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Are you visiting Melbourne and looking for cheap car rentals? Well you have come to the right place, we can quickly and easily help you find the perfect vehicle for your trip to Melbourne. Why scroll through each and every car rental site looking for low cost, last minute or discount rates when we do all the work for you and guarantee the cheapest rates.

We stack up all the Melbourne car rental deals from top suppliers Avis, Hertz, Budget, Thrifty, Europcar, Enterprise and more all in the one place to give you the largest range of cars at the cheapest rates. And what is great is there are no booking fees and we don't require your credit card, so lock in your great rate now and pay later.

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There are many great reasons to book your next rental vehicle with us, here are a few:

  • Compare all available cars - Having all the top suppliers in the one place gets you access to the widest range of modern and safe hire cars.
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Types of vehicles available in Melbourne

The range of rental cars available from our suppliers

  • Mini/Economy/Compact - These are the smallest cars available and are perfect as an inner city run about that will fit into those small Melbourne car parks. If you don't have much luggage and/or a small number people this type of car will be perfect for sight seeing, shopping and getting around Melbourne. Mini Cooper, Nissan Micra, Holden Barina, Hyundai I20 and Hyundai Getz are examples of this class.
  • Standard/Intermediate - These vehicles are larger than compact but smaller than full size. Examples are Ford Xr6, Holden Sv6 and Toyota Camry. These are perfect if you are travelling with the family and a bit of luggage.
  • Full size/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 luxurious we can supply something that meets that criteria as well. Examples include Holden Caprice V8 and Mercedes C200K.
  • Sports car - Looking to head down the Great Ocean Road on a spirited drive? Book 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.



Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria and is home to 4.7 million people, it is known as the culture, culinary, shopping and weather fluctuation capital of Australia and has also been voted the world's most livable city a massive seven times. There is something for everyone in this interesting city.

Culture in Melbourne

Melbourne is a very multicultural city as it is the home of migrants from all over the world, this creates a diverse range of cultures leading to great food, arts, sports, religions and more all in the one city.

Sport in Melbourne

The people of Melbourne are mad about sport, which is lucky as it 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 Aussie Rules Football 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 including cricket, rugby, soccer and tennis.

Some of the more notable sporting events on Melbourne's calendar are:

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

Popular Events in Melbourne

Melbourne hosts many different sporting 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's Weather

Melbourne is known for having four 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 lead to quick changes in weather and severe weather conditions such as thunderstorms, heavy rain and rapid 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.

Top Attractions in and around Melbourne

If you a renting a car in Melbourne it will make it quick and easy to visit some of these great locations below.

Melbourne Zoo - The Melbourne Zoo is one of Melbourne's largest attractions, it opened over 150 years ago in 1862 and is home to 320 animal species. 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.

Crown Casino - A popular casino and entertainment complex located in Southbank Melbourne which is the largest in the southern hemisphere. Here you can play popular casino games including poker, baccarat, roulette, gow and craps. In addition to 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 opened 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.

Melbourne Museum - Located in the Carlton Gardens just north east of the Melbourne CBD it is the largest museum in the southern hemisphere and 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 opened in 1912. It's great for the whole family with numerous rides to enjoy including the scenic railway roller coaster.

Eureka Tower - Melbourne's tallest building, home to spectacular views of Melbourne and it's surrounding suburbs from it's observation deck.

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

Toll Roads in Melbourne

Yes, unfortunately Melbourne is one of three Australian cities along with Brisbane and Sydney to have toll roads. These can be a bit difficult to navigate when hiring a car in Melbourne so we have provided the following information to help make your hire car experience in Melbourne much easier.

Toll roads in Melbourne are signified by road signage that is blue with gold text opposed to normal roads signs which are green with white text. Most car rental suppliers will require you to organise and pay for your own toll road usage. The easiest way to is to purchase a day pass over the phone or internet.

Toll roads are a bit of a pain but in most cases they make it much faster to travel around Melbourne by car.


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 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.

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: We 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 guarantee 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.

Car Rental Depots in Melbourne

Below are the most popular car rental depots in Melbourne

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


89 Franklin Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000


8 Franklin Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000


390 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Avis Grand Hyatt Hotel

123 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000


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