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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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. 

Winter in Australia

When it is chilly and cold outside of your home that is the best time to experience the warm days and nights that Australia has to offer. Summer activities include hiking some of the amazing trails you will find in Tasmania. This is also a great time of year to go snorkeling in the wondrous and iconic Great Barrier Reef. 

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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