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Melbourne Car Rental & Nearby Locations
Melbourne Car Rental & Nearby Locations
Rent A Car in Melbourne
When you’re looking for ways to explore Melbourne, hiring a car is the best way to see more of the city. At Budget Australia, we make it easier for you to source the lowest prices when hiring a car in Melbourne. With makes and models that accommodate groups of all sizes and tastes, we’re here to make venturing into Melbourne an enjoyable experience. Whether you want a slick full size or a robust family SUV, you’ll always save money when hiring a car in Melbourne through us.
Driving tips in Melbourne
One of the unusual concepts of driving in Melbourne is sharing the road with trams. Be sure to be aware of hook turns – when you turn right from the left lane. It’s not as scary as you sound once you get used to them. Unless sign posted otherwise central roads are usually around 40km per hour – so please check signage.
What is there to do in Melbourne?
Whether you’re visiting Melbourne briefly or you want to stick around for a while, you won’t fall short of activities.
1. Stroll around Melbourne's historic lanes
With lots of historic charm that stems back to the 19th century, Melbourne’s lanes and arcades host plenty of shops and cafes. A stroll around them gives you the chance to unearth hidden culinary gems. If you search hard enough, you’ll find a decadent chocolate shop.
2. Catch an old movie at the Astor Theatre
Melbourne’s Astor Theatre has a history reaching back to the 1930s. It still retains much of its Art Deco charm, making it a wonderful architectural feat. Although you can watch modern films there, choosing an old movie will leave you feeling as though you’re stepping back in time.
3. Drive yourself to the Yarra Valley
If you’re feeling adventurous and you want to see what the countryside surrounding Melbourne has to offer, drive to the Yarra Valley. After taking in the scenic views, you can head to a vineyard to stock up on sumptuous wines. There are lots of fine dining experiences in the Yarra Valley, most notably Yering Station.
Whether it’s the flecks of olde-day charm you’ll find around the city or incredible dining opportunities, using car hire in Melbourne will make your stay spectacular. Enter your details in the search form above or contact our friendly reservations team today on 1300 362 848.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a car in Melbourne?
The amount you’ll pay when you hire a car in Melbourne depends on lots of factors. In addition to the different size group you select, you may find that prices vary between hire periods. Additionally, if you’re a younger driver, you may pay a little more than older drivers.
What hire cars can I rent in Melbourne?
Naturally, the most popular hire cars in Melbourne will change as we add new makes and models to our fleet. Overall, we’ve found that the Toyota Corolla in the compact group is a hit. For only a few dollars more consider a SUV, the full size Mitsubishi Pajero Sports or similar. It allows for extra-long expeditions, mainly thanks to its SUV capabilities and generous space.
Where can I rent a car in Melbourne?
Can I rent a car in Melbourne and return it somewhere else?
Yes, you can do a one-way rental from Melbourne to other locations across Australia. Additional fees and restrictions may apply so enter your details in the search form for a quote.
How old do I have to be to rent a car in Melbourne?
The minimum age to rent a vehicle with Budget is 21 years of age. All drivers must hold a current, full and valid drivers licence, that has been valid for a minimum of 12 consecutive months. A young driver surcharge may apply.
Can I rent a car in Melbourne on a provisional licence?
You must have a full, valid licence, that has been held for a minimum of 12 months, to rent with Budget. Learners and provisional licences are not permitted.