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Situated on the banks of the Brisbane River, the city of Brisbane is one of Australia’s most popular travel destinations among sports fans and those who enjoy warmer weather. Its proximity to both the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast makes it an ideal base for travellers planning to explore Queensland’s southeast.

Quick facts on hiring a car in Brisbane

🚗 Vehicle typesCar, Monospace, Passenger Van, SUV, Sport, Ute and Wagon/Estate.
🔑 No. of depotsEight car rental depots in Brisbane.
✅ Rental brandsAvis, Budget, Dollar, East Coast, Enterprise, Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty.

Upcoming car rental rates in Brisbane*

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Economy Car

Starts at AUD $53/day
From May 10, 2024 to May 15, 2024
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Compact Car

Starts at AUD $53/day
From May 10, 2024 to May 15, 2024
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Intermediate SUV

Starts at AUD $64/day
From May 10, 2024 to May 15, 2024
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Passenger Van

Starts at AUD $101/day
From May 10, 2024 to May 15, 2024

*Rates last updated on May 07, 2024 Rental rate prices displayed were available in response to a search at 5:00 am on May 07, 2024 by an Australian resident aged between 30 and 69 years old, for the specified travel dates, with a pickup and return time of 10:00 am. Rates and vehicle availability may change without notice. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates. Rates include all mandatory fees for the rental and exclude credit card surcharges and extras.

Car rental depots in Brisbane

Please note that the depot hours below may change at any time without notice.

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Avis Brisbane Albert St 53 Albert Street

  • mon - fri
    08:00 - 17:00
  • sat - sun
    08:00 - 14:00

Avis depot rating

  • 5.0/5 Service
  • 4.5/5 Information
  • 5.0/5 Accessibility
  • 4.5/5 Presentation
  • 5.0/5 Vehicle
  • Based on 2 ratings

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Budget Brisbane Downtown 53 Albert Street

  • mon - fri
    08:00 - 17:00
  • sat - sun
    08:00 - 14:00

Budget depot rating

  • 3.7/5 Service
  • 3.8/5 Information
  • 4.3/5 Accessibility
  • 3.8/5 Presentation
  • 4.5/5 Vehicle
  • Based on 14 ratings

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Dollar Brisbane Downtown 55 Charlotte St

  • mon - fri
    08:00 - 17:00
  • sat - sun
    08:00 - 13:00

Dollar depot rating

  • 5.0/5 Service
  • 5.0/5 Information
  • 5.0/5 Accessibility
  • 5.0/5 Presentation
  • 5.0/5 Vehicle
  • Based on 1 rating

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East Coast Brisbane City 13 Warner Street

  • mon - fri
    08:00 - 16:00
  • saturday
    08:00 - 13:00
  • sunday

East Coast depot rating

  • 4.5/5 Service
  • 3.8/5 Information
  • 4.0/5 Accessibility
  • 4.3/5 Presentation
  • 4.5/5 Vehicle
  • Based on 4 ratings

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Enterprise Brisbane City 46 Charlotte Street

  • mon - sat
    08:00 - 15:45
  • sunday

Enterprise depot rating

  • 4.5/5 Service
  • 4.7/5 Information
  • 4.6/5 Accessibility
  • 4.7/5 Presentation
  • 4.1/5 Vehicle
  • Based on 10 ratings

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Hertz Brisbane Downtown 55 Charlotte St

  • mon - fri
    08:00 - 17:00
  • sat - sun
    08:00 - 13:00

Hertz depot rating

  • 3.7/5 Service
  • 4.0/5 Information
  • 4.0/5 Accessibility
  • 4.3/5 Presentation
  • 4.3/5 Vehicle
  • Based on 3 ratings

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Sixt Brisbane City 49 Barry Parade

  • mon - fri
    07:30 - 16:00
  • saturday
    07:30 - 14:00
  • sunday
    08:00 - 12:00

Sixt depot rating

  • 4.7/5 Service
  • 4.5/5 Information
  • 4.6/5 Accessibility
  • 4.8/5 Presentation
  • 4.8/5 Vehicle
  • Based on 10 ratings

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Thrifty Brisbane Downtown 55 Charlotte St

  • mon - fri
    08:00 - 17:00
  • sat - sun
    08:00 - 13:00

Thrifty depot rating

  • 5.0/5 Service
  • 5.0/5 Information
  • 5.0/5 Accessibility
  • 5.0/5 Presentation
  • 5.0/5 Vehicle
  • Based on 2 ratings

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Frequently Asked Questions for Hiring a Car in Brisbane

What types of vehicles are available for hire in Brisbane?

A wide variety of vehicle types are available to hire in Brisbane, including economy, compact, electric, fullsize, premium, hybrid, intermediate, standard, SUV, van, sports vehicles.

Which car rental companies service Brisbane?

Avis, Budget, Dollar, East Coast, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, and Thrifty have rental locations in and around Brisbane, including within Brisbane Airport.

Is it cheaper to book a weekly car rental in Brisbane?

Yes, the per-day rates of certain rental cars usually decrease if you book for a longer duration. However, it still depends on the car rental provider, and some vehicle types may not be available depending on the date, so it is better to compare different booking durations first to see what your options are.

What our customers say

Have a look at what VroomVroomVroom customers had to say after they booked a hire car for Brisbane.

It was quick and easy
Elizabeth B. (April 2024)

Easy to book
Davy H. (March 2024)

Straight forward,simple
Willing S. (February 2024)

Fast & hassle free.
Chow K. (December 2023)

quick and easy
Joe T. (December 2023)

Other popular car rental locations in Queensland

  • Bundaberg
  • Cairns
  • Gladstone
  • Gold Coast
  • Mackay
  • Maryborough
  • Mount Isa
  • Rockhampton
  • Toowoomba
  • Townsville

Tour Our Home Town at Your Own Pace

Leave your hire car at your accommodation when you explore the city itself. The Loop downtown service is a CBD service which will get you from one end of town to the other. It runs Monday to Friday every ten minutes so you can simply hop on at the red bus stops. The Spring Hill loop runs between 8am-6pm Monday to Friday with twelve stops in the CBD and Spring Hill. All children under four travel free on Brisbane's public transport system. There is also a new service that links the city to the airport which means you can skip the city traffic when heading to or from your flight.

Gas Up the Tank and Take a Road Trip

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Just an hour's drive north-west of Brisbane you'll find yourself driving along gorgeous, winding mountain roads lined with gum trees and stretches of rain forest. This road is favoured by motorbike riders and people on weekend pleasure drives - and you might see the occasional brave hiker or jogger pushing themselves to the limit. Make no mistake, this is a steep climb at times.

If you're keen to head north on your day trip then the Sunshine Coast and Noosa should be top of your list of priority destinations. The drive will prove picturesque as you discover the Glasshouse Mountains on your left as you pass by pineapple farms on your way to Noosa. The world heritage listed Fraser Island is also a must-do. It is dotted with beautiful freshwater lakes.

If you are after a real road-trip, consider the Whitsundays which are some of the most beautiful tropical islands in the world. Located in far north Queensland, the Whitsundays got their name from the history books. Captain James Cook passed through Whitsunday passage on Sunday the fourth of June - which happened to be Whit Sunday, the seventh Sunday after Easter. The Whitsundays are usually accessed from Airlie beach, about a 12 hour drive from Brisbane.

Sample the Mouthwatering Offerings of Brisbane Restaurants

If you are after some stunning dining and want to sample a slice of Australia's history at the same time, then look no further than Brisbane's trendy hot spot, The Barracks, at Petrie Terrace. The Barracks was the original location of Brisbane's first jail but now the historic buildings have been lovingly renovated and won architecture awards. They provide a fantastic backdrop for the casual diner out for a sunny, al fresco experience. There are also plenty of stores and services to keep you occupied for a few hours.

If ultra fine dining is your weakness you'll be pleased to know celebrity chef Matt Moran's celebrated Aria restaurant has opened at Eagle Street Pier. This location is also home to Il Centro & Cha Cha Char Restaurants which are the benchmark for smart dining in Brisbane. If a drive to the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast seems too much, you can always enjoy the artificial beaches at South Bank and even check out the museum, art gallery or some plays and stage shows.

If you're in the mood for a serving of culture with a side dish of history then make sure you check out the St Lucia University of Queensland campus. This university has some culinary delights on offer - students favour the popular Pizza Cafe which serves a different pizza for every letter of the alphabet and is made with a fairly healthy pita bread base - but, even better, it has a rich history unique to Brisbane

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What is the best car rental company to use in Australia? ›

Budget Car Rental is a great option for those looking for a more affordable car rental company. They offer a wide selection of economy, compact, and intermediate cars. They're located all over Australia, so you won't have any issues finding a car. You can also easily rent a budget car on sites like Vroom Vroom.

Is there an app to compare car rental prices? ›

The Rentcars app is the easiest and fastest way to rent a car. You can compare prices and conditions from over 300 rental companies at once and book for the lowest price.

What is the best company to rent a car from? ›

Best Rental Car Company Comparison
CompanyOur Rating (Out of 10.0)Our Award
1. Budget9.3Best Rental Car Company
2. Hertz9.2Best Rental Car Customer Service
3. Avis9.1Best Value Car Rentals
4. Dollar9.1Cheap One-Way Car Rentals
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What is the most reliable car rental site? ›

Enterprise offers the largest fleet, the lowest prices, the best rental car loyalty program overall and was also ranked as #1 in customer satisfaction per a study from JD Power. With that said, Enterprise doesn't offer locations in as many countries as Avis, Budget and Hertz.

Can Americans drive rental cars in Australia? ›

Can I drive in Australia on a UK or US licence? Car rental companies will generally accept any driver licence printed in English, so long as it is a full, unrestricted licence and not a provisional licence or learner's permit. If your driver licence is not in English, you'll need an International Driving Permit.

What is the number one car company in Australia? ›

It's no surprise that Toyota takes out the top spot as the most trusted car brand in Australia, especially after the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries VFACTS report announced the brand took home the most new car sales in 2023.

Is Skyscanner legit for rental cars? ›

We're frequently named the most trusted travel search site out there. We're free to use and we'll do the hard work for you by searching hundreds of car rental companies, so you can instantly compare prices and then book. Here's how to get the most out of your car rental search.

Why do car rental prices vary so much? ›

Prices can fluctuate because of the season, a particular holiday, the car category, the rental company and timing, just to name a few. In general, rental companies want to rent out as many cars as possible, just like hotels want to rent out as many rooms as possible.

What is the best new car price app? ›

  1. is one of the best car buying and selling apps out there. ...
  2. Edmunds. Edmunds is a household name when it comes to comparing car values and shopping for new vehicles. ...
  3. Carvana. Carvana is one of the only apps with a buying process that's 100% online. ...
  4. CarMax. ...
  5. TrueCar. ...
  6. Vroom. ...
  7. Carfax.
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What is better, avis or Hertz? ›

If you're solely looking for the cheapest option, then Avis might be the way to go. However, if you're looking for a company that offers many insurance and add-on options, a business program, and a free loyalty program, then Hertz is a good option.

Which is better, Hertz or Enterprise? ›

Enterprise: Which is Better? Enterprise wins overall on price and service, but Hertz has offers more airport availability and car choice.

Is avis or budget better? ›

Winner: Avis

It's also known for having a more comprehensive selection of cars, especially in the luxury category. Budget has a smaller fleet than Avis and about half as many locations — about 2,700 in more than 120 countries.

Which is the best platform to rent a car? ›

Zoomcar is the leading marketplace for car sharing in emerging markets,with over 20,000 cars on its technology-driven platform across India, Indonesia, and Egypt.

Does Costco have international car rental? ›

Q: Can I rent a car anywhere in the world through Costco Travel? Rentals are offered in Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, the U.K., and the U.S., including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

How can I avoid getting scammed on a rental car? ›

According to reports, most scams seem to be taking place by consumers calling bogus phone numbers. So, either just book your reservation online or be sure you find the correct phone number to call.

Is it worth it to rent a car in Australia? ›

As a rule if you need a car for less than three weeks you should rent it. If you are travelling around for longer than 3 months it is more economical to buy one. With the right car and the right insurance traveling through Australia is the experience of a lifetime. It is a trip well worth organising.

How much to rent a car in Australia per day? ›

Cheap car hire in Australia
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What do you need to rent a car in Australia? ›

To rent a car in Australia you must be at least 21 years old, additional age restrictions may apply for specific car categories. Additionally drivers must have held their license for a minimum of one year. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge resulting in an additional fee to the daily rate.

What is the most popular car rental type? ›

Based on recent data and market insights, we've compiled a list of the top 10 most rented cars in 2023.
  • Toyota Corolla. At the top of the list for the third year in a row is the Toyota Corolla. ...
  • Nissan Altima. ...
  • Chevrolet Equinox. ...
  • Ford Fusion. ...
  • Honda CR-V. ...
  • Toyota Camry. ...
  • Kia Optima. ...
  • Jeep Cherokee.
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