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    Car Hire Western Australia

    Western Australia Car HireWestern Australia is the country's largest state, and this means there is plenty of natural sights to see and activities to do on your driving holiday. While you are in Perth, a panoramic view of the city and the beautiful Swan River can be found by exploring Kings Park - the city's immaculately presented botanical gardens. Discover the history of the region by taking a tour of Fremantle's historic buildings and Fremantle Prison, then enjoy a meal in the bustling Cappuccino strip before cooling off in one of the many water parks around Perth.

    There is rich natural beauty and culture outside of Perth to explore in your Auto Europe car hire in Australia, including some of the country's most famous food and wine regions, Margaret River and the Swan Valley. Many premium wineries, gourmet food producers and a sprinkling of craft breweries call Western Australia home, and most are just a short driving distance apart. The South West coast offers numerous lookout points, some of the best surfing hotspots in the country for the adrenaline seekers, and calm sheltered beaches perfect for families.

    Travellers visiting Western Australia can find convenient pick-up locations throughout the state in cities such as Perth, Kalgoorlie, Mandurah and Geraldton. Auto Europe offers pick-up locations at transportation centres such as the Perth Airport, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport and Geraldton Airport. With a large variety of pick-up locations, there is sure to be one for you!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car in Western Australia


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

    In Western Australia and most places around Australia, you must be at least 20 years old. However, 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.

    Can I take my car hire from Perth to Margaret River?

    Of course! With Margaret River being about a 3-hour drive you can take a day trip out there or take the scenic route, the choice is yours!

    What is the best time to visit Western Australia?

    Western Australia is a beautiful state and can be enjoyed all year round. However, if you are wanting to avoid the rain September, October or November are great months that are consistently sunny and has overall great weather.

    Licence Requirements

    When hiring a car in Australia, a driver will generally need to have held a full licence for a minimum of one year. Some suppliers may make exceptions, however, fees may apply.

    Parking in Western Australia

    In West and East Perth there is a 3 hours restriction from Monday to Saturday 8am - 6pm. In North Perth there is 2 hour restriction from Monday to Saturday 8am - 6pm. There is a 30 minute parking restriction in the CBD from Monday to Saturday 8am - 6pm. Rates for street parking are between $3.5 and $4. There are various car parks throughout the city that offer full day rates from $15, or from $3 per hour. Find a parking spot in Perth with the City of Perth Parking app.

    Western Australian Speed Limits and Traffic

    • The maximum speed in residential areas is 50km/hr. It is usually 110km/hr on freeways. Speed limits are displayed on the signs next to the road.
    • Be careful when you drive at dusk or dawn. Wildlife can be a hazard to drivers during this time of day.


    Western Australia has no toll roads.

    Day trips in and around Perth

    • Airport to Perth CBD- 20km
    • Perth to Mandurah - 70km
    • Yanchep National Park to Perth - 56km
    • Perth to Swan Valley - 20km
    • Perth to Albany - 417km
    • Perth to Margaret River - 267km

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