Car Hire Melbourne - Search, Compare & Save

Are you looking for the best deal on car hire in Melbourne? You’ve come to the right place. BIG4 has teamed up with the world’s biggest car hire booking service, Rentalcars.com, to bring you the top car rental deal in Australia. 

Not only will you benefit from being able to compare prices of leading Melbourne car hire companies such as Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Budget, Enterprise, Alamo, Dollar and Thrifty to find great car hire deals in Melbourne, but as a BIG4 member, you receive an additional 5% off! 

So that’s a 5% discount on car lease in Melbourne and then, as you travel throughout Australia, further savings on any number of services and products from our BIG4 partners. Additionally, being a BIG4 Loyalty Club member provides you with big discounts on stays at any BIG4 Holiday Park. No wonder so many people consider their BIG4 membership indispensable for road trips. 

or sign-up now to get started, then begin your search below. Alternatively, if you don’t wish to take advantage of the 5% discount, jump straight into your Melbourne car rental search now. 



FAQs about Melbourne car rental

Why book a rental car in Melbourne with BIG4 and Rentalcars.com?

Here’s a few top reasons: 
 

Unbeatable value

When was the last time you found the best price amongst leading brands and then received a further 5% off that price? With a BIG4 membership and car hire from Rentalcars.com, you get to do just that. It doesn’t end there though, being a BIG4 Loyalty Club member brings with it a host of other benefits and discounts with partners all over Australia, so the value just keeps coming. 


Start in Melbourne and end anywhere in Australia

You pick up your Melbourne rental car from many handy collection points across the city and dropoff is just as easy, with drop-off points all over Australia. So, whether you’re looking for car hire from Melbourne to Canberra, planning a tour of the wine country or something more substantial like a drive to Sydney, the process is simple. 


Car rental from Melbourne Airport

Do you need a rental car from Melbourne Airport? We’ve got you covered. Choose from the top brands and the best car hire deals at Melbourne Airport to book yourself a great rate. Remember to use your BIG4 membership to save an additional 5%. 


Price match guarantee

Rentalcars.com work with each major, international car hire company in the world. They’re constantly negotiating to secure exclusive rates and ensure that their deals are the best around. 
Even so, there are occasions when someone lists a lower price. If that happens, Rentalcars.com will match the price, so you know that you’ll always get the best price with BIG4 and Rentalcars.com.

What exactly is required to hire a car in Melbourne?

Initially, when you book the car online, all you need is your credit or debit card. 

When you come to pick up the car, you need a few additional things: 

1. Proof that you paid for the car (voucher or eVoucher)

2. The credit or debit card of the main driver (make sure you have enough funds to cover the deposit)

3. The driving license of each driver. These must be valid, full (no restrictions) and held for 1224 months depending on the hire company

4. Your passport along with any additional ID that the hire company requires 

Please note: requirements vary between car hire companies, always read through the terms and conditions of the company you decide to book. 

How old does someone have to be to rent a car in Melbourne?

Generally, the age requirement is between 21 and 70 years old for the driver, though this can vary between companies. It’s also worth noting that drivers under 25 or over 70 could also be required to pay an additional fee. 
 

Can I book a Melbourne hire car for someone else?

Yes, this is absolutely fine. All you have to remember is that they’ll need to meet all the qualifying criteria to hire and drive the car. As long as they qualify, you can simply use their details when you book the car.  
 

How do I find the very cheapest car hire deal in Melbourne?

Because Rentalcars.com works with all the major car hire brands as well as lots of local companies they offer you the best choice of cars at the lowest available prices. By being (or becoming) a BIG4 Loyalty Club member you then receive an additional 5% discount on that low price. Now that’s a great deal! 
 

Is the rental price inclusive of all fees?

Most Rentalcars.com booking prices include the Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Theft Protection, local taxes, airport surcharges and road fees. 

There can also be other extras that you’ll pay for when you pick up your Melbourne hire car. Examples of these are GPS devices and child seats as well as other costs such as any young driver, additional driver or one-way fees. Rentalcars.com explains all additional costs before you reserve your hire car though, so there’s no need to worry about hidden fees. For full details on what’s included, check the terms of any Melbourne rental car you’re considering. 

Terms and conditions apply for booking with Rentalcars.com. 

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