Hire a car in Melbourne with Sixt to make the most of your time in Australia. As the capital of Victoria, the city is a cultural hub with a number of period buildings, world-class museums and beautiful city parks to enjoy. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are plenty of opportunities to watch sporting events and to play too. With your car hire in Melbourne, the Grampians National Park and Phillip Island are also within easy reach. Whether you are visiting for business or leisure our Melbourne car rental branches are easy to access in vibrant areas close to most hotels and businesses.
Take a look at our branch menu to see our Melbourne car hire branches listed on the location menu. The right-hand arrows expand the sections to reveal the fleet details, opening hours and addresses. The grey right-hand tab at the top of the menu opens a map giving an overview of where our offices in Melbourne are located. Our Melbourne Airport desk is open until late in the evening to ensure there is maximum convenience with your travel plans. You can make a price comparison of car types through our on-site vehicle categories before you hire a car in Melbourne with us. The reservation process is extremely simple too: simply use our online booking process, call our hotline or download the Sixt App and view our fleet whilst on the go. Please note that your chosen category of car is guaranteed but we cannot reserve specific models. Whether you need your rental vehicle for just one hour, a weekend break or longer you are sure of a warm welcome when you arrive.
Our Melbourne fleet is comprised of both compact economy cars and large sleek saloons. Whether you are hoping to make a smart impression on a business trip or just get from A to B, we have something right for you. Our family-sized estate cars are ideal for taking the whole group out to explore the surrounding areas and enjoying the stunning scenery on the Great Ocean Road. Our rental cars comr from from trusted global names such as BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar. Enhance your car hire in Melbourne by choosing from our affordable range of extras that include Sat Navs, child seats, baby seats and booster chairs for younger family members. We also always have great offers on unlimited mileage and extra insurance packages and are happy to welcome additional drivers and younger drivers under 25.
Once you have landed at Melbourne Airport a courtesy shuttle bus will take you to our car rental office. The airport is about 15km away, taking approximately 30 minutes dependent upon traffic, from the city centre. If you are arriving to the city by train we are optimely positionrd in the car rentals area of Melbourne Central Railway Station on La Trobe Street.
While driving around Melbourne is enjoyable and straightforward, there is a large tramline network that makes intersections and turning left or right a matter for caution. Also look out for pedestrians disembarking from the trams! Once away from the city, roads are well-maintained and easy to drive although many are toll-operated.
Melbourne is a car-friendly city with parking spaces right across the city and metered street parking in shopping and tourist areas as well as over one hundred supervised multistory and underground parks. Take note however; hourly and daily parking rates can be expensive.
Start your visit to Melbourne by taking a drive around the city's main districts. The old city centre and docks area are bustling with life and things to see, but come evening head over to Southbank for theatres and nightlife. The Port Melbourne and Albert Park areas of South Melbourne offer a glimpse into the city's history while for relaxing days in the sun there are beautiful beaches at St Kilda. The colonial architecture of Flinders Street Railway Station is one of Melbourne's landmarks while the Immigration Museum close to the station gives you a poignant look back at Australia's early settlers.
The streets and sunny climate of Melbourne are instantly recognisable for their daily appearance on the popular soap opera, Neighbours. Follow the history and plots of this iconic show from its early days of Charlene and Scott in 1985 to the present day by taking an excursion to Ramsay Street. Go on a weekday and during gaps in filming you can meet your favourite stars and have your photograph taken with them. Weekend excursions, when filming has stopped, take you right behind the scenes. Ramsey Street is actually Pin Oak Court in the Vermont suburb of Melbourne while interior scenes are filmed at the Global Television Complex in Nunawading. Both are an easy drive from the city centre.
No visitor to Melbourne should miss seeing the fantastic Penguin Parade at Summerland Beach on Phillip Island. Every evening at sunset you can settle down to watch hundreds of little penguins waddle back from feeding in the sea to their nests. Seals and koalas can also be seen on Phillip Island.
For a day's sunbathing take the drive to Brighton Beach. Colourful bathing huts line sandy beaches and when the waves get up the surfing is excellent. The town of Brighton itself is known for its Victorian-era architecture, art galleries and restaurants.
Melbourne became a wealthy and populous city on the back of the Gold Rush of the mid-19th century. Today its economy and business are widely diversified and range from finance, research and information technology. The Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre is a huge new venue created as part of the multi-billion Docklands and Yarra River development. It is home to both domestic and international conferences, conventions, trade shows, exhibitions and live performances.
Below are the quick answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Please be reminded that every country has slightly different rules and regulations, so for the most specific and detailed information pertaining to your desired rental please visit our rental information page.
We have a wide range of insurance options, including Third Party Liability, Loss Damage Waiver, Glass and Windscreen cover, and Roadside Protection. Please check our country-specific rental information for further details on the limits and amount deductible for each type of cover.