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Frequently asked questions

Where is Australia?
Australia is ready and waiting. There’s no end to the new adventures you’ll be able to have once you climb into the driver’s seat of that rental car. To really get the most out of your trip, here’s some basic info that everybody ought to know. Just one of the countries located in Australia - New Zealand and the South Pacific, Australia has plenty to offer all kinds of travelers. No trip here could be considered complete without stopping by the national capital, Canberra.
What are the major attractions in Australia?
If you’re looking for things to see and do during your big Australia trip, we can point you in the right direction. Here are some of the most popular attractions in this fantastic destination:

  • Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex (1 mile from the center of Melbourne)
  • Sydney Opera House (1 mile from the center of Sydney)
  • Sea World (4 miles from the center of Gold Coast)

What are the best road trip destinations in Australia?
Australia is the perfect place to cruise the open road in your own rental car. Crank up the radio and enjoy the convenience of discovering all the hidden gems dotted between each of its top travel destinations. Here are some of the most well-known cities to explore in this magnificent place:

  • Sydney (population of 4,627,300)
  • Melbourne (population of 4,246,400)
  • Brisbane (population of 2,189,900)
  • Perth (population of 1,896,500)

How can I get a cheap car rental in Australia?
Here are our top tips on how to hop behind the wheel of a rental car with some savings in your wallet:

  • A car can take you anywhere — so can we. Compare the best deals from the leading rental companies in just a couple of clicks.
  • Keep your eyes on your inbox for our popular Price Drop Alert. We’ll give you the intel on all the amazing bargains cruising around your location;
  • Before you pick up your keys and hop behind the wheel, check out both airport and non-airport pickup and drop-off outlets to ensure you’re getting the cheapest deal in town;
  • If you’re not bothered about which day of the week you collect the keys to your car and your schedule is flexible, play around with days and dates to find the best prices;
  • Pickup and drop-off times generally need to be around the same time (e.g, both 11 a.m.) or you could be charged for an entire extra day;
  • Some companies reward you big time for prepaying — keep your eyes open for these offers;
  • It’s best to make a reservation as soon as your dates are locked in. You’d hate to miss out because you left it too late!

What is the most popular rental car category in Australia?
Compact cars are by far the most popular rental car type in Australia. And if you’re about to spend any amount of time driving around the crowded streets of Sydney or Melbourne, you’ll soon find out why. Swap that lumbering full-size car for wheels that are cute and compact — parking is effortless and they’re fun to drive!
Should I get a luxury rental car in Australia?
For some people, owning a luxury vehicle may be a little out of reach. But renting the car of your dreams is far easier than you think! Picture yourself cruising around town in a classy convertible, even if it’s only for a day or two. Or perhaps you’re just after a set of wheels to get you safely from A to B. Flashy or affordable? Whatever you’re looking for, there’s a rental car to suit your style in Australia.
What side of the road do they drive on in Australia?
Stay on the left side of the road in Australia. If you’re planning to get a rental car here, be aware that the driver’s seat will be on the right. It may take a little getting used to!
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Australia?
Normally, one of two things will happen. Your car rental company may charge the fined amount to your credit card. This is the usual approach. Alternatively, it may pass on your contact information to local law enforcement agencies so the fine is issued directly to you.

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