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* The prices were calculated on 31.01.2023 for a 4 days prepaid rental at Melbourne Airport starting on 07.02.2023. Our prices fluctuate daily and this offer is not guaranteed.

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Rent a car in Australia with Sixt

Rent a car in Australia with Sixt

Hiring a car in Australia with Sixt will allow you to explore this giant country with ease. Our first car hire Australia branch was opened in 2006, and since we have expanded to provide a coverage of most major cities, airports and train stations. Each of our Australia car rental stations provides a comprehensive selection of vehicles to choose from; ranging from convertibles, estates, luxury cars and of course 4x4s to get around the outback. Don't go walkabout, hire a car in Australia with Sixt!Once you've selected your vehicle, you can make sure it meets your needs by selecting optional extras include child seats or a sat nav. Third party insurance coverage is automatically included with your car hire, but you can give yourself extra peace of mind with increased insurance protection.
Driving Rules in Australia

Driving Rules in Australia

It's important to make sure you know the local road rules before driving in a country for the first time. When you collect your car rental in Australia, remember to:- Always drive on the left hand side of the road!
- If you are driving on a foreign driving license, you must have this with you at all times
- The default speed limit is 50km (around 31 mph) in built up areas and 100km (around 62mph) on highways
- Drivers are responsible for ensuring that all passengers are wearing a seatbelt or child restraint
Sixt wants to make sure that you travel safely across Australia.
Start your adventure with car hire in Australia from Sixt

Start your adventure with car hire in Australia from Sixt

Australia's vast expanse and spectacular coastline is a road-tripper's dream. Sixt has car rental offices in all of Australia's big cities, and so all you need to decide is where you want to start and finish. If you are a fan of city life, why not take the 642 mile drive along the coast between Sydney and Melbourne? From there, you can continue along the Great Ocean Road to Adelaide. Other classic routes include The Pacific Coast Touring Route from Sydney to Cairns and the Indian Ocean Drive from Perth to Geraldton. For the adventurous, choose a 4x4 and explore the vast expanses of the Northern Territory. Australia has something for everyone. Rent a car in Australia with Sixt and discover it your way.
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Good to know when renting in Australia
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.
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.
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Roger L.
Excellent service from start to finish. I booked the car through a third party company so rang on the morning just to confirm that they were holding a booking in my name and that the car would be ready to collect. Car was ready when I got there, the collection process was straightforward and the rental charge was exactly as agreed with the third party company. No issues whatsoever during the 26 days that I had the car and the drop off process was as easy as the collection. Security deposit returned promptly within 48 hours. The agents I dealt with were courteous and helpful at both collection and drop off. I have heard mixed reviews of Sixt but my own experience was very positive from start to finish and I got an excellent rate for the 26 day hire. Thank you Sixt at Fortitude Valley!
Kym F.
First time hiring car with Sixt, good customer service, very competitive price, & good, clean vehicle
Miffany B.
David was very helpful in retrieving my aunt's lost phone from the car. Thankyou
yvette n.
The service was excellent. The ev car was excellent. Will choose Sixt every time.
Jash V.
Good price, quick service, no issues. Clean car that served us perfectly for our trip. Would highly recommend to everyone.
Maria L.
Sixt was considerably cheaper than other rental companies, friendly service, the vehicle was clean and just what we asked for Pick up and drop off easy with no hassles
Armando D.
Super service!
Gary L.
Upgraded to a hybrid vehicle which was a pleasant surprise. Lovely to drive and economical. Efficient and friendly service.
Great rental car fully recomended
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