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    Car Hire Brisbane

    Brisbane Car HireIn the sunny state of Queensland you'll find the beautiful city of Brisbane. Start your tropical adventure with a visit to Kangaroo Point. This is a peak just above the Brisbane River and provides a magnificent view for you and your family to enjoy whilst having a picnic, or partaking in activities such as rock climbing, abseiling and kayaking.

    If you are after a cultural experience, try out the Brisbane Powerhouse, a former power station that currently operates as a venue for performing arts, visual art, festivals, dining and community events. For fresh Australian produce, a trip to the Northside Flower Market for fresh flowers or the Jan Powers Farmers Markets for fresh fruit, vegetables and meat are essential. If you're visiting in August, a trip to the infamous Queensland Show (or The Ekka) is also a must

    For thrill-seekers who want to experience something a little more extreme, take a day trip to the Gold Coast where you can experience three of the largest and popular theme parks in Australia: Warner Bros. Movie World, Dreamworld and Wet 'n' Wild. These parks have a huge range of attractions, perfect for family or friends.

    If you're looking for some time to unwind whilst at the Gold Coast check out the famous Surfers Paradise beach or grab a bite to eat at Cavill Avenue whilst browsing the novelty shops. At night time, Cavil Avenue is lit up with nightclubs, restaurants, bars, pubs and the Melbas on the Park and The Star Casino Gold Coast. If you head north towards the Broadwater Marina you will reach the fish markets where you can find the local specialty: mud crabs. If you travel about an hour up the Sunshine Coast you will reach Beerwah, the home of Australia Zoo that was found by Australian icon the late Steve Irwin. The zoo is a great family day out, offering visitors the opportunity to hold baby saltwater crocodiles and walk alongside kangaroos.

    After your trip to the zoo, continue up the coast to reach Eumundi. There are markets held here on Wednesday and Saturday where visitors and locals alike can shop for an array of products including health, fashion, food, garden, and arts. The final destination worth visiting on the Sunshine Coast is Noosa which combines beautiful beaches with a national park. During your stay in Noosa go scuba-diving, fishing, swimming, boating, whale-watching, and surfing or enjoy a scenic bushwalk in this coastal paradise you will never want to leave.

    Convenient Locations in Brisbane

    At our convenient pick-up locations in Brisbane, we work with suppliers such as Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty, Budget and Alamo to accommodate all of your car hire needs for your trip to Brisbane.

    In Brisbane CBD, a two-hour parking restriction applies on Mondays - Friday from 7am to 6pm and Saturday 7am to midday. Fees can vary between $1 and $5 per hour whereas parking in residential areas is usually free. Most machines accept credit cards and coins. You can also park in a car park which are scattered all around Brisbane, these rates start from $15 per hour.

    In terms of tolls, Queensland has three four toll roads: The Clem Jones (CLEM7) Tunnel, The M5 Legacy Way and the Airportlink M7 are located in Brisbane. The Gateway Motorway M1 is the major highway up north. There are various options to pay your tolls in Brisbane. You can buy a road pass which is valid between 1 to 30 days and will automatically charge your credit card when you enter a toll road. The other option is the trip or toll pass, which is a pay as you go option. You either pay before you enter the road or within three days after. For more information follow the links above. Some car hire suppliers offer prepaid toll options which you can ask your supplier about when you pick up your car hire.

    Car Hire at Brisbane Airport  Brisbane Airport

    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car in Brisbane


    How much does it cost to hire a car in Brisbane?

    Similar to airplane tickets, car hire rates are constantly changing due to factors such as market demand and the timing of your car hire booking. Despite these variable rates, Auto Europe is still able to offer competitive rates through our unique relationships with top suppliers. Search your desired dates in the booking engine above to see prices instantly or contact us to learn about more options that we may have for you.

    Can I pick up my car hire in Brisbane and drop if off in Cairns?

    Yes! Auto Europe is proud to offer great deals on one-way car hires. Whether you want to pick up your hire car in Brisbane and drop it off at a different location, we can facilitate it for you.

    How old do I have to be in Brisbane to hire a car?

    You must be at least 20 years old to hire a car in Brisbane, although the age may vary by car category. Some suppliers have a maximum age limit of 75 years and a young driver surcharge so please be aware of the terms and conditions.

    To view more, visit our FAQs page.

    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Brisbane

    • Brisbane to Domestic and International Airport (20km approx. 25mins.)
    • Brisbane to Gold Coast (80km approx. 1 hr.)
    • Brisbane to Byron Bay (165km approx. 2 hrs.)
    • Brisbane to Eumundi (130km approx. 1hr30mins)
    • Brisbane to Noosa (160km approx. 2hrs.)
    • Brisbane to Australia Zoo (85km approx. 1hr10mins)

    Alternatives To Car Hire in Brisbane

    Regardless of where your plans in Australia take you, there is an ideal mode of transportation for all travellers. Whether you're after a luxury, motorhome or a van hire, you can hire it in the city of Brisbane!

    Motorhome Hire in Brisbane
    Brisbane Motorhome Hire -  Offering a unique way to explore and experience Australia, motorhome hires are on the rise. While behind the wheel of an RV, your travel options have no boundaries. With safe and accommodating locations to pitch throughout Australia, you can make the most of your time when travelling in Brisbane and beyond.
    Van Hire Brisbane
    Van Hire Brisbane -  If a traditional car hire doesn't have enough space for your travel party, consider a van hire. We offer small, medium and large vans, so whether you are enjoying Brisbane in a large group or need to transport sizeable luggage - there's a van fit for you.
    Luxury Car Hire Brisbane
    Luxury Car Hire Brisbane -  Seeking a premium travel experience during your time in Brisbane? Consider a luxury car hire for stylish and comfortable vehicles from manufacturers such as Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati and more.