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skyscrapers night view along Yarra River in Melbourne

Finding a first-rate car rental in Melbourne is simple with CarHire.com.au. With our trusted car hire partners such as Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty, you have the choice of a variety of quality vehicles. Rent a car and travel in comfort when you visit Melbourne. Simply fill in the search box above with your requirements, and we will compare the best rental car rates in the city. 

There is always something happening in Australia's second biggest city. Melbourne is a hub for art, sport and live music. By hiring a car you can explore the exciting streets of Melbourne and other fantastic destinations in Victoria like the famous Great Ocean Road. With so many activities on offer, you will not be short of things to do in Melbourne.

Why rent a car in Melbourne at CarHire.com.au?

Here are some of the reasons why customers choose to book their hire cars with us.

  1. Book in advance. Booking with us means you get access to a large range of quality vehicles at affordable rates. Choose from different locations to hire a car such as Tullamarine Airport. We also compare rental cars across Melbourne's suburbs. 
  2. Don't pay a booking fee. You will not be charged a booking fee for reserving a rental car with us. Use our simple search engine to look up and compare car hire deals. You are booking directly with the rental car company when you book with us so you don't need to worry about any hidden costs.
  3. No cancellation fees. We all know that plans do change sometimes due to unforeseen circumstances, that's why we don't charge any fees for cancellations and modifications. Feel free to book ahead of time and just cancel or modify your booking when needed.
  4. Guaranteed best rates. Our car rental experts have negotiated with the suppliers so we can provide the best rates online. In fact, we will give the difference plus $20 if you find a cheaper deal. For more information, check out our Price Promise.
  5. Choose the right size rental car for you. We compare mini or compact vehicles, and larger vehicles like a people mover or an 8-seater van.  Select from utes or truck rental, economy class cars, or even campervans. Whatever size vehicle, you can find the best car rental in Melbourne through us.
  6. Contact Us. You can reach us anytime if you have any queries about how to book your Melbourne car rental or about our rate comparison tools. We have friendly customer care experts who can sort out your queries.

Driving tips in Melbourne

Before you hop in your hire car, why not check the live traffic update to save time.
The M3, Southern Link (Monash Freeway), Tullamarine Freeway and Batman Avenue are just some of the toll roads that operate in Melbourne. Keep in mind that there are no cash booths on Melbourne's toll roads. Simply pre-purchase a pass online or make a payment up to three days after you use the road. 

What to do on your next visit to Melbourne?

Melbourne, the"Melting Pot", combines so many cultures into the one city that it is hard not to feel right at home there. Well-known as the fashion and design capital of Australia, there is no shortage of things to do and see here. If you are flying from Tullamarine Airport, you only need to drive your car hire for about 30 minutes to reach Melbourne CBD.  Shopping? Where do you want to start?  Just make sure your hire car is large enough to fit it all in!  

skydiving in Melbourne

1. A beautiful spot to take in the Melbourne skyline and enjoy the best of food and drink is Naked in the Sky, a groovy rooftop bar in Brunswick, and part of Basque tapas bar Naked for Satan.  

2. About half an hour's drive north of Melbourne you can hop out of your rental car and into a plane. Skydive Nagambie describes itself as Australia's premier skydiving centre. They specialise in taking people for their first, hair raising, blood pumping skydiving experience.  

3. Travel down the eastside of Port Phillip Bay and out through rolling countryside to the Bellarine Peninsula. A one-day tour of the Mornington Peninsula in your hire car gives you the chance to enjoy both the turbulent beaches of Bass Strait and the calm waters of Port Phillip Bay. 


4. The Yarra Valley is an easy 45-minute  drive from the city of Melbourne. It's the perfect destination for when you want to get away just for the day. In this region you'll discover some of the state's best wineries against a backdrop of stunning landscapes. Car hires make road trips a reality because you have the freedom to pick up and go at a whim.
 
5. From the Princess Theatre to the Art Gallery you won't fall short of cultural delights to keep you occupied. Melbourne truly has the largest slice of Australia's cultural pie. At any given time there's bound to be great theatre to experience. 

Luna Park in Melbourne

6. Luna Park is a day of fun and festivities
that your whole family will enjoy. Opened in 1912, this is one of the oldest amusement parks in Australia and still one of the most enjoyed. So if you are short of something to do, just unload the hire car and take the day to enjoy this unique amusement park experience.

7. Another great day out with the family is a trip to the Melbourne Zoo. With over 320 species of animals, there is something for everyone to see. A surefire favourite with the children you will need at least half a day to see everything. Parking your Melbourne hire car is no worry at all with plenty of parking at the complex, just park and enjoy the day.

8. Sport in Melbourne.  Known as a sporting capital in Australia, there are many things in store for sports enthusiasts visiting Melbourne. You can find the largest sports stadium in the country in the city. The Melbourne Cricket Ground had been the home of renowned sporting events including the 1956 Olympics and 1992 World Cricket Cup. The Etihad Stadium can also be found in Melbourne. 

More useful information

train travels across Dandenong Ranges

No matter how luxurious your choice of Melbourne car rentals may be there will come a time when you're ready to get out from behind the wheel and enjoy some serious pampering. Aurora Spa retreat is located at The Prince hotel, 2 Acland St in St Kilda and offers a variety of treatments to suit all.There are plenty of great Victorian destinations within an easy day trip's distance of your Melbourne car rental pickup location. In less than an hour you can be exploring the Dandenong Ranges, which are the main hills that can be seen from CBD vantage points.

If you are hiring a Melbourne car rental vehicle and this is your first trip to Australia then you'll soon notice something: Australians not from Melbourne love to complain about its changeable weather. But don't, under any circumstances, let them put you off. Sure it's four seasons in one day, but Melbourne has a fashion for every season and all the ones in between. Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia with plenty of glitz, glamour and culinary delights to rival Sydney. In fact, Melbournians tend to believe they're just a little bit more glam and sophisticated than their Sydney cousins. 

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