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Visiting Melbourne and looking for specials and deals on cheap car rentals? Rent Me A Car will help you find the exact hire car you’re after for your next Melbourne trip. Why scroll through each and every site looking for low cost, last minute, discount or luxury rental car deals when we do all the work for you?

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How to Compare & Book a Hire Car in Melbourne with Us

It is incredibly simple to book a cheap car rental in Melbourne online right here with Rent Me A Car. In fact we think it should only take you 2 minutes to find the cheapest and best hire vehicle in Melbourne for you. Start by filling in your pickup and drop off locations, the dates you want to rent the car for, your age and click search. You will then be presented with a list of all the available vehicles from all the car rental companies for that time period. You can then sort the list as you wish to find the car you want, once you find it click on the choose button which will bring up a page for you to enter your personal details, fill them out and you are done. It is simple and quick to compare book and save on a Melbourne hire car.

Cheap Hire Cars Available in Melbourne

At Rent Me A Car we make it easy for you to be able to compare and book the cheapest rental cars available in Melbourne from Avis, Thrifty, Redspot, Hertz, Europcar and Budget. As a result you have access to their whole range of cars which span from the smallest city run abouts to large SUV’s for that off road adventure. These are the different categories of vehicle on offer:

  • Mini/Economy/Compact - These are the smallest cars available to rent and are perfect as an inner city run about and to fit into those small Melbourne car parks, if you don't have a large amount of luggage and a small number people these cars are perfect for sight seeing, shopping and getting around Melbourne. Examples are Mini Cooper, Nissan Micra, Holden Barina, Hyundai I20 and Hyundai Getz.
  • Standard/Intermediate - These vehicles are larger than compact but smaller than fullsize. Examples are Ford Xr6, Holden Sv6 and Toyota Camry. These are perfect if you have the whole family and a bit of luggage.
  • Fullsize/Station Wagon - Perfect for a family of 5 with lots of luggage. Enough space for the longer road trip. Examples are Holden Sv6 wagon and Subaru Outback.
  • Luxury/Prestige/Premium - If you want something a little more luxury then all the car rental companies have that to offer as well. Examples include Holden Caprice V8 and Mercedes C200K.
  • Sports car - Want to head down the Great Ocean Road on a spirited drive? Well you can hire an Audi A3 or a Hyundai Veloster and do just that.
  • Van - Moving house or have a huge amount of luggage or shopping to transport? A van will suite those needs perfectly.

Most Popular Cars Rented in Melbourne

The most popular cars rented in Melbourne are small cars for an average period of 4 days. Of these small cars the Nissan Micra, Toyota Yaris and Holden Barina are the most common. These vehicles seat 5 people and can carry a reasonable amount of luggage. They are relativley small which make them perfect for inner city driving and parking and their fuel consumption is comparitively low so will cost you less.

Melbourne

Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria and is home to 4.1 million people. Many people have named Melbourne the culture, culinery, shopping and weather fluctuation capitals of Australia, it has also been voted the world's most livable city three times. There is something for everyone in this interesting city.

Culture of Melbourne

Melbourne has a very diverse culture being drawn upon from many different international cultures due to it being a very multicultural city. Some main cultural themes stand out though, being performing arts, culinery arts, visual arts, sport and recreation. There is always something cultural happening in Melbourne whether is be some sort of festival or event, comedy, dance, fundraisers, operas, theatre and shows or literature events there is always something going on that will take your fancy.

Sport in Melbourne

Melbourne is mad about sport and is home to some of the worlds most prestigious sporting events. Unlike other cities in Australia the majority of people who live there tend to follow AFL with many of the top teams being located in and around the suburbs of Melbourne. Apart from AFL football Melbourne hosts many other sporting events in it's state of the art stadiums. AFL, cricket and rugby are played at both the MCG and Etihad stadiums, soccer and rugby are played at AAMI park and tennis is played at Melbourne park. Some notable sporting events on Melbourne's calendar are:

  • The AFL grand final - played in September at the MCG.
  • The Australian Open - tennis tournament hosted at Melbourne park in January.
  • F1 Grand Prix - Held usually in March at Albert Park.
  • The Melbourne Cup Horse Race - Held at Flemington Race Cource.
  • Motorcycle Grand Prix - Held at the Phillip Island race track.
  • The Boxing Day Test - Test Cricket help on Boxing Day at the MCG.

Events in Melbourne

Melbourne hosts many different sport and cultural events each year which why it is Australia's cultural capital. These are some of the more notable events.

  • The Royal Melbourne Show
  • Myer Christmas Windows
  • Moomba
  • ANZAC Day parade
  • Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival
  • Melbourne Fringe Festival
  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival
  • Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
  • Big Day Out Music Festival
  • Melbourne International Film Festival

Melbourne Weather

Melbourne is known for having all the seasons in one day. This is due to it being located close to both hot inland areas and the cooler southern ocean. Due to these temperature differences, extremely cold fronts can form which in turn leads to quick changes in weather and severe weather conditions such as thunderstorms, heavy rain and quick large changes in temperature.

Melbourne is great to explore all year round but if you prefer warmer weather then you will want to travel here between November and March when the weather is a little warmer and more predictable.

Below is a table showing you average weather conditions for Melbourne throughout the year.

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg High °C 25.9 25.8 23.9 20.3 16.7 14.1 13.5 15.0 17.2 19.7 22.0 24.2
Avg Low °C 14.3 14.6 13.2 10.8 8.6 6.9 6.0 6.7 8.0 9.5 11.2 12.9
Rainfall mm 47.6 48 50.3 57.4 55.8 49.0 47.5 50.0 58.1 66.4 60.4 59.5
Avg Rainy Days 8.4 7.5 9.4 11.8 14.6 15.4 16.1 16.1 14.9 14.2 11.8 10.4

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

What to See and Do in Melbourne with your rental vehicle

For those visitors who have the distinct pleasure of visiting Melbourne, they all agree that hiring a rental car is the perfect travel solution for many reasons. Melbourne is full of great attractions which can be explored thanks to cheap rental vehicles. Visiting the Melbourne Museum is a highlight as well as Melbourne’s excellent Crown Casino. There are also a number of great events which go on in and around Melbourne’s CBD including The Melbourne Cup, The Australian Formula One Grand Prix & The Melbourne Show, all easily explored with a rental car.

Not only does choosing the right car offer the chance to explore this fine city, the CBD and all its hidden gems, it also opens up the possibility of day trips across Victoria. Choose from many drives across some of the most scenic areas of the whole country. These drives include the scenery along 'The Great Ocean Road,' and visits to natural wildlife on Phillip Island. Rent Me A Car helps you find all the great deals, discount options and specials for car hire in Melbourne.

So If you want to see Melbourne CBD and the surrounds of Victoria, finding a good rental vehicle is your best choice. Rent Me a Car are here to help with all the big names like Europcar, Budget, and even Avis. We have an interface that’s easy to use, so you can find the car you want at the cheapest possible price.

Top Attractions in and around Melbourne

Melbourne Zoo - The Melbourne Zoo is one of Melbourne's largest attractions, it opened over 150 years ago in 1862 and has over 320 animal species to see in the huge 55 acre gardens. If you are hiring a car in Melbourne then it is just a short 4km drive north of the city centre. Alternatively it is very easy to access by train, with a train station right at the gates of the zoo. Some of the most popular exhibits include, Trails of the Elephants showcasing 5 Asian elephants, Butterfly House, a walk through tropical butterfly greenhouse and everybody's favourite, the Lion Park with 4 male lions.

Crown Casino - Is a popular casino and entertainment complex located in South Bank Melbourne and is the largest in the southern hemisphere. Here you can play popular casino games including poker, baccarat, roulette, gow and craps. Apart from casino games there are many night clubs, restaurants, a video game arcade, three hotels and many luxury stores to keep anyone entertained.

Melbourne Aquarium - Opposite Crown Casino on the other side of the river is the Melbourne Aquarium. It is relatively new opening in 2000 with many different aquatic animal species spanning 4 levels.

Queen Victoria Market - The Queen Vic Market has it all, fruit and veg, meats, animals, clothing and more. This large 17 acre open air market is situated in Melbourne's central business district making very easy to get to if you are in Melbourne. It is a must do when you come to Melbourne, we guarentee you will find something of interest there.

Melbourne Museum - Located in the Carlton Gardens just north east of the Melbourne CBD the Melbourne Museum is the largest museum in the southern hemisphere. It is home to many interesting permanent exhibits, temporary exhibits and IMAX cinemas.

Luna Park - Melbourne's Luna Park was the first of Australia's 4 Luna Parks and dates back to 1912. It is a great family theme park with numerous rides to enjoy including the scenic railway rollercoaster. While visisting Melbourne head a small distance south of the CBD to check out St Kilda and Luna Park.

Eureka Tower - Melbourne's tallest building, home to spectacular views of Melbourne and it's surrounding suburbs. If you are traveling to Melbourne then this is a must do.

Yarra Valley - Having a hire car in Melbourne makes it very easy to get to the Yarra Valley. It is a short 1.5 hour drive east of the city and is home to many award winning wineries.

Toll Roads in Melbourne

Yes, unfortunately Melbourne is one of the 3 Australian cities along with Brisbane and Sydney that have toll roads. This can be difficult when getting a rental car in Melbourne, so we have provided the following information to make your hire car experience in Melbourne much easier.

Toll roads in Melbourne are signified by the road signage. Toll roads signs have a blue background with gold text whereas normal untolled roads signs have a green background with white text.

To pay for tolls in Melbourne this is done either by manual billing, over the phone payment, payment over the internet or the most common of have a transponder in the vehicle. Vehicles pass through an arch that picks up on the transponder and bill accordingly. If a transponder is not picked up a phone of the licence plate is taken and one of the other methods of billing is used to make payment.

The transponders supplied by any of the toll road companies in Australia will work on all of Melbourne's toll roads.

Yes, we agree that toll roads are a pain but in most cases they make it very quick and easy to get around Melbourne. The main toll road sections are CityLink managed by Transurban and EastLink managed by ConnectEast

CityLink

CityLink consists of three main parts:

  • Batman Avenue in Melbourne: This runs between Flinders St and Olympic Boulevard.
  • West M2: This runs along the Tullamarine Freeway between the West Gate Freeway in Port Melbourne to Bell street in Strathmore and includes the Bolte bridge.
  • South M1: This runs along the Monash Freeway from Power Street in Southbank to Toorak Road in Mavern and includes the Domain tunnel and the Burnley tunnel.

EastLink

EastLink runs along part of the M3 between Springvale Rd in Nunawading and Frankston Freeway in Seaford. Along the way it runs through two tunnels, the Mullum Mullum tunnel and the Melba tunnel.

When hiring a rental vehicle at Melbourne Airport it is very difficult to leave without ending up on a toll road, so we suggest you confirm how you will pay for the toll fees when you pick up your vehicle because the suppliers will add an administration fee for any unpaid toll notices they receive for the car while in your posession.

We have put this table together to help you understand what the various car rental suppliers offer in terms of toll roads.

Rental Company Use your own Provided Direct
Europcar No Yes No
Herz No Yes Yes
Budget No Yes No
Thrifty Yes No Yes
Redspot Yes Yes Yes
Avis No Yes No

Please note: Rent Me A Car try to keep this toll road information as up to date as possible but as the hire car suppliers regularly update their toll payment offerings and as new toll roads are added we cannot guarentee the complete accuracy of the above information. Please check with the appropriate car rental company you have booked with for the most up to date information about toll roads and what services the individual supplier offers in regards to them.

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Popular Melbourne Car Rental Depots

Below are the most popular car rental depots in Melbourne

Company Location Address
Avis Southern Cross 99 Spencer Street
Melbourne, VIC. 3000
Hertz Melbourne Downtown 97 Franklin St
Melbourne, VIC. 3000
Budget Melbourne Downtown Shop 3/8 Franklin St
Melbourne, VIC. 3000
Europcar Melbourne 89 Franklin Street
Melbourne, VIC. 3000
Avis Melbourne Downtown 8 Franklin Street
Melbourne, VIC. 3000
Thrifty Melbourne 390 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, VIC. 3000
Avis Grand Hyatt Hotel 123 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC. 3000
Thrifty South Melbourne 153-157 Montague Street
South Melbourne, VIC. 3205
Europcar Melbourne Southern Cross Station Southern Cross Station, Spencer Street
Melbourne, VIC. 3000
Budget Southern Cross Station Unit 28, 99 Spencer Street
Melbourne, VIC. 3000

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