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    Car Hire Melbourne

    Melbourne Car HireEver dreamed of an escape to Torquay, the Mornington Peninsula, or to experience the iconic Bells Beach first hand? Well, you're in luck. The city of Melbourne is one of the most finest cities in Australia and a central destination to a number of dreamy locations. This bustling city possesses an intoxicating blend of European-influenced culture, architecture, hospitable locals and world-famous cuisine. These factors make Melbourne an irresistible and unmissable destination for any visitor to the state of Victoria.

    Stroll along the tree-lined boulevards and savour the highly acclaimed coffee in one of the many cafés on Degraves Street or Brunswick Street. For an even more authentic experience, walk down one of the busy alley-ways in Melbourne CBD and grab your coffee from one of the many cafés or restaurants there. For the thrill-seekers, catch one of the many rides and carnival games at Luna Park in the trendy neighbourhood of St. Kilda, before attending an Australian Football League (AFL) or cricket match in this sports-crazed city. For unique trinkets and gifts, shop in the Queen Victoria Market, which is recognised as the largest open-air market in the southern hemisphere. If this isn't enough shopping for you, Chadstone Shopping Centre (colloquially known as Chaddy) will be sure to satisfy those shopping cravings especially being the largest shopping centre in Australia. Then check out the Melbourne Museum or Ian Potter Centre at Federation Square.

    Melbourne is the perfect base to explore the rest of Victoria. Take a leisurely drive to the beautiful towns on Phillip Island to witness the Penguin Parade. Glide along the Great Ocean Road to see the famous Twelve Apostles that line this scenic drive. You can also venture to the Grampians National Park, just over three hours away, or go wine tasting in the esteemed Yarra Valley, located one hour northeast of the city. Whatever your interests, Melbourne and the surrounding areas will make for an unforgettable adventure.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car in Melbourne


    What is a hook turn in Melbourne?

    A hook turn is a right-hand turn you make from the left-hand lane. This type of turn is only applicable in the city of Melbourne and was introduced to ensure trams and other vehicles on the road work cohesively together with minimal disruption. To learn more about these turns and other road rules and regulations, visit the VicRoads website.

    Do I have to slow down when I pass the police in Melbourne?

    By law, you must slow down to 40km/h when passing a stationary or slow-moving emergency services vehicle when they either have their lights flashing or siren on. If you would like any further information the official VicRoads website goes into more depth.

    Can I take my car hire to the snow in Victoria?

    Most suppliers will let you take your car hire to the snow as long as the car is equipped with winter tyres or fitted with snow chains. You will need to check with the supplier before you pick your hire car as there is an additional cost for this. If you would like to know any more information, contact us on 1300 656 601 to find out more.

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    Convenient Locations in Melbourne

    If you're driving through the CBD or suburban neighbourhoods of Melbourne you will notice how easy it is to drive around the area. Often described as a "grid" layout, this vibrant city can make you feel like a local as you drive through this cultural destination.

    In terms of tolls, all toll roads in Victoria will be marked with blue signs on the highway. The state of Victoria is on the Linkt program and only uses electronic toll payment. Most car hire providers will have this all set up and will automatically charge for any tolls costs incurred during the car hire period.

    Throughout Melbourne, visitors can find easily accessible pick-up and drop-off locations from some of the most trusted suppliers such as Thrifty, Europcar, Avis, Hertz, Budget and Alamo and offer locations in the city centre, downtown and both of the major airports in Melbourne.

    Car Hire at Melbourne International Airport  Melbourne International Airport Car Hire at Melbourne Avalon Airport  Avalon Airport

    Contact Auto Europe in MelbourneUseful Driving Distances in Melbourne

    • Melbourne to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (20km approx. 25min)
    • Melbourne to Avalon Airport (Melbourne) (60km approx. 50min)
    • Melbourne to Mornington Peninsula (75km approx. 1hr)
    • Melbourne to Phillip Island (145km approx. 1hr 50min)
    • Melbourne to Grampians National Park (260km approx. 3hrs)
    • Melbourne to Yarra Valley (60km approx. 1hr)

    Alternatives To Car Hire in Melbourne

    Alongside car rental in Melbourne we also offer travel options such as luxury, motorhome and van hire. Whether you are planning on a lengthy road trip around Australia or are simply in need of alternate transportation during your time in town, you can find the perfect form of transport for you and your travelling guests!

    Motorhome Hire in Melbourne
    Melbourne Motorhome Hire -  For an unforgettable travel experience in Australia, consider a motorhome or RV hire in Melbourne. Travellers can venture off the beaten path and become truly immersed in everything Melbourne has to offer in the comfort of their own motorhome.
    Luxury Car Rental Melbourne
    Luxury Car Hire Melbourne -  Those looking for a stylish, comfortable and premium travel experience in Melbourne should look no further than a luxury car hire. With available models such as Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati and more high-end brands, you can be sure to travel in style.
    Van Rental Melbourne
    Van Hire Melbourne -  Don't let a large travel party or heavy luggage slow down your travel plans. small, medium and large van hires are well-equipped to accommodate nearly any travel party!