Car Rental Australia

"Car Rental Australia or Camper Rentals Australia?"

Car hire in Australia is cheaper then camper rentals, however, it is most suited to those planning shorter trips, such as a week to a month, and staying in tents or cabin/motel/hotel accommodation.

Longer trips and itineraries including plenty of driving and camping are definitely best suited to a self-contained camper van. It will save you more money in the long run. Check out the Camps Australia Wide free camping book which costs on average about 2 nights accommodation in a caravan park and can add up to a lot of savings throughout the duration of your trip!

It is easy to compare prices these days between all the major car hire companies by using the search box below. Simply enter your dates and details and you’ll find a list of prices to help you decide which is the best and most cost-effective choice for you and your travel plans. It’ll save you a lot of time and effort as opposed to searching through all the different car rental websites trying to find the cheapest deal. Hire cars range in size from small fuel-economical 4 cylinder vehicles to large 6 cylinder family cars, station wagons, mini-buses and four-wheel drives. There is plenty to choose from to meet your needs.

Consider the insurance option when hiring a car as it might well be in your best interest to pay a bit extra initially instead of a huge excess amount if you happen to have an accident and damage the vehicle (and it doesn't matter whose fault it is, you still have to pay up, before trying to recoup the insurance costs from the other driver). Some insurance excesses can be up to $5000 if you are hiring a four-wheel drive and generally around $3000 for a two-wheel drive.

Take note that you must have a credit card to secure a rental car and a bond of about $250 - $500 is usually required. This is reimbursed when you return the vehicle and is basically a safety net for the car hire company in case of late return, refuelling or damage.

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