Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Melbourne car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Melbourne.
Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Melbourne car rental.
Some car rental companies in Melbourne which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Hertz and Alamo
On average a hire car in Melbourne costs RM 130 per day.
The average price of fuel in Melbourne is RM 18.04 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between RM 216 and RM 289, depending on the car size.
Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Melbourne.
Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Melbourne airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Bargain Car Rentals, CarHood, Hertz, Alamo, Budget, Ace Rental Cars, Sixt, Atlas Car & Truck Rental and Avis.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Economy car rental in Melbourne costs RM 127 per day, on average.
A Compact car rental in Melbourne costs RM 146 per day, on average.
A Full-size car rental in Melbourne costs RM 151 per day, on average.
In Melbourne, cars are most frequently hired at CarHood Serviced By Enterprise Redspot (19 km from city centre ).
On average hiring a car in Melbourne costs RM 910 per week (RM 130 per day).
On average a car hire in Melbourne costs RM 3,901 per month (RM 130 per day).
While Melbourne may not have as narrow of streets as you would see in many European cities, the roads can still be a bit compact compared to roads in the U.S. Thus, travelers renting cars would be best off sticking to a compact or smaller vehicle, especially when taking streetside parallel parking into consideration.
Speed limits in Melbourne, and in the state of Victoria in general, run between 40 km/h (25 mph) and 50 km/h (31 mph) on city roads, 100 km/h (62 mph) on rural roads and 110 km/h (68 mph) on highways and motorways.
Petrol prices, while not extremely high in Melbourne, are by no means cheap when compared to the average prices seen in many cities in the U.S. In general, drivers will see an average cost of AU$1.40 ($1) per liter, which comes out to about AU$5.29 ($3.78) per gallon.
Streetside parking in greater Melbourne is fairly available but, once you get into the central business district, parking can become fairly scarce. Because of this, it is highly recommended that drivers park in one of the many parking garages dispersed across Melbourne CBD. Drivers should note that if you plan on doing a bit of shopping while you are downtown, you can often validate your parking ticket in a nearby store to earn a parking ticket refund.