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The West Is Best Seen With a Top Car Rental in Perth

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CarHire.com.au aims to make it easy for you to compare reliable rental cars in Perth. We have partnered with the country's leading suppliers such as Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz so we can provide the best deals. Our car rental comparison system will give you a list of cars of all makes and models. Whether you would like a compact car for city driving, or an 8-seater for your whole squad, you can easily find it in our list.

About Perth

Perth is the capital of Western Australia​ and is the only capital city that lies on the western coastline. The city is nestled on the Swan River which flows out to the Indian ocean. Perth is home to some of the most spectacular beaches in Australia, and to stars like the late but much loved Heath Ledger. Consequently, it has a strong music and performing arts scene. Other stars like Ilsa Fisher and the band Eskimo Joe have all started their craft in the west.

Reasons to Book a Rental Car in Perth With CarHire.com.au

  1. Enjoy great rates - Booking your Perth car hire as soon as you know you will need one means you get the best rates available.
  2. Wide selection of cars - We offer the largest range of vehicles to choose from so you can find the one that suits your needs and budget.
  3. Save time - You can afford to immerse yourself into all that Perth has to offer because comparing and booking a car rental will only take you less than two minutes.
  4. Excellent service - If you have any questions about car rental in Perth, don't hesitate to contact us​. Our knowledgeable customer care experts are helpful and willing to assist.

Top Tips for Hiring a Car in Perth

  • Book your car rental early to avoid missing out during peak periods
  • Always check the vehicle for pre-existing damage
  • Beware of one-way fees and other optional charges
  • Daily rate may be lower for longer rental periods
  • Be sure to read the terms and conditions to avoid paying extra charges

When to Travel to Perth

There are plenty of fun things and events to see and do in Perth to keep you entertained in the summertime. If you love art, the annual Perth International Arts Festival in February should not be missed. See some of the best tennis players in the world battle it out for the ATP Cup in the first week of January as well as a bunch of summer festivals like Fringe World Festival, Brazilian Summer Fest, SummerSalt, and Perth BeerFest.

Perth Driving Tips

The speed limit in Perth's city centre is 40km/hr while urban areas are 50km/hr. Take note that distances in Western Australia can be quite long so it is recommended that you have a full tank of fuel before going to remote areas to avoid getting stuck. Day trips are always a popular and enjoyable option for travellers hiring a rental vehicle in Perth. The Perth Hills area is just 30 minutes out of the city. Drive a little further to the waterfalls and rock formations at John Forrest National Park. The Bibbulmun Tracks are another popular destination and start just thirty minutes south of Perth.

Perth Car Rental FAQs

What is the most popular rental car in Perth?

Hyundai Accent or similar is the most popular vehicle class in Perth based on recent bookings by customer​s.

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Perth Airport?

Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty are available to rent at Perth Airport.

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Perth?

You need to be at least 21 to hire a car in Perth. Please note that a Young Driver Surcharge will apply for drivers ages 21 to 24.

Is it cheaper to rent a car for a week in Perth?

In most cases, yes. Based on a recent search, a one-day rental in Perth costs A$44 while one-week rental costs A$22 per day.

Where can you park your rental car in Perth?

There are plenty of places to park your rental car in Perth​, including multi-storey and open-air car parks, street parking or secure parking that is well-suited for full-day parking.

Best places to visit with a hire car in Perth

lighthouse in Perth
Locals insist that all visitors should find time to see Rottnest Island. It's only a thirty-minute ferry ride from Fremantle and the island is absolutely amazing. While on Rottnest Island you can meet an interesting little local called a Quokka. You will easily see that this little macropod is a relation of the Kangaroo and Wallaby. Rottnest boasts some of the most spectacular beaches you'll find anywhere in Australia, as well as amazing holiday accommodation. Your rental car will have to stay on the mainland as you are not permitted to take hire cars across bodies of water, however, bike hire is a popular way to get around the island.

Perth Cultural Centre is both an area of central Perth and the collective name for the main buildings of the Art Gallery of Western Australia and is definitely worth a visit.

Perth Hills (Kalamunda) an easy drive away. Enjoy forest walks and cycle trails, organic cafes and boutique wineries.

If water is your thing then AQWA makes a great pit stop for all the family (and even the most luxurious rental car can get a bit stuffy after a long day of driving). The AQWA is Western Australia's number one natural attraction. It features Australia's largest aquarium and underwater tunnel, gorgeous living coral reefs, huge sharks, turtles and stingrays and an amazing collection of WA marine animals. It represents some 12 thousand kilometres of the coastline in just a few hundred metres.

Because Western Australia is such a huge state, Perth is a wonderful place to base yourself for your western adventure and a great place to hire a vehicle. Wine Tours of the Margaret River, Snorkelling on Ningaloo Reef, Swan River Cruises from Fremantle and the gold fields of Kalgoorlie are just a sample of the best of the west. And it's all there for you to explore in your carhire.com.au vehicle.

For a great view of the city, explore the lush gardens of Kings Park and you'll be well rewarded. And you can explore the city itself with the free CAT buses then jump into your carhire.com.au vehicle to fully experience the region. The city is heaven for fitness types; take an early morning stroll around the river, where you'll be passed by streams of cyclists, and you can see rowing crews training.

The Wembley Golf Complex is arguably one of Australia's finest public facilities, with 18 hole courses and a magnificent day and night driving range.

Captain Cook Cruises offer a wide range of luscious cruise options from Perth to Fremantle or upstream to the magnificent Swan Valley wine region if you feel like a break from driving.

If you are travelling with children or just a big kid at heart check out Perth's Premier Amusement Park, Adventure World. With roller coasters, slides, and so many other rides it would take a few days to get through all of the fun rides. It has something for those who want to get wet or stay dry.

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