Car hire in Australia with SIXT

SIXT has car hire in Australia completely covered, with branches in the country's major cities and regions, from Melbourne to Sydney and up to the Gold Coast, as well as across the strait on Tasmania. Our vehicle range is appropriate for this country of many contrasts – you can get anything from a saloon for cruising the to business meetings downtown, to a tough 4x4 to take on the more rugged areas of the country. Our fleet contains vehicles from premium brands like Mercedes and Audi, all maximum 3 months old. While these may be first-class cars, you get them at affordable prices. You’ll find our branches conveniently located near major transport hubs and tourist landmarks in the cities. 

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We make it both easy and flexible to hire a car in Australia. Rental periods range from a weekend or even shorter, to long-term rental deals. All models come with a choice of bookable extras, including sat nav – indispensable in this enormous country – while families can add child seats. We have MPVs and minibuses for larger groups, as well as saloons and economy and compact models that are perfect for getting around the cities. If you intend to strike out into the surrounding countryside, a convertible is perfect for the sunny climate. 

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Good to know when you're visiting Australia


Our vehicles are equipped with an electronic toll device (e-Tag). Toll expenses will be automatically paid in your credit card without any additional cost.  

Driving Tips

Australians drive on the left-hand side of the road and be aware of the vast wildlife that may cross the roads including Koalas!  

Driving Licence Requirements

Please provide your licence and a valid credit card, you will also need to be in possession of an International Driving Permit if you are not from Australia.  

One-Way Car Hire

During the process of booking a car select a different drop-off location to see if this is available, it must be organized beforehand, or charges will apply.  

Under 25 Car Hire

In Australia the minimum age for car hire is 21 years old though choice of cars is limited, at 25 there are more cars, but you must hold a valid licence for at least 2 years. 

Flexible Hiring Options

Opt to ‘pay later’ and to pay on arrival, this gives the benefit of free cancellation any time up to the day of booking! 

Best places to visit in Australia

  • Sydney: This is an action-packed city that offers natural beauty too. It has a trendy, cosmopolitan nightlife scene and a coastal lifestyle to go with its famous beaches. The Sydney Opera House is the most well-known tourist attraction here, and you should also treat yourself to a drive across Sydney Harbour Bridge. On the city fringes are nature reserves that are also well worth visiting. 
  • Melbourne: The live music capital of Australia, this is also known as the city of four seasons in one day, so be prepared for any weather at any time of year. It has a celebrated arts and culture scene, so make sure to visit the National Gallery of Victoria, where you'll find everything from modern Australian to authentic Aboriginal art. 
  • Brisbane: A beautiful city between the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast, it offers plenty of natural attractions. The Brisbane Botanic Gardens are among the finest in the country, and the city's skyline is dominated by Mount Coot-ha. You can visit koala bear sanctuaries and aquatic amusement parks, or alternatively immerse yourself in all the contemporary art galleries that you'll find here. 

Winter in Australia

European summer is winter in Australia, so take advantage of the cooler temperatures to drive into the usually sweltering hinterland and visit the famous red Ayers Rock, locally known as Uluru. It's part of the Red Centre of the country, which contains some of the most sacred Aboriginal sites. Then travel north to Kakadu National Park, the second largest wilderness area in the world. It has mangrove swamps, rainforests and wetlands, with spectacular gorges that hide ancient rock paintings. 

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Premium Fleet Of German Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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