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Hire cars

Hiring a car to explore Melbourne and Victoria offers flexibility and convenience for those without their own vehicle or where public transport is not available. Car hire depots are located within Melbourne, a number of regional cities and towns, and at several airports.

Major car hire companies

Major international car hire companies have rental depots in Victoria. They are:

Avis
Phone: 13 63 33
Avis
Budget
Phone: 1300 362 848
Budget
Europcar
Phone: 1300 131 390
Europcar
Hertz
Phone: 13 30 39
Hertz
Thrifty
Phone: 1300 367 227
Thrifty
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Car hire at airports

Car hire depots are located at these airports in Victoria:

AIRPORT LOCATION HIRE CAR COMPANIES CHECK RATES OR BOOK
 
Melbourne 21 kilometres from Melbourne Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Redspot, Thrifty
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Avalon 20 kilometres from Geelong Avis, Budget, Europcar
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Mildura 10 kilometres from Mildura Avis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty
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Portland 14 kilometres from Portland Hertz, Thrifty
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Car hire at railway stations

All interstate train services into Victoria terminate at Southern Cross Station in Melbourne. Car hire depots are located at the station and within Melbourne's CBD.

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Driving on toll roads with a hire car

Melbourne has several toll roads. All toll roads in Melbourne are cashless, so vehicles are identified for billing purposes when passing under toll gantries without stopping. Identification occurs either through communication with an electronic tag fitted inside the vehicle or with cameras that can read vehicle number plates.

When hiring a vehicle, there are usually standard arrangements in place to cover the payment of tolls, however renters should confirm the nature of those arrangements. This ensures the person renting the vehicle doesn't need to be concerned with whether they drive on a toll road or how to make payment. Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty allow renters to have tolls incurred automatically billed to their credit card. There will also be an additional service fee for each day a toll road is used, or a once-off toll administration fee if any toll road is used.