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Vehicles in Australia travel on the left-hand side of the road and the steering wheel is on the right-hand side of the vehicle. Speed limits in Australia vary from around 50km per hour in the city to about 120km on the freeway. Take care when driving in areas which aren't built up, particularly around dawn, dusk and night-time. Kangaroos, wombats and koalas frequently venture onto roads and can cause accidents to unsuspecting drivers.
Seatbelts are mandatory for both the driver and passengers. There are various types of free and paid parking options within Australia. Parking meters are common in most major cities. The cost of these can vary and you can usually park for up to 2 hours. As signage, rates and time limits vary between states, it is important to check your options before planning to drive into the centre of one of the main cities.
Auto Europe includes the Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and theft protection in the Australian car rental prices. The CDW and theft protection reduce the liability and excess of the driver to a capped amount. Fire insurance is also included in the price of your car rental. Auto Europe offers the option to purchase Excess Refund Insurance when you make your booking. If any damage occurs to your rental vehicle during the time it is in your possession, you can be refunded up to $5,000 on your return to Australia.
Australia is a beautiful and diverse country. From its remote desert plains to lush rainforests and bustling metropolis, this is one of the most popular destinations for holidaymakers. With over 900,000 kilometres of highways, who knows what you might discover! Australia's landscape is vast, unique and ever-changing. Around every corner, you will see tropical rainforests, unspoilt beaches, beautiful mountain ranges or never-ending desert.
Whatever your interests, exploring with a rental car in Australia is the best way to experience a country with so much to offer. Drive to the Yarra River near Melbourne to sample local wines, or test your skiing skills on Mount Hotham's double diamond runs. Grab some Bush Tucker for a quick snack at a local market in Narre Warren, or indulge in a shopping trip in Sydney's posh boutiques. You could also drive to Brisbane and try your luck at the Treasury Casino or visit exhibits by local artisans. Take the kids to see koalas, kangaroos, and dingoes at Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast, or work on your tan on the Gold Coast.
When renting a vehicle in Australia, the driver will generally need to have held a full licence for a minimum of one year. Some suppliers may make exceptions, however, fees may apply. You must be at least 20 years old to rent a car in Australia, although the age may vary by car category. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. Some suppliers may have a maximum age limit of 75 years.
There are various toll roads in Australia. There are toll roads in Sydney and greater NSW, Melbourne and the state of Victoria, Brisbane and the Queensland region. An E-tag will be needed for those who will be using the toll roads, check with the supplier to see if they include this device, or you can call up the relevant toll-hotline to pay.
Some restrictions on crossing state lines may apply on certain vehicles in states such as the Northern Territory, Western Australia and Tasmania. Certain vehicles may not be allowed to travel during dusk to dawn in remote areas and cars may not travel on ferries. Vehicles may not leave Australia and cannot travel to Tasmania unless the vehicle has been picked up at this location. Domestic one-way rentals are permitted at certain locations in Australia. Minimum rental periods and fees may apply.
You can find details and compare all the great cars available for hire in Australia by checking out our fleet guide. Please note that not all cars are available at all locations.
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