other car types available for hire in New South Wales, hiring a convertible is 71% 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.

Hyundai Accent Hatch$27/day
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Hyundai Accent$29/day
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Tips for hiring a car in New South Wales

Browse helpful tips for hiring a car in New South Wales including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on 22 February 2024.
  • New South Wales abides by Australia’s car seat laws, meaning infants must use rear-facing car seats, while children up to age seven must be secured in a car seat or booster suitable for their size. If you’ll be travelling with little ones, it’s essential to either bring your own child car seats or request them when reserving your hire vehicle. Note that car hire companies in New South Wales generally charge a fee to include child car seats in the hire.
  • Many New South Wales car hire companies offer fully electric and hybrid vehicles. The state is well-equipped with public electric car charging stations, and you may be able to save up to 70% on fuel if you select a fully electric vehicle. So whether you’re planning to stay in Sydney, explore the Blue Mountains or enjoy some quiet time in the NSW outback, an EV is sure to give you an enjoyable and eco-friendly experience.
  • When driving outside of the cities in New South Wales, be particularly vigilant for kangaroos, especially during winter, which is the peak period for car crashes involving animals. Avoid driving in rural areas at dawn and dusk, or at least be particularly vigilant. If you see one kangaroo, expect others to be nearby. Do not swerve suddenly or use high-beam lights to scare a kangaroo off your path. Instead, slow down and brake if it’s safe to do so.
  • In New South Wales, the permissible blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.05%. If you drive with a BAC that surpasses this limit, you could face substantial repercussions, including financial penalties and possible criminal charges. To keep yourself and other road users safe, it’s advisable to avoid alcohol before using your hire vehicle.

Top hire agencies in New South Wales

Explore the leading car hire agencies in New South Wales known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in New South Wales. Reviews were last updated on 22 February 2024.
Browse through some of the top car hire agencies in New South Wales, including pickup locations serving Sydney, Coffs Harbour and Ballina. Browse through some of the top car hire agencies in New South Wales, including locations around Sydney, Coffs Harbour and Ballina.

Firefly

10.0
Wonderful
4 reviews16 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

10.0

Budget

8.9
Very Good
25 reviews16 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

9.1

Overall

8.9

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

8.3

Avis

8.7
Very Good
10 reviews16 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.9

Overall

8.8

Pick-up/drop-off

8.5

Value

7.7

Alamo

8.4
Very Good
6 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.8

Value

7.6

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.0
Very Good
1 review5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.0

Thrifty

7.6
Good
22 reviews31 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.3

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.3

Sixt

7.5
Good
25 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

8.0

Europcar

7.4
Good
15 reviews15 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

6.7

Best New South Wales car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in New South Wales. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in New South Wales with an average daily rate of $54. Data was last updated on 22 February 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals we've found on car hires within the New South Wales region, including options close to Sydney, Coffs Harbour and Ballina. If these deals don't appeal to you, check back very soon as they are being updated frequently.
Hyundai Accent Hatch$27/day
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Hyundai Accent Hatch
Hyundai Accent$29/day
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Hyundai Accent
Toyota Corolla$29/day
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Toyota Corolla

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in New South Wales, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 22 February 2024.

Should I hire a car in New South Wales?

Hiring a car in New South Wales offers unparalleled convenience and flexibility, allowing you to explore the state’s diverse landscapes at your own pace. From the world-renowned Sydney Harbour Bridge to hidden gems like Dorrigo National Park, your hire car will give you easy access to the state’s most stunning attractions. Unlike public transport, a hire car gives you the freedom to travel on your own schedule, allowing you to avoid the crowds and enjoy otherwise impossible moments, like catching the sunrise from the perfect vantage point in Blue Mountains National Park.

What is driving like in New South Wales?

Driving in New South Wales is an adventure, with scenic routes that traverse coastlines, valleys, rainforests and outback roads. The driving culture is similar to the rest of Australia, and you’ll need to drive on the left-hand side of the road. Seat belts are also mandatory for all vehicle occupants. On city streets, speed limits can vary based on the time of day, so always pay close attention to signs, particularly in school zones. Toll roads are common, especially in and around Sydney. It’s best to have an electronic tag or pass if you’ll be driving around these areas, so check with your hire company to ensure they provide one.

How old do you have to be to hire a car in New South Wales?

Whether you’re looking for a cheap compact car or a luxury SUV, you generally need to be at least 21 years old to hire a vehicle in New South Wales. You’ll also need an open driver's licence. If you’re aged 21 to 25, it’s important to know that some car hire companies may add a daily young driver fee to your hire. Each company has its own policy for young drivers, so it’s worth comparing deals on Cheapflights to find one that works for you. Be sure to compare not just the overall hire price but also their policies, inclusions, exclusions and general terms and conditions.

What is the cheapest hire car found in New South Wales?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $56/day when booking a car hire in New South Wales. The absolute best deal a user found was for $25/day from CarHood, booked on Jul. 28.

What car hire company is typically the cheapest in New South Wales?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in New South Wales from the following companies over the past two weeks: Apex ($29/day), Simba Car Hire ($32/day), and Sixt ($40/day).

Which car hire company is considered to be the best in New South Wales?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, MINI Car Rentals (10.0 rating), Fox (10.0 rating) and Sunset Rent a Car (10.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in New South Wales.

What are petrol prices like in New South Wales?

The average price of petrol in New South Wales is $1.77/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $80 and $115 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

How much does it cost to hire a car in New South Wales for a week from Bargain Car Rentals?

Bargain Car Rentals is one of the most popular car hire companies in New South Wales, offering car hire for around $256 per week on average.

How far in advance should I hire a car in New South Wales for the best price?

Generally, for a better deal in New South Wales it’s recommended to book in a timely manner (to save up to 33%). 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 New South Wales?

Typically, how long you can hire a car for depends on the inventory of the supplier. For New South Wales however, it is certainly possible to rent a car for an entire month.

How much does it cost to rent a car in New South Wales for a month?

You can potentially save up to 63% on a month-long rental by booking with CarHood. CarHood is the cheapest rental company available within the next few months. Renting a car in New South Wales can cost you on average $1,097 a month or $37 a day. For extended stays in a location, this option will usually save you the most.

Small car hires in New South Wales

Find small car hire deals in New South Wales from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in New South Wales cost an average of $32 per day. Price data was last updated on 22 February 2024.
Nissan March$25/day
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Nissan Micra$25/day
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Nissan Micra
Nissan Micra$26/day
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Nissan Micra

Car hires by fuel type in New South Wales

Browse car hires by fuel type in New South Wales. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in New South Wales. Deals were last updated on 22 February 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in New South Wales. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest ($16+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel