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Cheap Car Hire in Victoria from $28

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
4 Mar — 11 Mar
Driver's age: 26-65
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Victoria car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Victoria. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 26 February 2024.

Most popular company

Bargain Car Rentals

Most common car type

Intermediate

Average price per day

$58

Cheapest price per day

$28

What are the car hire prices for popular cities in Victoria?

Discover the price range for hiring a car in popular cities across Victoria, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 10 pickup locations in Victoria to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 26 February 2024.

Price

$21 - $69

Out of all the popular cities in Victoria, Melbourne is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $21/day. Renting a car in Melbourne is 70% cheaper than renting one in Sale where the per day rate is around $69. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Victoria to get a rental car in are: Mildura ($39/day), Bendigo ($44/day), and Sale ($69/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Melbourne should expect to spend around $21/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Victoria is Melbourne.

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Victoria 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 26 February 2024.

January

$57

February

$68

March

$83

April

$86

May

$63

June

$65

July

$70

August

$65

September

$63

October

$67

November

$65

December

$86

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Victoria is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is April. 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 Victoria

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Victoria and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 26 February 2024.

small car is the cheapest car type you can hire in Victoria this past week from 3,121 hire locations out of 79 hire agencies. Prices for a Victoria small car hire start from $28/day. Check out available deals for 6 car types currently offered at listed car hire agencies here:

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

Convertible

Convertible

Pick-up truck

Pick-up truck

Premium SUV

Premium SUV

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

Standard SUV

Standard SUV

Supplier choice

Supplier choice

Luxury SUV

Luxury SUV

Commercial

Commercial

Supplier choice pickup truck

Supplier choice pickup truck

Compare available car types for hire in Victoria

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Victoria to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 26 February 2024.

Small cars

$50 - $76

All Car Types

$72 - $111

To hire a small car in Victoria, you would pay an average price of $61/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Victoria (~$50/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$76/day). In fact, January is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Victoria. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Victoria, hiring a small car saves you 31% 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 Victoria small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Victoria, you would pay an average price of $77/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Victoria (~$66/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$96/day). In fact, June is about 15% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Victoria. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Victoria, hiring a medium car saves you 14% 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 Victoria medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Victoria, you would pay an average price of $121/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Victoria (~$101/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$143/day). In fact, January is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Victoria. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Victoria, hiring a large car is 27% 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 Victoria large car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in Victoria, you would pay an average price of $83/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Victoria (~$73/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$99/day). In fact, September is about 14% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Victoria. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Victoria, hiring a SUV saves you 6% 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 Victoria SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Victoria, you would pay an average price of $141/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a van in Victoria (~$115/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$186/day). In fact, January is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Victoria. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Victoria, hiring a van is 38% 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 Victoria van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a pickup truck in Victoria, you would pay an average price of $159/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in Victoria (~$106/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$246/day). In fact, January is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for Victoria. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Victoria, hiring a pickup truck is 45% 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 Victoria pickup truck hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a luxury car in Victoria, you would pay an average price of $139/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Victoria (~$119/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~$156/day). In fact, January is about 15% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Victoria. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Victoria, hiring a luxury car is 36% 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 Victoria, you would pay an average price of $286/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a convertible in Victoria (~$129/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$407/day). In fact, January is about 56% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible hire for Victoria. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Victoria, hiring a convertible is 69% 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$28/day
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Hyundai Accent Hatch
Toyota Yaris Cross$29/day
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Toyota Yaris Cross
Kia Picanto$38/day
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Kia Picanto

Tips for hiring a car in Victoria

Browse helpful tips for hiring a car in Victoria including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on 26 February 2024.
  • While driving in Victoria, children younger than seven are required to use either a child restraint or a booster seat at all times. Children younger than six months need to be in a rear-facing child restraint, while those aged from six months to four years must be in a forward-facing child restraint with an in-built harness. Children older than four but under seven years old can either be seated in a similar restraint or in a booster seat. Regardless of age, the restraint or booster must be appropriate for the child's height and weight and needs to be appropriately adjusted and fitted.
  • If you're hiring a car in Victoria, you may be planning on heading across state borders into New South Wales or South Australia. The majority of car hire providers in Victoria will allow you to take your vehicle to these two states, and they may even be able to offer one-way car hire, especially if you're driving to major cities like Adelaide or Sydney. However, bear in mind that car hire companies in Victoria may not allow you to take your vehicle to other states and territories, including the Northern Territory and Queensland. If you plan on taking it on the ferry to Tasmania, additional insurance fees may be necessary.
  • If you're driving in Victoria's biggest city, Melbourne, make sure you're familiar with the road rules regarding trams. If you are driving near a tram that makes a stop, you're required to stop at the rear of the tram to allow passengers to board and disembark safely. You are also only allowed to overtake trams on the left. You can only drive along tram lanes for 50 metres before turning during hours of operation. Meanwhile, you can drive through bus lanes throughout Victoria for up to 100 metres when entering or leaving the road during operating hours.

Top hire agencies in Victoria

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Victoria known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Victoria. Reviews were last updated on 26 February 2024.
Hire a vehicle with one of these top car hire agencies serving Victoria, including those serving the Melbourne, Mildura and Hoppers Crossing area. Browse through some of the top car hire agencies in Victoria, including locations around Melbourne, Mildura and Hoppers Crossing.

Avis

3 locations

Dollar

1 location

Europcar

1 location

Firefly

1 location

keddy by Europcar

1 location

Routes Car & Truck Rentals

1 location

Sixt

1 location

Thrifty

1 location

Best Victoria car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Victoria. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Victoria with an average daily rate of $55. Data was last updated on 26 February 2024.
We've found these great deals on car hires in Victoria, including options within the Melbourne, Mildura and Hoppers Crossing area. Come back soon if you don't find what you're looking for as deals are updated often.
Hyundai Accent Hatch$28/day
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Hyundai Accent Hatch
Toyota Yaris Cross$29/day
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Toyota Yaris Cross
Hyundai i30$38/day
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Hyundai i30

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Victoria, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 26 February 2024.

Should I hire a car in Victoria?

Hiring a car is a great choice for anyone who wants to explore Victoria fully. If you're staying in Melbourne, there are a number of attractions just outside the city that are much easier to reach via car than public transport. For example, the Dandenong Ranges can be reached in roughly an hour via car but can take up to 1h 45min to reach via public transport. The popular Werribee Range Zoo is around 35min from the centre of Melbourne via car but can take about 1h 45min to reach by train and bus. Victoria also has some popular road trip options, including the famous Great Ocean Road; it spans roughly 240 kilometres and takes you along the state's southern coastline, including hotspots like Bells Beach and Great Otway National Park.

What is driving like in Victoria?

Driving in Victoria will usually be a pleasant experience. In the biggest cities, like Melbourne and Geelong, the roads will get busy, particularly during peak hours (usually between 7 am and 9 am and 4 pm and 7 pm). When driving in more rural areas, keep an eye out for wildlife and farm animals. This is particularly important around dawn and dusk. There are a number of toll roads throughout the state, particularly driving into and out of major cities. You can buy a pass that grants up to three days of use of the roads or purchase an electronic tag that charges for each trip.

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

To hire a car in Victoria, you need to be at least 21 years old and you will also need to have held a full licence for at least 12 months. Most companies will also apply an additional daily young driver's surcharge for anyone under the age of 25. They may also restrict certain vehicle classes, such as luxury vehicles, to drivers over 25 or over 30. If you hold a driver's licence from overseas, you can use this for up to three months in Victoria. If your licence is in English, you usually won't need an International Driving Permit (IDP).

What is the cheapest hire car found in Victoria?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $57/day when booking a car hire in Victoria. The absolute best deal a user found was for $29/day from CarHood, booked on Jul. 28.

What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Victoria?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Victoria from the following companies over the past two weeks: Bargain Car Rentals ($28/day), JUCY ($29/day), and Apex ($38/day).

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

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 Victoria.

What are petrol prices like in Victoria?

The average price of petrol in Victoria 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 Victoria for a week from Sixt?

Hiring a car in Victoria for a week can be a great option for travel. Sixt, the most popular car hire company for this area, offers hire cars for around $416/week on average.

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

Our data suggests that booking early can save you up to 29% on a hire car in Victoria. Take advantage of below-average prices by booking at least 7 days prior to your desired date.

Can I rent a car for a month in Victoria?

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

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

Typically, a monthly car hire in Victoria can be found for $1,785. You can find car hire deals to be on average $59 a day.

Small car hires in Victoria

Find small car hire deals in Victoria from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in Victoria cost an average of $46 per day. Price data was last updated on 26 February 2024.
Nissan March$45/day
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Nissan March
Nissan March$45/day
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Nissan March
Nissan Micra$45/day
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Nissan Micra

Car hires by fuel type in Victoria

Browse car hires by fuel type in Victoria. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Victoria. Deals were last updated on 26 February 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Victoria. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest ($23+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

Airport car hires in Victoria
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