Europcar in Australia
With wild and diverse landscapes spread across the world's largest island, Australia is the perfect destination for a driving holiday. There's plenty of sightseeing destinations throughout our land, so why not use your rental car to visit the galleries of capital city Canberra, Hobart's historic charm or Adelaide's wineries and restaurants.
Europcar car rental specific offers and benefits in Australia
Rent a car in Australia and you’ll get access to several exclusive offers with Europcar.
Drive from one city to another in Australia from as little as $1! Europcar One-Way deals
give you the opportunity to relocate the vehicles at a price you can't beat. Find a pick-up and drop-off location that suits your travel plans, get ample time to complete your journey with a kilometre allowance included in the price and benefit from a truly unbeatable offer!
If you want to live the high life, the Selection
service enables you to drive an outstanding range of prestige cars from premium manufacturers. Let the roof down in the slick Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet, or feel the power of the Mercedes-Benz CLA or the Jaguar F Pace.
Driving in Australia
In most Australian states and territories (the exception is the Northern Territory), if you are a visitor you are able to drive a rental car if you are over 21 years old and with an overseas licence as long as it is current.
Factor in long distances when you travel, especially in rural or remote areas. There are rest areas every 50 to 60 miles on highways. Extreme weather conditions often affect driving: be aware of flood, heatwaves or bushfire warnings when you travel. In some areas, a four- wheeled drive is advised.
The national speed limit is 110 km/h on highways. There are some variations, including the Northern Territory which is 130 km/h. On two-lane roads the limit is 100 km/h, in built up areas it lowers to 50 km/h and to 40 km/h near schools.
There are payable tolls on highways around major cities in Australia. Some use a fully electronic system so you’ll need to buy an e-tag pass to pay. These can be bought in advance or paid online up to 3 days after you’ve passed through the toll.