Car Rental in Australia

No matter where your travels take you in Australia, whether that is a large metropolitan city like Melbourne, or to the wild and rugged island state of Tasmania, we have the perfect car rental in Australia for your journey. We offer a broad range of vehicles from some of the top auto manufacturers such as BMW and Audi. Why not hop in an SUV to explore some of Australia's rugged terrain or rent a luxury model to tour some of Australia's biggest cities in style. Our friendly customer service agents are available 24/7 to professionally assist you when you rent a car in Australia.  

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SIXT services in Australia

With such a wide variety of destinations to choose from in Australia, you need a rental car company that can offer you just the right car. If you need a sporty sedan to tour a major city, or a minivan to take the entire group along on the journey we have just the car rental in Australia for you. You can choose a one-day rental if you just need your car for a short amount of time or go ahead and get one of our long-term rentals if you plan to stay in Australia longer. Enhance your experience by adding an additional driver or navigation system, among other extras. 

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Accepted payment methods

We accept all major credit cards, and the card must be in the main renter’s name. Traveler’s checks and EFTPOS are accepted at airport locations in Australia. Prepaid and debit cards, along with cash, are not accepted. 

One-way car rental in Australia

One-way rentals between SIXT stations in Australia are allowed, depending on the tariff. 


Australia has multiple toll roads, and they all use an electronic toll payment system. Cash is not accepted. The SIXT fleet is outfitted with e-Tags that make electronic toll payments automatically. Your credit card will be billed for the toll amount without any additional fee added. 

Driving tips in Australia

Vehicles drive on the left-hand side of the road in Australia, and beware of the frequent roundabouts! Looking at your phone, not wearing your seatbelt, and drinking and driving are absolutely not allowed.  

Car rental under 25 in Australia

The minimum age for a SIXT rental in Australia is 21 with a license held for at least 1 year. Some car categories have a higher minimum age for rental, and an underage driver surcharge is applied for those under 25. 

Documents you need to rent a car in Australia

You will need a valid driver’s license held for at least 1 year. International renters and drivers need their passport and an international driving permit. 

Best places to visit in Australia

  • Melbourne: This vibrant city that sits on the coast in the southeastern part of Australia offers several amazing sights to see. The South Bank area houses several performing arts centers and is easy to reach in your SIXT rental. Another amazing stop is the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria that offers a mix of both native and exotic plant species. 
  • Perth: This amazing and energetic city sits along the western coast of Australia on the Indian Ocean. It offers numerous outdoor activities such as strolling on the white sand of Cottesloe Beach as well as exploring all the amazing shops and eateries you will find in Elizabeth Quay. 
  • Byron Bay: If you are someone that loves surfing and beaches, then hop in your SIXT rental and head to Byron Bay. A popular spot in this area for surfing is a beach known as The Pass. If seeing nature in all its glory is more your thing, make the drive to Clarkes Beach that is a humpback whale haven. 

Summer in Australia

When the temperatures are balmy in the Northern Hemisphere, that's the time to explore the winter wonderland that is Australia. A great option is to hop on your board or skis and hit the slopes you will find in both Victoria and New South Wales. Another great winter activity is to do some four-wheel driving in your SUV from SIXT on Fraser Island in Queensland. 


  • Rated 4.3 out of 5 from 1546 Ratings

Glyn S.

The car was perfect for my needs and the service from staff was fabulous

Verné D.

Sixt goes above and beyond for their customers, excellent customer service.

Rasha S.

Very good service and the girl her name kristy she was very nice


Staff where very friendly and helpful! Very easy to deal with and it was a very smooth process from renting the car to dropping it if. Very happy customer

Jo J.

Great service and really friendly staff who are happy to help wherever they can

Jeannie L.

I recently rented the Suzuki Swift for roughly 11 days and was very happy with not only the car but the service from beginning to end. Affordable, quick and the team were so friendly. Would highly recommend and plan to use your services again.

paola L.

The customer service is excellent. Jc Wichman and Daniel were helpful the moment we came in and have the best smiles. What a great way to start your day. Highly recommended.

Christoforus Yoga H.

I rented a car for a 2 days family trip. We needed 1 toddler seat and 2 booster seats which they could provide to us so we didn't have to look somewhere else to rent these separately. Honestly it was so much hassle to install as the car was a bit tight and the anchorage points was not easy to find. We kinda expect that but it will be super nice if there's someone trained to install and fit child restraints to help. On the other hand the trip itself was nice and uneventful. Also 5 stars for good communications when we was there to pick up and return the car.

Noora E.

Team were extremely easy to deal with. The car was affordable compared to other companies.

christopher W.

Great service. Highly recommended

Ajmal A.

Great service, and competitive rates.

Nada K.

Great staff who dont make you feel like another number. Great people skills with a professionally demeanour. Excellent communication skills and enjoyed the vehicle. Drive well with no hassles.

Greg M.

Friendly and courteous staff. Great car (Camry Hybrid). Overall, a very positive experience. Thoroughly recommended.

wendy s.

Friendly, professional people and very helpful...will definitely hire from them again.

Bridgette M.

Amazing team and great service, the full fleet looks clean and well maintained.

My rental experience was exceeded by the staff and how simple they made the pickups and drop offs aswell as informing me off all optional extras for my rental.


Would definitely use SIXT Frankston again thanks guys x

Jodie E.

I rarely leave reviews, but I’ve been happy with the service we received from Damian at SIXT Parkes. Friendly, helpful, accomodating. A good price too. Had a good experience with the Sixt Carlton branch too. Recommend and definitely will use again 😀

Bradley C.

Good service, friendly staff and good-value rates. All in all, a happy experience.

Yuwono O.

Thanks to Kristy for the pleasant experience. Very happy client :)

Natalie A.

Employees were informative, polite and friendly, clear about what I needed to do and what was required. My only negative is the $1 credit card hold hasn’t been refunded since returning the car fuelled and with no damage - hoping this will be credited still

mat m.

Excellent service, very happy, definitely recommend

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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