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Car Rental Australia

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Car Rental Australia

EasyTerra Car Rental Australia is an independent car rental comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car rental companies so as a customer you can always reserve your car through us at a competitive rate.

Car rental offers in Australia

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Australia.
  • For example: Toyota HiAce
    Mini class
    For example: Toyota HiAce
  • Popular category
    For example: Suzuki Swift
    Economy class
    For example: Suzuki Swift
  • For example: Hyundai Accent
    Compact class
    For example: Hyundai Accent
  • For example: Toyota Corolla
    Intermediate class
    For example: Toyota Corolla
  • For example: Toyota Camry
    Standard class
    For example: Toyota Camry
  • For example: Toyota Aurion
    Full-size class
    For example: Toyota Aurion
  • For example: Wild Card
    Luxury class
    For example: Wild Card
  • For example: Subaru Outback
    Station wagon class
    For example: Subaru Outback

Popular cities in Australia

The rates shown above are per day based on a rental period of at least 7 days. Taxes and additional costs for extras may apply. Please click here for an explanation of these charges.

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Car rental locations in Australia

EasyTerra Car Rental compares rental car prices at the following destinations
Adelaide Airlie Beach Albany, WA Albury Albury, NSW Alexandria Alice Springs Armidale Artarmon Ascot Ayers Rock Bacchus Marsh Bairnsdale Ballarat Ballina Bankstown Bassendean Bathurst Bayswater North Bega Bendigo Beresfield Blackburn Blacktown Boondall Brisbane Broken Hill Brookvale Broome Bunbury Bundaberg Burnie Busselton Byron Bay Cairns Caloundra Campbelltown Canberra Capalaba Carnarvon Castle Hill Charlestown Clayton Coffs Harbour Coober Pedy Coolangatta Coolum Beach Coorparoo Dalby Dandenong Darling Harbour Darwin Dee Why Devonport Dubbo Emerald Esperance Essendon Exmouth Footscray Fortitude Valley Frankston Fremantle Fyshwick Geelong Geraldton Gladstone Gold Coast Gosford Gove Grafton Granville Griffith Hervey Bay Hobart Hoppers Crossing Hornsby Horsham Hurstville Inverell Ipswitch Jabiru Kalgoorlie Karratha Katherine Kenmore Kingaroy Kingscote Kununurra Launceston Leeton Lismore Liverpool Mackay Maidstone Maitland Maroochydore Maryborough Melbourne Melton Merimbula Mildura Milperra Mitcham Moorabbin Morayfield Moree Mount Gambier Mount Isa Mudgee Murgon Muswellbrook Newcastle Newman Noosa Heads Noosaville Nowra Oberon Olympic Dam Osborne Park Palm Cove Palmyra Paraburdoo Parkes Parramatta Penneshaw Penrith Perth Plympton Port Augusta Port Douglas Port Hedland Port Lincoln Port Macquarie Portland Preston Prosperine Pyrmont Redcliffe Richmond Rockhampton Rocklea Roma Sale Singleton South Melbourne South Yarra Springwood St Kilda Strathpine Surfers Paradise Sydney Tamworth Taree Taren Point Taringa Tennant Creek Toowoomba Townsville Traralgon Tullamarine Tumbi Umbi Tumut Victor Harbor Wagga Wagga Wangaratta Warragul Weipa Welshpool Werribee West Ryde Whyalla Wodonga Wollongong Woodridge
Car rental Australia

Location information for Australia

Australia is best explored by rental car. EasyTerra Car Rental has over 190 pick-up locations in Australia. This means there is always a pick-up location close to your destination.


Australia: a country as well as a continent. Australia is a fascinating country with a varied landscape. Breathtaking beaches, beautiful waterfalls, rainforests as well as miles of dry land. Australia is a true paradise for any nature lover. Adventurers can go rafting on wild rivers, surfing on high waves or diving among the magnificent coral reef. The Aborigines are the original inhabitants of the country. Nowadays, less than 2% of the population is Aborigine. Australia is a melting pot of cultures. Most of its inhabitants are of European descent. The first immigrants arrived in Australia more than two hundred years ago. Between 1779 and 1901, Australia was a colony of Great Britain. Its official name is the Commonwealth of Australia.


For over 40.000 years, Australia has been inhabited by Aborigines. They are in origin nomadic people from Southeast Asia. They divided into hundreds of tribes that lived throughout the country. Some tribes roamed about, while others settled.

In the Seventeenth Century, curious Europeans went looking for Australia. The Dutch captain Willem Jansz was the first European to set foot on Australian soil. In 1770, the British captain James Cook lay claim to the East of Australia, and 18 years later the country became a colony of Great Britain. Australia was initially used as a penal colony for British prisoners. More and more colonies were set up across the country.

In the mid-Nineteenth Century, gold was discovered in New South Wales and Victoria. From that moment on gold diggers came to Australia from all over the world in the hope of becoming rich. Although the economy boomed, the country was hit by a recession at the end of the century. That is why it was decided to incorporate the six colonies into a federation: the Commonwealth of Australia.

During the First and Second World War, Australia backed its mother country Great Britain. After the Second World War, nearly 2 million Europeans went to Australia. They proved very useful in the country's industry and agriculture.

These days, Australia is an independent and wealthy country with a strong competitive economy. The political situation is stable and the professional population well-educated.

Society and Culture

Australia has about 20 million inhabitants. No less than 70% of the population is of British descent. Australia is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. The population is distributed unevenly across the land. Most people live in the Eastern and South-Eastern coastal area, between Melbourne and Brisbane. Queensland is the state where most Aborigines live.

Immigration plays an important role in the culture of Australia. Since 1945, the number of inhabitants has doubled. Many people still emigrate to the wealthy continent. In addition to Great Britain, they often come from Hong Kong and New Zealand.

Despite these various cultures, there does seem to be a coherent Australian culture. Australians are known as hospitable people. They enjoy life and love sports. When you are in Australia, you will surely hear talk of an 'Aussie Barbie'. This is not a doll, but a barbecue! Australians love to barbecue and they often invite tourists to come along and have a bite.

English is the official language of Australia. Australian English has a special accent and there are specific expressions and abbreviations.

About three quarters of the population is Christian. Most Christians belong to the Roman-Catholic and Anglican Church. The other Australians are Buddhist, Muslim, Greek Orthodox, Baptist, etc. Finally, 16% of the Australians are non-religious.

Political Situation

The Commonwealth of Australia, usually referred to as Australia, is a constitutional monarchy. The federal government is formed by a parliament that is elected by the people. The government is led by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of the Labor Party. Despite the fact that Australia nowadays is independent, the queen of Great Britain is also the queen of Australia; Queen Elizabeth II.

There are three main political parties: Labour Party, Liberal Party and National Party. In addition, there are various small parties. Since 1966 until 2007 the country had been governed by a coalition of the Liberal Party and the National Party.

The six states of Australia each have their own government with a prime minister and a constitution. At a regional level, these governments have a lot of influence.


Over the last decade, Australia transferred its market economy in an internationally competitive economy. In the 1990's Australia had one of the fastest growing economies in the world, thanks to economic reforms that were implemented in the 1980's.

Australia has developed from a predominantly agricultural country into a country with a rich industry in a very short time. It seems that the worldwide economic downturn in recent years does not effect Australia very much: unemployment levels kept falling and the export brought in important revenues. Australia trades with many different countries. Its main export partners are Japan, China, United States, South Korea and New-Zealand.

The currency of Australia is the Australian dollar. One Australian dollar is worth about € 0.61. If you decide to stay in Australia for a longer period, you may want to open an Australian bank account.

Geography and Climate

Australia has a total land surface of almost 8 million square kilometres. Most of the country (three quarters!) is desert. After Antarctica, Australia is the driest continent on earth. The Australians call the desert 'the outback'. In the centre of the country, in the middle of the outback, there are famous mountains and rocks like Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (Mount Olga). In the North-East of Australia there are magnificent rainforests that are home to many animal species. Australia's total coastline is 34218 kilometres long. Australia is in possession of the world's largest coral reef: the Great Barrier Reef.

The two largest cities of Australia are Sydney and Melbourne. They are home to 40% of all Australians. The other major cities are Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, Perth, Darwin, Alice Springs and Broome. The capital of Australia is Canberra. Here you will find important government buildings and monuments.

Thanks to its enormous surface, Australia has many climate zones. The northern part has a tropical climate. The outback has a desert climate with hot days and cold nights. The south-east and south-west have a moderate climate. Don't forget to keep the Australian summer and winter in mind! For the Australian summer, you need to visit the country between December and February, while between June and August it is winter in Australia.

Traffic and Infrastructure

Large distances can be covered most quickly by plane. There are many internal flights and all major cities have airports. Most international flights land at Sydney Airport. Other airports include Melbourne Airport, Cairns Airport and Perth Airport.

There is also an extensive bus network. Traveling by bus is fairly cheap. Bus companies like Greyhound, McCafferty's and Premier will take you everywhere and to all the interesting places.

The rail network is less extensive than the bus network. However, traveling by train is comfortable and allows you to enjoy the wonderful landscapes. The main train routes are from Perth to Sydney and Melbourne (via Adelaide), and from Adelaide to Darwin.

The best way to travel is by car. First of all, the car offers more freedom. In addition, it allows you to visit more remote areas. Because of the large distances it is important to make sure you have enough fuel. You need an international driver's license to drive a car in Australia.

Food and drink

The colonial influence of Great Britain can be found in the Australian kitchen. That means it is common to be able to order an English breakfast. Also, Australia is famous for the "barbie". You will not only be able to order meat from the barbecue in restaurants, there are also public barbecues in parking lots and on campsites. Of course, meat lovers need to taste kangaroo and crocodile meat.

Restaurants in Australia are relatively cheap. This has to do with the fact that restaurants allow people to bring their own drinks: "Bring Your Own" or "BYO". This makes eating out more affordable. Giving tips is not common, although it is appreciated. A 10% tip is reasonable.

Australians love to drink, so you can enjoy a beer or wine everywhere. The minimum age for buying and drinking alcohol is 18.

Time zones

Australia has three different time zones: Eastern Standard Time (GMT +10), Central Australian Time (GMT+9,5) and Western Standard Time (GMT+8). Most states have daylight saving times, with the exception of some states, like Queensland.


Australia is geared towards tourism, and you will not have to look very far for a place to sleep. You can choose the luxury offered by hotels, but there are also many campsites. They are inexpensive and give you a chance to enjoy the beautiful environment. Many tourists stay in hostels. There is a great supply and there are various types of rooms. You can share a room with twelve other backpackers or have a room of your own. On the edge of the cities and smaller towns there are motels. Motels are a good choice if you travel by car.

Finally, you can spend the night on a genuine "Aussie farm", and experience the unique atmosphere of the Australian countryside. Often, you even help out on the farm, and learn to sheer sheep or herd cattle. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss!

External Sources

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Practical information

  • Currency
    Australian dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 - 130 km/h
  • Language
  • Popular car category
  • Popular rental companies

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental? at this location
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