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Budget Car Hire Australia

Cars and Passenger Vehicles

Choose from a range of different car hire options when you select Budget. From economy manual and compact choices through to intermediate vehicles, right up to full-size and compact SUV models, you'll find the perfect car hire option for your specific needs.

Trucks, Vans, 4WDs, Utes and Buses hire

Try our trucks, vans, 4WDs, utes and bus hire options for a bit more space, capacity and power.

Rent A Car from Budget Australia

To see Australia, you've got to get out there – it's not going to come to you. Fortunately, Budget Australia is here to help you do just this, with plenty of locations right across Australia.

Whether you're heading to Sydney or PerthDarwin or MelbourneHobart or Brisbane, you'll find Budget car hire locations nearby. With low-cost hire on a diverse range of cars – from the Hyundai Accent and Kona or similar, through to the Suzuki Swift and Kia Cerato or similar – you're sure to discover what you need. We're also super flexible, with weekend car hireweekly car hire and one-way car hire options, as well as a wealth of other choices depending on your individual needs.

We know car rental isn't the most exciting part about planning a holiday. That's why we do everything we can to make the experience effortless, fast and reliable - so you can get to the good stuff. Winning awards like "Quality Service Gold Award" - Readers Digest (2024) and "Most Trusted Car Rental Brand" - Readers Digest (2021) is great proof that we're delivering on our promise. And with a huge fleet including compact cars, SUVs, trucks, vans and utes, and over 200 locations across Australia, it's never been easier for you to get to the good stuff with award winning car rental.

Frequently Asked Questions

The minimum age to drive a vehicle with Budget is 21 years of age. All drivers must hold a current, full and valid driver's licence. A young driver surcharge may apply.

In most cases, you can enjoy car hire for as long as you need. Whether just for one or two days or for 11 months, you'll find a Budget Australia service that suits your situation perfectly. We pride ourselves on being one of the best, most flexible and most affordable rental companies on the market – you can rely on us.

Longer-term car rental connects you with a range of different benefits, including servicing and maintenance cover as well as discounted rates. The Budget Break-Free long term car rental program means no contract lock-ins and or termination fees. We love going the extra mile for you.

It's always best to book as early as possible. In order to get the best from Budget's low-cost car hire options and to benefit from the biggest array of choices on car hire deals, secure your booking early.

Yes. You can enjoy the added flexibility of returning your vehicle to a different location; additional fees and charges may apply. Occasionally we have relocation deals for selected locations, so be sure to check out our latest offers or ask at the time of booking.

To ensure a seamless start to your journey, our vehicles are rented with a full tank of fuel. It would be appreciated if the vehicle was also returned with a full tank; however, if this is not possible, a refuelling charge will be applicable. The option of pre-paid fuel is on offer at select locations, and the exact rate of the refuelling charge will be available upon vehicle collection.

Budget is a proud partner of the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program. If you’re a Qantas Frequent Flyer member, you can earn 4 points per dollar on eligible rentals when you rent with Budget in Australia and 700 points per rental overseas at any Budget worldwide location (excluding Alaska).