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. 


  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 from 3844 Ratings

Brad G.

Great service, the truck was great size for moving definitely using again

Peter T.

Good service, good car , sixt is now my car rental first choice

Dennis C.

great people easy transaction with excellent verity of vehicles

Wilee C.

Very good experience. Pleasant staff and easy to collect and drop off cars. Hired two different cars whilst in Australia.

Kostas M.

There was an issue with their telephone lines and we were unable to contact them the day before.

Our rental car was not ready the day after so they just upgraded us to a Mercedes

Duncan C.

One of the easiest transactions ever in hiring a car. Everything was explained in detail and the all the staff were calm and efficient which indicates a well managed business.


Duncan & Lisa


Parents raided this rental service. Top knoch, service was friendly guys were very helpful and efficient. Traffic car and easy process. Thank you


Great service from all the team at Hornsby. Im a regular customer and they have never disappointed me. Trucks were clean, late model and fuel efficient.

Pete C.

Awesome customer service, best hire rates every single time I've needed a vehical. Thanks Marc

Cindy C.

Had mechanical issues with my personal car. Mark looked after me with a great price rental, suitable for my needs.

Adam L.

Well I arrived.


It was packed solid with customers and I stood outside to wait my turn. I was 'nervous and anxious having just had my own car written off' and in all honesty I just didn't want to be there to go through the process. That being said..


First thoughts were 'where are the staff', the place was literally rammed/standing room only.


As I waited I watched and observed. I absolutely take my hat off to the young man who was running the service 'SOLO'.


This young man brings new meaning to the term 'multitasking'- he was all over it as I stood patintly waiting.


Being 'old school' I would, my only criticism would have been a ' Hello/Good Moring/Sorry to keep you waiting/ won't be long' would have been an appreciated common courtesy, but on this occasion after observing the 'pressure' this young man was under and firing on all cylinders was redeemable because when I was served he was 'professional, personable, curtious, and attentive'.




Lastly my deepest thanks to the two ground staff who helped me find the 'handbrake'; yes the handbrake on what I was told was a 'BRAND NEW' Camery Sedan.


Can I just say coming out from a motor vehicle accident only days before at no fault of my own I might add- to be provided with a large BRAND NEW/SPARKLING WHITE' car, fuelled (no pun intended) my anxiety even as an experienced driver.


You can imagine I felt a complete foolish idiot sitting there in the car then having to seek out assistance to locate a 'handbrake'.


So, to the two grounds staff gentlemen who came to my aid I'm deeply thankful. Again, friendly curtious and helpful.

Sincere thanks.


I would have provided 5 Stars 🌟 but on short you need more staff on the ground, but for those that were there on that day 10/10!


Congratulations and keep up the great work!

Rhonda P.

The car was beautifully clean when I picked up and the staff were very friendly and helpful I would recommend them to anyone who needs to hire a car. Thanks for getting me out of the jam I will as in Sixt at Charleston NSW

Merry Christmas and a happy new year

Henry and Rebecca B.

Easy to find and deal with. Had a problem with the car and they swapped it at Launceston.

Ivan L.

Excellent customer service from David in Hobart Airport . Highly recommended!

Jack P.

This trip was my wife’s 50th gift exploring Tasmania for 2 weeks. Our journey began when we landed at Hobart Airport and met David who was an extremely helpful representative at front desk of SIXT Car rental. The information provided regarding local knowledge & places to visit including handing keys to a fantastic vehicle for our holiday was very much appreciated. Highly recommend the service on offer and already planning our return to the island. Looking forward in conducting business again soon. Thank you. Jack&Sharyn

Dylan T.

Quick, Helpful, friendly and understanding

Mario de la f.

Perfect, car was woth low KM, good assist

Tim P.

Friendly staff good service.

Aaron F.

Very accommodating, truck wasn’t available due to accidentally double booking at Taree so I was driven to Forster by the manager to get another truck. Great service and good value

Colin S.

Great customer service from the manager Mark - went way beyond what you would normally expect

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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